One year of being back in Australia

On the weekend I hung out in different parts of the inner west, including a wander with a friend alongside the nearby Cooks River.… Read More One year of being back in Australia

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The Vietnamese refugees who went to Austria

30 April this year was the fortieth anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. For me personally, it’s been a moment to pause and reflect about the past and how that connects with the present, given my family’s history.… Read More The Vietnamese refugees who went to Austria

Petersham Nurseries Cafe and other fine dining memories

I just read that Skye Gyngell’s new restaurant opens today at Somerset House in London. Whenever I think of that beautiful building, I think back to a moment in December 2005 when I stood in front of it, watching the ice skaters whizz by on the temporary outdoor skating rink installed for the winter. Skye Gyngell, by the way,… Read More Petersham Nurseries Cafe and other fine dining memories