Go West !

In Uncategorized on December 8, 2011 at 11:53 am

With “Carols by Queerlight” (http://melbournestaycation.com/news/carols-by-queerlight) taking over the airwaves this Saturday TFC takes the night off … and yours truly heads for WA !

I am not staging an almighty sulk, trust me.

As luck would have it, my work is sending me over the WA for a couple of days for reasons that will 1) confuse you, 2) bore you & 3) confuse you even more !

Now, I used to dwell in marbled halls in Peppermint Grove in Perth’s leafy western suburbs.

It’s the country’s smallest municipality (http://www.peppermintgrove.wa.gov.au/) and boast a large number of stinkingly rich people.  My then-partner and I were not among them, although we did have a double garage !

This was the early 1990s and Perth’s remoteness hadn’t been somewhat eased by the digital thing.

The place felt a long way away from nowhere in particular and apart from the odd splendid Vietnamese restaurant, the Freo Markets (http://www.fremantlemarkets.com.au/) and a quasi queer bookshop there wasn’t much to entertain a gay blade about town.

Luckily I liked the footy and the cricket.!!

Returning fifteen years after the event will be an eye-opener, not least greeting the kiddies of former colleagues who were wild young things when I was there the last time.

Tempus fugit.


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