Long Weekend

Though many people like to go away for long weekends, I’m far more inclined to be a home-body. It’s quiet and relaxed. And so, I’m starting the third day of the Queen’s Birthday Weekend with nothing much planned, aside from a very vague idea I’ll go for a swim, and maybe engage in some more …

Surry Hills Update

In 2007, I wrote on this blog “Surry Hills must be the only place outside the former Soviet Union where people queue for bread.” In the time since, the very popular Bourke Street Bakery has expanded, with a number of other venues across Sydney. Though it’s only a short walk from where I live, I …

Surry Hills Trams

Though I spent the first hour or so waiting, seated on the footpath, I soon went home to grab myself a foldable chair. It’s just as well, as I live only about 100m away from the new Sydney tram-way, so it was no biggie. I was there, at the corner of Devonshire Street, for the …

My Local Pedestrian Crossing

I’ve been thinking about this local issue for quite some time. Tonight, I wrote to the relevant authority in NSW. I’ll update when I get a response. My concern is about the pedestrian crossing between Devonshire and Cleveland Streets in Surry Hills. Though I (as a pedestrian) really appreciate the introduction of this crossing, I …

Out & About

The view from Sydney’s “Ensemble Theatre” is one of Sydney’s hidden delights, both from the restaurant below, and the bar upstairs. Even though the theatre has been there for over sixty years, I’m guessing most Sydney-siders have never visited “The Ensemble”. “There is , however, a large, loyal subscriber base”, I told the guy I …