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JANUARY 22-28, 2020 ISSUE 1259

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PRESTIGE PROPERTY GUIDE INSIDE

TAKE IT OUTSIDE

Style cues for outdoor spaces

NOVEL IDEA

Summer reads for the beach bag

VANITY FUR Four-legged fashion influencers wear it well


This week... With 38 per cent of Aussie households owning a dog, it’s clear we are a canine-loving nation. And oh, how we spoil them. No longer content to proffer the odd liver treat, it’s saddlestitched collars, leopard-print bandanas, sun-safe hats and onesies all the way. Case in point: our insanely cute cover star, Louie, dressed in a fetching fern print ensemble from Pablo & Co. The Brisbane-based doggie fashion label, founded by Loren Cunliffe, is garnering a global following for its fun and quirky apparel. Other homegrown entrepreneurs carving out a niche in this competitive space are Topdog Boutique’s Alex Dreise (right) and Emma Karanges of The Dog Mum. You can read all about them on P8. One thing is certain, next time round I am coming back as a basset hound.

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THE CHAT Brit actor Tom Walker on his controversial alter ego COVER STORY Fashion for furry friends RESTAURANT Yoko, city MUSIC Sunnyboys on tour THE SCENE Out and about FASHION Prints pack a punch LIVING What’s great outdoors BOOKS Recommended reading TRAVEL Let’s go cruising

08 ON THE COVER Louie the basset hound, of Teneriffe, Cover Story, P8. Picture John Muir, johnmuirphotography.net Styling Louie wears The Leaf Visor, $23.95, The Leaf Rashie, $35, pabloandco.net Design Anne-Maree Lyons

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LIFE

Brooke Falvey Hope and generosity has risen from the ashes, and it has been heartwarming to see our community rally to support those impacted by fire In the words of Ron Burgundy, that escalated quickly. For many, myself included, the last month of 2019 was like the final kilometre of a marathon. We told ourselves 2020 would be better, brighter, a fresh start full of promise and wonder. As if opening a new calendar would magically re-energise our weary souls. Instead we woke to images of blood red skies; injured animals; and thousands of residents and holiday-makers forced to seek refuge on beaches as fire swept through towns along Victoria’s east and on the NSW South Coast. The images and stories were heartbreaking, overwhelming and tragic. They made us stop and reflect on what is important, and then they made us act. And that was when we began to shine.

Because hope and generosity has risen from the ashes, and it has been heartwarming to see our community rally to support those impacted by fire. Comedian Celeste Barber inspired thousands worldwide to donate, with homegrown Hollywood heavyweights including Chris Hemsworth and Nicole Kidman following suit. Bushfire survivor Turia Pitt launched @spendwiththem, a social-media campaign for small businesses affected by the fires to promote themselves freely and to start the process of rebuilding. Within 48 hours, the account had more than 109,000 followers, with business owners sharing how positively Pitt’s advocacy had impacted them. Another great account is @emptyesky,

which encourages everyone to take road trips with empty Eskies and stock up on produce and goods from businesses in affected communities. But the fundraising stories which have most touched my heart, and given me hope for the future of our country, are those involving a few great kids. In Port Douglas, Queensland Police constables Hannah Mulholland and Matt Cornish helped brothers Will and Jack Rielly in their bushfire fundraising efforts by setting up an RBT at the site of the kids’ lemonade stand. Forty-five minutes later, the brothers had sold out of lemonade and raised $380. In Brisbane, my friends’ kids – Riley, Mackenzie and Raff – hosted a bake sale on a roadside in Wilston, getting honks, waves

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THE CHAT

Life of Pie

Actor Tom Walker’s famous lefty journalist-alter ego precedes him

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hen he decided to create spoof TV reporter Jonathan Pie, British actor Tom Walker had no idea what he was about to unleash. Out of work for 15 years after leaving university and with no jobs coming his way, the drama graduate simply wanted something to do. Fast forward four years and exasperated and rather angry news reporter Pie is a worldwide internet sensation. His satirical videos berating the people in power regularly go viral and he’s clocked up more than 1.2 million Facebook followers. Indeed his response to the election of Donald Trump was viewed more than 150 million times, and a recent clip exploring identity politics was viewed more than eight million times on Facebook alone. Preparing to return to Brisbane with his new Australian Fake News Tour 2020, Tom says he’s loving the live shows. “In the first three minutes, I can see the audience thinking, ‘How is this going to work? Will he just shout at me for an hour and how can I handle that?’ “But if it didn’t work I wouldn’t be back. This is my third live tour and it’s going to be as big and successful as any before it – I think I’m really finding my stride now. “In this show there is much more a story of what’s happened to Pie over the last year or so. British politics has descended into chaos with Brexit and so has Pie’s personal life. We look at Brexit through Pie’s family and his struggles.” Pie, who has also appeared on ABC TV’s The Weekly with Charlie Pickering, makes sure he tailors

the material to suit Aussie audiences. Fortunately his mum and sister live in Sydney so he’s able to get the lowdown. “I have to remember to change Marmite to Vegemite and find equivalent celebrities to the UK ones,” he says. “It’s hard to write because I have to do whole new set pieces about the Australian Prime Minister. I know the punchlines that resonate with UK audiences but I need to make sure I find the same for Australians. “I follow Australian politics enough to know what’s going on, although it’s hard to keep up because there seems to be a new prime minister every month,” he laughs. But while Tom takes a healthy interest in politics, he’s not as opinionated or vocal about such things as Pie. “Pie is a proper lefty but the good thing about that is he gets angry because the left keep losing,” he says. “It means I can attack the left when they get it wrong and not a huge amount of comedians are able to do that, although I don’t get as angry as Pie. “I’ve always voted and taken that seriously but I don’t care as much as the character does.

“Pie is the guy down the pub who very loudly talks about his political opinions and nothing else. “Politics is the last thing I want to talk about over a beer.” The Fake News Tour 2020, Feb 28, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm, $69.90. brisbanecomedyfestival.com

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Explore the first major survey exhibition of this leading Australian painter, born and raised in Brisbane. Anne’s pieces (Eames Chair 2004, above) capture everything from domestic scenes to landscapes and Brisbane bands. See them at QUT Art Museum until Feb 23.

