Monthly Archives: February 2007

And the best coffee shop in Melbourne is … St Ali’s in South Melbourne!

Recently I had my sister and parents down for a visit. Since they don’t live in Melbourne, I had the pleasure of guiding them to the best cafes in town. Wednesday: Took Sarah to Gattica in Balaclava for coffee. Sarah … Continue reading

Posted in Coffee, Melbourne | 8 Comments

Laughter and romantic false starts

This post is about a girl. We shall call her Beulah. If you’re reading this, Beulah, I wish you well. Beulah was interested in me. Of that I am quite certain. On one occasion, a friend said “You know, Beulah really … Continue reading

Posted in Romance | 20 Comments

Stalin the humble

(Another extract here from Koba The Dread, a polemic about Stalin by Martin Amis. Marvel at the cynicism on display: ) In 1948, Stalin made the following addition to his official biography, the Short Course: “At the various stages of … Continue reading

Posted in Communism, Humour, Interesting, but otherwise unclassifiable | 14 Comments

Five word coffee shop reviews #14: The cafe gods are smiling on Balaclava

Read on for reviews from Balaclava, Torquay, Bentleigh and more:  From Sarah: Scorched, The Esplanade, Torquay Sarah, her friends liked it. From Sarz: Thai Cottage, High St, Cranbourne It’s instant. I like percolated. Instant? That is so eewwww. Muffin Break, … Continue reading

Posted in Coffee, Five word coffee shop reviews, Melbourne | 7 Comments

Cats On A Plane

Do cats belong on planes? What do you do if you hear a “Mroaw” coming from someone’s on-board luggage? That has been the question on everyone’s minds lately, including that of Eric D. Snider, who relates his encounter with a … Continue reading

Posted in Blogging, Cats, Humour, Interesting, but otherwise unclassifiable, Random cat-related Internet stuff | 9 Comments

Save the Mexican wave!

** This blog has moved to ** Prepare to vent your outrage people, for the MCG has decided to ban the Mexican wave at all future cricket matches! Anyone caught putting their arms up in the air is a … Continue reading

Posted in Cricket, Rants, Sport | 38 Comments