In Celebration of small things: Dog Friendly Cafes My current canine companion, Bonnie or Bon Bon as I like to call her, is a very social dog. Like dogs everywhere, she approaches life through the use of her powerful olfactory senses and turns every walk into a Proustian adventure. Last year I took a FutureLearn… Read More In Celebration of Small Things; Dog Friendly Cafes
(Brisbane) A place where poetry could never occur ’ From David Malouf’s central character, Dante, in the seminal Brisbane novel Johnno (1975) Many years ago, Brisbane had a reputation as a cultural wasteland. Now, this vibrant multicultural metropolis thrives with culture in diverse forms. For me Brisbane will always be a writer’s city and its… Read More Brisbane: A Writer’s City
Last week it was the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall;at the same time the barricades started going up in Brisbane. The friendly capital of the northern state of Australia,usually a laid back and tolerant town, started to change a gear, a backward gear at that. It is G20 week and although… Read More Life in the red zone; leave your fresh eggs, surfboards and reptiles at home!
I’ve just returned to Brisbane,or “Brissie ” as she is affectionately known, my favourite capital city in Australia. Why have I given this accolade to this city that no so long ago was considered a country town in a redneck state? After some reflection, I’ve condensed it to 8 major reasons. 1. The weather, the… Read More 8 reasons why Brisbane is my favourite Australian Capital