Facebook Causes Cancer? Right. I’m Only Twittering From Now On

I swear that the Daily Mail only write these stories as fodder for Ben Goldacre, but surely they’ve reached a new self-parodying low with their Facebook causes cancer story. Inspired by reading the excellent Bad Science book, and the fact that Ben posted the link, I read the original magazine article on which the story ...

“The Feelgood Film of the Year”

I’m about a month or so behind everyone else on this one, and so as usual I have nothing new or original to say, but anyway Sal and I finally got round to seeing Slumdog Millionaire earlier this week. We had been planning to see it at the moonlight cinema, outside in Melbourne’s Royal Botanic ...

I Made This!

For Sal’s birthday, I decided to make her a present this year. Via the excellent Blurb books, I produced Adventures in South America, a 72 page hardback book of our best photos from our travels in South America. It came out really, really well.

Celeb Spotting Haiku

In Rockpool, Melbourne Who’s that tall chap over there? Swimmer, Grant Hackett.

Small World

I almost forgot to mention: on Saturday afternoon, after we’d retreated back into the cool air-conditioning of the Fitzroy Bowls Club I went to the bar for a jug of Bullmers. “You wouldn’t be used to this, would you?” said the barman. When I replied that no, I wasn’t and that it was really quite ...

The Worst Day

The local papers cracked open the hyperbole last week, giving last Saturday the advance billing of “the worst day in Victoria’s history”. We’d had five consecutive 40+ degree days the week before last, and now the sun was back for revenge, for one day only. In the event, it proved to be something of an ...

Back To The Start

I continue to enjoy seeing British bands in tiny venues in Melbourne. I suppose eventually after I’ve been here for long enough I will run out of bands I’ve heard of from over there that haven’t yet made it over here, but for now it’s great to be able to go to somewhere like the ...