Every culture has one- a dish that makes you feel so good inside, it can’t possibly be wrong. A dish that tastes like it should be good for you, that it should be able to beat anything that ails you into submission…. Read More

So anyways, last night I accidentally went to Vivid Sydney. Accidentally? Yes, we were going to the Sydney Symphony’s Classical and Spectacular, and Vivid happened to be on. I’ve been to the Opera a lot, and I slept through a performance of… Read More

So, anyways, my calf muscle is now pretty well healed, and the Routeburn Track is just over a week away. That means I have just over a week to get my head around both the distance and the hills, and get my… Read More

I’m going to let you into a secret. Just lately, my childhood fear of heights has resurfaced. It’s extended to bridges- especially those ones that curve up and across and you can’t see the other side of. It’s also extended to flyovers-… Read More

I’ve told you before about the Coogee to Bondi coastal walk (or vice versa)…what I haven’t told you is that the track extends further north…to Watsons Bay…and further south. Yesterday I did the northern leg- from Watsons Bay to Bondi. This part… Read More

There’s something nice about walking in a circle. It’s neat. You start at one point, walk, and end up right back where you started. There’s no pesky dealing with public transport to get back to where you left your car, no having… Read More

Angela Savage* posted a (melbourne) quiz on her blog over the weekend- sort of a homage to the quiz that appeared in the glossy mag that used to appear monthly in The Age. A (sydney) version used to appear in the Sydney… Read More

On a clear day you can see forever- well, at least as far as the Blue Mountains…which today, as a result of the clear skies and wind, are as blue as blue can be. Some days dawn so clear and blue that… Read More

At last weeks SWF seminar, the first speaker, Emily Maguire, talked about the importance of getting out of your head every so often. As writers, it’s an understatement to say that most of us live inside our heads, or the heads of… Read More

friday five- the sydney royal easter show

When I was a kid we’d spend every 2nd Easter in Sydney. We did it turn about- Easter in Sydney and Christmas in Tumbarumba one year, and vice versa the next. The six of us (plus dogs) piling into the kingswood for… Read More