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Wags to riches Puppy love inspired these local fashion labels that cater to cute canines and their hopelessly devoted owners

PABLO & CO They may be small, but these miniature kings of pop culture know how to rock a bow tie. With their mum Loren Cunliffe, 25, miniature dachshunds Pablo and Saint are bringing runway style to dog parks across Brisbane through their fashion label Pablo & Co. The cute canines are the poster pups for the brand’s collars, leads and harnesses. And they keep their 46,000 online followers up to date on new designs and trends through their Instagram account, @the.life.of.pablo.and.saint. “They’re like mini influencers,” Loren says. “All the captions are written from their perspective, so it’s as if they run the account themselves. People love all the cheeky things they say.” Pablo, 3, and Saint, 1, lead an enviable lifestyle filled with snacks, relaxation and of course, a little bit of mischief. “They attend Noah’s Park doggie day care in Bowen Hills three times a week while I am at the warehouse, creating and sorting stock,” says Loren, who previously worked for her family’s retail business. “Pablo & Co is my full-time job and I can work anywhere from a 12- to a 14-hour day, so it’s great to keep them occupied.” The business, with its growing global customer base, had humble beginnings in Loren’s family home in Paddington in 2016, while the young entrepreneur was recovering from minor surgery. “I’ve always loved sewing and had a passion for quirky fabrics, so I decided to start making some dog bandanas,” she says. Having started Pablo’s Instagram account around the same

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COVER STORY

LITTLE LOVES ... Loren Cunliffe with her famous fur babies Saint and Pablo. Picture: Russell Shakespeare/AAP

FUR FAMILY ... The Dog Mum founder Emma Karanges with Boss (left) and Kora.

THE DOG MUM time, where he modelled Loren’s creations, she was quickly inundated with positive feedback. “I started an Etsy store and found I had so many loyal supporters from Instagram who loved what I was doing,” she says. Drawing inspiration from the latest runway trends, she worked with a design team to produce a range of bandanas, harnesses and leashes. And so dog owners could match their pooches, Loren also offered snazzy attire for humans. “I really wanted to start something in the Australian market that hadn’t been touched on,” she says. “Everyone loves their fur babies and better yet, who doesn’t love matching them?” In no time, her side hustle transformed into

a full-time operation. “It is extremely busy. I now have over 25 stockists around the globe including Japan, America and New Zealand,” she says. Despite the international success, Loren’s focus remains local, with a new concept store opening soon in Newmarket. The otherwise online enterprise also pops up at design markets, to ensure Pablo & Co fans can stay in vogue. “Just seeing the joy and excitement from my customers excites me and makes me want to grow the business even more,” Loren says.

Being a dog mum is hard work. It takes patience, authority and lots of love. And a little recognition never goes astray. While pondering the purchase of yet another matching bandana set for her fur babies at a local market, Emma Karanges thought “what about me?” The QUT marketing and public relations lecturer and tutor, who is on maternity leave from the university, wanted to celebrate the unshakeable bond she has with her pooches, Boss, a kelpie, 5, and Kora, 4, a koolie. “There is so much available for dogs, which is awesome because they are literally my children, but I am their dog mum,” says Emma, 30, of Acacia Ridge.

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“I wanted something to showcase that part of my identity.” So she followed her heart and founded online store, The Dog Mum (TDM) in 2017 with her husband and the company’s operations manager Dan. Emma fell pregnant with their son Hunter, who will be two in May, not long after the launch “so he’s always been a huge part of the biz too”. Whether it’s T-shirts, tote bags, aprons or bumper stickers, there is a Dog Mum design for it. “I think of a typical dog mum and every sort of product that she may need to get through the day,” says Emma, who will complete her PhD this year. TDM now has five full-time employees and an outsourced team of designers to create the ethically made looks. “I knew it would work because I loved it so much,” Emma says. “When you feel so passionate about something, you find a way to make it happen.” And her pride and joy – her pooches – remain integral to the operation. “I always refer to them as my muse. They are my constant source of inspiration for the brand because without them, I wouldn’t be a dog mum. “Boss is like the captain of the football team, really good with all the chicks and he knows it, while Kora is my little bookworm who hangs out in the library, very sweet and uncertain of herself.” With one a farm dog and the other a rescue pup, the two share a very special place in Emma’s heart. “(As) a little girl I always knew I wanted dogs of my very own. Giving a dog a second chance was something really important to me.” And right now, so is lending support to those affected by the bushfire crisis in Victoria and New South Wales. In response, TDM has just launched its Love Our Backyard collection, with all profits going to the Bushfire Appeal. “Fundraising is a core part of TDM and we love giving our customers the opportunity to be part of something bigger than themselves,” Emma says. thedogmum.com

ANIMAL MAGIC ... Alex Dreise with her style inspiration, Romeo, and (right) one of Top Dog’s bandanas.

TOP DOG BOUTIQUE “Styling your pooch is so much fun because it’s a reflection of your style, combined with theirs,” says Top Dog Boutique founder Alex Dreise. The 29-year-old digital designer discovered her passion for canine apparel after buying her beloved Romeo, a shih tzu x lhasa apso, from

a Brisbane breeder in 2011. And the cuddly sidekick ultimately prompted Alex’s savvy business venture. “Romeo was definitely the inspiration,” Alex says. “As other dog owners know, you do anything you can to spoil your pup. If it wasn’t for Romeo, I wouldn’t have noticed the gap in the market and started dreaming about

owning a boutique to help other dog mums and dads spoil their own fur babies,” she says. “There were so many world leaders in designer dog products that Australians just didn’t have access to – unless you wanted to pay a fortune for shipping. I had been dreaming about launching the site for discerning owners who are aesthetically and sustainably minded.” Her solution was to open Top Dog Boutique in March last year. From her Peregian Beach home on the Sunshine Coast, Alex, a QUT graduate, manages operations for the online store which sells the ultimate in creature comforts. “It’s a place for lovers of dogs and lovers of design,” she says. From Germany’s MiaCara to Melbourne-based Park Barkers, the store’s hand-picked collection features 16 luxe puppy lifestyle brands and Alex is already looking to expand with more labels plus a line of her own creation. “I already have some exciting ideas in mind,” she says. The young entrepreneur is also mindful of giving back and donates five per cent of sales to the RSPCA. “Part of my motivation for starting Top Dog Boutique was that I would be in a strong position to be able to give back to pups in need,” she says. “Although there are lots of spoiled pups in Australia, unfortunately there are also lots in need. After all, every dog is a ‘Top Dog’ at heart,” she says. topdogboutique.com.au

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SPOTLIGHT

Crime and reason The buzz is mounting about author J.P. Pomare and with a hot new thriller on stands, he is feeling the pressure Andrea Macleod

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elbourne-based crime writer Josh Pomare has just been for a run. It’s early but he’s already done one interview for his latest novel In the Clearing which is fast cementing his reputation as one of the hottest new voices in crime fiction. He and his wife Paige, who are expecting their first child this year, are house-sitting for a friend over the Christmas break and Josh, known to his fans as J.P. Pomare, is trying to win the resident cat over. “The cat literally hates me,� he says, laughing. “I grew up with cats. I like cats but the more attention you give them the less they like you and I have tried with this cat but now I’m just going to ignore her.� Oddly the cat offers a curious connection to Josh’s own relationship with his recent success and the reaction to the commercial buzz generated by comparisons with international bestseller Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl). Since publishing Call Me Evie (2018), the self-professed introvert – who will meet Brisbane fans when he visits next month – has found himself spending more time on discovering the balance between being liked and accepting the work has a life beyond the writer, beyond what he can control. On letting things be. “As a people-pleaser you want your friends and readers to like every word you put down,� he says. “I still don’t want to let anyone down with their experience (of reading the books) or prescribe meaning to the book but I’ve found myself doing a lot of disconnecting (from social media) and trying to do the things that brought me to writing in the first place.� His prose is admired for its lushness and visceral qualities that evoke the stunning landscapes in

