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Visiting Melbourne

A decade ago, or maybe more, I went into the “wrong toilet” at an Irish bar in Darwin. “Mna, that sounds like men, and fir, that sounds like female”, I thought to myself. In reality, it was the other way around, as I discovered, seated, when female voices appeared in the cubicles next to me. In these days of unisex

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Day in Melbourne

It was one of those days. My alarm went off at 4.00am, but I stayed in bed until 4.30am. Being so close to the airport, I figured I could stay in bed until the absolute last minute. We left Sydney at 6.00am, got to Melbourne 7.35am. I slept most of the way. Caught the bus from the airport into the

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Melbourne Day

Brunetti Gelato

“I feel like some ice-cream or some gelato”, I said to my friend Sue, so she suggested Brunetti’s at Carlton as one of those quintessential Melbourne experiences. We had plans of heading out into the country to look at some of the bushfire affected areas, and to do our bit to help their economic recovery, but decided the combination of

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Death in Melbourne

Breakfree on Little Bourke

For a while I thought I was actually going to die. For a while I thought my time was up and someone would need to break through the door of my hotel room to recover the body. I was THAT sick. Sue and I went out for dinner tonight at a rather good Chinese restaurant where we enjoyed half a

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ABBAWORLD Opening in Melbourne

ABBAWORLD 79 Tour Costume

The last time I attended an ABBA-related event in Melbourne it was the Australian premiere of “Mamma Mia.” It was a star studded event which culminated in having a photograph taken with Bjorn. There were fewer celebrities at the opening of ABBAWORLD. There was Anthony Callea who stood next to me for quite some time who was actually taller than

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Melbourne

When I called my friend Sue in Melbourne for a weather report this morning I’d already packed my bag. I didn’t really think I needed to ask if I should bring a jacket but something deep inside me thought I should. “Yes you do, it’s twelve degrees outside and I’m driving to work with the heater on”, she told me.

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Melbourne

While visiting Melbourne this week, I decided to check out some of those lane-ways and bars that Clover Moore thinks we should have in Sydney. On the issue of bars, I remain open-minded, though a little skeptical. I mean, do we really need even more outlets selling alcohol? Don’t we have enough. And I have to say the one “small

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