And I ran

I used to point at runners and say ‘why would you do that?’ I didn’t run. No way. Two years ago a work friend decided she was going to go in the City to Surf. She’s never run. So twice a week during our lunch breaks we’d get in the car and go to Sydney … More And I ran

Switched on

‘Whatcha doing?’ I asked my man as he was poking the ceiling fan with a broom. It wasn’t on. ‘Just flicking the switch.’ ‘What switch…’

Pet shrimps

Space is premium in the inner west. So sometimes having a pet is out of the question. Dog? Yeah, requires a lot of space and energy and cleaning. Cat? Ok, but needs to be managed to protect local birdlife. Rabbit? Would love a Flopsy, but the last one ate through all the cables in the lounge … More Pet shrimps

Saturday arvo stroll

Love the back lanes of Newtown. Saturday afternoon is the time to catch some of the graffiti artists doing their thing. The lanes near Young Henry’s Brewery were buzzing on Saturday. The intoxicating smell of spray paint, the red eyes of the artists, the onlookers hanging out smoking. Every week there’s something new.

Chicken & corn soup

Chicken & corn soup This soup is a mid-week winter winner. With an Asian-flavour infusion, it’s quick to make, filling and delicious. Need to call out to my work mate, Anthony. We sit opposite each other all day and make each other laugh. He had a similar soup for lunch, with prawns instead of chicken (see … More Chicken & corn soup

Trip to the end

It once had 28 pubs, five banks, eight churches and two local newspapers. There were many brothels, gambling dens, murders and men who crawled in tunnels under the main road so they didn’t get robbed on the street. People came from all over the world to live here, hoping to make their fortune. Now it’s … More Trip to the end