South Lismore Public School visits ABC Sydney

Wednesday’s Bright Spot

You know how you sometimes get to Wednesday and you feel like you’ve already done a week’s work? Something happened … More


Primavera 2016

Though I’ve never heard her referred to as Lucy Hughes Turnbull before, the phrase was repeated several times at the … More

Surry Hills Festival

Surry Hills Saturday

There’s a row of terraces opposite the Brett Whitley Gallery in Sydney’s Surry Hills. As I waited for my friend … More


Bon Voyage Tony

We’ve been talking a lot about travel lately. In particular, he’s interested in knowing more about Sweden, as he is … More

Aboriginal Embassy opposite Old Parliament House Canberra


When you talk to people about Canberra there are often a lot of negative stereotypes. There’s the political thing, of … More

James O'Brien in ABC Studio before Sydney Olympics Opening

Talking To Myself

“Do you always talk to yourself?”, a colleague asked me the other day. She’s in a nearby office, started work … More

Sydney Harbour

Woolloomooloo Lunch

Over lunch (at The Tilbury) my good friend and I chatted about swimming. She’s quite a serious ocean swimmer whereas … More



Though it’s been a few years since one of my “discarded” posts, I’ve been keeping an eye out for new … More