Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Christmas Camp

Rehearsed over few nights to join this drag queen disco flash mob on Bondi Beach, which happened during one of my lifesaving patrols. I'm the too-tan one between queens below. The Xmas song is Kylie and Danni Minogue: "Whether the snow falls or / It’s 100 degrees / It’s still Christmas to me!”

Any tips for getting this song out of my head are welcomed. Huge thanks to the weather on Saturday, our organiser DJ Dan Murphy, choreographer David Olsen, and drag stars Minnie Cooper and Penny Tration. Merry Xmas from Australia!

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Carol: Oscars everywhere!

I was so entranced by Carol, I left the cinema thinking I might be lesbian! (Shhh) Here's my review of the period (1952) drama, starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, in this month's issue of DNA magazine. Click images to enlarge. 

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Bondi to Bronte

Well... it was meant to be the annual Bondi to Bronte ocean swim... but organizers determined Bronte surf was too gnarly (dumping waves onto shallow sand bar), but that's the challenge - Bronte surf is always gnarly. Anyway, they erred on the side of caution and altered the course into a giant 2km loop in Bondi. I wanted an ocean swim not a pool paddle!

Disappointed about the change of course or dismayed by the appearance of those in my age group!?

Below: Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is in the red and black stripes at the far side. Yes that is the Prime Minister of Australia! There were a couple of policemen on hand, and media, but so casual. As if to underscore the lack of threat, his starting gun is a whistle.

Conditions were perfect, and I felt strong... kicked and whacked as good as I got this time!