blackboard, verity lakes (qld)

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 […]

Book: The Godfather

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, […]


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 […]