Between Two Worlds

I really love the train trip between Sydney and Newcastle, except of course when there’s track work, and you’re transported by bus instead. It’s only happened to me once. The train trip is, by world standards, already quite slow (almost three hours to travel 150 km), but when you also have to get on and …

Sculpture By The Sea

Often when you visit Sculpture By The Sea it’s overly crowded. There’s often too many people competing for space with grumpy locals who want to go about their regular exercise along the wonderful coastal walk between Bondi and Tamarama. I’ve tried going super-early. I’ve also been there just before lunch when the crowds seem to …

Andrew Olle Media Lecture 2019

I took a rebel stand on my outfit for this year’s “Andrew Olle Media Lecture”. Though I’ve been attending the lecture for over twenty years (only missing one, the year I lived in Western Australia) dressing for it is pretty simple. As a man, all you need to worry about is a tuxedo and a …

Thursday Night On oxford Street

To be honest, we probably spent too much on the bottle of wine we shared, but hey, you only live once. The food, wine and company were excellent. From there, we wandered up Oxford Street, checking out the Thursday night sites of Halloween. As my friend and I waited for her Uber, I received a …

What’s News?

This is a busy week for me. I’m going to see a movie tomorrow night (a preview of the new “Terminator movie”); I’m having a joint “Birthday Dinner” on Thursday night with a friend (we have a birthdays a fortnight apart, so we’re celebrating in the middle), and on Friday night, I’m going to the …

October Socials

Though it’s not the end of the month yet, and I might add to this over the next few days, these are some of my memories/posts from other platforms. Not worth a blog post in their own right, but still lots of interesting bits and pieces, I guess. October 12 : At my local pub, …