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Beyond the Pale - A 'pale' is a fencepost. The English Pale was a boundary in Ireland marking out the part of Ireland under direct English rule circa 1450 (which included Dublin and environs). Those that lived 'beyond the pale', outside of English rule, were considered out of control and uncivilised. You decide...

Tuesday, August 29, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 11) - Bondi Junction


I forgot to tell you about our local dero (Aussie slang for homeless person/derelict) he likes to sit outside Coles supermarket, when women go in he always, without fail, yells out “Baby, Baby, you’re Beautiful, Fantastic, Exquisite… Take me home and make mad passionate love to me”… hee hee.

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 10) - Glebe and Newtown

Sydney 2000 - Lian, Sheilagh and Dom


I recently paid a visit to our local hospital in the dead of night...

Monday, August 14, 2000

Fragments from the Australia Diaries 2000 (part 9) - Sydney


My cuz Lian has made it over from Dublin and has moved in, yay. Myself, Lian and Sharon are officially the three musketeers (Bags D'Artagnan - who wasn't actually one of the three, but whateves!)

I have been a busy little camper but I am avec cold at the mo. I think I am at the end of it, last night it reached its pinnacle. I was whoopin up a storm, barking away...