Author Archives: Alanna

About Alanna

...is all about seizing the day, Free Style!

Travellers checks

A month goes quickly here… I’ve just realised I’ve not posted anything since I went on my little museum visit, and that doesn’t seem that long ago, but apparently it is. This blog’s practically become fossilised in the manner of … Continue reading

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A Night at the Museum: Jurassic Lounge

Taking inspiration from the movies – think a cross between Jurassic Park and Ben Stiller’s Night at the Museum – the Australian Museum’s after hours, adults-only event, Jurassic Lounge was a massive draw for Sydney’s alternative culture crowd last year. … Continue reading

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The champion of the world: a thank you letter

Ask most people who their hero is, and I’m sure they’ll have a name or two on hand to offer you.  For some reason, I always seem to struggle with this question: there are plenty of people I admire, but … Continue reading

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As seen on screen: Aussie soaps come to life

Go to the other side of the world from your friends and family, and what do they want from you? Not an update on your life or travel exploits, but a preview of what’s happening on TV – in Home … Continue reading

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You know you need a day off when…

Some weeks should be consigned to the dustbin before they even start. Or, at least, we should recognise that we need to give up on trying to bend certain days to our will and just take some time out – … Continue reading

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I do like to be beside the seaside: Bondi to Coogee

Every morning for the last couple of weeks, I have woken up to the sight of my brand-new wetsuit hanging on my bedroom wall, beautiful (as much as a wetsuit can be) but totally untouched. I’m starting to find the … Continue reading

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Trivial Pursuits: the Aussie version

Worried that we might be getting ‘predictable’, I think, our Aussie housemate Robbie delved deep into his beard, thought, scratched his chin philosophically, had a ‘lightbulb’ moment, and then sent us all an email inviting us to combine our now-becoming-regular … Continue reading

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