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FEBRUARY 20-26, 2019 ISSUE 1214



The funnyman dares to bare for new film role


Dines at Greca, Howard Smith Wharves

Chasing rainbows Homegrown labels embrace colour, whimsy and women of all shapes and sizes

This week... The wealth of fashion talent in Brisbane is nothing short of staggering. Narrowing the field to just three emerging labels for our Cover Story (P8) was a difficult task, so rest assured we’ll be profiling more rising stars in future issues. There is an unmistakable Queensland flavour to designs by Ivy Niu (right), Jericho Road Clothing, and Styling You The Label. Whether it’s a fun print, a flowy dress or a stretch skirt in a lightweight bamboo fabric, these brands are clued in to what works for our subtropical climate, what women actually want to wear, and, crucially, what tickles our fancy. If, like me, you have Marie Kondo’d the heck out of your wardrobe, now could be the perfect time for a little shopping spree.



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THE CHAT Design whiz Jason Bird COVER STORY Bright stars of fashion RESTAURANT Greca, city RECIPE Sweet potato and onion pakoras GOING OUT Funnyman Rob Brydon ARTS Painter Marcel Desbiens FASHION Peachy keen TRAVEL A cycling tour of Byron Bay AT HOME A towering success in West End

BRISBANE NEWS MAGAZINE INSTAGRAM + FACEBOOK @BrisbaneNewsMagazine EDITOR Leesa Maher ON THE COVER Rachel Burke wears Ivy Nui x Rachel Burke shirt and miniskirt, Cover Story, P8 Makeup: Carly Lim Styling: Ivy Nui Picture: Savannah van der Niet Cover Design: Anne-Maree Lyons


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Off the hook This designer’s latest creation is set to be the catch of the day for Brisbane’s first Curiocity festival Fiona Purdon


ason Bird has been fishing for ideas – literally. The trailblazing industrial designer is creating a public artwork featuring 2500 sculptured fish for the inaugural Curiocity Brisbane festival next month, when the city will host myriad science, technology and arts events. Jason’s So Fishy mass art installation, one of more than 10 large-scale works to be placed along the river from the South Bank Cultural Precinct to the Brisbane Powerhouse in New Farm, will be at River Quay Green from March 15. “I always thought it would be the perfect venue for a community sculpture because there is a natural amphitheatre,’’ says Jason, who is the founder and managing director of Luxxbox, a custom furniture and lighting company at Eagle Farm. “I wanted an art installation that would interact with the environment, work with the wind, and have some relevance to the city and river.’’ Jason, 48, and his design team are creating fish-shaped metallic foil inflatables of sparkling, reflective gold. The fish resemble river bass, once the most prevalent species in the Brisbane River but now endangered. The project was designed with youngsters in mind, including Jason’s children, Xander, 7, and Serafina, 9. “I want kids to find it joyful and fun, seeing all these gold fish en masse, looking like they want to swim into the river,’’ says Jason, whose furniture designs can be found in Google’s New York headquarters and in Ford’s corporate HQ in India. In creating So Fishy, he was also inspired by the Bulgarian artist Christo, who pioneered large-scale projects that included wrapping up entire islands in plastic. “It’s a surreal idea to change these grassy parklands into a field of gold fish. The fish all pivot and have their own space to move in the breeze, so there will be this terrific mass movement of sculptures.’’ So Fishy, River Quay Green, South Bank, Curiocity Brisbane, Mar 15-Apr 3.

ARTISTIC ANGLER … Luxxbox founder Jason Bird’s designs feature in the Google and Ford headquarters in New York and India. Picture: Mark Cranitch

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Here’s one for the fans. Beatlemania is set to hit Brisbane on Feb 23 with The Sensational Beatle Boys celebrating 50 years of timeless Beatles hits at QPAC’s Concert Hall. Hear every Beatles classic that made it to No. 1 in this two-hour recreation of a Fab Four concert.

Get set for the cow race that stops the hinterland, at Maleny Dairies, Mar 2, 1pm-6.30pm. Cheer on the racing milkers and enjoy country fun at this 18+ fundraiser.

Grab your beer-tasting paddle and join this celebration of beer on the grass at Eatons Hill Hotel, Feb 23. There will be 130 beers and ciders to taste, and lots of entertainment.

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South African-born stand-up and Have You Been Paying Attention? TV regular Urzila Carlson tackles failure in a series of shows at the Concert Hall, QPAC, May 14-16.

Soak in the last of summer’s rays at West End Croquet Club when food trucks, ice cream and live bands arrive for a garden party on Feb 24, midday until 7pm.


If Sir David Attenborough’s nature documentary Blue Planet II took your breath away, prepare to be awestruck all over again. See the BBC sensation on the big screen with musical accompaniment by the Queensland Symphony Orchestra at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mar 11. The orchestra will play the original score by Hans Zimmer, Jacob Shea and David Fleming, while UK actor Joanna Lumley narrates.

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Flights of fancy


With playful prints, easy cuts and a dash of fun, these local designers are creating vibrant futures in fashion Hannah Davies

SPOT ON … Designer Ivy Niu models her Long Tent dress, $235; and (below, right) with tinsel artist Rachel Burke.

Welcome to the wonderfully whimsical world of Ivy Niu. The 25-year-old is fast making a name for herself with her playful prints that can’t help but make you smile. Hand-illustrated by Ivy, the designs have recently captured the attention of the Australian Fashion Council, which is championing the IVY NIU label through its AFC Curated program – a pop-up retail and mentoring scheme for emerging labels. “I never thought it would become a career – even though art has always been there for me – and to be under the wing of the AFC is just amazing,” she says. “The prints are eclectic and really come from my imagination. “Also, I think living in a resort-style place like Queensland, you’re drawn to the use of brighter colours. The weather and relaxed environment are a constant inspiration.” Each print is a limited edition and this season’s best sellers include the tent dress, a smock style in a crisp cotton poplin. Ivy has also collaborated on a special collection with Brisbane designer Rachel Burke, who is famous for her tinsel jackets. The pair met when Rachel, who last year published Be Dazzling – Simple Projects to Make Your Wardrobe Sparkle (Hardie Grant, $20), used an IVY NIU piece for a shoot. “She loved it so much that she bought one for herself,” says Ivy. “Collaborating felt very organic. Our ideas and styles complemented perfectly, and the input we had for each other’s ideas elevated the collection.” Ivy runs the label with her husband, Max Vosloo, 26, who manages the website and marketing. The couple, who live at Chapel Hill in Brisbane’s west, met at Auckland University of Technology, where Ivy studied graphic design, majoring in illustration. Although she worked as an illustrator for five years after graduating, Ivy was always keen to combine her fashion passion with her drawing skills. “I was nervous setting up on my own because I had to give up everything and put 100 per cent into the business, but it went down well,” she says.

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JERICHO ROAD CLOTHING It’s a sister act that started with shopping trips to Hong Kong. Kate Russell, 29, and Chloe Rowe, 32, the siblings behind the wildly colourful Jericho Road Clothing label, would travel to the former British colony each year to have clothes made from their own designs. They had a knack for simple and versatile pieces that suited their “straight up and down” figures, and they even started tinkering with prints to personalise their creations. Then in 2016 came the light-bulb moment. Could they sell their designs? “It’s funny because we started out designing solely for ourselves and making styles that would suit us personally,” Chloe says. “Now we try to do three styles across each print, and within those styles we cater for all body shapes.” There’s a huge dose of nostalgia and fun in many of their prints — think Ekka strawberry sundaes, Iced VoVos, and neon native fauna — some designed by the sisters and others by collaborating artists. The sisters’ first design, the Arizona shift dress with a cactus print, sold out in one day. Since then Jericho Road Clothing, named for their parents’ cattle property at Blackall, has flourished to the point that Kate and Chloe, a former nanny and teacher respectively, now work full time in the business. “If you’d have asked us three years ago where we would be today, we would never have guessed it would be here,” Kate says. “We hired our first staff member this year and we’d love to grow even more.” It’s a long way from childhood days of splashing paint on butcher’s paper pegged to the fence of their western Queensland home. The label’s latest print, dubbed Doggo, is a quirky collaboration with Bardon accessories designer Therese Smith of Busy Head. It features Therese’s illustrations of dogs, from French bulldogs to dachshunds. You can even get matching earrings. “Surely there’s something in there for every dog lover,” Chloe laughs.


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HEART FOR ART … Jericho Road Clothing designers and sisters Kate Russell (above left) and Chloe Rowe; their Lovers top, $120.

