Monday, 22 December 2014

Merry Christmas, thank you and some news

Just dropping in to say a quick thank you to everyone who has dropped into The Ponder Room this year. I really appreciate it and hope you got something out of your visit. I have some news about The Ponder Room ...

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Friday, 19 December 2014

Backyard water slide on steroids (Slide Street Perth 2014)

Last year I told you about a group of guys who put a sheet of black plastic down in their local park on Australia Day, added some dishwashing liquid and turned on the hose. What followed was an afternoon of fun and friendship (see story here). Twelve months later the same thing was attempted on St George’s Terrace ... kind of.

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Monday, 15 December 2014

Do you only get one true love? (Love Rosie movie review)

One night, the school heartthrob, a childhood sweetheart and a future that's about to change for ever. Love Rosie is a sweet romance that asks the age old question ... do you really only get one true love?
Thanks to Studio Canal


Friday, 12 December 2014

Pizza and pasta goodness hidden in the suburbs (Raktacino Pizza Cafe)

There’s something to be said for going off the beaten track when looking for a meal. This week some colleagues of mine introduced me to Raktacino Pizza Cafe, an unusually named cafĂ© in the back streets of Salters Point.

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Monday, 8 December 2014

Giving Paddington a voice (Paddington Movie)

Having spent eight years working on the HBF 'Ted' advertising campaign I'm very aware of the importance of a characters voice. Get it right and the audience falls in love with Paddington, get it wrong ... disaster. So how did Paddington go?

Thanks to Studio Canal


Friday, 5 December 2014

One of Perths oldest pubs has still got it (Grosvenor Hotel)

Many years ago I had a job in ‘the Terrace’ and it came with that rare commodity, a city car park. The car park was situated on top of the Grosvenor Hotel consequently every work day began with a wander through the old hotel. So I got quite a surprise when I returned there this week.

Monday, 1 December 2014

Being in the right place at the right time (Writing a column)

Why is it that just when you’re about to thrust your fluffy white towel of surrender into the air, something or someone, comes along to steady your hand and suggest you keep meandering down the path towards your goals? A few weeks ago I was reminded about why you should never give up on your goals, and how you never know when an opportunity might be just around the corner.