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The sustainable urban cook

I was recently given “Urban Cook”  by Red Lantern chef Mark Jensen. It has loads of really nice home style hearty meals and each section is headed by a heap of information on the differences between mass market, sustainable and organic farming practices. I’ve been saying for a while now...

Ban on Baffi? 0

Ban on Baffi?

I’ve only just read that iconic Redfern cafe “Baffi and Mo” is no longer owned by Anne Cooper and Louise Hunt (who have moved on to Orto Trading Co). This in itself is kinda crap – Baffi and Mo was really at the forefront of the regeneration of that corner of...

Living below the line 0

Living below the line

Hello friends, family, lovers, ex-lovers, enemies, travel buddies, pen pals, homos, straighties, in-betweenies, colleagues, comrades and people I met in a bar just once but we hit it off really well and exchanged email addresses and then never stayed in touch (until now), I’m going to be living below the...

Shoot when you can 2

Shoot when you can

I felt the hair of the woman near me brush against my arm. I looked down to see why and I thought, oh she’s fallen asleep. How odd, because only a minute before she’d been doing her make up. Well I suppose you get your sleep whenever you can when...

White and wrong 0

White and wrong

A woman in my building is wearing sensible but sexy white undies and a matching white bra. I know this because I can see them through her see-through white dress. Sometimes I wonder if ‘smart casual‘ means ‘if you saw it in a magazine, it’s okay – even if it...

The danger at the door 0

The danger at the door

Being a classy bird, I walked home in the morning of the first day of the last year of the first decade of the 21st century  with my sandals in my hand. Walking barefoot from Surry Hills to Redfern with my mask in my other hand, I pondered the proliferation...

A modern scandal 0

A modern scandal

A horrible blight is afflicting our young people. From the streets of Parramatta to the alleys of Darlinghurst, teenagers and young twenties are suffering; it is a modern scandal. We should be ashamed that they cannot afford the bare necessities. Ashamed! Please give generously to the Buy A Belt Foundation....

A good question 5

A good question

Last week, heading up the coast for Christmas, I decided to take a taxi to my parents’ place rather than hang around Gosford Station for 20 minutes waiting on a bus. Somehow, the taxi driver started talking about climate change. Honestly, I DID NOT START IT. “Oh, all these scare...

Tree sock 1

Tree sock

Once when I was in London, I dropped my beanie somewhere near the Houses of Parliament. I was halfway across Westminster Bridge before I noticed. I was crushed. I loved that beanie. I got it in Bulgaria. It had ugly little flaps that tie under your chin. It was the...

Town Hall globes 0

The lights are out

Their work is done. They pause for a wee break. Ah, says Number Nine. That was a good day. We lit up as much as we could. And now we’re done. That’s a good day. But Number Six looks doubtful. Maybe all this work isn’t worth it. Maybe it’s not...