Here’s a larf for you.  I was prepping for a trip out to Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach, when who should appear on da telly, except Bobby Fox, he of Riverdance – the Lagan Company – I think he was only 16 when he joined us in Year Two of the the Lagan.

I knew he was having success in Oz, well here he was being interviewed for his part in Grease – the Musical, opening a Sydney run. Good man!

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So here’s the downlow. A lot of Irish and British people live in Bondi when they go to Sydney, as it’s a big suburb with a big variety of cost.  There’s really at least two Bondis – Bondi Junction and Bondi Beach.

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The junction is a big transport hub where trains and buses interconnect and has a ton of shops, not least a huge Westfield shopping centre. I needed a little Gutterman action (that’s thread, for the uninitiated) and Spotlight was just the ticket.

Inside, a gay man who had shaved and tattoed his entire skull, was berating an elderly (75+) shop assistant who was ringing up orders at the till for taking somebody out of order, while he had been swivelling on his thong looking up and down the shop.  I wanted to give him a slap, but feared that he might have a secret pair of pinking shears with which he would take me down.

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After a quick bite of lunch, I hopped aboard the 333 to Bondi Beach. Now the beach is VERY touristy, usually packed and you love it or hate it.

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On this day, it wasn’t SO busy, but you do need to get down to the water from the bus stop in your thongs and togs.

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What a fantastic day! I paused to top up the suncream but look at that indigo sky! So gorgeous.

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The water is crystal blue.

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This is one view up the beach…

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And the other direction…

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There were lots of surfers taking to the waves and – with Mardi Gras in town that weekend – the tiny shorts were out in force!

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I mean, it’s touristy, but you have to go, don’t you?!

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