Glad to have had a call from Sirdan yesterday. When a month or two back I changed to the new phone I lost his number, so I was hoping he might call. He continues in Gympie but will shortly be severing his link to Sydney.
If you search “Sirdan” in my blogs you will find quite a bit. Here are a few memories.
02 JUNE 2007
M was unable to come, but Sirdan and Kristina did. Lord M would be pissed off that The Shakespeare is now offering a $10 Sunday roast, something he had long advocated/desired as the place is so handy as well as being a great little family pub. When Sirdan gets back from Africa we will definitely give it a go. So Sirdan headed off home, and Kristina and I continued talking for a while outside the pub. But then, Kristina being Kristina, she ran into an old friend and we all got chatting: Geoffrey Rush! And a few others…
Did you organise this somehow, Lord Malcolm? After all, you were paying.:)
01 JULY 2007
The first of the month and the traditional day for Yum Cha going back to late last century — the July 2000 Yum Cha comes to mind especially. Sirdan felt the cold on his bald Rhodesian head so bought a red beanie in Chinatown, then DVDs of Happy Feet and The Birdcage. “There’s an empty space today,” he said. I knew what he meant.
Eventually ten of us attended Yum Cha at The Golden Harbour, and excellent it was too. Almost as per tradition we finished with the crispy calimari and mango pancakes — not together, I should add. A bit of reminiscing happened.
Sirdan and I went to check out the 75th Birthday Celebrations at the ABC. Sydney obviously loves its ABC, as we could hardly move!
Posted on December 8, 2008 by Neil
Shakespeare Hotel, Devonshire Street
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Time’s running short as early next year Sirdan will be in Queensland.
Lunch at The Diggers Club
Dessert at Yours and Owls, where the ambience and scenery were superb. Last night’s band were retrieving their gear.
Tom Waits was our background music, and great coffee, great cakes.