What I saw in September 2015

Rebadging my “photoblog recycles”. These were originally on this blog.

$10 two-course Monday lunch @ Diggers

Posted on September 29, 2015 by Neil

In this case roast beef followed by apple pie.


Nowadays it’s $12.

Black cockatoos in West Wollongong

Posted on September 26, 2015 by Neil

Towards twilight I saw them from my window.


See also Calyptorhynchus funereus.

The Yellow-Tailed Black-Cockatoo is one of six species of Black-Cockatoo in Australia. In recent years it has been in rapid decline because of native habitat clearance, with a loss of food supply and nest sites.

Spring morning in West Wollongong

Posted on September 5, 2015 by Neil

Lovely morning too. See the view south from where I live:


Sirdan at the Shakespeare

Posted on September 2, 2015 by Neil

Surry Hills yesterday. And let me say the Wollongong train both to and from Sydney was absolutely on timetable and not too crowded! So take that, Sydney Trains: a compliment.


Shakespeare Hotel front bar

I was last there in July with M, when I wrote:

Yesterday I travelled up to Sydney, lunching in Surry Hills at The Shakespeare Hotel with M. $12.50 grilled barramundi and vegetables – excellent. M’s flatmate M2 came along – lovely man, former theatrical with a great fund of stories. It turns out he knew the late Stuart Wagstaff quite well, whereof (with other matters) we talked on over rather a lot of red wine after M left.

Yesterday after many a year I was there with Sirdan, who now lives in Queensland. He was passing through Sydney en route to a cruise commencing in Japan. B and later P joined us.

Sirdan and Mr R in the Shakespeare 2009: see I remember you well at The Shakespeare Hotel…


Sirdan yesterday


In the dining area