Monthly Archives: July 2018

Coffee in Sydney: Gardenia, CBD

Now, if I was hungry, and it was lunchtime, I would have loved to try this place. I loved the contrast. A sign that makes it look like the place has been around for a long, long time, yet a … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Pott’Spot, Potts Point

I confess: I passed up eating here previously because… of the sign. I couldn’t read it at first, and it looks more like Pott’Spat than Spot, which is an even more terrible name for a restaurant. The childish lettering, the … Continue reading

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Andy and Stevie’s Sicily Travel Guide

Funny. I hadn’t really heard all that much about Sicily but when we said we were going for a week there, I found it’s a regular destination for international tourists. And why did I think it’s a small place, being … Continue reading

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Book Review: Klaus Ove Knausgård’s My Struggle

My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård My rating: 5 of 5 stars A deeply personal reflection on the death of Knausgaard’s father, My Struggle is universal in its exploration of how we observe the world, how we interact with it, … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Casa Barelli’s Burgundy Truffles from Aldi

Aldi is a phenomenon. I love it. The middle aisles, filled with their current specials, are like a surprise door from a game show: What’s behind door number 3 today? While Aldi has provided me with various delights over time … Continue reading

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Book Review: Andrew Sean Greer’s Less, Fiction

Less by Andrew Sean Greer My rating: 5 of 5 stars I loved Arthur Less, the protagonist of the novel Less. I’ve occasionally fallen in love with the voice of an author or one of their characters but then realised … Continue reading

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