Back to the coal face

Holiday over; new life commencing. As the twitter updates might testify, I now have an Australian flat, bank account, enormous selection of IKEA furniture, etc (not quite a driving licence yet, due to bureaucratic stupidity, but it's on the cards). This should (both in the moral sense and in the predictive sense) mean a return … Continue reading Back to the coal face

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-07

Shocked by the price of books in Australia - UK-published paperbacks with gbp8.99 printed on the back go here for $25, over 2x as much # ...possibly this explains certain highly unfair local stereotypes about learning / culture...? # Reading UK blogs for the first time in several weeks, people seem to be seriously considering … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-03-07

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-28

#ebz Melbourne is cloudy, and daytime TV here is unspeakably bad. Hence: http://fallenlondon.com/c/23971 # Sydney is awesome, in the "excellent" sense of the word. Sydney rents are awesome, in the "inspiring terror and fear" sense of the word # Flat-hunting is rubbish. New area exploring is fun. At least we get to combine the two … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-28

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-21

Wow, Perth is like all of the best aspects of western civilisation combined. #thishappenswhenyouspendamonthinAsia # Western Australia features quite astounding amounts of nothing at all. Pretty nothing at all, mind. # Internet connection too poor for full-scale review of 8-hour wine tour. Short review: DRINK! Bonzer. # Off to see how Perth celebrates Carnival Brazilian-style. … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-21

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-14

Bali is nice. Just spent 2 hours bodysurfing. Possibly a real board may be called for tomorrow. Now - COCKTAILS! # As @TheBuddhaSmiled says, the hotel is pretty dire: there aren't any pellets in the automatic bug-killer, and wifi only works in the bar # Also, the bar and massage service in the pool doesn't … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-14

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-07

Trying to find things to do in Siem Reap that don't involve drinking or going to Angkor Wat is surprisingly tricky... # #ebz yup, more of the same http://fallenlondon.com/c/14140 # Angkor Wat is an amazing feat of art and engineering. However, I now entirely understand the meaning of the phrase "templed out" # Waiting for … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-02-07

What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-31

Saigon seems clean and orderly. I think I've spent too much time in India. # Comedically, Facebook is blocked in Vietnam (for Subversive Activity reasons), but Twitter isn't # So I can incite the toiling masses to twevolution, but I can't post my holiday snaps for my mates to see # Current trending topics include … Continue reading What I’ve been up to, week ending 2010-01-31