I was speaking to x, a neighbour I sometimes see when I walk xxx.
We got yxrning the other day, and she said that she had once lived in xxxxsx,
had lived there for xx years in fact, when she first arrived in Australia.
"I love xxxxsx", I said, "Well xxxxsxxxx in general, really. I'd love to live in xxxxsxxxx one day."
"It was a lovely community" she said, "I still get the xxixxxxxxx paper, so I can keep up to date with things."
Coincidentally, I had just being reading a book on the area, xaxx and xxxexxxx! by xxxsxxx xxxxe, which I mentioned.
"But I’d be reluctant to lend this to you, because the first half is filled with rather xxxxuxxxx language. It’s very ... xxxx "
"Oh I had to get used to that, living in xxxxsx! It’s a very xxoxx community."
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Welcome to the Australian barbecue, 2008. Not everyone grills in the shadow of an architect-designed mansion, of course, but today's typical barbie barely resembles the simple snags-and-chops affairs of yore...I'll take the yore, thanks.
Sgarbossa, a property developer, has also seen the change. "When clients give me the specifications, they now include the barbecue," he says. "They think nothing of spending 50 grand on an al fresco dining area. That wouldn't have happened a few years ago. A barbecue was something you just put on the veranda."
Toffs 'n' tongs. The Age