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UNDERSTANDING… THE JOY OF STAYING PUT

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Chicos, I haven’t blogged for a while — you may, or you may not, have noticed. There are two reasons for this. Firstly, I have been working flat out on my novel — Compound 19 — which is now completed … Continue reading

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UNDERSTANDING… AUSTRALIA?

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I attempt to write this — the first of my antipodean blogs — as I sit aboard the MS Chertan being tossed around on the Pacific Ocean like a sock in a tumble drier, somewhere to the east of the … Continue reading

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A BLOG FROM MANLY — MAINLY ABOUT MANLY SPORTS

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Warning: this blog is predominately about Super 15 Rugby; so if that doesn’t float your boat, look away now. I’ve never had much interest in Super Rugby — the Southern Hemisphere competition involving Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and now, … Continue reading

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NON-MOISTURISING MAN’S LETTER FROM MANLY

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G’day cobbers.  Time to say a word or two about the locals. Remember the Men At Work song: “Do you come from a land down under Where women glow and men chunder”? Let’s make a couple of changes here… update … Continue reading

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LETTER FROM MANLY – CAN’T REMEMBER WHICH DAY NOW…

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LETTER FROM A MANLY MAN IN MANLY You’ll probably deduce from the title that I’ve had a wee deviation from sobriety, and all is well in the sinus/chest/foot department. Yesterday was St Paddy’s Day and, despite a dearth of Guinness, … Continue reading

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LETTER FROM MANLY — DAY 1

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MANLY — THE FINAL FRONTIER Arriving into Sydney airport at around 7.30pm local time, my first impressions of Australia is that it’s caught somewhere between the ‘fifties and the ‘nineties in a post-colonial time warp. Bank notes still sport our … Continue reading

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