Thursday, September 25, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Great news Tea is not dehydrating. It is a healthy drink

BBC NEWS | Health | Tea 'healthier' drink than water

"Tea replaces fluids and contains antioxidants so its got two things going for it"
Dr Carrie Ruxton, and colleagues at Kings College London


Claire Williamson of the British Nutrition Foundation
"In terms of fluid intake, we recommend 1.5-2 litres per day and that can include tea. Tea is not dehydrating. It is a healthy drink."

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Welcome To The Working Week by Paul Vlitos

Welcome To The Working Week by Paul Vlitos - 9780752885117 - Orion Books

I don't usually read novels. But I walked in the library and this title grabbed me. It is a first novel

but I see Paul now has

Every Day is Like Sunday by Paul Vlitos - 9780752890630 - Orion Books

Working Week is a book of emails to and from Martin who seems to get in disaster after disaster. Trying to find his jacket and wallet after a party and they are on his sideboard. Some very funny sections. It is about life in North London and part of the culture scene. Plays in pubs and DJs and names on the music world.

Ending sort of peters out - Martin makes a 5 year plan with a girl that they will marry if nothing else happens (which girl? but that would be a spoiler ). Just seems to be saying life goes on and on.

One girl keeps a blog and emails are exchanged on stuff she says about Martin. A novel of just emails - very novel

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Sydney Landmark looks like it is finished

Last drinks at Rozelle's historic White Bay Hotel - National -

This pub right on corner before you sweep round to Anzac bridge always seemed so forlorn to me.
I always wondered who drank there. But it looked to be well frequented.
Then 1992 it closed and has been sitting there looking like a dump and now a fire.

Perhaps that incredible wizened old lady who used to sell newspapers at the traffic lights spent her change there.