New year – new look

Sydney Harbour, Harbour Bridge, Opera House

The New Year is a time for new beginnings. To commemorate the start of 2018, this blog has received a makeover: new style, new layout, new functionality. I hope you like its clarity and simplicity. Comments are welcome, especially if a feature is not working properly. Heralding in the new year, Sydney’s fireworks were particularly spectacular with

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Taking it to the streets II

“It doesn’t feel very Christmassy.” It’s hard when it’s a 30 degree blue sky summer day to embrace the symbolism of Northern Hemisphere festivity. Just then we heard strains of music from outside. “That’s not a recording.” Indeed it was not. It was the Salvation Army (or ‘Salvos’ in Aussie lingo) playing Christmas carols on

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