Don’t forget to pack your smalls

alexander off to cyprus

Sure, there was the toffy accent, the toffy head, the toffy mannerisms, the Things That Batter, AWB, Iraq, the fact that he was in every respect a more hilarious leader of the Opposition than Brendan could ever hope to be, but first and last, the thing that summed up Lexy was the fishnet stockings.

First published in The Australian July 2, 2008.

Life drawing just down the road…

Ever since I moved to Hobart, I’ve been looking for a regular life drawing group to keep the hand in, and finally, over a year down the track, one turns up just down the road. Most convenient, although it doesn’t have the Fortune Of War pub just downstairs and is not convenient for Tom “Fancy a quick schooner during the break?” Jellett. Nonetheless, it was good to draw some lines on paper.