April Stars quick review.

April Stars quick review.
April – the month started off like a pistol. Yes I am aware that it is already the 18th (though I have only rewritten this on the 17th) and that the month is almost at an end. Anyway, back to the pistol analogy. Things that had been on the backburner have now come to the ...

That’s so gay. 1

That's so gay.
I admit it, I’m angry.  I’m fucking livid.  I have been sitting at my desk listening to these bitches in finance discuss this, that and the other and every time they want to comment negatively about something they refer to it as ‘Gay’. When the fuck did this word become a negative adjective? Why has ...

Please explain … Pauline Hanson has been detained at New Zealand’s international airport.

Please explain ... Pauline Hanson has been detained at New Zealand's international airport.
Pauline Hanson has been “left fuming” after being detained by New Zealand immigration officials, according to an article in Woman’s Day. Her conviction in 2003 for electoral fraud caught the attention of authorities who took her into a room at the international airport and questioned her. “I explained I was Australia’s first political prisoner,” she ...

The “Beef Rocket” Salad

Easy, quick, and stylish; just like my first failed relationship. Unlike that schmuck, you will keep coming back to this recipe. Serve with a Pinot Gris or a cheeky little  Sauvignon Blanc. Serves 4 Ingredients 200 g Rocket (Washed) 2 Pears ¾ cup Parmesan Cheese 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 70 g Walnuts (Sliced) ...

Morrocan lamb and cous cous 1

Morrocan lamb and cous cous
This dish is so incredibly simple and popular at dinner parties that I’m loathe to give it out. Suffice to say, it’s a wonderful meal for summer, winter, or if you just can’t be shagged to cook lobster thermidor. The sweet dry spiciness of the lamb and couscous contrasts with the bite of the cucumber ...

The Taking of Alice

The Taking of Alice
In the past month I have viewed the hotly anticipated Disney’s latest rendition of Alice in Wonderland twice;  firstly in 3D and then again in plain old 2D. Allow me to summarise by saying that nothing adds to the demise of a movie more than expectation or a second viewing.  Well, ignorant people co-viewing the film with ...

Ricky Martin Comes Out 2

Ricky Martin Comes Out
Well if you had a bet riding on Ricky Martin ’s sexuality, now is the time to collect. Tell your friends to, “Pay up!”, because it’s official- Ricky Martin has announced that he is indeed gay. Monday, Martin posted on his blog: “I am proud to say that I am a fortunate homosexual man…This is just ...

This week in music 1

This week in music
Lunatico – Gotan Project Label: Xl Recordings Release Date: 11 April 2006 Genre(s): Electronica, Downtempo/Nu-Tango I normally wouldn’t want to stray into a habit of reviewing music that isn’t ‘up to the minute’ or currently in charts but I had to share this.  In the lead up to my trip to Spain next year, this ...

This Week in Music 1

This Week in Music
Head First – Goldfrapp Label: Mute Records Release Date: 16 March 2010 Genre(s): Electronica, Synthpop Too high to write a sentence! Love it! Love her! Buy it! Twelve thousand stars shooting all over my face! I left something in the oven!

Brady bunch backs bedrock in tacky taupe terror 6

Brady bunch backs bedrock in tacky taupe terror
Proving that money can’t buy you taste, this 2.5 million dollar travesty is safely contained in the geomantic curves of Canberra’s deep south. The taupe rendering and the stone work is meant to suggest earthiness, possibly stability; but instead invokes visions of “The Flintstones”, while the decidedly 70s architecture harkens back to the cheesiness of ...