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Fair compensation in the music industry

This post by James Blake is rather sobering!! I would like to think that something that brings so much joy to my world would be…

The Chemical Brothers and The Presets at A Day on the Green

Yesterday I went with friends to see The Presets and The Chemical Brothers at ‘A Day on the Green’ and Mt Duneed estate near Geelong….

The Gem – fried chicken burgers and ROCK music

My neighbourhood is vibing tonight. .. It was late, and I hadn’t had dinner, for some reason, I had a hankering for a fried chicken…

Streets ahead – Smashed Avocado

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…

Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency

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…

Ode to winter rain

Warm in winter clothes while the rain falls. Sheltered from the atmospheric cold and wet. And viewing the world, separated by glass. It pours down…

Winter solstice 2023 – Happy Solar New Year!

The shortest day of the year (in the southern hemisphere) today! How are you feeling? I am good! If a bit right-brain oriented at the…

Dark Mofo 2023 Tasmania

Dark Mofo 2023 has been my first experience with this winter festival in Hobart, Tasmania. Something that I have been wondering as I have been…

What to do in Canberra? Things to do in Canberra

People sometimes give Canberra a bad rap, but I recently got back from a great holiday there. What to do in Canberra? It can be…

In the Club by Patricia Cornelius – review

There are probably not many plays you can think of where you want to just stand up and yell at the actors during their delivery…

Bloom – Melbourne Theatre Company – 5 stars!

If you want to be delighted. If you want to cry tears of joy. And enjoy 1 hr 45 minutes absolutely entertained by the most…

Beautiful Highness – Chapel Off Chapel

Based on a true story, Beautiful Highness centres around one family‚Äôs incredible grit and determination in dealing with mental ill-health. Unsentimental, heartwarming and gently humorous, the play…

Travel and holidays

Molly and Digby’s house

I am going to miss these doglets so much when I go home tomorrow. There are going to be lots of things to miss about…

From the bird-filled skies of Thornbury

Everything feels so far away, Until I am on the tram and on my way. Trundling along a green corridor, And through my vibrant home…

How the other half live

One of the best things about house sitting is the opportunity to try on a different lifestyle, like a new suit. In this case, I…

light art pipeldoot looking back on 2017

Food and drink

Brunetti’s – Flinders Lane Melbourne

4 pm on a Wednesday is probably not the BEST time of day to get a sugar hit. However, it was my client’s birthday and…

Taita’s House – Authentic Lebanese food in Thornbury

This weekend I was so sure that suburbia is not for me. On Friday night, I wanted to get out and explore the local nightlife,…

Napier qtr for a cava

second stop on my journey is a bar on Napier Street. I have walked past it a dozen (or more) times, but never stopped here!…

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