With a friend visiting from the UK, there was a wonderful opportunity for me to be both a “tourist guide”, as well as be a “tourist in my own town”. We started the tour at Sydney’s new harbour reserve, Barangaroo. As it is still early days for the reserve, there’s a lot happening, including free… More Tourist In My Town
“When was the last time you went to an open-air concert?”, my friend asked me as we stood, waiting in the crowd/rain for Mumford & Sons to come on stage at Sydney’s Domain tonight. Though not strictly in the moshpit, we had found a place not far from there, close to the mixing desk which,… More Moshpit
There’s an app on my phone which tells me how many steps I walk each day. Sure, there’s a margin of error, as it relies on me actually having my phone on me every day. But the margin of error is low, as I actually do have my phone with me most days. The app… More Long Weekend
My earliest memory of the Sydney’s Taylor Square Newsagency was when they had a “footpath sub-branch” outside The Oxford Hotel. As a young man from the country, I was somewhat overwhelmed by the large collection of international newspapers and “adult magazines” they sold. And yes, in my younger years, I may have bought some of… More Taylor Square Newsagency Closes
Manly really is seven miles from Sydney, and a thousand miles from care. I spent the afternoon with some friends at Manly’s 16-foot Skiff Club. A few drinks, a bite to eat, lots of good conversation. Here are some photographs I snapped along the way.
Even though I only discovered him about six months ago, I’ve become a bit of a fan of Morgan Evans, a country singer from Newcastle. And when I say country, I really mean contemporary country/rock. I’d doubt there’s any redbacks on the toilet seat in his repertoire. “I’m going back to Nashville with literally just… More Morgan Evans at Sydney Fringe
Do we really need another casino in Sydney? Do we really need more tall buildings in the city? Do the people in public housing at Miller’s Point really need to move? Although there are some parts of the Barangaroo development in Sydney which concern me, I was very impressed when Kate and I visited the… More Barangaroo Reserve