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Concert review: A night with David Helfgott

On 4 March 2017, we had the very interesting experience of a night with David Helfgott at the Sir Stamford Hotel. It was arranged as a sort of cocktail party with music, where we had canap├ęs and drinks before the … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Rolld, Castle Hill

Myer at Castle Hill was one of the two Myers that had the suitcase of my dreams (the other one being in Penrith) so we took a little excursion out there, and then decided to have an early lunch. I’ve … Continue reading

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Book Review: BooksActually’s Gold Standard 2016

BooksActually’s Gold Standard 2016 by Julie Koh My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, a few Facebook friends were launching a book that sounded interesting so I went along to a launch in Sydney, and enjoyed the readings enough that … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: The Depot, Supa Centa Moore Park

I was always impressed, as a Canadian, with the name of this shopping mall. I mean, not only do they commit to the Australian practice of changing the last syllable of words to ‘ah’ but they do it twice. Regardless, … Continue reading

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Goodbye to all that

It’s amazing how technology changes, and how technology changes us. After I got my website first set up, mainly to promote my books, I also decided to use it to share photos with friends, or strangers that came upon them. … Continue reading

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Sydney Food Diary: Sabbaba, Westfield CBD

I’ve always like a good falafel and Sabbaba has always served up good falafels, nicely crispy with a good combo of condiments. I think it’s one of the best falafels in Sydney. I was up on the food floor at … Continue reading

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Product review: American Tourister Airforce 1, Expandable Hardside

Luggage has been a big part of my life. I have done a lot of travelling for work, and even in younger days, schlepping my belongings across the country for university required some thoughts about the best way to transport … Continue reading

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Book Review: Peter Ho Davies’ The Fortunes

The Fortunes by Peter Ho Davies My rating: 4 of 5 stars The four stories that make up ‘The Fortunes’ travel in time from the first Chinese-American immigrants to North America, at the time of the gold rush and then … Continue reading

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Buenos Aires Food Diary: PuraTierra

It was a fun task, to try to figure out which special restaurants we’d treat ourselves to in Buenos Aires. I liked the sound of PuraTierra, at number 50 on the list of Latin America’s Best 50 restaurants of 2016. … Continue reading

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Coffee in Sydney: Alive Coffee, Surry Hills

So, this is just a placeholder before I have 1/ a meal here and 2/ more coffee. But I’ll update the blog post when I do. Alive Coffee takes over At Kate’s which took over from Have2Cafe which was a … Continue reading

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