November 8, 2015


Featherweight_61cm_Strawberry RedFashion conscious trendy travellers who always want to look their best are just as particular when choosing the luggage they wish to take on their trips. Turning up at a five star hotel with old, battered suitcases is not the image they want to project. Paklite has now come to the rescue of “ladies who luggage” with their new Featherweight collection. Of particular interest to these on trend travellers will be the brand new colour of Strawberry Red – not quite pink, not quite red, but definitely the new fashion forward colour choice that will turn heads and make a statement at any destination.

To add further variety, the Featherweight microlite collection is also available in black and fuchsia, so fashionistas can co-ordinate their overall look when planning their trip. The luggage is designed with strength and durability in mind, while still being one of the lightest and most stylish options on the market, so not only does it look good, it is good.

The expandable front compartments allows for extra carrying capacity and the large front pocket on the Featherweight luggage means no skimping on what you want to pack, plus all the external pockets are lockable. The fully lined interior with foam padding and the microweave rip-stop fabric construction provides the user with confidence, knowing that their precious contents are safe, no matter what sort of rough treatment the suitcase receives from airline baggage handlers.

The large trolley case is great for extended travel, while the medium sized version is ideal for light travel. The small case fits in overhead luggage racks without a problem and is the perfect on-board accessory.

The new hi-tech Slide Safe luggage range is perfect for the security conscious traveler as it features the latest in technology – innovative zippers, detachable wheels and identity theft blocking.

The TSA approved locks help keep intruders out and the zippers, with a twin zip feature on all main compartments, prevent thieves from piercing the zip and stealing belongings.

The cabin size model also features Paklite’s RFID blocking pocket that prevents identity fraud as you travel the globe, by blocking identity details from unlawful scanning devices.

Damaged luggage wheels are now a thing of the past with Slide Safe’s latest modern air travel innovation, detachable wheels.  Slide Safe cases give travellers the option to remove wheels, then reattach them quickly with ease.

The Slide Safe luggage range is available in deep purple, desert storm and black, allowing the smart traveller to be fashionable as well as security conscious.

I find having bright coloured luggage makes it so much easier to identify my case on the carousel, it also deters thieves.

Sandra Tiltman


November 8, 2015


The Genesian Theatre in Sydney’s Kent Street is performing one of the world’s most famous classic plays for its current production, “Three Sisters” by Anton Chekhov which is directed by Timothy Bennett with Associate Director, Roger Gimblett. Brian Friel’s 1981 translation brings Chekhov’s play to life, making it relevant for a modern audience.

First performed at the Moscow Art Theatre in 1901, “Three Sisters” showcases the everyday lives and dreams of Olga, Masha, and Irina. Now living in a provincial town, the sisters long to escape back to their previous life in Moscow, but their hopes for a life more suited to their cultivated tastes and sensibilities are continually thwarted by daily events.

The play is set mainly in the drawing room of the house they share with their brother Andrey (Tom Massey) and his haughty wife Natasha (Susan Farrell), who continually puts a strain on life in the household.

Elizabeth MacGregor plays eldest sister Olga, bringing her character to life, complete with constant migraines and complaints about her job as a teacher at the local school.

The only sister who seems to be enjoying herself, with a devoted husband as well as an army officer who also adores her, is middle sister Masha, played with great aplomb by Lana Kershaw.

Youngest sister Irina, played by Dominique Nesbitt, is desperate to move back to Moscow but seems resolved to her fate, whatever is thrown her way.

This excellent production runs until 14th November 2015, with performances on Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm
plus a Sunday matinée at 4.30 pm.

Sandra Tiltman