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Cafe Newtown: Sydney (AUSTRALIA)

21 Jun 2022 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  A few weeks back, I was graciously put up in a nice house in Newtown... I really like having accommodation that isn't a hotel, and when I'm being housed by a friend of the ensemble, it is even better when the host has gone away for a holiday as...

A Tale of Two Digital Government Applications

20 Jun 2022 4 minute read 2 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   Phew... what a pain in the arse of a day of completing online forms and navigating the Australian system of crapola that passes for online/digital governmental services. In the Netherlands, many of the governmental se...

Vivid Light Festival: Sydney (AUSTRALIA)

18 Jun 2022 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  On a recent visit to Sydney for work, I was told about an ongoing light festival that was happening in the Sydney City area. Well, I've seen some pretty cool light festivals in Europe... so, I was definitely keen to go out and see what Australia...

Back on the roof!

13 Jun 2022 3 minute read 0 comments bengy

  So... after a couple of weeks of rain, it is time to head on back up to the roof and get those gutter guards installed. Honestly, cleaning out the gutters is a bit of a full time job at the moment... the high winds and the amount of trees means...

Rose Bay: Sydney, AUSTRLIA

9 Jun 2022 2 minute read 2 comments bengy

  Living in Sydney can be quite a vastly different and varied experience depending on where you live... and where you live will have a great deal to do with your historical and/or current wealth. The Eastern suburbs are home to some of the most be...

Hotel 57: Sydney, AUSTRALIA

4 Jun 2022 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  When travelling to Sydney for work, some places put me up in places, others give me an accommodation allowance, and others well... I'm left to my own devices. This means that I'm looking for a place that is both close to where I need to rehearse...

Vincent Restaurant: Canberra, AUSTRALIA

2 Jun 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

  As always, we have tried to make an opportunity to go to a nice fancy sort of restaurant for birthdays (adult ones...), and for anniversaries. Due to the pandemic, that has been a touch tricky for the last couple of years... and when we have man...

St Mary’s Anglican Church: Sydney (AUSTRALIA)

29 May 2022 1 minute read 0 comments bengy

  I'm starting to discover more and more of the colonial era little churches that are scattered throughout the ex-southern colonies of the British empire (otherwise known as Australia). The ones that are in Sydney are especially quite interesting,...

Sushi Fresh: Canberra, AUSTRALIA

23 May 2022 2 minute read 0 comments bengy

  This little eatery/restaurant/takeaway was a pretty unusual find... and quite a welcome one! Sushi Fresh is a little Japanese food place that is situated right in the middle of the industrial area of Canberra, Fyshwick. This is where all the car...

Australia: Election Aftermath

22 May 2022 4 minute read 0 comments bengy

Unsplash     Unsplash   ... and what was a pretty unexpected turn, the outcome of the Australian election was decided pretty damn quickly last night. It was expected that there would be a bit of lengthier counting period due to both of the ma...