Stockholm Scenes

With news today of furtther job losses in the airline industry in Australia, and a prediction there will not be many international flights for at least another year, I’ve begun to think about (and save money for) where I might visit next. There are lots of places I would like to go. Vietnam, Korea. But of course, Stockholm is also one of them. So in lieu of international travel, I’ve been checking out some music…

Daytime Connection

“Where are you?”, a colleague asked me the other day as we spoke on the phone. “I’m at the supermarket. I’ve run out of dishwashing liquid”, I told him, adding how much I love the convenience of living quite close to a shopping centre. Ordinarily, I’d only be able to visit the supermarket on a weeknight or a weekend. Over the last few months of working from home, however, I’ve loved the convenience of being…

Hand Sanitiser

I’ve become somewhat fascinated lately about the way in which people apply hand sanitiser. It’s everywhere you go, from the supermarket to the pub. As I’ve observed others, it seems to me there’s two types of user. There’s the get it on, rub your hands about a bit kind of user. A bit like when men go to a public toilet! And there’s the slow, rub it in like it’s hand-moisturiser kind of user. Have…

Black / Indigenous Lives Matter

“Can you give me a hand up? I’m not sure I can get back up”, an older woman (probably in her early 70s) said to me today. She was one of many people taking part in today’s protest march in Sydney. She’d just taken part in a collective action where people knelt down and gave the “knee salute”. The protest in Sydney was the most “controversial” of the many marches held around Australia today, as…

Work Free Wednesday @agnsw

Work-free Wednesday has been continuing over the last few months during the COVID-19 lockdown. As I mentioned a few months ago, I have “excess leave”, and rather than take a block of holidays, I’ve been taking one day off each week. When it all started, I was going to galleries, swimming, catching up with friends and doing lots of other wonderful activities. However, with the lockdown there hasn’t been all that much I’ve been able…

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