Have you got a hankering for a bit of apres-ski adventure, but not the funds to actually hit the slopes? Don't worry; Sydney's pop-up "winter garden" is the answer to affordable urban apres ski-style adventure, complete with alpine-style huts selling sausages, mulled wine and hot chocolate. And Tornado Potatoes. But more about them later... Although … Continue reading Fun Food at Sydney’s Winter Garden. And Dolph Lundgren.
Winter in Sydney is not really winter. Winter in Sydney can be a bit cool (ish). Yes, occasionally it does get cold (ish). Very occasionally, there may be a biting wind. But not most of the time. Not even often. And when it does happen, everyone talks about how cold it is. Brrrr. For the … Continue reading Winter light
No, this is not about a"Hollywood" bikini wax, an extreme form of waxing which I'd never heard of until Alana at Housegoeshome explained it in a recent blog post, The politics of public hair. While hot liquid wax is not my friend, I did find plenty of waxy friends of another variety at Sydney's Madame … Continue reading Waxing Hollywood
It was a windy and rainy finish to the school holidays yesterday, just like the first day (see previous post), but thankfully there were many sunny days in between. One of these sunny day highlights was our visit to the Sydney Royal Easter Show, run by the NSW Royal Agricultural Society. This was Spider Boy's … Continue reading Easter Show 2015: Food-on-a-stick, pigs, and not a kewpie doll in sight.
Who needs to watch mindless TV soaps when I have a life-size doll house opposite my block of flats, populated with the pantheon of our cul-de-sac? I do like to spy on the neighbours. More like perving really. Well, the two god-like young men in the building opposite will appear on their balconies half-naked at … Continue reading My neighbours – my own personal TV soap opera
School went back for Term 4 last Tuesday but a bad case of pharyngitis meant poor Spider Boy had a terrible last couple of holiday days and missed the first two days of school. Still there was much fun over most of the two-week break. There was launching an air-powered rocket in our local park... There was (attempted) lunching in … Continue reading Ordinary Joys: Donna Summer disco flowers and fancy-schmancy food.
My sister, Senorita Margarita, has just returned from Mexico and has fallen in love with its cultural traditions. There were no Jennifer Aniston-style antics by the pool in Cabo. No, Margarita's journey was more spiritual. She did a tour of Mexican villages with middle-aged achaeologist-type people and took part in a traditional Day of the … Continue reading Dinner with a “Day of the Dead” Devotee