Movies, Food, Friends and Travel

"How's the weather?" I asked my friend Sue who has been in Melbourne for several days. "Sunny and 26", she replied in a text. Clearly, I've brought the weather from Sydney down to Melbourne.

I’m normally asleep before take-off. Within seconds of switching off my mobile phone, my head can normally be found bobbing from side to side, probably to the annoyance of the person sitting next to me. And there is always only one, as I have a preference for aisle seats. I don’t want to be the [...]

Stay-cation

Potentiality for Love (2018) by Eija-Liisa Ahtila

"Oh, it's two-thirty, it must be time for a nap", I thought to myself a couple of hours ago. On a Monday? Yes, because it's Day 1 of my "stay-cation". The last time I had a "stay-cation", this blog tells me was almost exactly five years ago. Before that, and ever since, my time off [...]

Destination Arnold at Sydney Film Festival

"I found it hard to pick the difference between the short version and the long version", I said to my friend Michaela, about the documentary film she has produced, "Destination Arnold". A few months ago I saw the 50 minute version that will screen later this year on ABC-TV. This weekend I saw the 77 minute [...]

Rams / Hrutar

Three years ago - exactly - I was in Iceland. The Google Photos app on my phone reminded me of that this morning, presenting me with a lovely collection of photographs from a memorable week I spent there. It was terrific to revisit the glaciers, the hot baths, the volcanoes, the landscape (etc) on exactly the [...]

Destination Arnold

Have just been to see a preview of Destination Arnold, a soon to be shown on ABC-TV documentary, produced by my friend, Michaela Perske. I never thought I'd be interested in the world of female bodybuilding, but it was absolutely brilliant. I cared about the women involved, and loved the honesty of the emotions and [...]

Remembering The Man

Remembering The Man

When you read a book you always think you know the "voice" of the narrator. You think you know their cadence, their intonation. By projecting aspects of your own life, and the voices in your head, you think you KNOW them. But it wasn't until I saw the documentary, "Remembering The Man" on Thursday night, [...]