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Our models are all of different ages, heights and shapes. It’s a real game changer



FREE STYLE ... Nikki Parkinson (above); Styling You The Label collection. Picture: Sarah Keayes/The Photo Pitch

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When style expert Nikki Parkinson set out to add fashion designer to her list of accomplishments, she was hell bent on creating clothes for women of all shapes and sizes. So when she saw her friends looking and feeling good in her debut collection, Styling You the Label, she knew she had ticked that particular box. In an industry first, Nikki photographed the entire 30-piece collection on models in every size (8-18). Now the founder of online fashion community Styling You is hoping other labels will follow suit. “I go from being excited to overwhelmed,” she says. “To watch all the women come out looking amazing in the clothes (at the shoot) was a real thrill for me. “The visual cues the fashion industry gives

us are so limited, and such a small part of the population can wear the clothes they see on the models. This has been the frustration of my community for so many years. “Women over 30 can’t see themselves in the same clothes that are marketed to them because they’ve only seen them on an 18-yearold size 6, super tall woman. “Our models are all of different ages, heights and shapes. It’s a real game changer. It’s something I felt I needed to do because I always talked about it. I needed to put my money where my mouth was, so to speak.” Nikki, 51, who is an award-winning businesswoman, as well as a blogger, author and mum, has always encouraged her followers to invest in wardrobe staples before the “show pony” pieces, so it makes sense that Styling You the Label is all about the basics. “It’s always been about maximising your wardrobe by having the basics in place. Without these, there is no use being seduced by a sequin top because you won’t have

anything to wear it with. We are designing and producing quality, easy-care pieces that will make your everyday and travel style so easy. Most of the pieces are made in Australia and, yes, leopard print is very much a neutral.” The collection, which launched last week with a show at Emporium South Bank, includes denim shorts and skirts, bamboo T-shirts, lightweight blazers, a collarless denim jacket, and a classic little black dress. “There is versatility there too,” Nikki says. “You get more bang for your buck because the pieces can be worn with heels for the office or more casually with sneakers on the weekend. “Our ultimate aim is to always have in stock a trans-seasonal collection of wardrobe essentials that is there every day, no matter what the time of year. My hope is that my customer can identify with one or two of our models and be inspired to try a clothing piece they otherwise wouldn’t have.”

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Alicia Pyke What is there to say about turning 43? It’s hardly exciting. And when you’re under 10, a 40-something aunt is ancient Happy birthday, don’t forget to put us in your will, love Oliver and Eve. It wasn’t exactly the handwritten message I’d expected to find inside the glittery Cinderella card. Then again, what is there to say about turning 43? It’s hardly exciting. And when you’re under 10, a 40-something aunt is ancient. So maybe they do think I’m about to swan off to the great newsroom in the sky any day now. Maybe they have their eye on the abandoned stack of barely used mindfulness adult colouring books. Maybe they want my iPad that badly. Luckily, I’ve spent enough time with my sister’s kids this summer to know they are the tween embodiment of #nofilter. And the

more time we spend together, the cheekier they are. So it must be love, right? Before moving back to Brisbane, I was the aunty they’d see once or twice a year. We’d read books, go to the park, take photos, and I’d be gone until next time. Now I’m available for school pick-ups and sleepovers, and I barely warrant a hug when we say goodbye. I’m like the special guest star on a sitcom who one day becomes part of the regular cast. You again? Which might explain why they feel so comfortable having me around that they can say anything. “Nana, who is your favourite daughter?” seven-year-old Eve asked – loudly – during our family girls’ lunch with just her, Nana and Nana’s only two daughters.

Ah, hysterical. Zero weirdness. Nothing to see here as my sister and I trade awkward looks and Eve goes back to her pink lemonade. What I love most about hanging out with these kids is never knowing what they’ll come out with, and the glimpse it offers into their slightly skew-whiff kiddiesized view of the world. “Please don’t tell Mummy, but I think I like your cat CJ more than our dead cat Gus,” is one such clanger. What a sweetheart. Zero respect for complicated family dynamics, but a theatrical reverence for a long-deceased family pet. Aw, cute. Listening closely to what the kids we love say is like being on a beach looking for shells. Occasionally one stands out and it’s a keeper.

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Cruise control Kick back with the perfect pace and play of flavours at this great Greek arrival RESTAURANT Tony Harper Acid. It’s a definitive ingredient in wine and a vital, but often underplayed, element in food. Vinegar, citrus, pineapple, tamarind and the rest of the sours all play a role in defining the balance of a dish – the interplay between sweet and sour, depth and vitality. It’s a lesson not lost on the Greca kitchen, where acidity is used lavishly, and rather cleverly. Here’s an example – saganaki cheese with honey and oregano ($17). There’s a real risk, given the richness of the ingredients, of things being too sweet, too ponderous. But at Greca, they’ve splashed in a heap of lemon juice, balancing the honey and cutting the rich fattiness of the cheese. It teeters perfectly, treading the high-wire with barely a wobble. So too does the chicken – again dressed with lemon (it’s such a Greek staple, but there’s magic in its presence and at Greca, they’ve just turned it up a notch or two) – cooked over charcoal, pepper and greens. So simple, so very good ($36). Greca sits just up the path from Felons Brewing Co. at the Howard Smith Wharves complex, a place that seems to have catalysed a frenzy – like ABBA, like Elvis, like seagulls and a bag of hot chips. And it wouldn’t be hard to forgive lapses in

PERFECT BALANCE … Enjoy classics such as grilled king prawns with herb dressing (below) at Greca, Howard Smith Wharves. Pictures: Tara Croser

service, given the frantic pace of the precinct on a weekend evening. Honestly, it’s a mass of dressed-up humanity raucously bouncing from one venue to another, voicing opinions, singing along. Loudly. But Greca doesn’t miss a beat. It’s like we are the only people dining there (which couldn’t be further from the truth). Everything rolls along at a perfect pace – menus, water, drinks and food. There’s even banter from the staff; one moment a guy is removing a rowdy few from the bar, the next, he’s checking on our happiness. Nice. Back to the food ... Grilled octopus ($28) tossed with parsley, pickled chillies (there’s some more sour), a puddle of olive oil, and another of skordalia. It’s terrific. Mussels, peas and chilli baked on a stone (all nestled together in baking paper, $22) is good, but the least of a great set. And the Village salad ($17) – a pseudonym for a classic Greek salad – is

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nothing remarkable, but just a very, very good example. It gets washed down with a Young Henrys IPA followed by a fragrant, crunchy glass of Kir-Yianni Paranga, one of the many new-breed, delicious Greek wines making their (rather overdue) way to Australia. It’s one of several Greek wines dotting the long, but cleverly contrived, drinks list, which covers a multitude of countries, bouncing around France, Italy, Corsica, Spain, Australia, Greece and probably a few places I haven’t mentioned. Given the extraordinary popularity of Howard Smith Wharves, the Greca crew could happily skate along doing very little and still fill the seats. But that hasn’t happened. The service isn’t remotely formal, but it is engaging, attentive and done with a smile. And despite the volume of dishes that must be trotting out of its kitchen, Greca manages some very smart food.

GRECA Howard Smith Wharves, 5 Boundary St, city Ph: 3839 1203 Chef: Harry Lilai Lunch and dinner daily Vegetarian options Eftpos and major credit cards Off-street paid parking SCORES OUT OF 10 Food: 8 Drinks: 8 Vibe: 7.5 Service: 8

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Spice burst Just in time for dinner, vegan foodie Sasha Gill serves pakoras loaded with flavour and goodness These pakoras are melt-in-your-mouth gorgeous, and very versatile. You can substitute any of the vegetables here for whatever you have on hand, such as spiralised courgettes (zucchini) or shredded cabbage. Serving these golden fritters with a mint chutney or some mint and cucumber raita injects a hint of freshness. If you don’t have a spiraliser, just use a julienne peeler to shred the vegetables, or cut them into thin strips.

SWEET POTATO AND ONION PAKORAS INGREDIENTS ¾ cup (90g) chickpea flour ¼ cup (45g) rice flour 1½ tsp cornflour 2 tsp garam masala ½ tsp ground turmeric 1 tsp ground cumin ¼ tsp chilli powder 1cm ginger, finely chopped ½ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper ½ cup (125ml) plant milk 2 white onions, peeled and spiralised 2 sweet potatoes, peeled and spiralised Oil, for brushing Mint leaves Mint or mango chutney, to serve

METHOD Preheat oven to 230C and line a large baking tray with baking paper. Sift all the flours into a large bowl and add the spices, ginger, salt and pepper. Gradually add the plant milk, whisking as you go until no lumps remain. Fold in the spiralised onions and sweet potatoes. Use a large spoon to drop dollops of batter onto the prepared baking tray, trimming off any strands with scissors if necessary. Bake the pakoras for 15 mins, then lightly brush the tops with oil and return to the oven for another 5 mins until they are golden and firm. Let the pakoras cool slightly before serving with mint leaves and chutney. Makes 12

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Water baby Known for his freestyle comedy, Rob Brydon’s next role sees him add synchronised swimming to his skill set

LIVE STREAM … Rob Brydon in Swimming With Men; with Steve Coogan in The Trip.

