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Lulu’s for wine, art and conversation

By | August 10th, 2018|art, bars and restaurants, daily life, friends|

Lulu Cafe and Gallery is a lovely place to meet with friends on a lovely winter evening. Three glasses of Tempranillo and a delicious meal marinated chicken Maryland later and it is with a certain spring in my step that I meet the 9:07 train to Keon Park. Words are what have been missing in [...]

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sunny winter mornings in Collingwood

By | July 14th, 2018|art, daily life, music, weather|

It is the most stunning winter day. I love the weekend. Doodling around with a possible new venture, nursing a hangover, walking in the sunshine, listening to happy SKA music, chatting to friends. It is a particular kind of happiness. The street art is a new piece on Sackville Street. I wanted to document it, [...]

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love of out and about and ramblings

By | May 5th, 2018|art, daily life, professional|

As soon as I get home, I want to be out in the world again. I am so ANTSY today!! I have to sit still and focus. Assignment to do. Today is a strange day. I am getting so many fleeting impressions of different worlds, particularly the coast. Memories of the 80s there, mixed with [...]

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Fitzroy calling – shopping and tea

By | May 5th, 2018|architecture, art, daily life, weather|

It is amazing how therapeutic it can be to walk through the streets on a grey Saturday morning. The street art and the happenings and interesting architecture is exactly what my scratchy soul needs this Saturday morning. I still have to do my assignment and it is too early for lunch, but the world is [...]

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Saturday afternoon at the Museum

By | April 28th, 2018|architecture, art, cinema, daily life, design, friends, photography, technology|

It is really nice to have a Saturday night at home for a change, and just cook and drink wine and listen to nice music. I am making a mini herbed roast lamb, and it is fun. I went to the Melbourne Museum this afternoon. It is definitely worth doing. They have some amazing exhibits. [...]

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Triennial – NGV – 100 artists – 32 countries

By | April 16th, 2018|architecture, art|

It was nice to go to the Triennial at the NGV yesterday. I was lucky to catch it before it closed. And I didn't see ALL of it, because it was a pretty huge exhibition, and I had shit to do, but it was still a really nice cultural experience. I loved it. The NGV [...]

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‘Sketch me like one of your French girls’ – David Massingham – MICF

By | April 8th, 2018|art, comedy, theatre|

Even the title is provocative. A quick search of the internet reveals that there are whole discussions regarding to the deeper meaning of this quote from the Titanic movie. He was hilarious. From Zeke the recovering alcoholic at an AA meeting, who repeatedly blows his quit to the tune of 'Pina Colada', to the spam [...]

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Bashka – World music Saturday

By | March 24th, 2018|art, comedy, literature, music, theatre|

It is always fun to come home after a festival and look up the music of the bands I saw. Bashka is a Turkish band, and their music feels so rich on this cosy, rainy Saturday morning. World music on the weekend. It transports me to places I have never seen but only heard about [...]

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Bridge2Harmony – Fitzroy Festival

By | March 23rd, 2018|art, music, parks and gardens, weather|

Heaven! I am 3/4 the way through a bottle of the most lovely sparkling wine and the music is pouring through these solar and wind powered speakers. It is a festival for Harmony Day in Fitzroy and it is a superb end to the summer. The last band is the Tek Tek Ensemble and from [...]

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