• 9.00pm Friday in Sydney
    9.00pm Friday in Sydney

    Even on a Friday night, it can be hard to find somewhere to eat in Sydney after nine o’clock.

    This is not a new thing, but it seems to have worsened since COVID, with many restaurants closed.… Read the rest

  • It’s “vivid”, not “covid”
    It’s “vivid”, not “covid”

    Every time I typed “vivid” into my phone, the word “covid” appeared in the autocorrect!! 🙂 Sign of the times?

    https://www.vividsydney.com/ is an annual festival of light, music and ideas, held in Sydney, Australia.

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  • Mary Poppins & the ABC
    Mary Poppins & the ABC

    It may surprise you to discover there’s a statue of Mary Poppins in a park in the NSW country town, Bowral. I hadn’t realised the town’s connection until I visited a couple of years ago.… Read the rest

  • Caroline Jones
    Caroline Jones

    You know how it is when you meet someone you really admire? At first, you don’t know what to say, you struggle to find the words, but then you find yourself in a conversation with them, and they weren’t as scary or whatever as you thought they would be.… Read the rest

  • Dad’s Smelly Shampoo
    Dad’s Smelly Shampoo

    You know how smells can take you back in time? Visual and audio clues are one thing, but smells can take you right back in an unexpected kinda way. I’m sure it’s something that goes back to the womb (or earlier?)… Read the rest

  • How to vote
    How to vote

    I pre-polled at the last federal election, as I worked on election day for the Australian Electoral Commission. It was an enjoyable and fascinating “behind the scenes” experience at Sydney’s Town Hall.… Read the rest