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April Fools day jokes: hey, your shoelaces are undone

First thing my wife said to me this morning when I returned from my walk was: your shoelaces are undone… Luckily I had taken off the joggers by then so I didn’t fall for the worst April Fools day joke of all time. We’ve all used it, which probably also makes it the most used joke as well as the most corny on April 1. The millennials won’t know this, but there was a time when April Fools Day was enthusiastically embraced by a lot of people. At work it was the one day of the year when you could… Read more »

You just can’t beat being at the game

Flicking through sports channels you can’t help noticing that in Europe and America the stadiums are still mostly devoid of fans. Huge soccer games in England and on the continent that would have otherwise attracted 50,000 fans or more, are played in front of stands that have been covered by club banners. It’s a reminder how lucky we are Down Under to enjoy our sports with fans allowed in to watch. There’s a case to be made that without fans they may as well not play at all, but that may be going too far. Even having cardboard cut outs… Read more »

All the world’s a stage, but it’s Parkes for our next holiday

All the world’s a stage, but it’s Parkes for our next holiday

We’re all no doubt looking forward to going shopping without having to wear a mask from tomorrow. It’s true that it’s not much of an effort pulling on a mask when considered against the benefit of slowing or stopping the spread of the virus. What has stood out these past few weeks of mandatory mask wearing are the people who weren’t wearing one. They strut past you with a defiant look on their faces, while you’re scratching your head trying to guess why they decided to be that one person out of hundreds visiting your local shopping centre without a… Read more »

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One way is a slow way: Queen Street, Campbelltown

Traffic jams at every turn

In the second installment of our Top Five we look at the south west region’s busiest roads. Narellan Road, between Campbelltown and Narellan, wins hands down. It is a shocker, not just at peak times. It is undergoing widening, and not before time. But even when that’s completed it’s doubtfulRead more »

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Our favourite coffee shops

  WE kick off our weekly series of Top Five by naming our top five coffee shops in the south west. ONE: Ristretto & Co, Northumberland Street, Liverpool – Surry Hills comes to the south west. Frank and his team have created a splendid little coffee joint that serves theRead more »

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