Lazy Sunday

After a couple of weeks of daily activity, I’m taking it easy this Sunday. Though I need to go into work later this afternoon/evening to catch up on a few things, I woke late this morning (about 8am). Instead of watching “Insiders” on ABC TV, I stayed in bed and listened to it on “ABC …

Blessed Are The Cheesemakers

It was a beautiful day in Sydney, and so absolutely awesome to hang out with two of my oldest friends (forty years), Sue and Paul, as Paul and (newer friend, fifteen years) Kerry sold their cheese at the Kurrajong Kitchen Cheese Lovers Festival 2018 at Centennial Park. Paul and Kerry run Nimbin Valley Dairy http://www.nimbinvalley.com.au/. …

Visiting Nimbin

Almost everyone who has ever visited Nimbin as a tourist will regale you with a story of how they were walking down the main street of Nimbin and were approached, and were asked if they wanted to buy some marijuana. It’s almost a badge of honour for some. But looking back on my forty-something years …

Boxing Day at Nimbin

“It’s a lot more hippie than I remember”, my friend Sue said as we made our way along the main street of Nimbin. “There’s a lot less drugs on offer”, I thought to myself. Sue had actually grown up in Nimbin to a family who had lived there for a couple of generations, whereas I’d …

Night in Nimbin

I reckon it’s two or three years since I last visited Nimbin, not far from my home town of Lismore in Northern NSW. It goes without saying Nimbin has a “reputation” which goes back to the Aquarius Festival in 1973. I remember vividly when “the hippies” arrived in town, as we lived not far from …