Sunday, February 20, 2011

My Funny Valentine


They sat in front of us at the Kino Cinema on Valentine’s Day.

I suppose they were going to have champagne cocktails in Treasury Gardens after the show.

“Ain’t love grand?”

Please (Do Not) Feed The Birds


He was sitting outside the coffee shop at St Vincent’s Hospital sharing his breakfast with the birds.

He was prepared for anything:

  • documents and money in a leather man-bag
  • bedding zipped into a square polyester canvas bag
  • a rolled sleeping mat
  • cloths stuffed into his duffel bag with a fishing rod if he ever needs to catch his dinner

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Rasta Fairy


A fairy with dreadlocks sat at the next table at the “Love Hut” Vegan Restaurant in Victoria Street.

Her dreads were dyed in pastel colours to match the pastel coloured tattoos on her arms.

She also had one of those bunny-rabbit rucksacks that primary school kids use in their first year.

Someone said she might be a performer who’d just come from a kid’s birthday party.
I’m not convinced. She is absolutely living the role.

Perhaps she’s not the “Rasta Fairy” but the “Pastel Pixie”.

It’s a sin to tell a lie



The crooner sang his heart out while Aunty Judy stood to one side and growled advice to the lovelorn:


I love you, yes I do, I love you

"Don't you be telling me any porkies, you'll go to a dark place......

If you break my heart I'll die

“Wake up to yourself, you stupid bloody wuss…”

So be sure it's true

“… straight to hell...... “

When you say I love you

“… silly bugger…”

It's a sin to tell a lie

“It's a bloody sin, and that means it's bloody bloody drongo"


Friday, February 4, 2011

Great Lakes


“Now, can any student name one of the Great Lakes?”

“Oh, me miss. Me, miss, Pick me, miss.”

“Yes, Olive…”

“Albert Park Lake, miss.”

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Seat of Power


Two blokes sat and talked.

They talked about People, Power and Politics.
They rested and enjoyed the morning.

Abbotsford Brewery was on the left, Abbotsford Convent was on the right and Collingwood High Rise Estate was in front.

They can’t see the river, but they’ll walk beside it when they decide to head home.



When all the glass in their flat cracked, the residents looked at each other and said: “Oh it must be Tuesday.”

Bridge the Gap Choir sings every Tuesday at 7pm. (Visit the WWW site here)

This week they did a particularly vigorous rendition of “Bridge over troubled water”.

Sunrise: StVs Ward 4 - West


Just before breakfast, Australia Day eve. There was no break, just fast for me. I was due for an operation which didn’t come until 9 hours later.

A promising day.

Mr. Roberts I Presume…


Ian has finished his meditation and is ready to join me for a pleasant walk.