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Meeting Thorpie

It's Thursday night and this is my second post in as many days. Maybe I need to spend more time enjoying life instead of just writing about it? Along with a few thousand others, I made the trip to Town Hall, today, for the lunchtime celebration of the country's Commonwealth Games success. Thorpie was there, ...

Chris’ Funeral

It's Wednesday night and I'm spending the night at home, even though I have an invitation to see Jenny Morris live in concert. I interviewed her, today, about her "comeback", wondering if she felt like she had one or two careers, i.e. did she see this re-emergence after having children as part of a continuous ...

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Lempriere

It's been a busy week for getting out and about with work, starting with the launch of the book about Slim Dusty. Essentially, it's a photographic book, but with some reminisences, too. It was put together by photo-journalist, John Elliott, who has been travelling on the road with Slim for many years. There was quite ...

Darwin Harbour Cruise

Darwin in Hindsight

I have been to Darwin twice. The first time was with Damien in 1998 when we visited Declan and Penny and went on a four day tour of Kakadu and Litchfield National Parks. The second time was when I was working for the ABC in April, May and June 2002. The experiences of course were ...

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Phone Sex

It's Tuesday night... and I've just had a lovely night, farewelling Yvette (again). This time at Fuel Restauraunt in the Clock Hotel complex. We have invented another fabulous invention, which I can't reveal due to copyright reasons, but the idea is sure to make us millions of dollars and millions of backpackers happy. Have had ...

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Love Cemeteries

It's Saturday night. I've just had a lovely afternoon eating, drinking and walking with John around Newtown, discovering things about the suburb I hadn't previously known.For example, we paid a visit to Camperdown Cemetery. I do like visiting cemeteries... the history and all that kind of thing... and this one, in particular was fascinating. The ...

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Back Home

It's Tuesday night and I have been back in Sydney for over two weeks. Darwin seems like a million years ago. I can scarcely believe I have spent three and a half months, this year, living away, until you look at the house. Mind you, almost all of the work has been done on the ...

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Bocce in Kakadu

It's Tuesday night and "summer" has returned to Darwin. After last week's "cooler" weather, the warmer temperatures are back with us. I spent the weekend in Kakadu National Park and really noticed the difference. I spent two days with travel company, Aussie Adventures, and a further day travelling with a friend and her family. I ...

Dagwood Dogs

It's Sunday afternoon and I'm back in Sydney, albeit briefly. I had to come to Sydney for a workshop on Friday and decided to extend my stay, so I could enjoy my annual day at Rosehill Races and attend Andrew's (that's Sue's son) 21st Birthday. The last week has been quite busy and I apologise ...