Year in Review – 2004

It’s late in the afternoon on New Years Eve and I’m listening to the radio, which obviously means I’m still at work! Not! I’ve been starting early the last few days, which has actually meant I’ve come home mid-afternoon most days this week which has been great. The truth be told, I’ve just woken up …

Marque

Marque Restaurant Shp 4/ 355 Crown St Surry Hills 2010 (02) 9332 2225 Don’t get me wrong, the food was delicious. Excellent, even. But every sentence I began when thinking about the meal ended in a criticism. In essence the problem is that technical excellence is a given at the top level. Creativity, flair and …

Third World Tragedy

It’s Tuesday afternoon, another glorious day in Sydney and there’s a bit to report from the last few days. Although I didn’t do all that much on Boxing Day, Monday was reasonably busy. After watching news of the earthquake and tsunamis on television the night before, I went into work early yesterday, anticipating the need …

Christmas Day

It’s Christmas Day and I’m watching the “Birds Of A Feather” marathon on UK-TV. I’ve gone up and down the remote control several times and this is about the best television viewing there is tonight. I’ve noticed this year the absence of “Christmas movies” on either free-to-air on pay television and have been wondering why. …

Weddings, Parties, Anything

It’s a windy Sunday night in Surry Hills. The last few days have been extremely busy with a theatre show, a party and a wedding. Weddings, parties, anything? And in the midst of all this, suddenly there is the realisation I’m well and truly back in Sydney. This first became obvious to me on On …

Settling Back In

It’s Wednesday night and I’m at home half watching “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” on Foxtel. Since the installation of pay television last Thursday morning, I’ve watched a fair bit of television (and have listened to a fair bit of radio), but have still found time to manage to fit a fair bit into …