Up close, that’s where I went to see comedians like … Barry (Humphries), and that to me is perfect for comedy

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on’t expect Welsh comedian Rob Brydon to test out his recently perfected synchronised swimming skills in the Brisbane River – let alone his hotel pool – when he visits next month. The host of the long-running TV panel show Would I Lie to You? is in town for two stand-up shows at QPAC titled I Am Standing Up (with the emphasis on “Am”) on March 12 and 13. That’s ahead of the opening of his new film, Swimming With Men, on March 21, for which he had to learn some Esther Williams-style swimming moves. Based on a true story, the film revolves around Eric (Brydon), who is going through a midlife crisis. It an attempt to win back his wife (played by Jane Horrocks), Eric finds himself joining an all-male synchronised swimming team that’s in training for the world championships in Milan. Brydon went to “pool boot camp” to learn the sport. While it helped him to 16 BRISBANE NEWS February 20-26, 2019

improve as a swimmer, he assures Brisbane News he won’t be taking his synchronised swimming skills to another level while here. “I could certainly take it down a level,” he says in his warm Welsh accent. Also known for The Trip films and TV series, in which he co-stars with Steve Coogan, Rob says he is looking forward to his Brisbane shows. It will not be his first time in Australia, having been here for nine weeks in 200405 for the sitcom Supernova, a BBC and UK TV (Australia) co-production in which he played a Welsh astronomer working at a remote observatory. “I spent that time mostly in Sydney, with a little bit of location work in Broken Hill, and I fell in love with the country,” he says, adding that he will be joined by his family immediately after his current tour for an Aussie holiday. “I can’t wait.” The 53-year-old father of five (three from his first marriage, two to his current wife, former TV producer Claire Holland) says his family experiences feature prominently in his stand-up routine. “I talk about my life. I talk about what I see being a father of five – the eldest is 22,

the youngest is 7. I talk about what it’s like being an older dad and having these kids,” he says. “I throw a few impressions in there. And it finishes with music, some comical music.” The show runs for 90 minutes, and Rob laughs richly when I suggest he might be sitting down in an armchair with his Ronnie Corbett glasses on, telling one joke that goes for an hour and a half, similar to Corbett’s solo segment on The Two Ronnies. (Rob is known for his impersonations of celebrities such as Corbett and Mick Jagger.) “Oh, no,” he laughs. “Actually, I got to know Ronnie after doing my impressions of him. He’s a friend, and I’ve got some nice stories about Ronnie Corbett; so yes, I will be talking about him in the show as well.” As for the current trend of some comedians playing to massive arena audiences, Rob says he wouldn’t be comfortable in a venue any bigger than QPAC’s Concert Hall. “Up close, that’s where I went to see comedians like Frankie Howerd and Barry (Humphries), and that to me is perfect for comedy,” he says. “In the UK now, there are a lot of comedians who can play to these 8000-, 10,000-, 15,000-people rooms. But because I talk to the audience so much, I’m not sure my stuff would work there.” But with tickets selling fast for his shows, there’s no doubt it will all go swimmingly. Rob Brydon: I Am Standing Up, Mar 12 and 13, Concert Hall, QPAC, South Bank,; Swimming With Men opens Mar 21

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SUPERSIZE ME … Known for his large scale floral and landscape paintings, Brisbane artist Marcel Desbiens also offers classes at Albion.

Visual feast Inspired by Europe’s old masters, artist Marcel Desbiens encourages others to find happiness through painting Kylie Lang Marcel Desbiens paints with purpose – he wants to open our eyes to the beauty that is not only around us but also within us. “I’ve never wanted to do something that hangs on a wall for decoration,” says the French-Canadian artist, who moved to Brisbane in 1990. “It needs to have greater meaning, and for me, that is reflecting both

nature’s beauty and the human compassion that nurtures our relationships.” Marcel, 64, has spent more than 40 years practising and teaching his craft, and his large-scale oils are both splendid and skilful. There are orchids and lilies, mountains in the mist, and waves crashing against rocks, all with a touch of the

unexpected and a challenge to stop, take a moment and see beyond the obvious. “It’s often love at first sight with a piece of art, but some people need time to let the work find its meaning in their life,” he says. Marcel knew he wanted to paint professionally since leaving high school, and his works are exhibited widely – in Canada, Japan and around Australia. A previous winner of the prestigious Tattersall’s Club Landscape Art Prize, he delights in sharing his talent with an everexpanding group of students (no experience necessary) at his Albion studio, also welcoming contributing artists to teach life drawing, pastels, watercolours, and acrylics. Marcel’s methods are influenced by the Renaissance masters – the likes of Da Vinci, Rembrandt and Caravaggio – and

his works are multi-layered and meticulously blended, with a striking contrast between light and shade. “By painting a representation of a real object and achieving the illusion of reality, I want to give the viewer time out from overthinking and overanalysing things so they can get in touch with their inner self and find happiness,” he says. “We find contentment in the present moment by taking the time to stop, quieten our mind and observe the world around us with our senses. Music, visual art, taste, and all the tactile senses are there to let us know why we are here.” Brisbane Painting Classes, 15 Nariel St, Albion, ph: 3262 1808 or 0409 641 426,




“A mesmeric melding of story, voice and visual artistry” – ARTSHUB

Magic and the transformational power of love

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LIGHT STEPS ... Stan Laurel (Steve Coogan) and Oliver Hardy (John C. Reilly) tour the UK in Stan & Ollie.

STAN & OLLIE (PG) hhhhj Director: Jon S. Baird Starring Steve Coogan, John C. Reilly, Shirley Henderson Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly take the bromance to a whole other level in this Laurel and Hardy biopic, set more than a decade after the comedy duo’s Hollywood heyday. After a brief flashback to the period in which they filmed their iconic Way Out West dance sequence, Stan & Ollie jumps forward more than 15 years to their 1953

UK reunion tour. Initially performing in half-empty, second-rate provincial theatres – their routines as uncertain as their friendship, not to mention the next booking – the seasoned troupers slowly turn their fortunes around with media stunts and other promotional activities. By the time they reach London, the comedy legends have sold out a two-week season at a prestigious West End theatre. But that’s when unresolved tensions boil over. In the empathetic hands of Coogan, Reilly and director Jon S. Baird (Filth), Stan & Ollie is more than just a feel-good comeback story.

The filmmakers explore the conflicts in Laurel and Hardy’s creative and personal relationship with a sensitivity that’s beautifully matched to their comedy, as well as the era in which the film is set. Coogan and Reilly share their characters’ natural screen chemistry, and they capture the pair’s physical mannerisms without every tipping over into caricature. Stan Laurel wrote most of Laurel and Hardy’s material and oversaw production of their films (although Way Out West was only the second film in which he received a producer’s credit).

Coogan portrays him as an affable but introspective workaholic. For a big man, Hardy was extraordinarily light on his feet, and Reilly’s performance is no less nimble. Both men had a chequered romantic history: Laurel was married five times – twice to the same woman – while Hardy walked up the aisle three times. Their creative interdependency can’t have been easy to live with. But in this version of events, Russian dancer Ida Kitaeva Laurel and former script girl Lucille Hardy were made of exceptionally tough stuff. Nina Arianda and Shirley Henderson pay them their due respects in two strong and memorable performances. But Stan & Ollie is primarily a story of friendship and intimacy between two very different and complex men. For most of the film, Laurel and Hardy tiptoe carefully around their deeply held grievances – born out of a contractual dispute with Hal Roach (Danny Huston) that resulted in Hardy making “the elephant movie” (Zenobia) on his own. Their reconciliation, played with the sweet naivety of one of their comic routines, is a little bit of cinematic magic.

