Oh my god, Galaxy Tights are back. I thought they’d disappeared for good but it turns out they’d just been put away for summer. Galaxy tights, solar system stockings, lunar leggings—whatever you want to call them—those tights that are covered in colourful splotches of shooting stars and supernovas. My brother’s girlfriend, infinitely more fashionable than… Read More Galaxy Tights (The Urban List)
Royal Baby Drinking Game: 1. Queen arrives with a ‘If you think I’m cute you should see my Great Grandma t-shirt’ = double shot of Drambuie. 2. Camilla is seen ducking out for a ciggie = pint of warm lager. 3. Carol Middleton seen sticking her chewing gum under a table in the hospital cafeteria… Read More The Royal Baby Drinking Game
Heard the one about the drunk old aborigine and the blonde barmaid? It goes a bit like this: I have a bar in a neighbourhood known for its eclectic mix of locals. Originally an Italian area that got a bit gritty with dosshouses and squatters, it’s now gone way past being gentrified and is one… Read More Uncle Charlie
I hate chocolate. There, I said it. Go on, stare incredulously at me like people always do when they find out. I think people would react better if I told them I liked the taste of salt in my coffee, or candle wax in my rice bubbles. ‘But how can you hate chocolate? Chocolate is… Read More I Hate Chocolate (The Urban List)
I remember the first time I met you, at a dinner party in Balmain. You seemed smart and funny, although slightly annoying in a peppy, sunshiny way. I now know you can be far more energetic than you were that night, but at the time I found your positivity just a bit more than my… Read More For Iris
My latest for The Urban List! http://www.theurbanlist.com/brisbane/a-list/eskiho-no-no
A woman stands in a garden holding her granddaughter in her arms, swaying gently back and forth. “All the pretty lights” she croons. “All the pretty lights.” An evening ritual; watching the lights from Surfers Paradise twinkle on the horizon as she calms the little girl for sleep, pointing out constellations and looking for shooting… Read More Missing Marion, Ten Years On.