27 November, 2010
Lazy, hazy, crazy summer is just around the corner.
Hot, dry days.
Languid, lackadaisical, afternoons.
Sudden afternoon storms.
Christmas and the new year also peeking around the corner.
Carols, tinsel and ridiculous amounts of food still seem at odds with the hot weather.
Where on earth did the last year go?
13 November, 2010
As a salon du thé, it has been rather paltry in the drinks department of late. Here are some photos to make up for it.
From my recent excursion to the Big Smoke (aka Sydney).
My first coffee, in reassuringly urban, laid-back Glebe.
Hot cider (and cloves), also in Glebe.
A berry cocktail of some kind, Newtown.
2 November, 2010
Isn’t it lovely when you catch up with someone you haven’t seen in years and it doesn’t seem like any time has passed at all? You just pick up where you left off, even if it is four long years ago, and find – unexpectedly – that the things you’ve been thinking about, reflecting on and enjoying, well, this kindred spirit is right there with you.
A sand, sun and surf-filled afternoon on Balmoral Beach and Kirribilli – probably the Sydney most people think about when you mention the city.
Looking for whales (unsuccessful).
Waxing lyrical about kings and cabbages, music (the National), television (Mad Men, 30 Rock), books (D.H. Lawrence, Ian McEwan), politics, hipsters, vampires, Melbourne, Sydney, Canberra and London, life, love and everything in between.
I even got a little sunburnt.