Blackboard coffee. 7/240 Varsity Pde, Varsity Lakes. Close to the Gold Coast campus of Bond University is this slice of coffee-making expertise.A fairly hip crowd (to say nothing of the staff) nonetheless make way for families with strollers, professors, and everyone in between. There’s no decaf on offer, so it’s a chance for me to […]
Deluxe Boutique Coffee Roasters Coffee. 23 Park Ave, Burleigh Heads. In a lane way between two streets, this place is bursting with personality. From the moment you approach and see the old cinema seating sitting outside, or the attention to detail on the fit-out, you know you’re in for a treat here. The work behind the […]
Canvas Coffee. 7/2221 Gold Coast Highway, Nobby Beach.Tricky to find (it’s actually a little way down a side street), this place is well known to locals as a spot for great coffee. A mix of quirky gift shop and cafe, this was a crowded space with a few spots to sit inside amidst t-shirts, books, […]
The Godfather is one of the novels on the BBC Book Meme list – having watched the movie but not read the book it was something of a backward experience. There’s some extra violence and other (ahem) adult behaviour in the book that’s not in the movie, and it’s fascinating to think that people like this might exist, […]
Safe House Denzel Washington is as watchable as ever, but this is one of those films where everything has been phoned in, and it’s hard to care about any of the characters. Best to go for Training Day instead.
It’s been a sad week. First I want to spend a moment acknowledging the sadness of two families whose lives merged in a tragic way this week, with the death of a five-year-old boy who was hit by a car while walking to school with his Mum. An intersection I walked past every day on my […]