Author: Brent Ford

The Forage is back better than ever

Canberra’s Tri-Annual Food Festival is back and like Jay Z it will have you saying ‘can I get an encore?’ as it moves into it’s new digs at Dairy Road in Fyshwick. The Forage is arguably one of Canberra’s best feel good stories. Since it was established in April 2014, the festival has provided an opportunity for Canberra’s food community to come together and showcase what it has to offer. Food trucks that nobody had heard of before, were suddenly in the forefront of the mind of Canberrans in a way that has never happened. Some will argue that...

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Lose kilos without losing your social life

Each year when the clock strikes midnight setting in a New Year, millions of people across the globe will begin their New Year’s Resolutions and most of these resolutions will involve diet, eating healthier, exercising more and losing weight. I’m a person that’s failed more times than I could count on one hand, but there was something different about this time. At the beginning of January, I signed up to a fitness challenge. Now seven weeks later, into the final week of the challenge and over 19 kilograms down, I’ve joined a group of just one in five people...

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Ultimate Guide to Joining The Capitals Bandwagon

What do you when Canberra’s most successful sporting team of all-time makes the Grand Final series of the WNBL for the first time in nearly a decade? You drop everything and you get out and support them. Forget the Big Bash, cricket season is over when the final test of the Australian Summer is finished, and if we’re being honest the domestic T20 season has dragged on longer than that time you waited for that girl to message you back on Tinder. If you are going to the game and you haven’t been this season that’s okay, Canberra embraces...

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6 things Canberrans did over the break

There is a common perception that during the Summer Public Service shutdown, Canberra becomes a ghost town. Working in radio someone must stay on over the Christmas break to make sure everything is running. This year it was me. But if you’re like the tens of thousands of Canberrans who took time off it’s like you would’ve indulged in one of these annual rituals. Put the Out of Office On After being a former government adviser, there is nothing more exhilarating than when you know it’s your final day before holidays and it’s time to put the out of...

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Pissed off your gf ? Take her axxe throwing to calm her down

“Are you into axe throwing?” When I received the email about this latest assignment, I honestly didn’t know how to feel about it, but you know that old saying about regretting the things you didn’t try. For those not up to speed, Urban Axe Throwing has been taking the world by storm, with many dedicated locations opening in the United States and Canada. You may be familiar with Canberra’s Riddle Room, the brainchild of owners Chris Krajacic and Jesse Mount, who started the business in the garage of a home in Franklin. They’ve since expanded that business to Mitchell,...

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