Year in Review 2007

As I sit down to write this “year in review”, I’m conscious that I’m more interested in what’s ahead in 2008 than what occured in 2007. Not that it was a bad year in my life, it’s just that I’m approaching 2008 with a great deal more excitement than I approached 2007. Last year I …

Perfect Saturday

As I wandered home from a really terrific lunch this afternoon, another great Darlinghurst laneway caught my eye. At first it was the colour constrast between the spectacular blue sky and the bricks and stones, and then the “Hope Street” sign caught my eye. What’s that, I thought to myself? Hope Street 2010 Ministry “aims …

Christmas Week

I read every single word in “The Australian” today. I read newspapers for a living, of course, although my style of reading is mostly utilitarian. But today I read the paper for pleasure. I enjoyed the article about the American presidential election. I thought the letters to the editor were quite interesting. I loved the …

Would The Last Person…

…to leave Surry Hills please turn out the lights? Aside from me and a few backpackers, everyone else seems to have left. This was not your normal Monday afternoon traffic on Crown Street. Merry Christmas, by the way…

Great Times

We had a really interesting moment earlier today as a group of us ate lunch at Ventuno, a funky little restaurant at Dawes Point, near the Sydney Theatre Company. Sitting outside enjoying the great outdoors, our waiter, a large Italian bloke became quite insistent that we moved inside IMMEDIATELY. At the time a few of …

Travel Advice

I had a terrific phone call this morning from Kylie (my accountant) informing me that my “mega tax return” was just days away. This was the tax return you may recall I promised myself I would spend on overseas travel. I know where I want to go: Sweden, France, United States. I’ve done a fair …