Author Archives: James O'Brien

Surry Hills Festival

If you’re visiting Surry Hills (Sydney) for the Surry Hills Festival this weekend, take a look at Marlborough Street, and the terrific stories and photographs of Surry Hills and Valleys, a project I’ve been involved with Awesome work by Karina Kreminski in pulling this together.

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Darwin Photo Gallery

I’m back in Sydney after a couple of weeks in Darwin for work. It was an awesome time to be there, as the “wet season” hasn’t arrived yet. However, there were a couple of days of high humidity combined with high temperatures. On two separate days, I arrived at work with a slightly damp shirt. When I wasn’t at work,

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Darwin Tourist

Florence Falls

Outside working hours, I’ve been doing a few tourist things during my stay in Darwin, including a sunset cruise and a trip to Litchfield National Park. On Tuesday, Kate and I went on a sunset cruise around Darwin Harbour. As there’s quite a few to choose from, I did some research, and settled on a cruise with “Sail Darwin”, on

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Wonderful Darwin

Mindil Beach Sunset

“Excuse me, Sir, you’ll need to show me some form of I.D.”, the young man at the bottle shop said to me tonight. That he was probably half my age, didn’t help, and so I put it to him that I was 52 years of age and hadn’t been asked for I.D. in about thirty years. It was then he

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Pappa ledig

Inadvertedly, a few weeks ago I booked for a “Chicksflicks” screening of the movie “Mamma Mia”. I enjoyed the movie very much, and on the upside was presented with a “goodies bag” of, apparently, appropriate items. In contrast, tonight I went along to a “men’s night” focussed on men’s parenting, where there was also a “goodies bag”. Though the “women’s

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