Almanac Books: The Final Frank Bascombe novel

The Footy Almanac community has brought many things to Mickey Randall but among its greatest gifts was the introduction to the fictional character of Frank Bascombe in the novels of Richard Ford. Mickey is looking forward to the final Frank Bascombe book, ‘Be Mine’.

Almanac Art: Michelangelo, Da Vinci, and the Delight of Context

One of the joys of overseas travel is visiting many of the world’s great art galleries and museums and viewing the wonderful treasures there reports Mickey Randall.

Almanac Beer: Three Italian Beers

Mickey Randall reviews three Italian beers, two he tasted in Italy, and the third back home.

Almanac Travel: An Italian Arrival

Mickey Randall arrived in Milan and, in a country not known for its efficiency, all went remarkably well!

Almanac (Overseas) Life: Milano parkrun

Mickey is in Milano and enters the parkrun. He finds it’s a little different to his usual experience at the Patawalonga. Claire was there to cheer him on.

Sausage Roll Review: Linke’s Bakehouse and Pantry, Nuriootpa

Mickey Randall is Nuriootpa for work, it’s lunch time, and time for a sausage roll. Mickey puts his sausage roll to the taste test and shares his thoughts.

Almanac Life: The Port Willunga Jetty, Hope, and Dr. J

Mickey and Max have been to Adelaide’s southern beaches. A time of bonding and thinking about NBA greats as well as a time of contemplation.

Almanac Life: After we left the pub

It’s the end of the week, Mickey and Claire transition from working to relaxing mode as they settle in for the weekend..

Mystery Pub: Getting Metaphysical at the Morphett Arms

Mickey Randall discovers what ‘Mystery Pub’ is all about as he explains in his review of the Morphett Arms.

Almanac Exercise: Patawalonga parkrun

Mickey has been out pounding the pavement in the Patawalonga parkrun. He enjoyed it so much he’ll be back on Saturday.

Almanac Pubs: Royal Family Hotel, Port Elliot

Mickey Randall and his boys discuss activities for the coming week during lunch at the Royal Family Hotel in Port Elliot.

Almanac Life: Yet More Things I Like

As the year is coming to a close with Christmas just around the corner, Mickey Randall reminisced on more things he likes.

Almanac Cinema: Why I love ‘When Harry Met Sally’

‘When Harry Met Sally’ is a movie much loved by Mickey Randall as he explains why.

Almanac Running: Coober Pedy, at Dawn

Mickey Randall describes the sights and sounds of Coober Pedy while out for a morning jog around the town.

Footy Park benches spotted in Coober Pedy

The (in)famous South Australian venue Footy Park ceased to play an active role in the AFL after 2013, but as Mickey Randall discovered in Coober Pedy recently, the echoes of the past spread far and wide!

Almanac Music – Tame Impala: A Superb Show

Mickey and his son Alex finally experienced the Tame Impala concert they had waited over 700 days to see – it was worth the wait!

Almanac Running: 10,254 days

After entering his first City Bay Fun Run since 1994 injury prevented Mickey Randall competing in the run earlier this year. Not to be outdone, Mickey eventually runs the course as he explains.

The Blanchetown Hotel: A pea and corn salad celebration

Mickey Randall takes on another old pub filled with character – and a failsafe salad option that takes its hues from the Australian sporting colours.

Sausage Roll Review: The Goolwa Bakery

Mickey Randall recently spent time in Goolwa. Naturally, he called in to the bakery to sample a sausage roll

Almanac Pub Review: The Largs Pier

Mickey Randall takes his monthly mystery pub excursion to The Largs Pier Hotel, a grand old esplande boozer, while he searches for an answer of what is a scampi