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Though it can sometimes be cold, wet and miserable in Sydney during winter, it can also be totally awesome. And yesterday, in the midst of our visit to the NAIDOC Week Arts Festival, I took a brief walk out in the sunshine. I sat down, I closed my eyes, and just enjoyed the awesomeness of a clear winter day. And as I opened my eyes, I noticed there was a new bar and restaurant at…

Kings Cross Stories

Though there have been a few of these before-hand, focussing on the 50s, 60s and 70s, I’ve only only recently discovered “Kings Cross Stories”. The event is described thus: Join iconic and ‘ordinary’ locals as they bring Kings Cross’ unique character to life with stories, live music and film. This special series produced by artist and performer, Vashti Hughes, will take us on a journey through the decades. Going back to the 1980s, the Cross…

Two Delightful Hours

If you would have asked me yesterday if I was keen to attend a gallery opening in a Kings Cross car park, I would have definitely said no. For the past week I’ve been pretty crook. I haven’t been sleeping well. I haven’t been eating well. I swear, I have the world’s biggest cold sore on my lip. I left work early on Friday, and spent most of the long weekend in bed sleeping trying…

Kings Cross Sydney

“How old do you think she is?” I was asked tonight by a friend and colleague. “At least seventy”, I said, “I often see her riding her gopher (scooter) around the streets of Surry Hills”. “At first she seemed apprehensive when she was driving it on major roads, but now she seems quite confident”, I added. We were chatting about the former Les Girls performer, Carmen who was giving a special performance at the Museum…

Sunday in The Cross

Sunday was such a great day. After waking mid-morning, I dropped Sam a text message to make arrangements to head off to the Kings Cross Festival. As I went last year and really enjoyed it, and as Sam lives locally, I suggested the festival asa fun excuse for us to catch up. The weather really delivered with a bright sunny day, with just enough chill in the air to make a light jacket necessary. A…

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