New Year’s Day

“How was your week?”, my cousin Matthew asked me at Ballina Airport this afternoon. “Pretty relaxing, considering I was working most days”, I told him. Since arriving home on Christmas Day I’ve been pretty much connected to my phone and computer most days. I’ve also visited the Lismore office on two half-days, because there are […]

Art in Lismore

Since arriving back in Lismore, I’ve spent a bit of time wandering around, checking out art (both public and in galleries). I’ve previously blogged about some of the art associated with the Tropical Fruits festival; these images are more permanent parts of the city’s awesome collection. Lismore Regional Art Gallery Laneway Art in Lismore

Tropical Fruits Street Parade

“Is that it? Is that all there is?”, I overhead some visitors say, a bit surprised at how “short” this year’s Tropical Fruits Street Parade was. I was a little inclined to agree, as I remembered the last parade I attended seemed to be a little larger, and there were more people on the streets […]

Tropical Fruits Or Not?

I felt like a double-agent as I sat and quietly had a beer at one of the local pubs in Lismore this afternoon. It’s a pub which has been traditionally a very “working man’s pub”, but which seems to have embraced the LBTIQ+ Tropical Fruits celebration this year, with lots of rainbow flags. They also […]

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