Monthly Archives: November 2017

What I did on my holiday – Professor Brian Cox tour version

An audience of 24,000 spread over nine shows in eight cities in fifteen days, and now the Australian and New Zealand tour is done. We left London twenty days ago and return shortly after a couple of days in Hong … Continue reading

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Long Live the Hyper Real Flesh and the old joke – Canberra to Adelaide

I have a fascination with old school comedians that has been interfering with my sleep patterns. Through a series of moves via Mick Miller and Johnny Casson, I find myself watching a 45 minute recording of Duncan Norvelle. Best known … Continue reading

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Let us Celebrate Leo McKern – a day in Canberra

I bumped my head on the beam of my own absurdity as I walked around Canberra’s great big lake. I risked a walk without hat or factor 50 unaware of the high, hot sun. You think I’d have been aware … Continue reading

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Crowd Surfing the Gravitational Waves is Forbidden… and a transformative exhibition

345am alarm. Relieved again that by being woken by an alarm that must necessarily mean I have been asleep. Brian has a lovely long lie in until 430am. Should his beauty sleep be too truncated, that can have ramifications for … Continue reading

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Beauty Spot Head Cavity – Day 10 (or 11 or 12 or 9) of The Brian Cox Tour

It doesn’t take long when a sea is between you and your family and you change hotel four to five times a week to feel that this has been your only life. Tour sleep peculiarities, airport check-ins, unpack, repack, “where’s … Continue reading

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Drained of Pudding in the Oxygen Tent – the tour goes on

Monday – Auckland Breakfast. Gym. Quick foray to Auckland Art Gallery. Look at Frederick Goodall’s The Finding of Moses. “Many Victorian secretly relished displays of , so long as they were legitimised within biblical and historical subjects.” “Eileen Agar refused … Continue reading

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the skin becoming conscious with the shock of sportswear enveloping it. Day 7 – Brisbane – Auckland

Today is the first day a stranger has ever said to me, “have a good workout”. Things must be changing. Hotel gyms were once mythic places, but the new regime of cosmology and weightlifting is in place now. Unfortunately, I … Continue reading

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