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directions. The major villain, apart from the aforementioned killer, is a very shouty college principal. Rothe consolidates her star-on-the-rise credentials with a committed performance as the spunky Gelbman, whose nightmare just won’t end. Phi Vu, who had a small role in Happy Death Day as the roommate of Gelbman’s romantic interest, Carter (Israel Broussard), gets more screen time in the sequel. He’s the inventor of the rewind machine that draws Gelbman back into the killer’s orbit. Also reprising their roles, or variations on them, are Rachel Matthews and Ruby Modine as potentially two-faced sorority sisters. But where the first film was sharp, slick and focused, Happy Death Day 2U just feels like a tired, overfamiliar rehash. It’s a rare miss by the almost preternaturally successful Blumhouse Productions. REVIEWS BY VICKY ROACH

HAPPY DEATH DAY 2U (M) hhjjj Director: Christopher Landon Starring: Jessica Rothe, Israel Broussard, Phi Vu What could be worse than reliving your violent death over and over again in an extreme variation of Groundhog Day? Try repeating the same experience in an alternative dimension where everything is just a little off kilter. It’s deja vu in a parallel multiverse, where each small variable skews the outcome in wildly unpredictable ways. By the end of Blumhouse Productions’ fun, fresh teen slasher comedy Happy Death Day (2017), Tree Gelbman (Jessica Rothe), a self-centred but surprisingly resourceful college brat, had finally got the better of her baby-faced killer. It was one hell of a heroine’s journey, but true love and personal growth were her just rewards. And that’s where the story rightfully ended. Unfortunately for 18 BRISBANE NEWS February 20-26, 2019

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True brew D From crop to cup, this Brazilian brew master loves his coffee – and tea too

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anilo de Andrade remembers his first sip of espresso like it was yesterday. He was mixing cocktails at a cafe in Sao Paulo, Brazil, when he ordered his first specialty coffee, unaware it would evolve into his life’s passion. It has been quite the journey for the Brazilian, who moved to Australia in 2008 and oversees Di Bella at Bowen Hills as their product manager. “I was working as a mixologist, and I think that’s why I liked coffee so much – because they’re both an art and a science,” Danilo, 38, says. “You’re trying to create that perfect drink to give the customer a flavour experience.” Fascinated, he signed up for a roasting course, a barista course, and a Q Grader course. The latter covers how to grade green coffee beans, which, he says, “was the most important thing I could have done”. “To be a coffee professional, you need to understand what happens at the roots.” Brazil is the world’s biggest coffee producer, so Danilo didn’t need to go far to explore his newfound interest, he wanted to, developing his knowledge further afield in Colombia, Asia and Central America. “Every producer or every country, they process coffee in a different way, so I wanted to learn what they do too,” he says.

“The different microclimates and weather conditions affect the flavour and the end result, which is interesting. “Australia was the next stop, where I improved my skills and began networking and competing.” Founded in 2002, Di Bella buys more than 3600 tonnes of coffee annually and supplies more than 3000 cafes, restaurants and customers in 37 countries. Danilo works with everything from coffee beans to sugars, syrups and takeaway cups. Recently married to Sydney-born lawyer Gabrielle Cho, Danilo is passionate about the crop-to-cup philosophy, which centres on the production of ethical coffee. “Basically, we trace everything, including the producer, the broker, the direct relationship we have with the farmers, delivery to the warehouse, the roasting, the Q grade – right to the end product,” he says. “The whole idea is that you have a relationship with everyone who has touched the product.” Danilo also has an interest in tea, and last year won the Australian World Tea Brewers Championship. “I’m going to represent Australia in Shanghai this year at the World Tea Brewers Championships. “It has been a really great journey.”

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Hello in there A new test reveals the inside story on the best foods to eat and why it takes a village to ensure a healthy gut Amanda Horswill


s this hamburger-with-the-lot plus fries good for my village? That might seem like an odd thing to ask oneself before each meal, but it’s what I find myself doing now after trialling a new form of wellness testing. And it’s working. Microba, a new Brisbane biotechnology venture, charges about $350 to test your gut microbiome and provide insights into how the community of organisms and bacteria colonising your digestive system is faring. Microbiome composition is unique to an individual and is influenced by genetics, environment, what you eat, medicines, illness – a whole range of factors. A healthy gut village is important because not only do the little blighters help or hinder how food is broken down and digested, they can also be responsible for controlling or causing inflammation, and can even affect a person’s mental health. Microba performs DNA testing on the organisms so they can tell exactly what species are present, and in what numbers. They then compare the colony’s composition against a healthy control group, to give insights into how it works and what you should be eating to help it work better. Using the testing pack was simple, and after a couple of weeks, a report lobbed into my Microba portal, with demographics about the secret life of

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my gut. I expected to be grossed out, but I wasn’t. It was fascinating. The detailed report was fairly simple to read, although it did have me Googling scientific terms I’d never heard. I needn’t have worried – included in the test fee is a 15-minute phone chat with one of Microba’s coaches (scientists/dietitians), who explain the results in detail. They don’t diagnose, merely provide information about what might work when considering the profile of gut flora. It turns out I have lots of greedy protein eaters, which would work better if I fed them fibre, and one that can cause inflammation if overfed with high-fat foods. But on the whole, my community is pretty helpful and healthy. And somehow, that made me proud of my little fellas, living down there in harmony. My report came with a list of foods to boost my gut health – rolled oats, ripe bananas, insoluble fibre, and dark chocolate (yay!). And there was also a big emphasis to cut down on fat and increase fibre. However, as I have a history of stomach upsets – and because of my high-fat diet (replacing dairy with coconut is not always a healthy choice) – I decided to get a little extra advice and consult one of the Microba-trained dietitians (a separate, paid service), who suggested some diet modifications. Fingers crossed.

My community is pretty helpful and healthy. And somehow, that made me proud of my little fellas, living down there

On the surface, the information given to me after the test was similar to what I’ve heard from countless dietitians, social commentators, my mother, and even another type of testing that suggested I follow Australian Dietary Guidelines as the right type of diet for my DNA makeup. What’s different about this type of diet modification system than others? It shows why changing a diet will help you right now, rather than provide some imagined pay-off in the future. Putting food into my stomach has immediate consequences, I now know, and the way I am eating is altering my health. Somehow, also, because the organisms aren’t actually me – they live in me – there’s a strange sense of responsibility over their welfare – just like when I tell my children to eat their cauliflower because it’s good for them but then “forget” to eat it myself. The best part is, my report stays in the portal and insights are added as scientists find out more about each species of gut organism. And I can add extra test samples as time goes by and my gut changes due to illness or age. In the meantime, I’ll be eating to look after my village. If I look after the little guys, maybe they’ll look after me. Microba charges $349 for a Microba Insight report, a microbiome coaching session, and a report stored online and updated over time.

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A more comfortable way to clean sensitive teeth Visiting the dentist for a regular check-up is an important part of oral hygiene maintenance. Dr Malcolm Duff, the principal dentist at Face Value Dental, says getting a professional clean allows your dentist to remove the plaque, or biofilm, that may have built up on your teeth since the last visit. “This can cause tooth decay, gum disease and other problems if it isn’t treated,” he says. “People who have sensitive teeth may find dental cleaning uncomfortable. Guided biofilm therapy, or GBT, is a new approach that uses state-ofthe-art Airflow technology to help make hygiene treatments more comfortable and less invasive.” He says the team at Face Value Dental, located at 138 Albert St, Brisbane City, now use Airflow for all hygiene treatments. “At Face Value Dental, our Brisbane CBD dentists are committed to providing exceptional dental service with a personal touch that will exceed your expectations,” Malcolm says. PH: 3152 4081 FACEVALUEDENTAL.COM

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Pedal power Explore scenic backroads and enjoy life’s simple pleasures on a cycling tour of Byron Bay


hris Boogert and Alice Tancred love cycling and travel so much, they’ve combined their twin passions in a business geared towards cyclists from Brisbane and around the world. The young couple came up with the idea of Lifecycles Travel while living in Sydney. Chris worked in the cycling industry, while Alice worked in sports management and marketing. “We have always been passionate about fitness, and specifically cycling, and wanted to build our careers around that,” Alice says. “However, we’d also had enough of the ‘big smoke’ and were looking to move somewhere that had a slower pace.” So the pair packed up and moved to the coastal hamlet of Lennox Head, about two hours south of Brisbane in northern NSW, where Alice had holidayed since she was a child. Lifecycles Travel offers tours of Byron Bay and its surrounds, with guests able to choose from budget-friendly to luxury packages, including accommodation at the renowned The Byron at Byron and Elements of Byron. Lifecycles is geared to cycling enthusiasts who know their spokes from their disc brakes, but it isn’t all about steep hills and long roads. Tours stop in charming towns including Newrybar and Federal, where guests can sample some of the area’s best produce. “We work with a number of local businesses and bring our tours through their doors to showcase what the region has to offer. We’ll stop in Top Shop Byron Bay for a coffee or to Harvest for their famous peanut butter croissants. We also V1 - BNSE01Z01MA

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Relax while covering kilometres of stunning coastal roads and scenic hinterland take our guests to the acclaimed waterfront restaurant Shelter in Lennox Head,” Alice says. “This is an active holiday, but it doesn’t mean it’s only about fitness. We want our visitors to enjoy this beautiful part of Australia and unwind and relax, while covering kilometres of stunning coastal roads and scenic hinterland.” Alice and Chris say they’ve been blown away by the popularity of their tours and have since expanded from the Byron area to Queensland’s Granite Belt, plus Tuscany and the Dolomites in Europe.

Bike safety is paramount for the cycling duo after Chris experienced a near-fatal accident competing in 2012. “In my early 20s, I was competing and naively ignored the signs of dehydration and how dangerous this can be for any athlete,” Chris says. “From what I was told, I came off my bike after blacking out and had a serious crash. So bad, that the incident, supposedly first called in as a fatality, forced a complete redirection of the race route so I could be air evacuated. “It was a very scary experience for my

family, and a life-changing experience for me. It took me two years to race again, but since that, I have raced stronger and smarter. “It really changed my outlook and has also helped us shape this business and place a huge emphasis on safety for ourselves and our guests.” Between planning bespoke bike tours and taking their guests on roads less travelled, the couple are also busy with their most exciting project yet – their wedding.

