Others Palin Comparison

Last night, I had the great pleasure of seeing one of my childhood idols, Michael Palin, live on stage at the Enmore Theatre in Sydney. My sister Jodie (also a fan) joined me for the show. Palin was in town mainly to promote his latest project, Erebus, a book about the titular ship’s role in…More

Napkins

The Oxford Dictionary of English defines the word ‘napkin’ as follows: a square piece of cloth or paper used at a meal to wipe the fingers or lips and to protect garments. The most important word here is the verb ‘wipe’. When one wipes something, one intends to clean that very thing. In order to…More

Wollongong in Transformation

For some time, the city of Wollongong has been changing… and for the better. We’ve always had gorgeous beaches and a picturesque escarpment but elements of our city have needed updating. The most notable shifts in recent years have been improvements to the Blue Mile coastal areas and old tramway, the refurbished Crown Street Mall,…More