“IT!  Chapter 2 / Ends.” Arndale cinemas

The original “IT” contained some of Stephen King’s best writing about the bond that can be made by friendship amongst children. When King is in his stride writing about kids he’s hard to touch.  “IT” also had possibly the worst ending ever imagined by King, or pretty...

Magnet Island “P.S.”

In the brief time I was on Magnetic Island I didn’t: come across one retro barber shop which asked to be respected as a men’s only space find any micro breweries “discover” a crafted gin flavoured with local aromatics see a coffee roaster. My shot at a tourism slogan...

I went fishing at Rollingstone Bay.

I didn’t catch anything. Am I surprised? Not really, I rarely catch anything when I go fishing. And, anyway,  does it sound like you should be fishing at Rollingstone Bay? Doesn’t it evoke images of other activity? Something vaguely more imaginative, if not downright...

Arthur Bay.

Different day / different bay: there are quite a few from which to choose. Idyllic comes to mind. Not as easy to get to as some others, but means less people. You can get a car down to the car park adjacent, we walked in. Quite a step descent, but it only takes about...

Saturday morning soccer.

It’s a long, slightly complicated, story but it ends up with me watching u/10 school kid soccer most Saturday mornings. The coach knows virtually nothing about soccer, but her son wanted to play and so she put-up her hand. Good for her, brave person. (No stress!) The...

“To throw away (unopened)”, Viv Albertine.

Having read Albertine’s previous book (“Clothes, Clothes, Clothes, Music, Music, Music, Boys Boys, Boys”) a memoir which dealt extensively with Albertine’s period of time in the “post punk cult band ‘The Slits’”, and thoroughly enjoyed it I was very keen to read “To...

Who knew?

Jaycar? Car sound systems, right? No. Electronics and audio. Mainly. (Three D printer if you still haven’t got a gift for dad for Fathers’ Day. Two sizes. Or, for much less, what about the in-car cup holder charger?) Exactly the sort of shop where you could expect to...