This was rebroadcast on ABC1 last night.
Category Archives: Lord Malcolm
Back in June 2007 I posted On Malcolm and his books… where I mentioned a rare edition, or comparatively rare, of Bertrand Russell’s A History of Western Philosophy which I inherited from Lord Malcolm. What is striking about it is the dust jacket, which recycles a wartime map of part of Poland.
Here it is.
Yes, that is Lord Malcolm in his younger days…
25 June 2008 – Three New Judges Appointed to the Federal Court: Delenio just forwarded this via Facebook.
Legal too, but unrelated…
I had a rare phone call from The Empress, Read the rest of this entry »
Lord Malcolm and I had a wonderful lunch at Chinese Whispers in Crown Street, Surry Hills. The duck dish was the best of its kind we have ever had. Towards the end, Lord Malcolm raised the idea of a banquet for his 49th in May, and we agreed this was the place to do it, so that is what will happen, God willing. Read the rest of this entry »
This is what has been exciting us here in South Sydney lately.
A RELENTLESS 12-week campaign by Peter Holmes a Court – and the dramatic last-word intervention of the actor Russell Crowe – swayed die-hard South Sydney supporters to accept a $3 million privatisation offer at an extraordinary general meeting yesterday.
The bid scraped across the line. With a 75 per cent majority required, the suitors won 75.8 per cent of the 3936 votes accepted – a margin of only 30 votes.
Lunch with Lord Malcolm and Sirdan was here yesterday: warmish beer but good value food. And Lord Malcolm saw lots of cute — um — and we saw the sexiest car we have ever seen:
We were disappointed, but not as much as this patron:
Food 2 Ambience 2 Service 2 Value 3
I went to the Marigold with some work colleagues for yum char. They had lost our reservation so they put us on a table next to the toilet. They place smelt awful, I think they must have just painted it or have a large smelly dog. The food itself I think was probably that frozen stuff that you get from the freezer and put straight into the fryer or steamer – yuck! The waiters were rude too. Never ever going there again!!
Johnnie’s Fish Cafe in Fitzroy Street Surry Hills: definitely the best!
Sirdan, Lord Malcolm, Simon H and I had a really great meal here today: Simon H had leather jacket, Sirdan and Lord Malcolm had barramundi, and I had hake. Three diferent salads.
M turned up last night with a box of chocolates. My brother rang first thing this morning from Tasmania, where it is 13 Celsius, unlike Sydney (40-ish yesterday!) Just back from church now — really nice. Lots of hugs. Even kisses: Sam’s was good Now to Sirdan’s for lunch, and the idea after that is to kidnap Lord Malcolm for a while. Read the rest of this entry »
You recall I mentioned Lord Malcolm being in hospital; I visited him today and he is showing every sign of surfacing again — putting on weight. The brain scan found nothing too nasty, but cardiology (so far so good) is not complete yet. He won’t be available for Christmas though; we had proposed going down to see that new bridge on the South Coast road.
I spoke last night to Sirdan and hope to speak to Lord Malcolm, perhaps to see him, today. He is likely to be in hospital for some time. Our Christmas plans are on hold.
I am now reading Original Face, thanks to “Marcel Proust” who dropped in last Saturday and lent me his copy. I didn’t go the launching, by the way. I am enjoying it. Marcel emailed me earlier this month with some well-observed reservations about a few points. I may come back to these later. Marcel enjoyed the book too, despite those reservations. There are one or two hints and fragments of Chinese I have known through M, here and there, and of course I have known Nick for fifteen years now.
I began the novel in the waiting room at the gastroenterologist’s today.
I recovered from an anaesthetic just over two hours ago, so I trust today’s posts make sense. I do feel OK, and Lord Malcolm delivered me from Bondi to the Juice and Java Lounge in Surry Hills where I ate my first meal since last night’s excellent steak.
By the way, yesterday’s yum cha again: Sirdan did turn up, but not where we did! So some time in the near future we will make use of Ben’s gift.