Month: December 2016

Yearly Review – 2016

So, it’s the end of 2016, and I’m currently in Lismore where I’m spending time with my family. Although I’m working through the Christmas/NY period...

Tropical Fruits Parade and Launch

If I think about all of the things which have happened in terms of gay life in Lismore during my lifetime, there’s a lot to...

Visiting Nimbin

Almost everyone who has ever visited Nimbin as a tourist will regale you with a story of how they were walking down the main street...

South Lismore Railway Station

“Does the airport still operate at Casino?”, I asked Pat the other day. She’d picked me from Ballina Airport and we were driving home to...

The Ballina Street Bridge

I suddenly realised tonight I don’t know the name of the arched bridge connecting North and South Lismore over Leycester Creek via Wilson Street. It’s...

South Lismore

As a child growing up in South Lismore, one of my strongest earliest memories was of the arrival at the nearby railway station of hundreds...

Get Me A Bucket

So we’re still going through old family photographs, and a definite and perhaps worrying trend has emerged from my childhood. The photographs are cute, for...

Christmas Scans

One of the fun things about coming home for Christmas each year is going through old family photographs. This year, an elderly aunt found a...

Sydney Harbour Cruise

Though I’ve been on many ferries over the 20+ years I’ve lived in Sydney, for the first time EVER I went on a cruise of...

Surry Hills Santa

On the way to the supermarket this morning, I ran into Santa. It’s worth noting, however, that in Surry Hills, Santa looks a little different....