WordPress 2015 Stats

Here’s an excerpt The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 53,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many people to see it. There were 485 pictures uploaded, taking up a total …

Yearly Review – 2015

2015 has definitely been a year of ups and downs. Highlights/lowlights of the year have included some wonderful overseas travel, a life-changing meeting with a family member, the near-loss of one close family member due to a heart-attack, and sadly, in the days before Christmas the loss of another close family member due to cancer. …

Kalle Anka och hans vänner önskar God Jul

As a child during the 1970s, I remember ABC-TV in Australia used to run some fairly “art house” cartoons in the afternoon. Well, we would call them “art house” today, but that wasn’t a phrase I knew or understood at the age of seven or eight. This was, of course, long before the days of …

Country Music in 2015

2015 was the year in which I’ve begun to reacquaint myself with my love of country music. As I wrote a few months ago: Despite my inner-city reputation, I actually know a fair bit about country music, and I have lots of great “special experts” to draw upon to supplement the areas in which my …

Vini at Surry Hills

  “You know I’m going to bring my good camera and take lots of photographs?”, I said to a friend over a few drinks late this afternoon. Often described as one of the best in the world, the Copenhagen-based restaurant, Noma is doing a limited-season “pop up” in Sydney. Excitingly, four of us have obtained …

På svenska

This week, Swedish TV SVT, has announced the hosts for next year’s Eurovision Song Contest as Måns Zelmerlöw and Petra Mede. I’m really excited about this, as I like them both very much. But as much as I love Eurovision, I’m more of a fan of Melodifestivalen, the Swedish finals leading up to Eurovision. Eurovision is fun, …