We decided to go “upmarket” for our Christmas Party this year. Last year we went to a nearby pub, this year we settled on Opera Bar. Such a great place.
Forty-something from Sydney, Australia. My passions include: radio (my job), travel, genealogy, music, art, theatre, food, wine, and learning Swedish.
I’ve decided I’m going to start sharing with you here on my blog something I present each week on ABC Local Radio. It’s a program which goes out nationally on digital radio, streaming, and mobile where I present interesting “yarns” […]
“Remember your credit card has a limit, not a target” was one of my favourite lines delivered at the Now Hear This story-telling night at the State Library of NSW. Now Hear This is a radio project I’ve had some […]
Somewhere on the internet today, I suspect there’s a rather embarrassing photograph of me and my friend Kate. I don’t have the photographic evidence myself, but I do recall lots of flashes going off, as we participated in the doughnut […]
These are a few of my favourite works from the Graduate Exhibition, held tonight, at Sydney’s National Art School.
How cool was this? I received a “loyal customer” gift from my favourite coffee shop in Sydney. It’s the coffee shop I visit almost every morning on my way to work. The staff are friendly, the coffee’s great. They’re a […]
“We’d like a lot more questions about show-tunes and a whole lot less about sport…”, I told the quiz-master when she came over and asked us how we were going. Although I used to be a quiz night regular, it […]
“I really like your shirt”, a bloke told me as I stood outside Sydney’s “Hero Of Waterloo”. We had been sitting in a chilly area, and although shorts and t-shirts were fine for the earlier part of the day, I […]
There was a moment when I thought to myself “this is a pretty weird spot” to be taking some visitors from overseas. The way we ended up at The Gap (the infamous spot where many Sydneysiders take their own lives) […]
There was a real moment of history being in the audience for the speech delivered by the Governor-General, Quentin Bryce, as part of The Boyer Lecture Series. In the midst of a speech about celebrating the diversity of Australian life, […]
“Where do you think I should sit to get the best photographs?”, I asked Adam Spencer, host of the NSW Final of the Australian Of The Year. I’ve worked with Adam for almost a decade, and tonight we were both […]
I went to one of (maybe the first public screening) of the new film by Warwick Thornton, previously known for such brilliant works as Samson and Delilah (director) and The Sapphires (director of photography). In contrast to the clear, strong […]
When you mention the words “Dancing” and “Columbian Hotel” in the same sentence, you don’t immediately think of ballroom dancing. But that’s exactly what my friend and I saw when we had a late afternoon drink at The Columnbian. Downstairs […]