Month: February 2016

Travelogue – Hobart

From Brisbane (27°C at 8am) I flew to Hobart, Tasmania (13°C at 12pm). Despite the small size of the airport it was tricky to navigate due to renovations, but luckily my aunt Mary spotted me and called out as I walked past her. This was my first visit to Tasmania, and my first to see my aunt and uncle who I last saw when … Read More Travelogue – Hobart

Brisbane Part 2

After a couple of days in Brisbane the heat started to get to me. Sitting out on the porch of an evening with a g&t or a cold beer is all very well but when you’re still sweating at ten o’clock at night it gets slightly less enjoyable. Walking anywhere in the daytime humidity takes it out of you so the idea of going … Read More Brisbane Part 2

Travelogue – Brisbane Part 1

I first visited Brisbane ten years or so ago. For two hours. I was on one of those 18-30s coach tours that attempt to see most of an entire continent in four weeks. Our tour manager told us that two hours was more than enough time and, since he himself was a Brisbanite, I saw no reason to doubt his superior knowledge. My reason … Read More Travelogue – Brisbane Part 1

Book Review – The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (2014)

  I came to this book with great expectations. Longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014 for this, Mitchell’s sixth book, I was very aware of this author by reputation but had never actually read a novel of his. This early in the year it is a little premature to say it’s the best I’ve read in 2016, but the stakes have been raised. … Read More Book Review – The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell (2014)