Rebekah returns, which is a kick in the nuts for the vestige of my belief that the British mainstream media is anything other than so badly damaged it needs to be taken away to the back yard and put out … Read the rest
It’s Friday – a Friday. This means little to me at the moment. But to Sydney it means self-doubt, deep, deep self-cleansing, de-toxing of body and mind.
Fortunately we’ve managed to catch him on film in this moving trailer for … Read the rest
Belo Horizonte in Brazil has a free music week that we just happened to walk right into the middle of this July. We were fortunate not only to cool off to the jazz in the Praça da Liberdade but also … Read the rest
Aside from travel to travel’s sake, football, food and music, a very fine reason to visit Brazil is architecture and specifically the architecture of Oscar Niemeyer. So, we thought, “Let’s go to Brasilia”. Oh dear.
Brasilia is a dream of … Read the rest
Food in Brazil – well, in Belo Horizonte and Rio – is carby, protein, sweet and salty, and it’s all washed down with beer or the many types of local sugar-spirit called Cachaça. Brasilia? Yes, we went there. We ate… Read the rest
Ever since I saw a picture of the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, I was seven years old, it was 1970, it has been a magical place to me. So when in Rio, I had to visit.
Two strange … Read the rest
Being on the other side of the world would be an ideal time to have all the rotting timbers, weevil infestation and other work done on the house we thought.
Use a well respected firm we thought.
Come back and … Read the rest