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which his works are set. His stories have been dubbed thrilling, terrifying and spellbinding. He is recognised as one of the strongest voices in the genre, and he has also hosted the On Writing podcast series since 2015. The question is, how does a boy who grew up on a farm in New Zealand, one of four siblings, become interested in shocking crimes and decide to unpick the dark underbelly of brutal tragedies? “In some ways we had the idyllic family lifestyle, two border collies, cats, horses but then we would watch the lambs being slaughtered without any censoring ‌ I was never sheltered or even protected from dark and damaging things and I was fully initiated into some of the most horrible things people have done to each other,â€? Josh says. The catastrophic loss of his mother to cancer when he was 11 only consolidated his sense of the unpredictable and how good things can go bad. “I like to think about why people who present as normal and people who are – quote unquote – ‘the good bloke’, or ‘the shy neighbour’ and look at these and see why otherwise good people do horrendous things,â€? he says. Josh says In the Clearing is “really traceable and a clear study of a psychological landscape shaped by childhood.â€? Call Me Evie on the other hand had many questioning how Josh created the 17-year-old female voice of his main character Evie/Kate. “There is so much of me in her and while you are never your character wholly, because people’s lives are actually pretty boring, there is so much of me in Kate,â€? he says. Being questioned about those similarities and the inspirations was both a blessing and a curse. “There was a much closer, more emotionally vulnerable process writing Evie,â€? he says. “In the Clearing was just great fun and it was a great time. I think all novelists talk about moments where stories unlock and come out of nowhere – like lightning striking out of nowhere – and things are totally different and you’re so excited. That is the magic in good books ‌ when the writer surprises themselves.â€? J.P. Pomare: The Dark Underbelly of Crime Writing workshop, Feb 2, $75, J.P. Pomare: In the Clearing, Feb 3, $10, both Avid Reader, West End. avidreader.com.au

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HELLO YELLOW ... Yoko brings Japanese street food to the river front; teriyaki fish collar (below).

For the fun of it A fresh take on Japanese and chatty waitstaff bring something new to the table Tony Harper

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ike everywhere else in the Howard Smith Wharves precinct, Yoko doesn’t lack for vibe. The river laps its feet, the Story Bridge underbelly dominates everything above water level, and the crowds just roll past. And like its neighbouring restaurants, Yoko takes its root-genre and whitewashes it for the midstream public. Which is by no means a criticism, simply a description. In fact if someone could lower the DJ’s music that is not quite doof-doof, not quite coming-down (but still well beyond the desires of the general public and me), it would be a pretty fabulous dining place. I surely don’t need Yoko Ono on repeat (God forbid) but something a little more innocuous and relaxing would work wonders. But I think Yoko is meant to be light and fun rather than serious and sombre – the streets of Shinjuku brought to downtown Brisbane – so perhaps I’m moaning unnecessarily. If the name hasn’t given it away, 12 BRISBANE NEWS January 22-28, 2020

Japanese is the theme, and it covers the basic array of izakaya (street food), raw seafood, noodles, tempura, dumplings, teriyaki and tonkatsu, plus some cooked seafood dishes, steaks and meats. Seafood is always a good litmus test for quality, and there’s nowhere to hide when it’s raw. So we try a sashimi platter ($44) with scallops, kingfish, tuna and salmon, a dab of wasabi: simple, faultless. It comes without the detailed presentation that characterises good Japanese sashimi but that’s fine – it’s very good seafood. By contrast an apparently simple dish of miso-glazed eggplant ($15) is more exotic, more complex, more textural than its rather plain moniker suggests, and perhaps the best dish of the day. Or maybe that honour belongs to a san-choi-bao meets Japanese pork belly with lettuce cups, pickles, a very good kimchi and condiments ($35). How’s that for cultural fusion? We eat our way through plenty of dishes – so-so gyoza ($16), a quirky, delicious,

quite delicate plate of spanner crab and toasted rice with fish roe and edamame ($26), and a good, slightly contemporised rendition of chicken karaage ($14). But there are some more exotic things that we missed, like pork katsu steam bun; teriyaki fish collar; scallop, silken tofu and yuzu kosho ... dishes I reckon would be worth another visit. Yoko, like all of its kin, has a decent drinks list with a bunch of cocktails (including a Yuzu, rum, mandarin and passionfruit slushy), a terrific range of sake and a lengthy, well curated wine list. Beers? Yeah, kind of. But the high point of the experience is the service which is detailed, chatty, helpful. And it’s relaxed, which might not work so well somewhere more posh, but here it’s spot on. Yoko dining is, first and foremost, fun. The menu is a clever interpretation of Japanese casual food, cross pollinated and contemporised. And it comes in a pretty good package.

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RECIPE

Perfect pair Enjoy asparagus with eggs while it’s in season, says Alastair McLeod Asparagus season is ephemeral. I have it on every menu at this time of year and eat it a few times a week at home. For breakfast in an omelette, lunch in a frittata or quiche and as the hero in fried rice or with a licentious Hollandaise sauce and toasted brioche for dinner. Common to all is the relationship that asparagus enjoys with eggs. Scrambled, fried, boiled or poached, it matters less. This partnership is as iconic as peaches and cream or tomatoes and basil. Enjoy local asparagus before the moment passes.

POACHED DUCK EGG, ASPARAGUS, SPECK, GRAIN MUSTARD Ingredients 25g grain mustard 2tsp white wine vinegar 50ml extra virgin olive oil + additional for asparagus 1tbs honey Sea salt and freshly milled pepper 16 spears asparagus 2tbs white wine vinegar 4 duck eggs Sea salt and freshly milled pepper 12 thin slices speck Fresh herbs to garnish Method Combine mustard, vinegar, olive oil and honey in a small bowl, season with salt and pepper then mix well then set aside. Next prepare the asparagus by removing the woody bases and peeling the stem. Bring two large pots of water to the boil and heavily season one of them with salt and add white wine vinegar to the other. Crack the eggs into four small dishes and gently place eggs, one by one, into the simmering water. Poach for three to four mins, ensuring the yolk is still runny. Remove from the water with a slotted spoon and keep warm. When the eggs are almost cooked, plunge the asparagus into the salted water and boil for one to two mins then remove, season with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil. Divide asparagus and speck between plates, set egg on top and spoon over grain mustard dressing. Season with salt and pepper and finish with herbs. Serves 4 Alastair Mcleod is the chef-owner of Al’FreshCo, alfreshco.com.au Styling and photography: Miranda Porter Props: Luna Ceramics, @lunaceramics; Cultivate Design Co, cultivatedesignco.com.au

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WHAT YOU NEED ... Sunnyboys perform at The Tivoli next month and will also release a remastered edition of their debut EP.

