Sue Visits

My friend Sue is in town for the night. Just a brief visit this time, as she has work commitments today and tomorrow. It’s hard to believe we’ve known each other for over thirty years. In fact, we were discussing tonight where we have chosen to live: she in Melbourne, me in Sydney. “I’ve been …

Smokin’

Like many people I like alcohol far too much. I’m not alone in this, of course. On the other hand I’ve never smoked a cigarette in my life. I’ve never been tempted. And it’s kinda surprising because I grew up in an extended family with people who drank and smoked quite a bit. Thus, I …

Tuesday Night

I walked home tonight from Swedish class via Oxford Street. I never cease to be amazed at how busy it can be on a Wednesday night, although I was more interested in looking in shop windows. Swedish class was, as usual, lots of fun tonight, especially as we had a few new faces in the …

Anzac Day

As I walked home via Oxford Street tonight the gay bars were full of people in uniform. Stonewall, in particular, with crowds flowing out on the street. I saw two guys in uniform having a bit of a cuddle, and not in a “mateship” kind way. Now I see where the navy gets the reputation …

Seasonally Adjusted

I don’t think I’ve ever noticed seasonal change as much as I have in the last month. A few weeks ago, as I traveled in Sweden, I watched with fascination the transition from winter to spring. Although if you’ve been reading Sandra’s blog lately, you’d have to wonder if maybe there was some kind of …