Model Railway Display at Unley Civic Library

Another absolute cracker from the Unley library service, really well attended by a very appreciative audience, young and old. South Australian N Gauge* Society had their N scale model railway layout ‘Portland’ on display at the Unley Civic Library for three days...

“Knives out”, Capri Cinema

Friends over for dinner then headed across the road for a “Cheap Tuesday”  nine o’clock session. Daniel Craig like you’ve never seen him in a “who dunnit?”, which turns into a “how dunnit?”. A cast studded with “vets” (the aforementioned Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis,...

David Sedaris, Dunstan Playhouse.

Sedaris has an unusual performance method, he reads from scripts: bits from books he’s written (13,000,000 sold so far), essays printed in various periodicals, scripts in preparation and observations etc. He’s a funny guy, wry might be a better discussion: there’s a...

Monster trucks?

I’m not really a fan of monster trucks. But I have a four year old great nephew who is. Really is, he is rarely without a toy one in his hand in his waking hours and he sleeps with a model of the “Scooby Do” truck. He likes them a lot. When said “Scooby Do” appeared...

Gepps Cross Trash & Treasure

What I remembered as being “Trash and Treasure with produce market” is now “Produce Market with trash and treasure”, not a lot of use to me but plenty of takers. Lots of specialist growers / sellers, last time I saw a market stall that only sold kang-kang was just...

“JoJo Rabbit”, Palace-Nova Eastend Cinemas

The “apocrypha” associated with this movie is enormous. You never know, some of it might (even) be true(ish) e.g.: “I had to make the ……. superhero film ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ in order to finance ‘JoJo…’ because no-one else would finance it” seems more than believable, in...

40+degrees and SBS

Not pleasant, not even slightly,  and only a limited number of options indoors. World Movie Channel being one of them. Sometimes I get a bit bogged down in the “Hollywood Syndrome”: “How / why did THAT movie (EVER) get made?” It was, therefore, something of a relief...

“Gondola, Gondola”, Hindley St, Adelaide.

“Gondola…” has become the “go to” for birthdays etc in one part of the family. So we went there. Post modern irony in the name? It’s Vietnamese fare, kicked up a notch, rather like Little NNQ in Gouger St, but unlike Little NNQ not so mush displaying...

Pawn.

Pawn shops have had a pretty hard time of it; between the internet and Cash Converters thy’ve taken quite a hammering. Cash Converters did for pawn shops as Bunnings did for the corner hardware store. A couple remain, one on Unley Road and one out on The Parade at...

“Dosed”, Mercury Cinema.

From the Mercury programme: “After many years of prescription medications failed her a suicidal woman turns to underground healers to try and overcome her depression, anxiety, and opioid addiction with illegal psychedelic medicine like magic mushrooms and iboga....

“Dr Sleep”, Event Cinemas Arndale.

Glutton for punishment? Turns out, not so much. But it’s a long movie. I read (and liked) the book, by Stephen King, which picks up the story of “Danny” the boy who “shines”, now a man and not doing so well. He takes a bus to the end of the line to start a new life....

Name / vocation, Chicken / egg?

My dear, old, surviving chook, “Ginger”* (“Ginge” to those who knew her well), needed to be euthanised (was only eating or drinking if hand “fed” and then only barely, only able to walk with great difficulty, hadn’t left her coop for almost two weeks, nearly 8 years...