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Higher love A couple’s quest for freedom leads to a tower that reinvents the backyard shed

Michelle Bailey In the quiet, residential streets of West End, timber weatherboards, latticescreened verandas and tin roofs are neighbourhood building blocks. Hidden from view, rambling backyards provide cool and shady relief to cottage-

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lined streets. The charismatic qualities of the local architecture and landscape are what attracted Antony Moulis and Silvia Micheli, UQ School of Architecture academics, to this Queenslander on a quiet corner block. It has since become a testing ground for ideas about landscape, architecture and urbanism.

“The backyard had a Hills hoist and that classic feel to it,” Antony says. “We wanted to honour that sense of the backyard and design a place to enjoy life outside the house.” Working with local architects Yohei Omura and Paul Hotston, they developed ideas for a stand-alone structure rather than extend or lift the existing home.

The result is what they call One Room Tower, a small-footprint structure measuring just 6m x 6m, and 9.5m high. What the tower lacks in physical dimensions it makes up for in spatial complexity and an inherent usability. “The idea of one room with multiple platforms was about having maximum flexibility,” Antony says. “We wanted more

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freedom because of the different necessities of the family.” A sense of freedom in the plan is achieved through a spiralling sequence of platforms rotating around a central core. “The placement of the core as the solid element sets up a quadrant-like arrangement,” Paul says. “Privacy is given by the separation of

levels, with all rooms floating within the one single volume.” At ground level, transparent walls slide open to reveal doorways to the garden. “It is like a garden platform that is protected from the elements, but it still feels like you are in the backyard,” Silvia says. Staircases wrapping up the sides connect to higher platforms, which

culminate in a loft-like room at the top of the tower. From the street, the tower’s cedar shiplapped cladding is a throwback to weatherboard traditions. But this tower is contemporary, with its engineered timber structure achieving impressive vertical and horizontal spans that create a sense of interior weightlessness. The windows and doors seem impossibly large. “We’ve been able to articulate the openings into the landscape, so there is a real sense of generosity in the 6m x 6m plan,” Paul says. “We’ve directed views to the whole site. You can see through to about six backyards.”

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Research is the key to choice The majority of Queensland independent school parents spend at least two years researching schools and rely on the opinions of those close to them, including their children, to inform their decision, according to a major parent survey on school choices. Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) executive director David Robertson says today’s parents expect more than the old “one size fits all” industrial model approach to education. “They are looking beyond test scores and prioritising schools that foster a much broader range of qualities and skills that prepare children for the future and develop their sense of personal and community responsibility,” he says. These insights and more were drawn from a survey of 3638 parents of children at 115 Queensland independent schools commissioned in 2018 by ISQ. This is the fourth survey in ISQ’s long-running What Parents Want series. While the top reason parents choose independent schools – preparing students

to fulfil their potential in life – has remained unchanged over the 12-year survey series, parents today are placing a greater emphasis on personalised learning and quality teaching. Mr Robertson says Queensland independent schools offer a diversity of schooling options and education approaches that clearly resonate with

Balanced and rigorous academic program is on offer With only 680 students, Stuartholme School, in the Brisbane suburb of Toowong, is small enough for each student to be personally known, yet large enough to offer an extensive, dynamic and responsive range of opportunities; no girl will ever be lost, says principal Kristen Sharpe. “This is achieved through a balanced and rigorous academic program, supported by a nurturing environment where each girl can learn, thrive and contribute to her community,” she says.

“Stuartholme’s open day is Saturday, March 9 from 10am to 1pm. “Here, parents will be able to speak with the highly-relational teachers and see the extensive range of subjects and cocurricular opportunities. “People can register on the school website.” For more information, contact the school or visit the website. PH: 3369 5466 STUARTHOLME.COM

Queensland families and the aspirations they hold for their children. “Enrolments at independent schools have grown by 25,000 students since the first What Parents Want survey in 2006 and continue to comprise about 15 percent of the state’s total school-age enrolments,” he says. “Increasing numbers of Queensland

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Make a diary date for college twilight open day St Laurence’s College will host a twilight open day on Thursday, February 28 where families will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the college and explore the grounds and facilities. Principal Chris Leadbetter says enrolment information sessions will also be held to provide prospective families with details about the registration and enrolment processes, intake years and other important information. “Classrooms will be open to showcase interactive displays of students’ academic and creative work, and I’ll be hosting a special welcome presentation as well, joined by key leadership staff who will speak about the college ethos, learning framework and student expectations,” he says. “Teaching and support staff will be on hand to answer questions and make each family feel welcome.” The college’s co-curricular offerings will be on display, with musical performances held throughout the evening by concert bands, string ensembles and jazz big bands. Interactive sport displays and demonstrations will be held in the new indoor sports centre and high-performance

strength and conditioning area. St Laurence’s College is a Catholic school for boys, conducted in the Edmund Rice Tradition. The school accepts students from Years 5 to 12 from a wide area of Brisbane. The college is centrally located in South Brisbane and easily accessible by major public transport services. Mr Leadbetter says online registrations for the twilight open day are now open, via the website. “We look forward to meeting you and your family,” he says. PH: 3010 1111 SLC.QLD.EDU.AU


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Boost to learning Clayfield College staff are excited to have recently launched The Clayfield Classroom, a framework for excellent teaching and learning. Deputy principal Samantha Bolton says at Clayfield College, learning is at the heart of everything they do. “We acknowledge that to learn well one must live well and, as such, our teaching and learning framework is a holistic approach,” she says. “Our learning culture encompasses all in the community, with a particular focus on staff and students. “Students need to be intellectually challenged for high quality learning to occur. Attaining the right balance between difficulty and ease is necessary for them to make meaningful progress and build the capacity to apply their knowledge and understanding to unfamiliar contexts.” Ms Bolton says The Clayfield Classroom is aimed at facilitating exceptional evidence-based teaching and learning in every classroom throughout the college. The college’s open day is scheduled for Thursday, March 14 from 8.45 to 11am.

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Supportive environment The staff at Lourdes Hill College pride themselves on offering an environment that is supportive of individual student needs, ensuring students’ academic abilities thrive, and that students are welcomed as part of a community. Principal Robyn Anderson says it’s a school where every student is given the opportunity to be the best they can be. “What (also) makes a Lourdes girl unique is our Academic Mentoring program, delivered by experienced staff working with individual students to navigate their secondary school experience,” she says. “Each student’s progress is monitored through a school-developed, online dashboard and learning analytics system, inspiring each girl to fulfil her academic potential.” Ms Anderson says learning continues beyond the classroom; co-curricular and extra-curricular programs provide a wide range of opportunities to develop the essential 21st century skills in leadership, teamwork, technology, collaboration and decision-making. Other learning experiences include service, immersion, study tours, debating, sailing, AFL, rowing and kayaking, as well as culture, robotics, arts, dance and global connections. “The importance of student choice,

involvement and balance are key to all learning experiences at Lourdes Hill College,” Ms Anderson says. “With more than 100 years of tradition, we have an outstanding reputation for forward-thinking and innovative learning programs centred on our values, inclusiveness, awareness of community, maintaining a social conscience, and creating a better world. “A Lourdes girl is prepared for success, her future, and making a difference in the world.” PH: 3399 8888 LHC.QLD.EDU.AU



Aim is to bring out the best in college students St Joseph’s Nudgee College was established in 1891 and is one of the oldest Catholic boys’ boarding schools in Australia. Principal Peter Fullagar says more than 1600 young men from Years 5 to 12, including more than 270 boarders, call Nudgee College their school. “On a daily basis our students are taught, cared for and challenged by teachers who want to bring out the best in all their students,” Mr Fullagar says. “The holistic education, personal development and wellbeing of each student is a key focus of the college, while the support by staff for the boys’ interests and strengths is complemented by the world-class facilities across the 136ha campus. “From 15 playing fields to an Olympicstandard athletics track, two heated swimming pools, a recently refurbished gymnasium, state-of-the-art music and art studios, a 400-seat auditorium, and an onsite agricultural centre, students have access to a wide range of high quality facilities.” Mr Fullagar says families could find out how a Nudgee College education can help

their son thrive at the college’s open day on May 18. “From interactive subject displays to student-led tours, the event provides an opportunity for prospective families to explore the campus and find out what Nudgee College is all about,” he says. PH: 3865 0555 NUDGEE.COM/OPENDAY



Pathways created for all college students to excel “At John Paul College, we know that parent and broader family involvement in the life of each individual student makes a difference to the manner in which our students integrate into college life, impacting on their academic outcomes,” says principal Karen Spiller. Mrs Spiller says parents who are interested in their child’s schooling assist in supporting them to get the best out of their schooling journey. “As a college, we want to partner with parents to ensure their family takes full advantage of the extensive opportunities offered, and that each student embraces the academic and co-curricular life of our college, with energy, focus and commitment,” she says. “We are a college that is serious about academic outcomes. We also offer a rich and diverse co-curricular program. Our students are at the heart of all we do, and this is reflected in our purpose; to Educate, to Inspire and to Make a Difference.” John Paul College creates opportunities and pathways for all students to excel, develop character and become worldready within our culturally diverse and inclusive community.