Sunny business Sunnyboys are getting the band back together for a 40th anniversary tour Brian Bennion

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unnyboys have the surf culture in their hometown of Kingscliff to thank for the sound that made them a formidable live act right from their earliest compositions. Band founders the Oxley brothers would hang out at parties held by older surfers, where they took in the music from The Beatles and The Rolling Stones to Neil Young and Bob Dylan. With his head filled with the sounds of the ’60s, Peter Oxley picked up a guitar while younger brother Jeremy wrote the songs. At 15 and 13, they formed their first band Wooden Horse with Sunnyboys drummer Bil Bilson in Kingscliff in the mid-’70s. After moving to Sydney they formed Sunnyboys with guitarist Richard Burgman in 1980. “We were always into melody lines, Jeremy’s vocals and our backing vocals,” Peter says. “Even though Jeremy’s lyrics are quite dark – he’s very introspective, he’s singing 14 BRISBANE NEWS January 22-28, 2020

about how he feels – the music was slightly different. It was very upbeat. Us playing live was great fun and exciting but Jeremy’s lyrics were sometimes quite sad and pretty dark. It was this funny combination of the two.” The musical influences shine through in the powerful guitar arrangements, catchy melodies and backing vocals, a sound made for the pub circuit. “It was perfect; crossover surfie pop, rock ’n’ roll,” Peter says. “All the coastal areas loved us, the Gold Coast, Brisbane. We just had a huge fan base all over Australia.” For the three or four years the band was initially together they released three albums and a live record and toured solidly, creating a reputation as one of the hardest-working live acts. “All the bands were (hardworking) in those days because there were plenty of places to play,” Peter says. “You could do a two-week tour and not even leave Sydney. “You could play six nights a week. Shows were on Tuesday to Sunday

and you’d have Monday off. It was pretty fortunate to have a band around that time.” The band celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with the release of a remastered version of their long-lost self-titled and independently released four-track EP, which featured the sound that made them with the tracks Alone With You, Love to Rule, What You Need and The Seeker. The debut “yellow” EP sold out its initial pressing of 1000 copies in two-anda-half weeks. A further pressing of 1000 followed but the master tapes disappeared after the band signed to Mushroom Records in February 1981. The band also recorded new versions of four tracks written by Jeremy postSunnyboys at Airlock Studios in Brisbane for the new release, Sunnyboys 40. From Can’t You Stop, a reworking of The Fisherman (1986), a song Jeremy recorded in 1986, with all the trademark guitar and harmonies, to the beautifully haunting reworking of Jeremy’s 1991 solo

recording Way After Five, the second side of the release serves as an insight into what the band could have been. Sunnyboys broke up in 1984 and reformed for the Hoodoo Gurus’ 2012 Dig It Up shows in Sydney, playing under the name “Kids In Dust”. “Word got out that it was us so we had a full house at the Enmore Theatre at 3.30 in the afternoon,” Peter says. “It went really well and we thought, ’Should we play more shows if people offer them to us?’. Since then we’ve played every year. “It feels good to be able to play those songs and we’ve got a good crowd that loves listening to us. “We have a good time and so does the audience. That’s what it’s all about really. When we don’t have fun and nobody wants to see us then we’ll retire or maybe we’ll start playing the blues.” Sunnyboys 40 with guests Painters and Dockers, Feb 14, The Tivoli, Fortitude Valley, $75. ticketmaster.com.au

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Group effort Drawn from the rich depths of the GOMA collection, a new show explores the art of work Phil Brown

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he North Korean regime may not be much fun but the art of this hermit kingdom is certainly lively and colourful. In fact a work from the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea) caught my attention at GOMA recently. I had gone over to the Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Art Gallery to see what else was on besides their popular summer blockbuster, Water. I found the joint jumping and I was surprised at how much else there was to see at the moment. Maybe I shouldn’t have been. It was seeing that DPRK mural that drew me into the exhibition upstairs from Water at GOMA. The show is called Work, Work, Work and it’s an embarrassment of riches really and a very attractive one if you have short arms and long pockets. In that it’s free! Curated by QAGOMA’s Ellie Buttrose who has judiciously raided the QAGOMA collection, it is a compelling and very entertaining exhibition. And a very expansive one. Years ago, when Chris Saines took over the directorship of QAGOMA I recall him saying he wanted to work the collection harder and this is an example of that. I mean we have, over the years, amassed an extraordinary array of contemporary art which is mostly locked away from our view. It’s wonderful to see some of it out again. Back to our hero piece though, which is by North Korean artist Kim Hung II. It’s entitled Work team contest and it depicts blue- and white-collar workers celebrating their collective achievements. It’s a large work comprised of tiny ceramic tiles making it fresco-like. It’s just one of a number of impressive pieces, many of them on an equally large scale. There’s a terrific work by British artists Gilbert & George near the North Korean one and it’s called Leaners. In an essay in Artlines magazine Ellie Buttrose writes that it is “a strong image of how individuals within collectives can and must rely on each other”. V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

UNITED STAND … (Clockwise from top) Kim Hung Il’s Work team contest 2009; Gilbert & George’s Leaners; Richard Bell’s Bell’s Theorem (Trikky Dikky and friends); Adel Abdessemed’s Head on.

“This monumental acid yellow-andpink multi-panel photograph has the artists sharply angled towards the centre of the work with their heads almost resting together, giving the impression that if one should move away, the other might fall.” On a smaller scale is a fun piece by Queensland artist Robert MacPherson in which the artist features paint brushes and painted panels. The paint brushes are the

sort that any professional house painter would use on a daily basis. The work is entitled Scale from the tool colour group and is rather fun and it does directly address the theme. There are so many compelling works in this show in all sorts of mediums including some great paintings. Two by locals stand out – Jenny Watson’s Sleeping in New York is charming, and a large one by bad boy

artist Richard Bell also caught my eye. It’s entitled Bell’s Theorem (Trikky Dikky and friends) from 2005 and it uses pop art imagery to skewer western society and politics. Some works explore the theme literally, others are more oblique but they form a compelling and cohesive whole. There is so much to see and you should appreciate seeing these works from the collection. After all, you own them. We all do. Work, Work Work, until Jul 19, Marica Sourris & James C. Sourris AM Galleries, Level 3, Gallery of Modern Art, free admission. qagoma.qld.gov.au

