Monthly Archives: June 2012

High season – a memoir of heroin and hospitality – Jim Hearn

I began reading this book, appropriately, on Wategos Beach. On a sun-bathed Sunday in winter, curved waves curled in clean, neat lines toward the shore where from my towel I could just see the white building that is Rae’s on … Continue reading

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Sarah Swan’s feasts

Were I single, I would much rather meet someone new around a very long table groaning with platters, wine flowing in the company of strangers, than via RSVP. With which I had a brief and unsatisfactory flutter in the period … Continue reading

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Café communities

Cafes, by and large, appear to be thriving in this gloomy economic climate. And it’s not only in Byron Bay either – home to a great array of them – but other little towns I happen to be visiting. At … Continue reading

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Harvesting dreams

I remember several years ago when Tristan Grier confided his plans for Harvest. The very old bakery was going to be restored. They would bake their own bread on the premises. Then there would be a delicatessen alongside the restaurant. A … Continue reading

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