Category Archives: Life Down Under

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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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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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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All aboard the wine bus!

‘G’day folks, I’m Nigel. I’ll be your (sober) driver for the day. This is my hat – it’s pretty damn big ay? There used to be corks hanging off it as trophies from my days getting trollied at the cellar doors … Continue reading

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Live and Amplified: The Sydney Opera House Experience

What do you do on a rained-out Sunday evening in Sydney? Go to a gig at the Sydney Opera House of course. This weekend saw the launch of Vivid Live 2011, an annual event that puts the renowned piece of … Continue reading

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