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FILM

JUST MERCY (M) hhhkj Director Destin Daniel Cretton Starring Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Foxx, Brie Larson, Tim Blake Nelson In the late 1980s, a young Harvardeducated lawyer, Bryan Stevenson (Jordan), visits Monroeville, Alabama, and is repeatedly told that he should visit the museum that immortalises the famous novel set in that town, To Kill a Mockingbird. By coincidence, Stevenson is there to defend a wrongly accused AfricanAmerican man, just like the heroic Atticus Finch in Harper Lee’s popular novel. The difference in this true-life story is that unlike Finch, Stevenson is no “white saviour” but African-American himself. As such he is subject to intimidation that no white lawyer would ever face. Local cops pull him over for no better reason than he’s driving a car. On visiting clients in prison for the first time, he’s strip searched. Stevenson’s client Walter McMillian (Foxx) is a local lumber worker facing the death penalty for the murder of a white woman based on the flimsiest of evidence. With the help of volunteer paralegal Eva Ansley (Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson), Stevenson begins the uphill battle of appealing the conviction, although the challenges they face range from landlords reluctant to rent them offices to death threats. This good old-fashioned travesty-ofjustice movie is by Hawaiian-born Destin Daniel Cretton. Cretton is carving out a niche as a maker

FIGHT FOR JUSTICE ... Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) defends wrongly accused Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx) in Just Mercy.

of social justice dramas such as the excellent Short Term 12, which he based on his own personal experiences working in the foster care sector and which proved a springboard to bigger things for actors Brie Larson and Lakeith Stanfield. Cretton has adapted Bryan Stevenson’s memoir with a lot of empathy for black

communities victimised by systemic racism, although the film occasionally succumbs to sanctimonious speechmaking and other courtroom cliches. The performances are a saving grace. In addition to the marquee names, Coen brothers favourite Tim Blake Nelson impresses as a scarred and twitchy felon

DOLITTLE (PG) hhjjj Director Stephen Gaghan Starring Robert Downey Jr, Antonio Banderas, Emma Thompson Somewhat perversely, Robert Downey Jr’s Dolittle does way too much in this hyperactive reboot of the children’s classic. The Hollywood A-lister’s 21st-century version of the beloved Victorian super vet is a grab bag of ticks and mannerisms. And his exaggerated Welsh accent only exacerbates the problem of the character’s intense unrelatability. Designed as a star vehicle for everybody’s favourite comeback artist, Dolittle actually dims a little of his sparkle. Perhaps Downey Jr and writer-director Stephen Gaghan should have taken a lesson or two from their predecessors. Very loosely inspired by Hugh Lofting’s children’s novels, Eddie Murphy’s 1998 update was a commercial if not critical success. But the earlier 1967 adaptation, for which many people have a secret soft spot, nearly bankrupted 20th Century Fox and single-handedly ended the career of its leading man, Rex Harrison. 16 BRISBANE NEWS January 22-28, 2020

DOG DAZE ... Dr John Dolittle, played Robert Downey Jr, with Jip, voiced by Tom Holland, in a scene from Dolittle.

Despite a stellar line-up that includes Emma Thompson, Antonio Banderas and Octavia Spencer, this 2020 version, which according to the Hollywood Reporter cost $US175 million to produce, has the capacity to be similarly damaging for Universal Pictures’ balance sheet. Dolittle is set seven years after the title character’s wife, Lily, was lost at sea during a daring expedition in search of a rare and exotic flower. Grief-stricken, the eccentric explorer has retreated from the world. Dolittle’s

animals, to which he bears an increasing resemblance, are his only companions – until his defences are breached, simultaneously, by a young man who wishes to become his apprentice (Harry Collett) and a sweet royal emissary (Carmel Laniado) on an urgent mission. The young Queen Victoria (Jessie Buckley) has fallen victim to a mysterious illness. Dolittle is her only hope. After a good deal of coercion, the doctor finally agrees to attend to the ailing

whose unreliability as a witness seeps from his every pore. There’s also an affecting portrayal by Rob Morgan of one of McMillian’s death row comrades that suggests, quite daringly, that it’s not only the innocent who might be worthy of a measure of mercy. NICK DENT

monarch, accompanied by his motley crew, which includes an anxious gorilla named Chee-Chee (Rami Malek), who takes his inspiration from The Wizard of Oz’s Cowardly Lion, a polar bear who can’t stand the cold (John Cena) and an ostrich with self-esteem issues (Kumail Nanjiani). With the help of his trusty dog, Jip (Tom Holland), who has a particularly keen sense of smell, Dolittle establishes that Queen Victoria has been poisoned by Deadly Nightshade. This leaves him with no choice but to follow in his beloved wife’s footsteps. So far, so predictable. Banderas has fun with the roguish, vengeful King Rassouli and Michael Sheen does what he can as Dolittle’s snivelling, jealous rival Dr Blair Mudfly. There is a handful of good lines and the PG-rated action is pacy enough to sustain its target audience’s attention for the 101-minute running time. But Dolittle’s budget is not reflected in the on-screen production values and its impressive cast is woefully under-utilised. One glaring example is the filmmakers’ inexplicable decision to employ an actor of Buckley’s range to play a character who is practically comatose. What a waste! VICKY ROACH

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THE BIGGEST LITTLE FARM (PG) hhhkj Director John Chester Starring John and Molly Chester Given the summer we’ve had, and its ominous ramifications in terms of climate change, a positive story about our environment feels like a bit of welcome relief. The Biggest Little Farm is the unlikely success story of a couple of city dreamers who move to a barren piece of land – an hour outside of Los Angeles – to farm in harmonious coexistence with nature. What marks the documentary apart from others of its ilk is the intimate perspective of the director, John Chester, who along with his wife, Molly, set up the biodynamic, regenerative Apricot Lane Farms in 2010. Because he chronicled the ambitious exercise from the get-go, the former wildlife photographer and his editor have access to a treasure trove of “historical” footage, augmented by superb time-lapse and other speciality cinematography. Night-vision cameras capture wild animals such as badgers, coyotes, gopher snakes, and of

SCENE AND HERD … from the film The Biggest Little Farm. Madman Films

course, the gophers themselves, by stealth. It’s Richard Attenborough meets The Good Life, for those of us old enough to recall the ’70s British sitcom starring Felicity Kendal and Penelope Keith, but on a much larger scale. When John and Molly are evicted from

their Santa Monica apartment due to the barking of their beloved rescue dog, they embrace a tree change – with the help of an unnamed but seriously cashed-up investor and a biodiversity expert. The soil is infertile and the dam is dry so they sink most of their seed money into a

transformative reservoir and a giant worm farm. With what’s left over, they populate the farm with chickens, ducks, geese, cows, and a scene-stealing pig named Emma, who quickly gives birth to 17 piglets. More than 200 different crops are planted along with 10,000 stone fruit trees and the arid farm metamorphoses – relatively quickly – into a lush, verdant paradise. But with that abundance come armies of pests. A snail plague of biblical proportions decimates the flora, until John notices that his ducks consider them to be a delicacy. Once the gastropods are under control, the gophers move in. The complex solution to this problem involves finding a way to protect the chickens from the coyotes so the native wild dogs will switch back to their original food source, while simultaneously introducing barnyard owls to the mix. Set over a seven-year cycle, The Biggest Little Farm is book-ended by a bushfire that could destroy everything. In this instance, there’s a happy ending. But Apricot Lane Farms’ near escape underscores the fragility of the Chesters’ Utopian vision – alongside that of our planet. VICKY ROACH

