Over The Bridge

Today, as we boarded the L90 bus to Collaroy, our journey took us through the federal electorates of Warringah and Mackellar. Historically, both constituencies have been considered safe seats for the Liberal party. However, this time, there seems to be a potential shift in Warringah (currently held by Tony Abbott), where the Independent candidate Zali Steggall might be a viable choice for the upcoming election. Interestingly, one of my lunch companions, a staunch lifelong supporter of the Liberal party and Tony Abbott, appears to be contemplating a change in his voting preference this time, although he hasn’t explicitly stated it.… Read the rest “Over The Bridge”

Four Day Weekend

Even though it’s Monday, the fourth day of a long weekend, I’m still doing some of my Sunday “ritual”, such as catching up on my homework for Swedish class, and doing my clothes washing for the week ahead.

I remembwer vividly, when I first moved to Sydney, I had a fairly aged washing machine. It was one of those machines which got into a bit a frenzy on the spin mode. It would literally “walk across the floor”.… Read the rest “Four Day Weekend”

Easter Monday

For those who don’t go away, Easter must be a time when people “get things done”.

After going to his niece’s wedding in Canberra, my friend Graeme returned to a mountain of washing. He was up to seven loads at last count.

Judging by the returns chute at Surry Hills Library, it must also be a time when people decide to return overdue books.

Surry Hills library returns over Easter
Surry Hills library returns over Easter

As I’m not one for “going away”, Easter isn’t normally my favourite time of year.… Read the rest “Easter Monday”

A New Day

It was a brand new day, a fresh new day, and it’s been a reasonably interesting and straightforward day, as I’ve returned to my regular job after a brief period of “higher duties” while someone was on leave.

One of the many highlights of the day was attending the opening of the Bald Archy Exhibition.

You’ve got the Archibald Prize which, apparently is the best of the best. You’ve got the Salon de Refuses which, apparently is the best of the rest.… Read the rest “A New Day”

Quieter Weekend

It’s Sunday night and I’ve just turned off Fox News. Hillary has conceded and the panel of commentators are now examining the entrails. They’re not saying anything particularly interesting or imaginginative, or anything I haven’t already thought of myself, so I’ve hit the off switch. I’ve also just woken up from a late-afternoon nap, so maybe I’m a little bit grumpy. After the “busy-ness” of the last few days, it’s been great to have a “do-nothing” weekend.… Read the rest “Quieter Weekend”