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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Melbourne Tourist tips

Waking up on the Summer morning ,sipping coffee as the birds dart in and out of the garden, is bliss, even if the rest of the day will be spent in an office. For warm weather the best time to come to Melbourne is between November and April. Australia is not built for cold weather, it … Continue reading Melbourne...

14 – 16 Dec

Evita @ Arts Centre – don’t cry for me ArgenKweena Arena. Stomping Ground La Boca @ Arts Centre – vino and tanGO. Lol. Also flossing is never ok. Ever. Gingerbread Village Epicurean @ Fed Sq – you can’t eat the walls, I already asked. Sounds of Africa @ Ceres – well, we all know where Sprink will be. Barks and Brews @ Brunners – bevvies with your 4...

Alex – the rock climber

Alex is from Bundy and moved to Melb 8yrs ago.. He is an architect who he likes rock climbing, cooking quiche (which he east 5 nights a week) and being friends with The Sprink. Alex why were you so shit at The Digits Game? Communication is 80% body language. But you spent the whole time looking at a wall? I was thinking about...

The Digits Game

We were at a bar watching some randos play bball to hip hop musik in a graffiti covered laneway, when The Sprink had an idea. ‘Oi – you guys wanna play The Digits Game?’ Three enthusiastic faces nodded. Then Tessa (looks like Delta, sadly also dances like Delta) enquired ‘What is it? The Digits Game Min 4 players: Fake Delta, Alex...

Grey nomad lifestyle provides a model for living remotely

Grey nomads are champions of a radical type of portable urbanism as they travel to far-flung places like Lake Ballard in Western Australia. Image courtesy of Tourism Western Australia,Author provided Every other year, retired couple Jorg and Jan journey some 5,000 kilometres in their campervan from Port Fairy in southeastern Australia to Broome in the far northwest for a change...

The government can restrain electricity prices without threatening to break up power companies. Its adviser says so

Victoria’s Loy Yang brown coal power station at night. Breaking up generation companies might do little to bring prices down.  Shutterstock Who wouldn’t want cheaper power? And who wouldn’t enjoy a bit of a stoush between the big bad generators and the government, trying to break them up on our behalf? Even if it was largely tangential to keeping prices low. The “big...

Escher x nendo will surprise, delight and challenge

Tokyo design studio nendo responds to the work of M. C. Escher. Sean Fennessy A Review: Escher x nendo, National Gallery of Victoria. M. C. Escher (1898-1972) is an artist whose name is synonymous with mathematically challenging, optically intriguing and intellectually perplexing prints. This Dutch artist created a world of impossible objects, endless staircases and radical visual transformations that challenge our grasp...

Listen To Older Voices : Marie Earle – Part 2

Welcome to Listen To Older Voices, a program produced by Rob Greaves for Uniting Melba and podcast through the Toorak Times and Tagg. Listen To Older Voices presents the stories, views and opinions of our older citizens. It is predominantly in a life & times format, with interviewees reflecting upon their lives from earliest memories. An underlying principle of...

Should authors Americanize their fiction?

I am a British-Australian author with nine novels under my belt to date. All of my fiction has been set in either the Canary Islands, Britain, Australia, or with multiple settings around the world, save for one book: Twerk. Twerk is set in a Las Vegas strip club. The characters are American. Therefore, it stands to reason that the writing...

Are the tech giants taking over as your city leaders?

Cities are the laboratories where the tech giants are exploring urban innovations. ShutterOK/Shutterstock Global tech players such as Amazon, Google, Apple, Facebook – the so-called Big 4, or GAFA – Airbnb and Tesla are redefining work, mobility, leisure and the everyday of how we live. Our cities are increasingly being used as laboratories for countless innovations. Cities are expected to be home...


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