Tagged: Newtown

Spooning 0

Spooning

I’m a giver. My friend C and I are often to be found at Old Street Cafe in Darlington, enjoying a coffee and scramblies on toast. Maybe it’s a bit naff, but anyways they serve all their coffees with old souvenir spoons. It’s always a treat to discover which random...

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....

After the Party 0

After the Party

Drain the last of the dregs. Put down the drinks, eat one last crisp. Screw the lid on the ginger beer. Check your phone. Check your Facebook. There’s another party down the road. Tim says it’s just starting. This one is over. We can clean up tomorrow. Can someone hit...

Buckland lounge 0

Buckland lounge

If you’re ever wandering around Newtown and need a nap, or just want to put your feet up for a bit, or just want to plonk your butt on a nice soft chair you’re in luck! They City of Sydney Council has installed these lounges on Buckland Lane just for...

Eastern Suburbs Princess 1

Eastern Suburbs Princess

Quoted in this week’s Central mag, Roller Derbyist Simone Boudoir expresses surprise that most of the other Roller Derby women are from around Newtown. I don’t know why that is; maybe the girls from the Eastern Suburbs are a bit princessy. Yeah. Ooooo-kay. Or maybe, despite what Hollywood movies might...

Posh pavement plonk 1

Posh pavement plonk

Boozing on the pavement is not just for plebs. It’s not some bogan or homeless thing. I mean, sure, maybe if you’re drinking Hollandia in Blacktown, or sucking on a goon bag in Summer Hill. But here in Newtown, we do it classy. And nothing says classy like a nice...

Regular conversation at The Bank on a Sunday afternoon 0

Regular conversation at The Bank on a Sunday afternoon

* Hi love, how are you? % Good thanks. How about you? * Great. What can I get you? % I’ll have a Coopers Pale. Pour * That’ll be $4.50. % Oh! Pleasant surprise. Looking at watch. % Is it happy hour? * No, our beers are always this price....

A story to pay the rent 0

A story to pay the rent

He stopped me in the street and he said “Hey love, sorry to bother you, but I had a car accident… and I can’t work anymore… and my wife died… and my daughter’s got cancer… and I can’t afford to pay the bills…” I laughed and laughed. “Oh god, mate,”...