Tag: Sydney

  • Crime on the rise? Check the evidence.

    Crime on the rise? Check the evidence.

    If you live in Sydney you’re probably concerned by the rising crime rate. After all, the nightly news is full of home invasions, car thefts, drive-by shootings, rape and myriad other crimes. And if that’s not enough evidence, then what about the reality shows such as The Force: Behind the Line and Highway Patrol? But…

  • An afternoon at Balls Head Reserve

    An afternoon at Balls Head Reserve

    Linda has some friends visiting Sydney next month from the US and wants to show them something of the Sydney she has come to love. Not the tourist areas of Sydney, but the beautiful park-lands around the harbour that are there for all to enjoy, thanks to the foresight and planning of visionaries long gone.…

  • What global financial crisis?

    What global financial crisis?

    I’m finding myself increasingly impressed by the economic and social views of Ross Gittins, the financial columnist for the Herald newspaper in Sydney. His article today was about finding the right balance for the role of the state in our lives. At one extreme is libertarianism and at the other socialism. Ross’s observation was this: The truth is…

  • Jo and Dave have announced their engagement

    Jo and Dave have announced their engagement

    Yes, we’re all excited that Jo and Dave have announced their engagement. No dates yet, but slow by slow. If you would like to know how happy they are just have a look at the photo. Dave Hare is working on his PhD thesis at the moment. When completed he is looking forward to an academic…

  • Earth Hour

    Yes, it was invented here! March 28 was Sydney’s third Earth Hour. The simple idea is to show your support for the environment by switching off your lights between 8.30 and 9.30 pm.

  • Driving Miss Dulcie

    Dulcie and I go to St Mary’s Cathedral for the special Sisters of St Joseph mass to mark the 100th anniversary of the death of the Blessed Mary MacKillop.

  • Carlo’s gig at the Opera Bar

    For some months now Carlo has had a gig every second Sunday at the Opera Bar in Circular Quay right next to (you guessed it) the famous Sydney Opera House.  (Click here for Google map)

  • Niña Tapia arrives in Sydney

    Niña arrived in Sydney late this evening from Singapore where she was holidaying with her parents. She will be staying with Kriscia and Carlo for a year or so while she completes her Master of Information Technology at UTS. Hopefully at completion of the course she will be able to convert her student visa into permanent…

  • New Year’s Eve 2008

    Our dogs, particularly Chelsea, are frightened of fireworks. In the past she has suffered injuries trying to get into the house when we have been out New Year’s Eve.

  • Adita and Kattie Nomoroso visit

    Adita and Kattie Nomoroso visit Australia and stay a few days in Sydney with the Tapias. They spend one evening at our place enjoying a barbecue.