I got a cold call from the Sydney Symphony Orchestra a few days ago and was half way through fobbing the woman off - ‘my toaster’s on fire’ - when she mentioned that I still had $180 credit with them. She wondered if I’d prefer to spend it or donate it. Spend, spend, spend I … Continue reading BACK TO BEETHOVEN



Robinson has done the right thing by old people everywhere and lost her Gold Opal card. She’s reinforced the stereotype. She’s the mad old woman on the bus, except she’s no longer on the bus. For those who don’t live in Sydney, a Gold Opal lets you use public transport all day long for $2.50. … Continue reading OLD GOLD