Edited highlights: Dating advice books, tornados and cake

This time next week, Christmas will be over. I can't believe how quickly this year has passed. Soon all will be revealed about big changes happening at The Alexcellent Life, but for now, let's see what's happened in December. My mid-life crisis was exacerbated by going to Retro nightclub...   This particular visit came complete … Continue reading Edited highlights: Dating advice books, tornados and cake

Fun Food at Sydney’s Winter Garden. And Dolph Lundgren.

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.

Review: Kurtosh House, where “gluttonous curiosity is to be explored”.

Se├▒orita Margarita had told me there was a great bakery/cafe she wanted to share with me when I next trekked over to her neck of the woods. So last┬áSunday when Spider Boy had a birthday party to attend nearby, I dropped him off (after watching him ride a mechanical bull that looked like a giant … Continue reading Review: Kurtosh House, where “gluttonous curiosity is to be explored”.

Off the scale

Sydney certainly had its share of extreme weather last week. From floods... to beautiful sunshine... including a glorious sunrise on ANZAC morning... There was that sudden and forceful hail storm on ANZAC afternoon... emerging from dramatic clouds. These natural events certainly made for some great photo opportunities. But some natural events are almost off the … Continue reading Off the scale