Month: December 2006

La plume de ma tante sent comme le fromage

Not actually, but the cupboard of my kitchenette here near the rue Faubourg Saint-Antoine smells of glorious unpasteurised Camembert (the texture of Tasmanian/King Island brie/camembert is excellent, but pasteurisation kills the best part of the taste). We have been buying… Read More ›

Happy Solstice

It’s nearly dawn here in London, although back in Sydney the sun is about to set on Solstice day. This is the reason for the season. If plans had worked out slightly differently, I would be at Stonehenge this morning… Read More ›

Seeya Warnie

So Shane’s retiring. Enjoy your mooted commentary career, and try and behave yourself. Georgina has a post up at LP, and Shaun has one up at Sidelined. A lot of the commentary has been about his sexual infidelities, which don’t… Read More ›


On Monday we landed at 5:30am local time, checked in to our hotel and went walking. We ended up at the Natural History Museum and the Science Museum, which were about 1km away, and then came back to the hotel… Read More ›


Off on hols in an hour. Posting is intended, but may not be realised, as we travel. I will have email access every few days, so I do intend to keep in touch. The cat is very peeved. She’s not… Read More ›

Friday wet and furry

Well, this time on Sunday Australian time I will be in the air, asleep, on the way to Europe for Christmas and New Year. For New Year’s Eve we will be in Norway, and mr tog and I are crossing… Read More ›

Bring in the real women

Repellent, it appears, is the mot-de-semaine: I think American society would benefit greatly if we got rid of all the Sara Jessica Parker wannabe stinky swanks and sent them to the deepest arm pits of Africa. We should then bring… Read More ›