Long Dresses

Long Dreses and Escalators - Hilton Hotel, Sydney

Long Dreses and Escalators - Hilton Hotel, Sydney

Not being a woman and never having worn a dress – if you exclude some brief experimentation when I was about five in the “Wendy House” at kindergarten – I didn’t know this was a problem.

But last night at the Hilton I actually laughed out loud when I saw this sign on the escalator.

The first thought that went through my mind was “obviously it’s happened to someone”. Clearly, I thought to myself, some poor woman has jumped on the escalator and her dress has gotten caught. And that’s why they’ve had to put up the warning sign, I pondered.

“Did the escalator get stuck?”, I thought to myself. “Or did her dress just get sucked away”, I wondered.

As I’m going to another event at the Hilton next Friday night – with lots of women wearing long-dresses – I’ll keep an eye out for things and report back, I promise.


Non Travel Post – What Kind Of Wine Am I?

I’m not normally one for these meme thingys, but this one on Cellobella’s blog caught my attention. Maybe it’s because I’m sitting in a youth hostel in Prague uploading photographs and have nothing better than to do with my time. I mean, I am composing a blog in my mind about the fascinating people around me (there’s a Phd in it, I swear), but in the meantime…


You Are Chardonnay


Fresh, spirited, and classic – you have many facets to your personality.
You can be sweet and light. Or deep and complex.
You have a little bit of something to offer everyone… no wonder you’re so popular.
Approachable and never smug, you are easy to get to know (and love!).

Deep down you are: Dependable and modest

Your partying style: Understated and polite

Your company is enjoyed best with: Cold or wild meat

To be honest, this surprised me. I thought I’d be fashionable and cool, but appartently I’m dependable and modest. Boring!


Test Post

OK, so this is a test post more than anything. I’m keen to look further at the practicalities of mobile blogging during my trip using my fabulous new computer.

So far I’ve taken a pic on my phone and shrunk it accordingly.

My next thing is to upload the pic.

That wasn’t too bad.

Overall that was pretty simple, although I’ve made a few typos along the way.

Mind you, that could be because, like most of the country I’m now classified as a binge drinker!