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Hawkesbury River

Travelled through the Hawkesbury earlier today. Such a beautiful area. This photograph was captured with a mobile phone camera, held up against a dirty train window. So you can only begin to imagine… Continue reading

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Continental Cafe – Redfern

“Would you like a glass of water to start with?”, I was asked by the waitress at Redfern’s Continental Cafe. I’m obviously not a regular. “No, just white wine will be fine..”, I… Continue reading

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Lismore’s Big Log

One of my earliest childhood memories is of the arrival and placement near the Lismore City Hall of “The Big Log”. As far as pretty much everyone in Lismore knew, it was red… Continue reading

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Men Only

Ahead of meeting up with some mates for dinner tonight, I called in to The Midnight Shift on Sydney’s Oxford Street for a G&T. I’d arrived early, and I figured a G&T would… Continue reading

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Beautiful Winter Day

Despite the crap weather we’ve had over the last few weeks, Sydney really turned it on today. It was a beautiful day – warm, but not too warm; cool, but not too cool… Continue reading

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Mr Crackles

Admit it, you have to say “Mr Crackles” sounds like a pretty dodgy name for somewhere to buy food. “Mr Crackles” sounds too much like “Mr Bubbles” who was an (in)famous paedophile in… Continue reading

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Visiting Melbourne – Sunday night at DT’s

For a bunch of reasons, there aren’t too many “gay bars” any-more. It doesn’t worry me too much, though a friend bemoans the lack of a “traditional” neighbourhood bar, where you can go… Continue reading

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Drinking Gin at The Barber Shop

When someone says, “I don’t want to come across as a wanker from Melbourne because I actually come from a small town of 300 in country WA” you just know they’re gonna come… Continue reading

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Vivid Sydney 2015

It’s as the whole world is a photographer now. Or at least that’s what you might conclude from spending Friday night wandering around at The Vivid Festival at Sydney’s Circular Quay. I took… Continue reading

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Eurovision 2015

There was a moment about half way through the voting when it looked like Russia was going to win. For what it’s worth, I’d taken a break from watching the contest to take… Continue reading

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Chinese Bible

I think pretty much everyone in the room laughed in recognition, as Gene Sherman told the story about the promise she and her husband had made to each other. As she noted they… Continue reading

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Sydney and Central Australia

There are two really wonderful exhibitions currently on display: one featuring art from Central Australia, the other focussing on homelessness in Sydney. Although I quite enjoyed the one about homelessness, it was new… Continue reading

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Surry Hills Eating

Having enjoyed a really yummy meal at Porteño a few months ago, I’ve attempted to go back twice since. With a friend who I thought would really enjoy it, we headed down to… Continue reading

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Country Music

In the last couple of months I’ve begun to reacquaint myself with my love of country music. It’s taken me back to the days of regular visits to the Tamworth Country Music Festival,… Continue reading

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Catch Up

The last few weeks have been “crazy busy” which is why I haven’t posted here much lately. However, it’s Thursday night, I’m sitting at home with a glass or two of wine, listening… Continue reading

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Peeing In Public

You don’t often get breaking news on this blog. But as I made my way to Taylor Square tonight I noticed something which I don’t think has been reported on the mainstream media.… Continue reading

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Night Out in Sydney

It’s always a challenge finding terrific places to eat/drink for visitors to Sydney. You can rely on your local favourites (of course), but then you realise they lack a bit of the “wow”… Continue reading

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Cheesecake Innovation

Earlier today my friend Sue faced the dilemma of guests coming for lunch (including myself, a connoisseur of cheesecakes): she had all the ingredients for a cheesecake EXCEPT the Arrowroot biscuits needed for… Continue reading

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Mr Wong

A couple of workmates and I did the “unthinkable” today: we went out for lunch. It’s not uncommon for us to work through lunch, grabbing some takeaway to consume while seated at our… Continue reading

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Cat Food

There’s a cat in my apartment block who I feed from time to time. Mostly, it’s because the owner of the cat (who lives on the third floor, and I live on the… Continue reading

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