September 2018

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In the past I have posted about my photography wish list. That was in terms of the celebrities that I would dearly love to photograph, now including the divine Chris Hemsworth.

Since me ever getting to photograph A-list, B-list or even G-List celebrities probably isn’t likely I’m now thinking of my photography wish list in terms of the kinds of guys that I’m keen to photograph. This Saturday I’m doing three different shoots with three very different guys. Number one is a long-haired, beareded viking style muscle boy. Number 2 is a very clean cut acrobat and number three is a beautiful and booty-ful Asian muscle guy. Yes they all have muscles but three very different looks.

So who am I adding to my list? While I


Ermigod. Offering meatballs and wine, it was very unlikely that I would be disappointed by the Meatball & Wine Bar on Flinders Lane in Melbourne’s CBD. And I wasn’t.

The menu is uncomplicated and appealing. We both decided to do the choose-your-own option, so one of us chose pork and the other beef, one of us chose a white sauce and the other a tomato sauce, and as a base, creamy polenta and the daily vegetables (market special).

The daily vegetables were completely unexpected though. Roasted fennel and eggplants with pomegranate seeds and raisins (I think, though could it have been figs?). It was


I was stuck for inspiration for this week just from not really feeling anything at the moment. Then I went through my spotify playlist and went from no music to a list of about 10 artiest I haven’t featured so now I have plenty it is a matter of choices.

This week I decided to go with a I guess technically a new solo act but for those with any taste will know her from her break out stardom with Steps and duet with fellow Steps member H.

This weeks artiest is amazing and fabulous I love her voice and lets be honest she is the Beyonce of Steps…..Claire Richards.

I thought I would begin with her Duet Career with H it’s a pretty amazing album they released Another You, Another Me in 2002.

All Out of Love:
I’m all out of love, a song about not making the same mistake of running back to that old lover for them to hurt you again. You’ll be stronger and better off and you know you can take the pain of the

Australia Day. Most people don't even know what the date represents, so just change it.

How sad to hear yesterday morning the news that the quaint Ranges Hotel in Gembrook has pretty well been gutted by fire. We lunched there last year and not even two weeks ago on Wednesday, Tradie Brother took Mother there for lunch.

The fire will also affect the Puffing Billy Tourist Railway as people used to catch the train up to Gembrook, have lunch at the hotel and catch the next train back. There was a notice in the hotel for diners  to mention to staff that they were catching Puffing Billy after lunch to ensure they would fed well in time and not miss the train.

Photos from The Age and you can read my post back when we visited the hotel last year.

Today without any proper kind of explanation, the board of the ABC sacked its managing director Michelle Guthrie. I never liked her and what she was about so far as I know, but that does not matter.

What matters is that the ABC is a taxpayer funded broadcaster and and supposedly independent of the government (haha), we as taxpayers are owed a a proper explanation as to why she was sacked.

Joy Melbourne, our local gay radio station, went through a management crisis in I think the early 2000s. Members were left uninformed of what it was about or the people involved. I did not renew my membership that year and have rarely tuned in since.

It is our money that pays the ABC Board and our money that pays the Managing Director of the ABC. We have a right to know, as we have right to know how our money is spent in many other areas of government, that are not released for the reason of  'commercial in confidence'.

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No, that’s not a reference to chem sex at all. Totally not my thing. Wired is the name of the new download for this week. Of course, the shoot didn’t quite turn out how I planned as the wire didn’t behave itself at all. Am I unhappy with how it went? Not in the slightest. Aaron was another new model that I’d never worked with before who turned up ready to get nude and experiment. Bless him. It turns out he’s also up for some erotic work which we will endeavour to explore soon.

I’ve got three photo shoots this Saturday in the studio and hopefully another outdoor one on the Sunday if the model is free. I’m talking to lots of guys trying to tee up photo


I saw a review up by Ramen Raff, Sydney’s specialist reviewer of ramen, and who am I to argue? Located on Regent Street, a stone’s throw from Redfern Station, it’s a lovely contemporary space that specialises (hurrah, hurrah) in ramen.

I like the fact that they only have a few varieties of ramen AND that most were sold out when we went for lunch on a Tuesday; it means that the food is absolutely fresh and made to order, and when they’re out, they’re out!

So, we both had the specialty of the house, the RaRa Ramen and it had a beautiful creamy opaque broth.


This week I am doing a Ten days of my Top Movies a friend nominated me for over on my Facebook Page for the blog. Head over and check out the randomness that is my page. Its Day 4 today and this has been inspired by today’s movie which is a League of Their Own.

Today’s Crush is a great Actor who has been in a heap of things from being an assassin with memory loss to the president of the united states. They have really done it all.

This weeks Crush is Geena Davis

I thought brown shoes worn with a blue suit was an abomination, (there is a whole rash of that going on) but today I saw a blue suit, brown shoes and pale green argyle socks. 

Dear god man, don’t you dress in front of a mirror?