Photoblog recycle: August 2013

By this time the photoblog had ceased its separate existence, so these images come from this blog.

Sign of the times

Posted on August 21, 2013 by Neil

Spotted on my way to Figtree on Monday.


That’s the local Liberal Party candidate. He won’t win. Good to see the even-handed approach to Rugby League though.



I was feeling quite benevolent and replete at the time I saw those signs. You may see why above: the $10 roast lamb at The Hellenic Club….

I so miss the wonderful Sophia’s cooking!

Friday 16th at The Brewery — 2

Posted on August 20, 2013 by Neil

It is such a good place to sit! No wonder it also appears to be a regular stop for tourist groups from mainland China!



Friday 16th at The Brewery — 1

Posted on August 19, 2013 by Neil



French Kiss – rather good. A Shiraz-barrel aged farmhouse ale.

In The Gong

Posted on August 18, 2013 by Neil



So this is what was going on outside Wollongong Town Hall last Friday:

Advice on how to be safe at the beach, how to do the “Aussie driver salute” and how to avoid the evil ducks at the University of Wollongong duck pond was offered at the Welcome to Wollongong event on Friday.

Students, staff and families who have moved to the Illawarra from other states and overseas to study were welcomed by Lord Mayor Gordon Bradbery and other community representatives out the front of Wollongong Town Hall.

After sampling some Vegemite sandwiches and lamingtons, the crowd was entertained by the Wongawilli Band, UOW Groove Central dancers and drummers the Beatlab Performers and had the chance to check out information stalls by Wollongong City Council, lifeguards and community organisations.

Christian Bagayo, 28, moved to Wollongong two months ago from West Borneo and has begun his two-year education degree this semester at the University of Wollongong.

Although he came to Australia with a friend who is studying accounting, he said the first few weeks were quite difficult.

“At the start I was a bit lonely, but I think everyone would feel like that, but everyone has been very helpful so I have become more comfortable now.”

Mr Bagayo is four weeks into his course and while the cultural differences were challenging at first, he said staff and other students at the university had helped him settle in. He said events such as Welcome to Wollongong made him more aware of services.

Masters of education student Binnu Baby, from India, said she found information on day-to-day living, such as how to recycle correctly, especially helpful.

Welcome to Wollongong is a biannual event.

Illawarra Mercury

It’s a hard life

Posted on August 15, 2013 by Neil


Illawarra Brewery last Friday

Posted on August 11, 2013 by Neil




Posted on August 1, 2013 by Neil

Just now from my window.