Archive for June, 2007


And you think your bank holiday weather is bad!

So you sit over there thinking that it’s all blue sky, sun and warm temperatures over here in Sydney. Well let’s be honest, yeah, most of the time it is. But winter is upon us and this weekend is the Queen’s Birthday public holiday weekend, we’ve got Monday off. By the way if I said “Bank Holiday” over here they wouldn’t have a clue what I was on about.

Anyway, it’s all a bit like home this weekend as the weather took a turn for the worse just as the long weekend started.

But not just a bit of rain, oh no. Gale force winds, torrential rain, massive oil tankers running aground, cars washed away from bridges, trees being uprooted, roads collapsing, ferry wharves collapsing, etc, etc. It’s all happening this weekend, and you whinge after getting a few showers on May Day!?! Pfft!

It’s also bloody freezing, I’ve even had to put a duvet on my bed….I didn’t come all the way over here to have to use a duvet!! Roll on summer ey!


Suckin too hard on ya lollipop

Big balls bouncin around

Next big thing Mika finally made his way over to Sydney this weekend for a one off gig. As I listen to Radio 1 when I’m at work on the interweb I heard ‘Grace Kelly’ ages ago, it’s been around in Oz for a couple of months now as we tend to get things about 6 months late.

Downloaded the album and loved it, so when I saw that he was gonna be doing a show I had to go. It was recorded for TV too so at some point will air over here….I’ll be looking out for me waving a can of Jim Beam and Coke in the air. I’ve stuck a few pics on Flickr and look….my first video blog too! See the vid of ‘Love Today’ below (how technomalogical am I!). It is a bit shaky wobbly and it’s not quite Dolby 5.1 Surround Sound, but you’ll get the idea.

And on the Sunday I saw ‘Dame Edna – Back with a Vengeance‘ at the Capitol Theatre. Well to be precise it was called ‘Barry Humphries – Back with a Vengeance’, there were a couple of other characters; Sir Les Patterson and Sandy Stone (no I hadn’t heard of him either), but frankly who’d have gone if he didn’t do the Dame?? It’s the first time I’ve seen her live, very funny, I remember watching her old ITV show ‘The Dame Edna Experience‘ way back when, oh the memories…..and having just some surfing to get links for this blog I’ve discovered that you can get the show on DVD now…yay!! I’m off to do some shopping….

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