Sydney Writers Festival: Jonathan Franzen

Sydney Writers Festival Speaker Jonathan Franzen. Sydney Writers Festival Speaker Jonathan Franzen As the Sydney Writers Festival comes to an end, literary folk are heading home or off to a ‘down under’ adventure. Jonathan Franzen, author and a guest speaker at the SWF is heading to Papua New Guinea on a bird watching tour. Franzen’s […]

Stop Valve Expresso Café & Bar

Stop Valve Café & Bar: This tiny cafe sits beneath a multilevel carpark opposite the well known Watters Gallery and beside a huge mural by street artist Heesco. The image is based on the imaginative work of Shaun Tan, best known for his childrens picture books and in particular one entitled The Lost Thing. Excellent […]

Cats, Worms & Moles

Cats, Worms & Moles “Christ! We’ve killed the missus’s cat”, groaned my father looking across the field, past the silent frozen ponies with their steaming nostrils, to the far hedge. A black cat hangs stiff in the frost. I’m eight years old and my father, in his post-war job, is second gardener and chauffeur for […]