The school welcomes children to experience what it’s like to a part of the John Paul College family by registering their interest in the Student for a Day program, or parents can call the admissions team for a personal tour of the campus. There are 2020 scholarship opportunities available for general excellence (performing arts and sport) and applications close on Friday, April 5 at 5pm. PH: 3826 3333 JPC.QLD.EDU.AU

Explore John Paul College Our children create, imagine and interact in an environment of purposeful play that is richly embedded in a foundation of literacy and numeracy. With new state-of-the-art facilities and playscapes additional full and parttime Kindy places are available commencing in January 2020.

Explore John Paul College at our next Open Day on Saturday 9 March from 10am - 2pm. Further opportunities to explore the College are available online via our virtual tour or through a personal campus visit - contact us to make an appointment.

Kindergarten 2020 We invite all future families to experience our ‘Student for a Day’ program. ‘Student for a Day’ is a great opportunity for prospective students to sample first-hand everything that John Paul College has to offer. Students will attend classes, get to know teachers, enjoy a complimentary lunch and meet new friends, making the transition to John Paul College so much easier.

Student for a Day

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Our Scholarship and Bursary program for Years Seven to Twelve is designed to identify and celebrate students who have strengths and expertise in a variety of areas. We provide opportunities for students to develop and be challenged in a nurturing environment. All Scholarships are up to 50% of the tuition fee and tenable until the end of Year Twelve.





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Open Day Sunday 26 May

All Hallows’ School, the oldest secondary school in Queensland, provides a diverse, challenging and enriching academic and cocurricular program, says principal Catherine O’Kane. “Our girls engage in a faith-based, broad liberal education that fosters the growth of highly developed thinking and strong problem solving skills,” she says. “As innovative leaders in education, our nurturing and student-centred approach allows our students to become skilled communicators in a global context.” Mrs O’Kane says an All Hallows’ girl is encouraged to be a self-leader and supporter of every All Hallows’ girl. “With a vibrant student community,

each girl feels individually known and supported, as she develop a sense of connectedness with her school sisters,” she says. “Your daughter will feel welcomed and valued, allowing her to achieve what the world has not yet imagined.” PH: 3831 3100 WWW.AHS.QLD.EDU.AU

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Phil Brown When my son started playing cricket, it all came back to me. In my heart of hearts, I was continuing my own cricket career vicariously I was driving past a cricket match at a sports field near our home the other day and I felt a pang of nostalgia. I saw people sitting on fold-out chairs under some trees at the edge of the field. “That used to be us,” I said. “It wasn’t that long ago,” my wife said. For years our Saturdays were ruled by cricket. At first it was just club cricket, then it was club and school cricket combined … club before Christmas, then school cricket the other side of the silly season. My son’s cricket career is now on pause as he focuses on other more pressing matters … the UQ gym, his studies, his piano, and the works of Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche. All worthy of having time spent on them. But I do miss cricket. I am now looking back with fondness on those years spent at sports grounds around Brisbane, some splendidly kept, like the school facilities, others mere

dessicated paddocks on the far-flung perimeter of Brisbane. Each Saturday we would wake early, check the weather forecast (sometimes rain would stop the play) and prepare for the cricketing day ahead. I would make a Thermos of tea and pack biscuits and other nibblies and water and chairs and hats and sunscreen. Then off we would go. We first signed our boy up for cricket when he was about seven, and I still remember arriving at that first match out South Pine way. There was a torrential downpour as we arrived so we all got saturated. That was followed by brilliant sunshine and a hot, humid morning. There would be many more like that in the years to come. There were many ecstatic moments, but also much agonising. There were those instances when we sat around all morning waiting for our lad to bat, only to find that he was out on the first ball. Cricket is a cruel game at times. It

always felt like it was happening to me, and in a way it was. My two-year cricket career in Hong Kong, long ago and far away, was interrupted by a move back to Australia, and being a rebel at school on the Gold Coast, I didn’t play any team sports. I just concentrated on my surfing. But when my son started playing cricket, it all came back to me, and in my heart of hearts, I was continuing my own cricket career vicariously, which is never a good idea because I felt every sling and arrow of outrageous fortune, and there are a lot of them in cricket. That’s why it is so character building. There were plenty of memorable moments too, and although the summers were long, there was something lovely and languid about those Saturdays at cricket. I think of them each weekend when I see the figures in white dotted around the field near our home. And it all comes back to me and I smile.


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lifestyle Mix of traditional and modern features make this house a star This classic Queenslander offers an array of contemporary living spaces. Built over two levels, the four-bedroom residence has a charming facade with a front balcony. Inside, there is an array of impressive fixtures and fittings throughout the home. Entry is through french doors on the upper level where the floorplan opens with a sitting room. This area highlights the property’s interior features with VJ walls, timber floors and high ceilings throughout.

The sitting room leads to a dining room where there is a stylish chandelier. At the rear of this level is the large living hub with an integrated kitchen. A grand island bench is the focal point of the kitchen. The kitchen’s design includes a butler’s pantry, breakfast bar, Miele appliances and a built-in coffee machine. There is also ample bench space and soft-close drawers. Next to the kitchen, through bi-fold doors, there is a deck with a built-in barbecue. The deck overlooks the property’s backyard. Two bedrooms complete the upper level. The main bedroom has a walk-in

HENDRA 25 Flemington St Land: 764sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Dwight Ferguson and Alexander Shean, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0412 385 720 (DF) or 0414 841 085 (AS) For sale: By negotiation

wardrobe and ensuite while the other bedroom is serviced by a nearby bathroom. Both bathrooms have modern fixtures. Downstairs, the floorplan features the ground- level sleeping quarters consisting of another two bedrooms, each with builtin wardrobes. At the rear of the ground floor is a living room that leads to a rumpus room and an adjacent media room. Both these rooms open to a tiled outdoor entertainment area. The ground level also has a study and a large laundry that has ample bench space. Outside, there are established gardens, and a 25m lap pool with a pool house.

Renovation appeal Their son was born in a small cottage across the street, but it wasn’t until after their daughter was born that they moved in to the house that they would call home for more than 20 years. Jane and Nigel Molesworth bought 70 Vale St in Wilston in 1998, having moved away from the suburb for a few years after their son was born. A few years later, and with their now young daughter in tow, they bought the original 1910-era Queenslander cottage, and embarked on an extensive renovation with John Thelander of Thelander Architecture and Interiors. “It had never even been painted inside. We lifted it, knocked off the small kitchen at the back and built underneath,” Jane says. “At the time it had a small front veranda but we had to re-roof the house so we added the wraparound veranda.” The five bedroom, three bathroom house sits on an elevated 810sq m block with inground pool, established gardens and outdoor entertaining spaces. Upstairs, there are three bedrooms including the main suite with an ensuite,

walk-in wardrobe and views overlooking the gardens and pool. There are also the formal dining and living rooms on either side of the original corridor, which lead to the new open-plan kitchen, living and dining space. This area opens to a covered outdoor entertaining area and pool. Downstairs there are two more bedrooms, with built-in wardrobes, a rumpus room, laundry, bathroom and double garage.

WILSTON 70 Vale St Land: 810sq m Inspect: Today (Wed, Feb 20), 6-6.30pm Agent: Glynis Austin, Glynis Austin Properties/Ray White; ph: 3511 4108 or 0403 333 013 Auction: Darling & Co. 157 Given Tce, Paddington, February 28, 6.30pm


Maleny Hinterland Blank Canvas — Build Your Dream ‘Spring Creek’, Aherns Road, Conondale, Qld ‘Spring Creek’ is a beautiful and fertile property in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. It is arguably one of the best you will find that really has it all — 72ha* (178* acres), 100km* Brisbane CBD, 45min* to Sunshine Coast beaches. • Blank canvas allowing you to build your dream with house sites offering views over the property • Rich volcanic soils sown to improved pastures which include Seteria, Kikuyu, Rye and Clover • Fully fenced with 4 barb, wooden post fences in good condition • Close to schools, shops and amenities

Auction Friday 8 March 2019 10:30am Lvl 26, 111 Eagle St, Brisbane View: By appointment Jez McNamara 0427 270 280 Jason Mattiazzi 0419 650 343 Ray White Rural Queensland *approx.


