a walk at ‘explosives reserve’

tuesday 26 january 2010 – scanning the map of sydney harbour for somewhere to walk on a hot summer’s day, the name ‘explosives reserve’ naturally caught my eye…

on the harbour’s north side, it’s a small headland overlooking sugarloaf bay…

the track is unusually weed-free in parts, meandering past grey mangroves (avicennia marina), . . . → Read More: a walk at ‘explosives reserve’

visit to phil at katoomba

wednesday 13 january 2010 – took the train from sydney central station up to katoomba in the blue mountains to visit phil s to see the house he designed and has recently finished building… phil is a respected maker of bespoke furniture, objects and fittings for architects and artists – he works across a . . . → Read More: visit to phil at katoomba

walk at 40 baskets beach

sunday 10 january 2010 – a hot, fine summer’s day – drove over to the north side for a walk and a swim in sydney harbour national park…

40 baskets beach is hidden away on the southern side of north harbour, adjoining the national park on dobroyd head… it’s a densely vegetated headland . . . → Read More: walk at 40 baskets beach

the manganiyar seduction at sydney festival first night

wandered into the sydney cbd last night (jan 09 2010) to see the performance of rajasthani ensemble The Manganiyar Seduction play in hyde park, and the outstanding Al Green play the domain stage for the first time in Australia…

both were extraordinary and the night was the best sydney offers – warm night, . . . → Read More: the manganiyar seduction at sydney festival first night

playing the mackerel tin thumb pianos

made a short video to demonstrate the sound of the mackerel tin thumb pianos I made for my nephews recently…