Surry Hills Pottery

Back Laneway

"Do you mind if I pop in and take a few photographs?", I asked the bloke with legs covered in clay, as I walked around the back laneway of the street where I live. "I have a couple of colleagues who are really into pottery, and I'd love to show them what you're doing", I … Continue reading Back Laneway

Lucia celebration at Svenska kyrkan in Sydney

Lucia in Sydney

The young woman chosen to represent Lucia always seems to be a "typical" blonde Swede, and so that's why I really loved that today's Lucia broke the tradition, with dark hair and a nose ring. Though the actual Saint Lucy's Day is December 13, every year the Swedish Church in Sydney presents the celebration a … Continue reading Lucia in Sydney

View from the fourteenth floor of the ABC in Ultimo, Sydney

Sydney View

For the last twenty or so years working in Sydney, I've only ever once had a "great view" from my office/workstation. It was when I was working on the second floor of our building, and I had a wonderful view from my office of the Frank Gehry designed building at the University of Technology Sydney, … Continue reading Sydney View

The New BBQ King

The New BBQ King

"OMG BBQ King is closing down", a colleague explained to me a year or so ago. He was genuinely concerned at the loss of a "Sydney institution" Located near the corner of Sussex and Goulburn streets, BBQ was the place where you could go with a large group or by yourself to feast on plates … Continue reading The New BBQ King

Wednesday Night Drag at Sydney's Midnight Shift

Wednesday Night Drag

So it's Wednesday night, and there's not much on television, you don't feel like listening to music or the radio, and you don't feel like reading? You head of to Sydney's "Midnight Shift" for their up and coming drag queen competition. The perfect antidote to mid week blues, and the kind of reality television show … Continue reading Wednesday Night Drag