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Second time around This Newstead boutique owner is on a mission to turn waste items into stylish workwear

Brooke Jones, 33 Sonder Place boutique owner & clothing manufacturer What’s new with you? I’ve just launched BeauTex Designs, a collection of eco workwear staples for people who work in trade and service industries like hair, beauty, hospitality, construction and health. It started out two years ago as Beautique Designs – a range of bleach-proof and hair-repellent clothing for hairdressers – and has evolved with the launch of our workwear shoes made from recycled plastic water bottles and rubber. So you are into sustainable fashion? Definitely. On my manufacturing journey I have learned more and more about the huge waste problem we have globally and the environmental impact of the textile industry. We are on a mission to improve and tidy up the industry through recycling and turning waste into functional fashion. What else keeps you busy? In addition to BeauTex Designs I also design and manufacture a brand called Little Tanning Dress, a range of stylish dresses to wear after you get a spray tan so that you can go about your day without ruining your clothes or your tan. I also have a women’s fashion boutique in Gasworks Plaza, Newstead, called Sonder Place, stocking only Australian designers with a focus on affordable, sustainable and ethical fashion for sizes 8-22.

A STEP AHEAD ... Brooke Jones, owner of sustainable fashion store Sonder Place, has launched her range of sustainable work shoes.

Why fashion and design? I am very project driven and I really love designing and providing solutions for people’s problems. When I started to delve into this passion, that’s when my brand began to flourish and grow. I am always listening to the market and have learnt to keep evolving with designs for what the industry needs and wants.

flattering shapes and prints at a really great price point. Another favourite is by a local Brisbane artist, Llani Creative, with her collection of clutches made from recycled tyre tubes. They are showstoppers and her message aligns with my passion for supporting artists and creatives turning waste into wearable fashion. Australian label Elms & King is another winner with their beautiful printed linens and flattering shapes, and of course Noosa label Zephyr Loungewear whose pieces are all made ethically in Noosa and Vietnam.

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What inspires you? Travel. The more I travel the less I realise

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I know – there’s just so much out there to learn and experience! I love the sensory overload when I am working offshore with my suppliers and learning about the cultures and creative ways of the world. I have to be on a plane at least every 8-10 weeks to keep the inspiration going and I’m very lucky with my business that I have the opportunity to do that. Your favourite Brisbane haunts? To eat, definitely Zero Fox and Fat Dumpling. To shop, I would have to say designer pop-up markets. There’s a few of them around and I love that you can find some really unique pieces. And for play,

I can’t go past Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen or the Range Brewery, both in Newstead. Any new year’s resolutions? Gee, that’s a tough one! But if I had to say one thing it would probably be to know when I have made a mistake, acknowledge it and treat it as a great learning experience. Oh, and roller derby. Hopefully that won’t be the mistake I need to learn from! EMMA SCHAFER beautexdesigns.com sonderplace.com.au littletanningdress.com

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Feel the serenity A Clayfield couple finds their happy place in a cool garden room Michelle Bailey

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hallenged to imagine an alternative to building the “ubiquitous back deck”, Brisbane architect Paul Butterworth designed a fern house. The sheltered garden room serves the flourishing tropical garden well but more importantly it provides a cool and comfortable outdoor space for owners Ross and Janice Gorrie to gather with family and friends. The garden room complements other alterations and additions designed to extend the life of their Clayfield Queenslander including a new kitchen, master bedroom suite and bathrooms. “Ross and Janice used to sit downstairs on the concrete apron under the old house for happy hour because it was the coolest space in the house. They had a wonderful view of an airconditioning unit,” Paul says. “Now they sit here in a tempered microclimate with a cool breeze surrounded by plants and sunlight.” The garden room is imagined as a “set of lungs” for the whole house and acts as a multipurpose and hardworking outdoor room. “The back deck as a solve-all informal outdoor solution was quickly rejected as it limited the opportunities available to Ross and Janice to maximise the potential of the site – it simply didn’t tick enough boxes,” Paul says. “The new garden room offers much more as an outdoor entertaining area, a subtropical fernery and grandchildren’s playground.” As the first space encountered at arrival from the carport, the fern house creates an immediate sense of sanctuary and calm. “We’ve tried to create a sense of arrival for Ross and Janice so they feel their spirits lifted when they walk through the door,” Paul says. “Over time it will become more lush with tree ferns maturing and climbing vines taking over.” The battened timber enclosure offers security while enabling views through to the back yard and drawing north-easterlies into the house. The battened ceiling casts the space in half light and translucent roof sheeting shelters it from rain. An oversized gate hinges out in a large arc, opening on to the back lawn. A small change in level heightens the feeling of being both grounded and connected to the garden. Bespoke steel details create complexity and interest. “Ross is a steel fabricator and supplied V1 - BNSE01Z01MA


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all the structural steel for the job. He also made bespoke elements including the large window box, the gate and steel columns,” Paul says. “He made the handrail and stringers too. He’s really a master craftsman.” The garden room is enjoyed by many, especially Ross and Janice’s grandchildren. “It’s a place they can go and explore where they’ll be safe,” Paul says. “They can come down here and still be part of the conversation of the house. It’s really supposed to be a highly surveilled space.” New openings made at the back of the house strengthen direct visual connections between house proper and garden room. At the edge of the dining room, bi-folding doors create a floor-to-ceiling opening allowing the whole dining table to feel engaged with the outdoors. At the end of V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

the kitchen a seat is designed into the window box, offering a place of contemplation overlooking tropical ferns. At night, the garden room takes on a festive atmosphere. “The uplighting extends the apparent dimensions of the interior when the sliding and folding doors are opened,” Paul says. “Suspended festoon lighting converts the room into a celebration space at night.” The interior of the Queenslander was largely retained with small edits made to enhance privacy between bedrooms and social spaces. A new master bedroom was introduced adjacent to the fern house, and arranged to give priority to the shower, overlooking the back garden. Other additions such as new bathrooms were carefully introduced to the historic house.

JUST BREATHE … Timber battens enclosing the garden room maintain privacy and security while letting in breezes; bifold doors open the dining room to the outdoors; a window box seat offers views to the yard.

