The Ballina Street Bridge

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 not "The Wilson Street Bridge" because that's the name of the soon to be opened bridge which connects Wilson Street with the Industrial Estate, hopefully easing traffic on Union Street. … Continue reading The Ballina Street Bridge

Tropical Fruits Photography Exhibition

Tropical Fruits Photography Exhibition

"Where The F... is 34 Union Street?", I asked myself out loud as I walked along Union Street, South Lismore, a street I've walked on many, many times. Although family members have lived on Union Street since the 1930s, I never once imagined there was a #34. Indeed, all of the numbers I've ever seen … Continue reading Tropical Fruits Photography Exhibition

Get Me A Bucket

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 sure, but why do so many of them feature me holding, sitting on, or being photographed with a bucket? Though no one remembers exactly why, but apparently I had a … Continue reading Get Me A Bucket

Christmas Scans

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 biscuit tin full of photographs, mostly of me, and mostly ones I've never seen before. These are my three favourites. Almost fifty years later, they're still my stock standard poses! … Continue reading Christmas Scans

Sydney Harbour Cruise

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 Sydney Harbour today.  For $39, a group of friends and I (including visitors from the US), enjoyed two hours cruising the harbour. The cruise included a complimentary glass of sparkling … Continue reading Sydney Harbour Cruise