The hole in the ground at North Bondi

Now you see it, Now you don’t. In May this year the North Bondi Surf Life Saving Club (SLSC) voted to replace the existing Clubhouse with a new building. The word got around and signage went up… Then a few weeks ago, the iconic building, that has stood on the promenade for 77 years (where […]

Happy New Year

When it comes to massive crowds on Bondi Beach….New Year’s Day is always a biggie, and yesterday was no exception! December 2011 was such an abysmal month of “summer” weather, so the blue skies and hot weather attracted a fair few people to the sand yesterday. I also decided to head down with the family […]

A Morning Walk

Today I couldn’t resist going for a walk to the beach on such a beautiful morning. When I got down to the promenade, the water was completely flat and still. There was a lovely sense of peace at the beach. When I got to the North Bondi end, I spotted a few chookies doing a […]

The Pull and Push of Bondi

Today I went to Bondi Beach for a swim and some rays with my little man. It was the first international surfing competition to take place on Bondi Beach in over 20 years and a very gorgeus warm March Sunday, so it was, expectedly a busy day at Bondi. The water was superb, and I […]

Salt Water Therapy

I had the opportunity to do a few laps this morning and my heart and head were in desperate need of some salt water therapy. Didn’t feel like dealing with Bondi waves today so headed down to one of my favourite spots…only a few minutes drive from Bondi Beach, is the gorgeous harbour beach of […]

Ice Comes to Bondi This Winter

I like Bondi in the winter. There are times you can walk along the promenade in winter and feel a wonderful sense of space being in Bondi, like you are of out town somewhere. It reminds me of times past when there wasn’t a constant flow of backpackers and tourists. Last night I spent about […]

Development Shvelopment

So yesterday was a glorious winter’s day and I decided to take a walk down to the beach area of Bondi. There were lots of people around – as there often is on Sunday morning – with Bondi markets etc. and Bondi was buzzing. But as I walked I really felt overwhelmed with all the […]

Bondi’s Picture Theatres

Back in the days before our homes had several entertainment screens in them, the only way to get some screen entertainment was to go the picture theatre – or cinema, as we now know it. In the Bondi area alone (including Bondi Junction), there were at least half a dozen picture theatres in operation around […]

Another Bondi Tram Leaves Bondi

Last year The Bondi Tram Disco part of the Bondi Hotel, and the Gould Street drive-through bottlo vanished when the bulldozers came in to make way for yet another development at Bondi Beach. Known as The Beach House this new 5-storey development will comprise residential apartments and retail spaces. Waverley Councillor Mayor Sally Betts has […]

Before Bondi Became a BRAND

Before Bondi became a BRAND… – you could buy pies and cream puffs from the Flying Pieman at 3.30 in the morning – there were 3 petrol stations on Campbell Parade – the Astra was a grungy pub renowned for being somewhere you could always score – you’d have ‘eyeballs’ at ‘the concrete’ – you could buy […]