The other day, as I was crossing the Ballina Street Bridge in Lismore, I stopped to take a photograph. It was late in the afternoon, and there was lots of lovely cloud in the sky reflected in the Wilson's River below. "You should take some photographs from the southside", a bloke crossing the bridge stopped … Continue reading Bridges and Views
"Have you been here for long?", I asked the waiter at "The Loft" earlier tonight. "Four years for the current owner, but about thirty years overall", he replied. I wondered to myself if maybe I'd been there before, but had completely forgotten. Or maybe it was called something else. Either way, it was a genuine … Continue reading My Preferences
“Are you from here?” is always a good question to ask someone you meet for the first time in a country town. In larger cities, people are much more likely to ask you what you do for a living. But in country towns, establishing where you're from usually means "six degrees of separation" can often … Continue reading Are You From Here?
There's a bloke who seems to drink most days at one of the pubs here in Lismore, who seems to have also drunk the Q-Anon Kool-Aid. He's a big bloke, always wearing hi-vis, and he has a friendly face. But every time I've been there lately, he's been talking rather loudly about various conspiracy theories. … Continue reading Lismore Life
In the midst of living/working from home, it's been great to take some time out (a few times each week) for afternoon strolls along the Wilson's River, Lismore. It's been one of the things I've really loved about being back here. It's calming. It's relaxing. I love it, whether it's to or from work, or … Continue reading River Walks