Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Curse of the Birthday 

Do you know of the birthday curse? No? Let me fill you in. This ominous curse, usually attached to oneself from birth, refers to the unfortunate events that occur to some that would NEVER happen on any other day but one’s day of birth. I have this curse and aside from one or two birthday […]

On Being Clueless and Defining Me

Early this week, I went out for (what we thought would be) ice skating with a few colleagues from work. We got to Darling Harbour, taking in the wintery art installations and bright lights. Alas, we had missed the last session so moved onto the late-night shopping centre to get some food. It’s always interesting […]

Melbourne: Sunny Side Up

The first time I went southbound to Melbourne was in the depths of wintery gloom last July. This year was a completely different story. It seemed a miracle that for two whole days, the city was crisp but radiating sunshine. A week before, I surprised a friend by mentioning an unplanned visit I wanted to […]