Over time it will become more lush with tree ferns maturing and climbing vines taking over

“Original motifs were identified, refurbished and celebrated to gain a renewed appreciation of their craft and charm,” Paul says. “Pastiche or ingenuine elements were removed and replaced like the faux period window hoods which were replaced with bespoke steel hoods crafted by Ross. Other elements like existing doors and locks were also re-used.” “Unconventional techniques were used to achieve the most mileage for the budget without ruining the established character of the home,” Paul says. “The project had so much more to offer than just whacking a deck on the back!” Architect: Paul Butterworth, pbarchitect.com.au Steel fabrication: Ross Gorrie Photography: James Peeters

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Nothing New: A History of Second-Hand Robyn Annear Text Publishing, $30 As a 16-year-old Melbourne schoolgirl, Robyn Annear discovered three temptations: sex, drugs and second-hand. She found her thrill in Box Hill, at the Salvation Army’s jumble sale which introduced her to the serendipitous delights of op-shopping, with finds such as a jack-inthe-box resuscitation dummy with matinee-idol looks and a slinky gold 1930s evening gown. So the Victorian author and podcaster is well placed to write this history of second-hand recycling. “Give me 10 minutes in an op shop and see if I can’t turn up something I didn’t know I was looking for,” she writes, as snaffling second-hand bargains and nearnew charity donations from op shops and eBay becomes ever more popular as an antidote to fast fashion. But cast-offs have not always been so fashionable – old clothes were long the province of the destitute, and collecting and scavenging household goods and waste, from rags and paper to plate-scrapings, bones and even cinders, kept valuable raw materials in circulation and spared civic authorities from dealing with refuse in the 1800s. Linen rags were used to make high-quality paper, and became so scarce that American rag dealers imported Egyptian mummies (looted by antiquarians) for their linen wrappings, Annear writes. Waste wool was ground into fibres to make “shoddy” or cheap, re-woven fabric; pot-scourings and dishwater were collected for hogs-wash (“fit for pigs”); and used tea-leaves were recycled to the poor by tea-leaf traffickers. Even elastic from stocking tops was reused to make pneumatic tyres. “Where inequality exists – that is, everywhere and always – second-hand trickles down, variously bestowing insult, comfort, and delight,” she writes. ANDREA RIPPER

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drinking) cocktails at a Bar Academy class, and cheering on the karaoke singers in the Explorer Hotel. Then it was off to a live cooking demonstration, dancing at the Gatsby party and laughing until our faces hurt when Harley Breen performed at the Sit Down Comedy Club. My adventurous side was sated with a few rides on the longest and wildest waterslides on any Australian cruise ship – one is disco-themed and features bright lights and music on the way down – as well as a heart-pumping 80m ride over the pool deck on a zip line. For both Nell and I, food and dining experiences play a huge part of any holiday and we ate at four of the eight dining venues –The Pantry buffet, Waterfront (a la carte) and al fresco casual eatery Luke’s, where we feasted on Korean crispy fried chicken burgers, barbecue and soy spiced fried chicken wings, and Wagon Wheel ice-cream sandwiches. However the standout was a beautifully constructed seven-course degustation at A Taste of Salt by Luke Mangan who joined us on board to celebrate extending

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his 10-year partnership with P&O for another five years. Held at the Chef’s Table, the A Taste of Salt degustation included a number of Luke’s signature dishes including kingfish sashimi with ginger, eschalot and Persian feta; and seared scallops with blue cheese polenta and truffle oil. But the piece de resistance was the licorice parfait with lime syrup and tuile – a dessert also loved by Princess Mary of Denmark. At the end of our 72 hours, we disembarked happy and relaxed because almost everything is taken care of once you step on board. All you have to do is unpack and decide what you want to do, and when. With more than 60 on-board activities on offer, there was plenty I didn’t get to try, but it’s a good excuse to get my friends together and book another trip. Pacific Explorer will be based out of Brisbane from October with bookings open now, including a seven-night voyage departing Brisbane on November 28, 2020. Fares start from $649 per person for a quad share cabin. pocruises.com.au

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Banged Up Abroad. They do say if you look anything like your passport photo you are not well enough to travel. But they make you look terrible. I wear glasses but for my passport photo I'm not allowed to, even though I never take them off. As a result I look kind of startled and squinty, like some nocturnal animal blinking in the daylight, because I cannot see a thing. And you are not allowed to smile, either. Why not? It’s a troubled world and wouldn't a smile be nice? Wouldn’t that brighten things up a bit? Maybe they want you to look like a criminal and when you arrive somewhere overseas they often treat you

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Don’t stand back and let life pass you by.

(March 21 - April 20)

unencumbered fun and fortune. And yet somehow the best of us can become entangled in life’s complex web. Success could be yours this week, but it may be at another’s expense. If this makes you feel uncomfortable, allow other struggling souls some leeway. The favour will definitely be returned.

Leo is a fire sign, meaning you have Across more drive and ambition than most. So AQUARIUS 1 Salted sturgeon this week, no more excuses about (January 21 - February 18) roe (6) getting back into the game. I know 4 Unevenly balanced (8) Aquarians are a law unto themselves. So been a tad withdrawn lately, but when week offers something 9 this Elaborately decorated (6) you’ve it is time to rejoin life. Just remember: different, you’re keen to give it a go. 10 people’s Unexpected good fortune (8) some things matter, and others don’t. Other schemes, no matter how Use your energy wisely. tempting, are ignored 12 Intense (8)as you become more determined than ever to follow 13 Agreement (6) VIRGO your own path. But take some time to 15 too. Extravagantly enthusiastic (August (4) 24 - September 22) relax Pace yourself. 16 Unlikely to stumble (10) There’s a confident energy to the week, and very little will escape your attention. PISCES 19 Shrewdly practical (4-6) If teamwork’s required, there’s no better (February 19 - March 20) time for presenting new ideas. Even so, 20 Look (4) tough, you Although timesslyly have been timing is important. Don’t force issues have survived – so give yourself a pat on 23 Pessimistic (6) until all signals say go – some things are the back. Your confidence has grown, 25 ofhave great success (5,3)worth the wait. Late week brings and life Time priorities changed. another kind of joy of the romantic kind. Sensitivities are heightened, not(8) only to 27 Deer-like animal what you consider beautiful and 28 Edible flatfish (6) LIBRA inspiring but also to the new. 29 Ridiculous (8) (September 23 - October 23) The Libran ideal is a world of ARIES 30 A protective charm (6) The planets push for more honesty at Down home. If relationships feel strained, talk 1 Helicopter problems through. For (7) others, the week attempts to sort out family 2 Canadian cityfeuds. (9) Perhaps, too, painful remnants of 3 Battle (6)resolution. Saturn childhood demand 5 Fail ato include (4) and also delivers busy work schedule much should be achieved. 6 Subordinate activity (8)

