Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

Australia Day: two books by Aussie women

A few weeks ago, out on a day-trip on the Fleurieu Peninsula, as we were driving between Victor Harbor and Middleton, husband yelled ‘bookshop!’. We screeched to a halt outside … Continue reading

January 26, 2011 · 2 Comments

Tour Down Under in Unley

This evening, thanks to councillor father-in-law, a planned wander around the Tour Down Under stage carnival on King William Road in Unley turned into free wine, canapes and thoroughly lardy … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · 1 Comment

John Lewis ditches settlement cosmetics

Excellent BDS news: British retailer John Lewis has announced that it will no longer be stocking Ahava Dead Sea products. For the news announcement, see the Independent Middle East Media … Continue reading

January 15, 2011 · 4 Comments

Scrabble in Marion

It’s often easy to forget that getting ‘off the beaten track’ doesn’t always mean rushing off to distant and dangerous places. Sometimes it can mean finding the bits of superficially … Continue reading

December 29, 2010 · Leave a comment

'Walk the Proud Land'

Killing time in Unley shopping centre today, I came across the DVD of a 1956 Western called ‘Walk the Proud Land.’ The blurb on the back described it as: “The … Continue reading

December 20, 2010 · Leave a comment

My tuppence worth on the Wikileaks affair

It’s an interesting time to be a newbie in Australia, what with Julian Assange suddenly going from being some obscure activist geek to the best-known Aussie in the world in … Continue reading

December 16, 2010 · 3 Comments

'Cool! Andrew Bolt has slagged you off before you even get to Australia!'

…Sez husband, as we box up the contents of the house in preparation for a year Down Under… I wouldn’t have known Andrew Bolt from a hole in the ground … Continue reading

September 17, 2010 · 3 Comments