Monthly Archives: March 2012

doggy dilemma


No dogs allowed_Sydney Park Apartments near Erskineville, NSW, Australia

The once was a dog named Perko,

Who went a little berko,

As there was no tree

And he needed to pee

But fire hydrants are off limits in Erko.


“Just because you’re paranoid doesn’t mean they aren’t after you”


Do not write on the…

Sometimes the right things are in the right place. We’d been wandering home after Sunday breakfast and a trail of street art in Newtown (Sydney), NSW, Australia led us into the back alleys & laneways off King Street, and this sign.

It all became apparent after we wandered further…

for better or for worse?


You could look at it like this, The Block at Redfern, (Sydney, NSW, Australia) is a marriage of cultures with a raft of problems and resultant changes are afoot, some for the better, some for the worse, a bit like marriage vows that didn’t work out…

“The Block has historically been the subject of large protests, starting in the early 1970s”…” is viewed by the largely rural indigenous population of NSW as a pied a terre and spiritual home in Australia’s largest city. For non-Aborigines, the Block has assumed a notorious reputation for violence and crime”… “The area around The Block is now reportedly the subject of plans for massive redevelopment by private developers at the instigation of the New South Wales state government”

The Versatile Blogger Award & 7 things about EllaDee


street_art Coulson Street, Erskineville (Sydney), NSW, Australia

I’m happy to report elladee_image’s sister site was recently nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by Pete Denton – Writer

I have posted the award details at

this weather is all at sea


Street Art, Darley Lane, Newtown (Sydney), NSW, Australia

It was a case of street art meeting reality in Sydney, NSW Australia this morning. The rainy & windy weather immediately brought to mind this street art in Darley Lane (off  King St), Newtown.

“And now the storm-blast came, and he
Was tyrannous and strong:
He struck with his o’ertaking wings,
And chased us south along…”
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

A closer look: Street Art, Darley Lane, Newtown (Sydney), NSW, Australia



P.S. All the good stuff was gone.

I just had to have a look at the contents of these tubs we came across on our stroll this morning to Newtown to forage for breakfast. I love footpath shopping and inner city/inner west (Sydney, NSW, Australia) has proved bountiful over the past 8+ years to the point many of our belongings are footpath finds.  A couple of weeks ago I posted this Facebook entry: Footpath shopping tally for the week: 3 x cool big green plastic wine glasses; 1 x big plant pot (that I would’ve bought similar this weekend); 1 x authentic never-used Thermos with glass centre; 2 x pks of big fat mozzie repellent incense sticks; 1 x old wooden tray; 5 x handmade covered coathangers you get at fetes.

Later that week we found this cute little kangaroo thingie.

go the bunnies


It’s that time of year: round one of the footy (well, what many of us in Australia consider to be real football… rugby league… NRL…) season.  Time to barrack for your favourite team, which for the G.O. & I is the South Sydney Rabbitohs (whose traditional home territory is Redfern & surrounding inner city Sydney.  The neighbouring Newtown Jets departed the NRL in 1983).   Is it an auspicious omen that we spotted this street art a week or so ago above a shop on the south end of King St, Newtown, NSW, Australia?