SCORPIO

7 English Elizabethan buccaneer (5)24 - November 22) (October 2 Disturbing signs ruin dawn 9 Elaborately decorated (6) TAURUS A friend or family member confronts Across spectacle (6,3) 10 Unexpected good fortune (April 21 May 20) 8 Watered down (7) you with a hard luck story, but it’s 1 Headwear for head of the 3 Russian beer half-a-dozen (8) You need closure, which under normal Solution to last week’s puzzle 11 Narrow-minded (7) nothing you haven’t heard before. This city (6) go up for (6) 12 Intense (8) circumstances may cause tension, but 14 Play havocMaybe withit’s (7) week, determination comes into play as 4ORemove for 5 Arrange Agreement now feels welcoming. F F I it,Cperhaps, E R A D D R E S S live coverage S H (4) A L L13O W R E (6) C L A I M you simply refuse to be seen as an extra and notebecause you’re moredrudgery forgiving or (9) maybe I (8)H A R R 6 Note-maker X T S I15 Extravagantly I E R N E D pay T 9) 17 Routine endless source of funding. Gently 9DTime taker others are sincerely sorry. Whatever the C O U N T E(8)R S (4) M E T A N A O RtoMsteer A Na different T U N K E Menthusiastic P T 18 happiness State spills of chaos (8) suggest they stand on their own way from which IMhad A case, over into love and S E H N 7 State R I E16 Unlikely C O to stumble T L (10)N B (6)E financial feet. You’ll be amazed at what 10AABcutback difficult 19 Gaunt (7) planetary forces S for T fish I C(8)K Yreturned E N D on the second H O U practical S E H O(4-6) L D B O T B AofN A L19 Shrewdly friendship. Persuasive tough love can do. 12LHe will people theMmonth L U appreciate I T E (5) C I20 Look slyly R (4) G E also inspire career confidence. 21 Recompense (7) with S T8 Carried E P S on, and rude F O Y E R L Egood G I taste S L(8) A T E E N E R G23EPessimistic T I C (6) 22 A zigzag ski race (6) SAGITTARIUS 13 Rigid habit E of the D C T letters written in H25 Time R ofEgreatRsuccess (5,3) GEMINI D R I Eages D (6)O S T R A C I S E C R A F T27 Deer-like U N S C A T (8) H E D (November 23 - December 21) medieval consequence (7) animal (May - June 21) (5) 24 21External M G the R 11 It G canLbe arrangedRfor R C N (6) A I Devote more time to you, Sagittarius. 15RLanguage of half 28 Edible flatfish Normally, you have no problem letting 26 Incentive (4) G Eministers N I E (7) C U R S E A L A (4) R M I S T S O U T O F29TRidiculous U R N (8) It’s busy at work, but remember to look universe others know when they have crossed the P G O wasLwhen U A 14O M L R30 A Lprotective A H V (6) H after yourself as well. Whatever 16WAs Samson Incorrectly list a large charm line. Someone’s almost marched into B L Eof cheese (7) C H I M E R A N A of I his R O B I (10)S I Z Aquantity P R E L A T E happens, you have little trouble winning shorn locks? your territory, and somehow – you’ve let N possibly S F I in aE 17 Gather L N commodities S MDown N R S S R E over a new audience. Being in the right 19UShe’s recalled this happen. Don’t panic and don’t lose A R N E S T about to prepare E (7) R E C T E D P R Echildren’s C E D EstoryE(10) R E S P E1 Helicopter C T place and making the right contacts famous together, your temper. Calmly address the matter, works in your favour – but if pressure 20 Note ancient monetary pickles (9) 2 Canadian city (9) and reclaim your own dominion. Cryptic 18 Shakespearean character 3 Battle Quick gets you down, consider a change. Out standard (4) (6) Wannabe opponents will soon back off. withHousehold, the old, in with the It’s possibly nice to see (6) sort out crimeAcross: (8) Fail to include (4) 1 5Shallow, 5 Reclaim, 9 Unkempt, 10 Smetana, 11 Banal, 12 13new. Energetic, 15 bot, 12 Sticky23end, 13 Legislate, 15 toSteps, 25 Hide from the kids (8) 19 Horseman may give an 6 Subordinate activity (8) CANCER Foyer, 16 Craft, 18 Unscathed, 21 Out of turn, 24 Curse, 25 Prelate, 26 Chimera, 27 Respect, 28 6 Sizable, 2727Precede, 28 Earnest. CAPRICORN Dictates one way to prove ace turn (7) 7 English Elizabethan (June 22 - July 22) (December 22 - January 20) Erected. gold genuine (4,4) 21 Needs to set points out (7) buccaneer (5) A look at recent expenditure will ct, 6 Drunk, 728Extreme, 8 Strides, This week brings surprises. For starters, No attire is good enough 14 22 A Tried corporal 8 Watered down (7) probably unveil a record of debt. Throw in a8cash bonus himMoose, or her (6) 23 Susie. punishment – didn’t work (6) 11 Narrow-minded (7) Clearing the is an obvious move – Down: 1 Stumble, 2 Askance, 3 Limelight, 4 bills Witch, 5 Resources, 6 romance Crete, rules. 7 Analogy, Meander, 14 e, 20 Element,for22 for good measure, and it seems you’re in 29 An editor fiddled when 24 It isn’t corruption; it is 14 Play havoc with (7) but that’s more easily said than done. Franchise, 17 Artless, 19could Harvest, Frame, 23This Nacre. for some22 delightful treats. is what on an allowance (8) corruption (5) Truculent, 15 17 Routine drudgery16 (9) Cropper, Love-wise, the week bring an 20 Diehard, happens when the planets applaud you. 30 They go downhill in cold 26 Land in the water (4) 18 State of chaos (8) almost idyllic companion – deliciously Even if there’s a conflict of interests weather (6) 19 Gaunt (7) sensuous and sensitive. Coupled between business and pleasure, simply QUICK CLUES 21 Recompense (7) Cancerians, too, are more tender follow your instincts. They’re pretty Down Across 22 A zigzag ski race (6) towards a partner’s needs, and sharing dependable right now. 1 Well content in 1 Salted sturgeon roe (6) 24 External (5) seems effortless. wonderland (7) 4 Unevenly balanced (8) 26 Incentive (4) CRYPTIC CLUES

CROSSWORD ANSWERS. CRYPTIC: Across: 1 Turban, 4 Overtime, 9 Easter, 10 Pilchard, 12 Cannibal, 13 Armour, 15 Erse, 16 Distressed,19 Cinderella, 20 Gold, 23 Notice, 25 Goatskin, 27 Acid test, 28 Nudist, 29 Rationed, 30 Skiers. Down: 1 Treacle, 2 Rising sun, 3 Alexis, 5 Veil, 6 Recorder, 7 Idaho, 8 Endured, 11 Cabinet, 14 Stilton, 17 Stockpile, 18 Mercutio, 19 Centaur, 21 Denotes, 22 Struck, 24 Taint, 26 Isle. QUICK: Across: 1 Caviar, 4 Lopsided, 9 Ornate, 10 Windfall, 12 Profound, 13 Assent, 15 Rave,16 Surefooted, 19 Hard-headed, 20 Peep, 23 Gloomy, 25 Field day, 27 Antelope, 28 Plaice, 29 Derisory, 30 Amulet. Down: 1 Chopper, 2 Vancouver, 3 Action, 5 Omit, 6 Sideshow, 7 Drake, 8 Diluted, 11 Insular, 14 Bedevil, 17 Treadmill, 18 Shambles, 19 Haggard, 21 Payment, 22 Slalom, 24 Outer, 26 Spur.

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