Aracades & Laneways

I took a walk around through some of the arcades and laneways of Lismore on the weekend. Eight months after the catastrophic flood, I was keen to see how the reconstruction of the arcades and laneways is going.… Read the rest


In the days and weeks following the catastrophic flood, “hearts” started appearing on homes and businesses around Lismore.

Pretty quickly, they became a “thing”.

People began to sew them “professionally” to support fundraising.… Read the rest


I saw something on Facebook the other week about “Crimson: A Night Of Queer Cabaret” at Lismore’s Star Court Theatre.

The same theatre I went to as a child, mostly on a Saturday morning (with my school friend, Mark Anderson).… Read the rest

Do you know everyone?

“Jim, do you know everyone in Lismore?”, my nephew Sam said to me yesterday, half-joking. As long as he’s been alive, I’ve lived in Sydney. He seemed genuinely surprised at the number of people I knew, as we walked home from the Lismore Showground.… Read the rest

Blue Skies

None of us slept well last night. Yesterday, the BOM/SES was predicting ANOTHER flood for Lismore. Though not at the catastrophic levels of the floods in February/March, there was still the prediction of a “moderate to major flood”.… Read the rest

Thankyou Lismore

You should never post anything to social media on a Friday night, I’ve recently concluded. There are far too many people with “opinions” that, perhaps, become a little more extreme at the end of the working week, and perhaps after a glass or two of something.… Read the rest