Tag Archives: Sydney

Half Marathon Highs and Lows

It was a perfect autumn Sydney morning for the 2016 Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon, which starts at sunrise. I am too old, decrepit and lazy to participate, but daiskmeliadorn was keen to improve on her time in the Grunty … Continue reading

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the two-two boy grows old

I’ve just started reading a new book, One Day, by David Nicholls. It begins in 1988 with two young people in bed together (for the first time), celebrating their university graduation and contemplating their future lives. He had one last … Continue reading

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My coffee warrior

Today (Monday 08 June) is a public holiday in Sydney Australia, as we celebrate the Queen’s birthday (weird eh?). [Elizabeth II celebrates – picture is on Huffington Post web site] Most people (me included) don’t give a damn about the … Continue reading

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Five stars!

At the moment I arrive in Rat City at around 05:00. I’m not sure if they’re open all night, but the Five Star Kebab shop next to the 790 on George backpackers accommodation place is always open. [Five Star Kebab, … Continue reading

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tweets from Brazil

Every week or so I go for a walk from Rat City up into the heart of the central business district to C.B.D. – the Central Baking Depot. [Central Baking Depot, Erskine Street, Sydney] I buy a hazelnut and sultana … Continue reading

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Half or none?

I signed up for the 2013 SMH half marathon, wanting to give myself some incentive to motivate my running. It’s on next Sunday. [Hunter Street, and a number of others, will be closed next Sunday for the SMH half marathon, … Continue reading

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a disturbed night

Have you ever woken in the night to find a strange man standing next to your bed? Well, neither had I until last night, and I don’t particularly want to repeat the experience! It was a fairly warm night and … Continue reading

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