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Streets ahead – Smashed Avocado

By | June 8th, 2020|literature|

There is a certain kind of fragile that comes with a big Saturday night or at least, extreme sleep deprivation. It was the first real weekend after the lockdown and it seemed like we felt like little kids who have been let out to play. The streets are vibrant and people are out. Later on, [...]

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Exquisite local toasted sandwiches and coffee

By | May 17th, 2020|bars and restaurants|

I wrote a post sometime last year about a pub in my neighbourhood closing down last year. The previous owners had the pub for over 20 years and I believe the new proprietor bought it for 3 million Australian dollars (or 10 million!!? - I am not sure)!!!! He didn’t seem to make a go [...]

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Aretha – Dub a Little Prayer (Jayo edit)

By | May 15th, 2020|music|

It's the weekend!! :-D Hooray :-) Have you found any good music lately? I am listening to a compilation of edits, mash-ups and remixes from the That's Not An Edit crew. I found it through one of the contributors to the album - Jayo. He has done a fantastic edit of an Aretha Franklin hit [...]

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Isolation Saturdays – tequila!!

By | April 25th, 2020|bars and restaurants, cocktail recipes|

I felt like I wanted to get trashed earlier. It was 3 pm on a Saturday afternoon, and I was tonguing for a margarita. It was altogether too early for tequila though. So, I am glad that my friend called me. Margaritas are actually a pretty efficient way to get tipsy. The recipe is as [...]

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

By | April 2nd, 2020|bullshit, cinema, literature|

COVID-19 has certainly brought more television into my life. Some of it good, some of it not so good. A friend suggested Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency to me on the weekend 'if I liked something a bit quirky.' I bought the first episode of Series 1 on iTunes to get a sense of whether [...]

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Hottest 100 of the decade! – The 2010s

By | March 15th, 2020|music|

It was nice to listen to (most of) the Hottest 100 of the decade yesterday. I am listening back to the top 25 now. Biggest emotional memories of the 2010s It is fun to hear how songs in the countdown remind people of big moments in their lives. I heard some of the songs of [...]

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Triple J – Hottest 100 of the decade -2010s

By | March 7th, 2020|music|

The Hottest 100 of the 2010s is an interesting beast! I am working my way through my shortlist at the moment, to find my top ten songs of the decade. It is interesting to me how many songs I can remember fondly, but listening to them in 2020, they fall short. Some 2010 songs are [...]

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A holiday in Sydney – Potts Point

By | March 1st, 2020|bars and restaurants, friends, holidays|

Sydney is a nice city, I think. I was lucky enough to be staying in Potts Point for the five days I stayed in Sydney after the trade fair. The Airbnb apartment wasn't the Hilton, but it was the absolute best location, and the view from the balcony outside my room was amazing. Each morning [...]

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