Just Some Weird (or Nice) Stuff
15 December 2015 | Living
◄ Carrying a phone you’re always taking photos you wouldn’t normally grab, if you’re not in the habit of carrying a camera constantly. Like this baby shoe I spotted on my morning riverside jog in Melbourne. Clearly some sweet little brat had taken the shoe off and hur...
Parking on the Cycle Path
14 April 2015 | Transport
Three mornings a week in Melbourne I ride about 6km along this cycle path to the gym. Yesterday I came past this point on my way to the gym, but when I came back after my 30 minute session someone had parked right in the middle of the path.
Making Modern Melbourne
10 December 2014 | Culture
Jenny Lee’s Making Modern Melbourne has been sitting by my bedside for far too long. I finally picked it up (seriously for a change) the other day and knocked it off in a flash. It’s a handy little history of Melbourne from its pre-European Aboriginal period, through ...
A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists
4 December 2014 | Culture
Yesterday I posted about wacky Chinese buildings, today it’s a wacky Melbourne book. Jane Rawson’s novel A Wrong Turn at the Office of Unmade Lists combines a dystopian Melbourne in 2030, crippled by climate change, industrial meltdown and societal collapse, with a li...
Free Phones – so why not free Myki Cards?
26 October 2014 | Living
My room at the Hotel Icon in Hong Kong a few days ago featured an in-room printer, ideal for when you need to print off boarding passes or other paperwork. And a free minibar, now that’s a nice touch.
◄ And, best of all, a free mobile phone. When you check in you g...