Residence 10/110 Main Street

Incomparably positioned, lovingly restored and graced with contemporary finishes, Residence 10 is an elegant fusion of old and new. Boasting an astounding 425m² build area, this premier property comprises four ensuited bedrooms, a separate living, dining and kitchen area with soaring ceilings. With a north-east aspect, the wraparound balcony enjoys breezes and views of the Brisbane River. In addition, there’s 3,000m² of private manicured gardens which have direct access to the river. Don’t miss this opportunity to secure this irreplaceable residence prior to auction.


AUCTION Wed 13 Mar at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane INSPECT Sat 12 – 12:30pm, Wed 6 – 6:30pm or by appointment

SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP0002_BN_A


8/2 Scott Street

Standing tall among the illustrious Kangaroo Point riverfront precinct, Walan shines in its surrounds. The dynamic form, inspired by the Kangaroo Point Cliffs, is a landmark building, setting a benchmark for architectural design. Boasting oak timber floors, integrated European appliances, and designer finishes, this full-floor residence exceeds expectations. Premium features include an expansive balcony, guest bedroom with ensuite, separate library and study area, second living space and full length double corridors that guarantee cooling breezes and cross ventilation throughout.


AUCTION Wed 20 Feb at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane INSPECT Sat 11 – 11:30am or by appointment

SIMON CAULFIELD 0437 935 912 COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 PLC-OP0002_BN_B


155 Dornoch Terrace

Occupying an elevated position in a highly sought-after suburb securely located within the catchment of Brisbane State High School. Blessed with two street frontage, the opportunity exists to purchase this statement home on its own 438m2 allotment with the option to also purchase a rare parcel of vacant land attached to the home making it an impressive offering of a massive 876m2. The opportunities are endless.


FOR SALE INSPECT Sat 4 – 4:30pm

DEB MAGUIRE 0427 246 279



55 Oxlade Drive

Presenting 234m2 of premium designer living, this prestigious new apartment is located in one of Brisbane’s most coveted addresses. Featuring an interior graced with clean lines, luxury finishes, and an intelligent, flowing layout that highlights the mesmerising river vistas from the balcony, there is no compromise – this apartment has been crafted for those that enjoy the finer things in life. Positioned in the thriving suburb of New Farm, this residence is complemented by an enviable lifestyle moments from the Brisbane CBD.


FOR SALE INSPECT Sat 10 – 11am, 2 – 3pm & Sun 10 – 11am




23 Wendell Street

With a northerly aspect, this is the ultimate entertainer’s home on a large 810m2 block. Guests will adore the multiple living spaces, lavish bedrooms and sizeable terraces. Throughout the residence luxury is afforded at every turn; the gourmet kitchen will inspire, while the master bedroom will take your breath away. Topping it all off is the refurbished sparkling saltwater pool. Nestled in a quiet no through road ensures privacy and tranquillity but without sacrifice - the CBD lies only a few kilometres away, making this position unique and desirable.


TENDER Closes Thu 7 Mar at 4pm INSPECT Sat 11 – 11:30am & Wed 6 – 6.30pm

SARAH HACKETT 0488 355 553 PHIL BURLEY 0432 349 077 PLC-OP0002_BN_E


103 Fifth Avenue

With sweeping urban views and the twinkling lights of the city, this beautifully designed and well maintained home boasts a massive 445m2 of internal living space. Spread out over three luxurious levels and with breathtaking 180 degree views from the city skyline to Mt Coot-tha and beyond, there is something here for everyone. Close by to trains, elite schooling, the Reading Cinemas and café precincts, this locale is second to none. A true lifestyle home ready to be enjoyed and sure to impress for many years to come.


FOR SALE INSPECT Wed 6 – 6:45pm & Wed 6 – 6:45pm

MARIO SULTANA 0428 282 223 ANNE GUNSTON 0407 114 189 PLC-OP0002_BN_F


21 Johnston Street

This beautiful Bulimba residence has been designed with a practical low maintenance layout to accommodate families of all ages. Positioned on 642m2 of flat land, there is plenty of room to entertain or cool off in the generous sized pool. The open plan kitchen, living and dining seamlessly flow from the indoors to outdoors. Offering two separate living areas, three bedrooms all with their own bathroom plus private master retreat and ensuite. Located within walking distance to parks, Oxford Street and local schools, this home presents an easy living lifestyle and is a must see. Will be sold on or before auction.



AUCTION Wed 6 Mar at 6pm Place Auction Rooms, 33 Lytton Rd, East Brisbane INSPECT Sat 12 – 12:30pm, Thu 5:45 – 6:15pm or by appointment

COURTNEY MAGUIRE 0401 031 668 JASON CHAFFEY 0408 208 939

26 Henderson Street

Designed with symmetry and simplicity front of mind, tall ceilings and wide settings grant a feeling of grand proportions. The open-plan arrangement denotes a gallery interior. Sliding glass stacker doors seamlessly interject an outdoor living space into the arrangement, enhancing the entertaining abilities and making for easy outdoor family meals. Featuring a dazzling pool, spacious outdoor entertaining space with bench seats and outdoor kitchen perfect for our Brisbane summer. An unrivalled address, sure to impress.


AUCTION Sat 23 Feb at 10am, On-site INSPECT By appointment


Modern luxury Spacious family living is at the fore in this stylish Tennyson abode. Positioned over two floors, the property includes high quality finishes and provides the ideal mixture of indoor and outdoor living. “This home truly is the pinnacle of luxury family living, an icon of high-end, functional design,” listing agent Jason Adcock says. “It has been meticulously engineered and hand built to perfection with use of the world’s finest and rarest materials to stand the test of time.” Entering through a triple car garage, the ground floor is the central living hub of the residence and features a formal lounge at the front of the property. Progressing down the hallway, a bathroom and nearby laundry with outdoor drying court await. At the rear of the floorplan is an openplan kitchen, dining and living area. The gourmet kitchen features ample cabinetry and bench space, high quality stainless steel appliances, an island bench and a separate butler’s pantry. Outside, a covered timber entertaining deck boasts a barbecue. Following the deck around the

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residence, an in-ground swimming pool surrounded by a glass-framed fence, adds to the allure of the property. Back inside, a single bedroom completes the lower level. Accessing the first floor via an internal staircase, the light-filled level is comprised solely of carpeted bedrooms. No expense has been spared in the design of the main bedroom, which features a stylish ensuite with a freestanding bath and double shower. Three additional bedrooms also reside on this floor.


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TENNYSON 32 King Arthur Tce Land: 607sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Jason Adcock, Adcock Prestige; ph: 1300 884 788 or 0418 727 788 For sale: By negotiation

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BALMORAL 27 Bolan Street ACREAGE STYLE LIVING INNER CITY LIFESTYLE In the heart of Balmoral and room for a pony, who says you can't have it all!! • • • •

Peaceful street, walk to schools and cafes Enormous downstairs rumpus/gym/office Renovated kitchen and formal dining room Triple-car garage, wide deck with views



View As advertised or by appointemnt Auction Saturday 16 March at 3.30pm Contact 07 3899 8588 Tony O'Doherty 0466 442 674


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BULIMBA 14 Duke Street LARGER THAN LIFE, BLUECHIP LOCATION Downsizing seller is selling on or before auction. • • • •

Swimming pool, level lawn area, park views Multiple shared entertaining areas, study Timber floors, high ceilings, a/c, security Triple garage w internal access, storeroom



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Stylish abode This renovated property blends traditional Queenslander elegance with contemporary opulence behind a gated entry. Tailored towards comfortable and spacious family living, the house offers a flexible floorplan with numerous indoor and outdoor entertaining areas. A two-car garage with additional storage space precedes the covered entry patio and a fenced lawn, which wraps around one side of the house. Inside, the ground floor features timber flooring, high ceilings and tall clerestory windows. It centres around open-plan dining, living and family rooms, the latter of which has an exposed-brick feature wall with an indoor-outdoor double fireplace. The adjoining kitchen has a marble kitchen island, breakfast bar, European appliances and a butler’s pantry. A rumpus room with built-in bench seating extends off the kitchen, while a bathroom with double vanity and a bedroom with built-in wardrobe sit opposite the living room. Retractable glass doors create a natural flow from the interior to a covered outdoor

entertaining space with an exposed-brick barbecue area featuring a fridge, wallmounted TV, fireplace and sink. It overlooks a grassy yard and glass-enclosed pool. An open-tread timber staircase leads up to the first floor. Four bedrooms with built-in wardrobes share a modern bathroom.The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite. This level also has a powder room, rumpus room, wraparound balcony and an office.

DRAPER 35 Oak River Road SUPREME SPACE, SCENERY AND EXCEPTIONAL ENTERTAINING Only 5 minutes to Samford Village and 30 minutes to Brisbane CBD. Exclusive quality and luxurious design combine effortlessly in this stunning residence, providing an ultra-private indoor-outdoor entertainers' environment. Every element that's essential for family enjoyment is offered by this outstanding modern home, further accompanied by its whisper quiet setting upon a rolling five-acre allotment that backs directly onto council parklands.

