Month: February 2011

Melodifestivalen 2011 #4

There’s a saying that if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all. It’s a saying I generally believe in, and part of...

Attracting Crowds

As I wasn’t in Sydney for World Youth Day in 2008, I somehow missed the erection of a statue of Pope John Paul The Great...

Melodifestivalen 2011 #3

As I’ve been away this week, I haven’t had the time until today to catch up on last weekend’s “Melodifestivalen”. And that’s a shame, because...

Changing Brisbane

“I don’t remember seeing those sky-scrapers before”, I thought to myself as I walked through the city. On my way to a meeting in another...

Puzzles and Parrots

As we left dinner at the very charming and tasty tapas bar “Vida” in Paddington (Brisbane, not Sydney), I asked my friends “What was the...

Streets of Your Town

If you’re looking for somewhere good and cheap to eat on Brisbane’s south-side on a Wednesday night, I can highly recommend the Southern Cross Sports...

Working Hard

The taxpayer is sure to get good value from me this week, as I’m working straight across the road from where I’m staying. It’s literally...

Welcome to Brisbane

There was a long queue for taxis at Brisbane Airport this morning. At one point, there was maybe 100 in the queue with no taxis....

Home of the Small Bar

Surry Hills is fast emerging as the home of the small bar in Sydney, I suspect. As I walked around Surry today I noticed a...

Heartbeats

“Hi James – wasn’t it a gorgeous night – didn’t like film much though – how did it end?” This tweet from a former colleague...

State of Denial

The end of this year marks the tenth year anniversary of when my ex and I broke up. Well strictly speaking, it’s ten years since...