Author: pipeldoot

Even though I am currently writing from Australia, where it is summer (albeit, a cool La Nina summer so far), the northern hemisphere is in the middle of winter. And so for those in the north, the world has a different ambience to it. It...

I am in St Kilda, Australia drinking overpriced soda and bitters in a nice beer garden with intermittent water mist being pumped out in the heat of the afternoon. Boxing Day is traditionally a hangover day, so I believe, but since I didn’t overindulge yesterday,...

There are lot of things to do in Melbourne, even if you don't have a lot of money to spend on tickets and food and drink. The other day I walked from Collingwood on Smith Street to the CBD, via Gertrude Street and the Carlton...

There is something exciting happening in the streets nearby my neck of the woods. Just recently a new pub opened up. It is called Goldy's, and I haven't been in yet, but they have a whole stack of outdoor seating on the street (in place...

First weekend out of lockdown. The excitement is palpable. All through the streets in Melbourne, people are buzzing. The streets are alive and vibrant. Come out everyone! We had our first drink out of lockdown at the Prudence Hotel in North Melbourne. It is a...

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....

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...

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...

This piece of light art was made from my favourite light art photos and events of 2019. It is supposed to pay homage to the darkness, and to the beautiful quality of light within that darkness. I would love to hear what you think of...