CLAYFIELD 29 Dublin St Land: 810sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Dwight Ferguson and Alexander Shean, Ray White Ascot; ph: 3868 7500, 0412 385 720 (DF) or 0414 841 085 (AS) For sale: By negotiation



View Sat 16th Feb 12pm to 12:30pm Thurs 21st Feb 12pm to 12:30pm For Sale Contact 07 3289 3289 Georgie Haug 0411 184 561



Grand estate A landmark house in Sherwood that dates back to 1933 has been completely restored and given a modern makeover by one of Brisbane’s leading architects. The heritage-listed, English-style red brick residence known as The Terrace was bought by the current owners for $2.55 million in 2012. Three years later, renowned architect Shaun Lockyer was engaged to extend the home and reclaim some of the residence’s original features. Decorative ceilings, leadlight windows and two original brick fireplaces are just some of its heritage features of the property. Hedges line the fence that leads to the entry of this storybook property, which opens in to a foyer. To the left of the entry foyer, there is a library, an office, sitting, dining and media rooms, two bedrooms and a bathroom. To the right, the kitchen has a scullery, which leads to a family room and terrace. A fourth bedroom, and the main suite with walk-in wardrobe, ensuite, underfloor heating and a window bench seat, is also in this north-positioned extension.

On the lower level of the property, an area being marketed as “undoubtedly Brisbane’s best rumpus room”, comes with exposed brick walls and timber bench seating. Also on this level is a fifth bedroom, a bathroom, kitchenette and access to two terraces. Outside the residence, there are landscaped gardens, a tennis court, an 18m pool, and a central pavilion with its own outdoor kitchen.

SHERWOOD 47 Hazelmere Pde Land: 2499sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Jason Adcock, Adcock Prestige; ph: 1300 884 788 or 0418 727 788 For sale: By negotiation

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Located on a quiet cul-de-sac on a huge and superbly private 1341m2 absolute riverfront block, this recently renovated mid-century modern home with 28m of river frontage features the architectural hallmarks of a home to love forever. Including sensational river views, brand new kitchen, butler´s pantry, 3 fireplaces, multiple living, separate master level, solar heated pool, river deck, 10m pontoon and so much more.




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Classic style is on offer Renovated to an impressive level, this Queenslander spans two levels. The ground floor of the residence has internal access from a garage, with the split-level floorplan flowing past a bedroom into an open-plan kitchen, lounge and dining area. The main bedroom is on the upper level of the residence and has a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite.

River vistas are the key

NORMAN PARK 102 Kingsbury St Land: 405sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Paula Pearce, Place Bulimba; ph: 133 911 or 0417 433 098

KANGAROO POINT 3/30 O’Connell St Villa: 387sq m Inspect: By appointment

This three-level property features Brisbane River views and has a floorplan covering 387sq m. There is a covered patio on the lower level with sliding glass doors leading into a rumpus room. Nearby is a kitchenette and stylish bathroom. The open-plan design on the ground floor consists of lounge, dining, kitchen

For sale: By negotiation

This level also features three more bedrooms, a bathroom, rumpus area and a balcony. In the back yard is an inground pool and pergola. The property is set on a 405sq m block.

Agent: Simon Caulfield, Place Kangaroo Point; ph: 3153 1457 or 0437 935 912 Price: $1.9 million+

and meals areas, as well as a bedroom and a powder room. Three bedrooms sit on the upper level, including the main suite which has an ensuite. The property is close to the Dockside ferry terminal.

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Family living looking good Spanning two levels, this five-bedroom house has been designed with ultramodern features. The ground floor acts as the central living hub of the home, with a stylish openplan living, dining and kitchen arrangement. Sliding glass doors lead out to a covered patio. Upstairs, three bedrooms contain ample

CAMP HILL 26 Henderson St Land: 607sq m Inspect: By appointment Agent: Joanna Gianniotis, Place Bulimba; ph: 3107 6999 or 0433 168 761 Auction: On site, February 23, 10am

built-in storage, while the main bedroom sits separate to the rest of the house and features a luxurious walk-in wardrobe, stylish ensuite and private balcony looking to the back yard and an inground pool. Each office independently owned and operated

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CHELMER 49 Laurel Ave Land: 1629sq m Inspect: By appointment

Built in 1928, this elegant property mixes old charm with modern luxuries. On the upper level, there’s a foyer, sunroom, and living, kitchen and dining areas. The kitchen offers a rustic feel with a timber interior and benchtops. There are four bedrooms on this level including the main bedroom, which has an ensuite. Outside, the property has an inground

Agent: Ann-Karyn Fraser, Place New Farm: ph: 3107 5111 or 0419 708 094 For sale: By negotiation

pool, and separate from the main residence is a two-room studio. Agent Ann-Karyn Fraser says the tree-lined street is just minutes from the Brisbane River and offers an exclusive, highly-desirable lifestyle.

ADDRESS - Shop 3, 622 Wynnum Road, Morningside OFFICE - 3899 9999

Rural retreat set to shine This 194ha property offers peace and seclusion and even features a cottage for a second residence. Located in Inglewood and positioned in a rural setting, Arlington runs adjacent to a main road and a creek. This expansive property includes the main house with a cottage, sheds and farming infrastructure. Marketing agent Danny Bukowski says renovations have improved the liveability and functionality of the home, however many of the original features have been retained. “A great starter block, rural getaway or an add-on to current operations, Arlington brings with it the certainty of water security,� he says. From the entrance to the main house, the floorplan flows down a hallway. On the right, there are three bedrooms and a bathroom. There is an additional bathroom to the rear of the residence. From the entrance to the left, there is a lounge room with adjacent sunroom. The lounge includes a combustion wood fireplace. From the lounge, there is a dining area and kitchen. The kitchen has a

breakfast bar and bar area. There is ample bench space and drawers. Interior details include VJ walls, ceilings and split system airconditioning. There are front and rear verandas. Detached from the house is a laundry with an adjoining storeroom. This property also includes a recently renovated cottage which has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a lounge, kitchen, front and back verandas and splitsystem airconditioning.



OMAN AMA 56 Graysholm Rd Land: 194ha Inspect: By appointment Agent: Danny Bukowski, Raine & Horne Rural Brisbane: ph: 5518 8010 or 0427 007 116 Auction: Level 1, 153 Racecourse Rd, Ascot, Fri (Feb 22), from 11am

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Quick Clues

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Something Cryptic Quick 16 Prepare to whistle for holidays, perhaps (7) 17 Clue (7) has caught your imagination. Fun takes LEO (5) 16 Stipulated, 22 Be entitled credit (5) 1 Blight, 19 Convert cash (7) 9 Secure, Matters of the 16 heartUndercover, receive (July10 23 –Disclaim, August 23) 12 Dogfight, 13 priority. 4into Sibelius, Molten, 15 Slip, ction, 13 Hardone’s up, money? 15 Echo, 19 toAcross: 18 They lived so happily in 23 A point in affluent 20 Very sad event (7) special attention too. A happier you It may be hard to keep your feet on the Above board, 20 amount Bias, (5) 23 Lawful, 25ground Intrigue, 27 Volatile, 28 Import, breaks 29 Resolute, 30 some Prayer. 8 Manage, 29fairy Dear talesdear, (4,5) 30 Caress.German kingdom (5) 22 Tiny through. Create brand-new when all of your senses are flying 21 Most agree it could be an 23 A school’s teachers (5) memories for that dusty old scrapbook. 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Solutions to last week’s puzzles


CROSSWORD ANSWERS. CRYPTIC: Across: 1 Chinese, 5 Bounder, 9 Mishaps, 10 Lioncel, 11 Alamo, 12 Electrify, 13 Tete-a-tete, 15 Speed, 16 Purse, 18 Ever after, 21 Gasometer, 24 Reels, 25 Salerno, 26 Invader, 27 Spectre, 28 Holders. Down: 1 Compact, 2 Instant, 3 Elaborate, 4 Ensue, 5 Belvedere, 6 U-boat, 7 Decline, 8 Relayed, 14 Electrode, 15 Sea travel, 16 Pegasus, 17 Resolve, 19 Treadle, 20 Resorts, 22 Merit, 23 Reich. QUICK: Across: 1 Getaway, 5 In a word, 9 Ascetic, 10 Priests, 11 Prior, 12 Tarantula, 13 Discharge, 15 Sheer, 16 Cupid, 18 On the trot, 21 Shiftless, 24 Tiara, 25 Outrage, 26 Ascribe, 27 Fervent, 28 Falsely. Down: 1 Grasped, 2 Tactics, 3 Watershed, 4 Yacht, 5 Imperfect, 6 Alien, 7 Obscure, 8 Despair, 14 Roosevelt, 15 Sceptical, 16 Cast-off, 17 Pointer, 19 Realise, 20 Tragedy, 22 Trace, 23 Staff.

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