Back in Brisbane

The sunrise over Brisbane on Monday was really beautiful. Even the city's ugly buildings looked good against the backdrop. I wouldn't normally have been up and about so early, but I'd woken at 4.00am Brisbane time. Most days I wake at about 5.00am, but because of the change between daylight saving time and regular time... Continue Reading →

It’s Like I Never Left

Back in Brissie for a few days... The first thing I noticed was sitting, waiting for a train at Roma Street, and about half the men were wearing shorts. "Oh yeah", I thought to myself, "you can wear shorts in Brisbane in the middle of winter" That's the thing about coming back to Brisbane that... Continue Reading →

Back In Brisbane

Every time I pay a visit to Brisbane, I invariably ask myself the question "should I return to live here?" Having grown up in Lismore, and having family here, Brisbane was a fairly obvious choice for me for university during the 1980s. The first three years I spent in Brisbane (1984-1986) were memorable. During the... Continue Reading →

Changing Brisbane

"I don't remember seeing those sky-scrapers before", I thought to myself as I walked through the city. On my way to a meeting in another part of Brisbane today, I went for a brief "sight-seeing" excursion which took my briefly this afternoon into the city. I began the trip by walking along Coronation Drive, where... Continue Reading →

Puzzles and Parrots

As we left dinner at the very charming and tasty tapas bar "Vida" in Paddington (Brisbane, not Sydney), I asked my friends "What was the name of that cafe/restaurant in Paddington". Was it Scribbles or something?". "Scribbles"? No! Of course, I was confusing it with another favourite from the time, the legendary 1990s cafe in... Continue Reading →

Working Hard

The taxpayer is sure to get good value from me this week, as I'm working straight across the road from where I'm staying. It's literally a 60 second commute from my hotel room to my office. As a result, I stayed in bed a few minutes longer this morning which was needed because I'm "slightly... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Brisbane

There was a long queue for taxis at Brisbane Airport this morning. At one point, there was maybe 100 in the queue with no taxis. Thankfully the taxis didn't take too long to arrive. Lucky for me, I was wearing shorts as it was pretty bloody humid. By mid-afternoon the humidity had gone. In its... Continue Reading →

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