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A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth

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Newest York

Newest York

I am a little ashamed that I’d been two New York, USA, twice since my previous trip to York, WA. It had been ten years between trips to York, WA. It’ll be a lot less time until my next visit, partly because of some wonderful friends, and partly because of this bookshop. Kitty Kelley, Julie…

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3

Oct

The fun flying fox

The fun flying fox

York has views from Mount Brown … … and an historic Town Hall … … but there was something simple, joyful and innocent about the flying fox near the river. The more I travel, the less I want to see the tourist sites and the more I want to have fun with friends and the…

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26

Sep

They may have missed out a few bits…

They may have missed out a few bits…

I went op-shopping this weekend and bought this for two dollars: The chapters include ‘Training Techniques and Workouts’, ‘Strength Training’, ‘Eat for Health and Performance’ and ‘Mental Toughness’, but maybe a few others didn’t quite make it into the book…

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12

Sep

Cookie dough with cookie dough

Cookie dough with cookie dough

There used to be a Cold Rock Ice Creamery in Northbridge, directly on my walk home from the city. It’s now Red Rooster, so I have replaced one readily accessible naughty culinary indulgence with another. The nearest Cold Rock now is in Scarborough. Today, I got them to mix in extra cookie dough to the…

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5

Sep

Headingley before tongue

Headingley before tongue

Looking back, I’ve twice blogged about visiting Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester – the home of the Lancashire team – oops! – but I’ve never posted on going to Headingley Cricket Club in Leeds, Yorkshire, on the same trip when I was twenty-two. I do have Lancastrian ancestors, so maybe I’m subconsciously biased.  Or…

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29

Aug

Michael from Perth

A unique view of the strange and spectacular world through the eyes of Michael from Perth