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

Only Spellcheck, which has put a red line underneath ‘succulently’, is immune to their aroma.

Pacman at the Portrait Gallery

Pacman at the Portrait Gallery

I have a thing for gift shops in public buildings. I never know what I’m going to see in them. I was surprised that you could make plush dolls out of the Sydney Opera House … … or that the US Library of Congress contained an extensive collection of Wonder Woman memorabilia. Washington DC also…

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Jan

Bad Bunny’s back!

Bad Bunny’s back!

The woman above is very British, very sweet, very charming and very funny. She also throws very sharp knives, very fast and (thankfully) very accurately! I saw her show at the 2016 Fringe World, and it was terrifyingly good. She included some subtle touches, such as some wicked signs at the back of the set….

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19

Jan

Sweet charity begins away from home

Sweet charity begins away from home

I don’t remember the cause for which this man was collecting money in a Buenos Aires square. But whatever it was, I didn’t need much persuading to contribute. It’s not the greatest photo, as there’s a shadow over my face. But for some of you, my face may not be the main focus. I’m looking…

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6

Jan

The real Queen Anne was my favourite

The real Queen Anne was my favourite

I’ve just come back from lunch with a friend, where we expressed very different views about the new movie called ‘The Favourite’, about Queen Anne (depicted above) and the two women vying for her lesbian affections. My friend thought it was a wicked, bitchy, witty comedy. I liked the acting and the costumes, but fell…

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Dec

The chocolates that only spellcheck doesn’t like

The chocolates that only spellcheck doesn’t like

The facade of the Haigh’s Chocolates Visitor Centre, just south of Adelaide’s city parklands, is unassuming. The chocolates inside are not. They cry out to be slowly, specially, succulently savoured. Only Spellcheck, which has put a red line underneath ‘succulently’, is immune to their aroma. Yes, they are expensive, but here’s a hint. If you’re…

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23

Dec

She’s still Argentina to me

She’s still Argentina to me

This is a song from my show HOW TO WRITE A TASTEFUL NOVEL, sung (or, more accurately, spoken) to the tune of ‘She’s Always a Woman to Me’. I’ve included most of the photos from the slideshow that played during the song. Please click on them, for links to the posts that discuss them in…

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Dec

Michael from Perth

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