Almanac Life: Running up that Forktree Hill in Carrackalinga

Mickey Randall is out for his daily run, this time in Carrackalinga, and it’s to the Forktree Brewery then back to his accommodation. Mickey describes the run, his thoughts and encounters along the way.

Almanac Music: ONJ and me

Mickey Randall is spinning a lot of vinyl on the patio of late. On Saturday it was Olivia Newton-John’s turn. [With the announcement of ONJ’s death today we reprise this piece from earlier this year.]

Almanac Beer Review: The Rancid, Amoral Horror of Great Northern

Mickey Randall presents his latest beer review, and he’s not too impressed by the beer as his review indicates.

Almanac Horse Racing: Beloved racehorse Flow Meter to have start number 200

Mickey Randall salutes galloper Flow Meter who will race for the 200th time at Morphetville this weekend.

Almanac Running: Running Along the Yarra

Mickey Randall is in Melbourne with his boys for a weekend of exploration and footy. As per norm in recent times, Mickey is out running, and he relates the sights and sounds he encounters around the city streets.

Almanac Travels: Tramping through Tanunda

Mickey is out pounding the pavements of Tanunda, recalling times and places where significant events from the past took place.

Almanac Life: Goodbye to a faithful friend

Mickey Randall shares the loss of a long-term friend, uncomplaining supporter and comforter.

Almanac Travel: Three Tassie Hikes

Claire and Mickey continue their tour of Tasmania. This time they’re appreciating the thrills (and the odd terror) of bushwalking.

Almanac Travel: Three Tassie Experiences

Mickey and Claire continue their travelling adventures as they take in the beauty and thrills of Hobart and its surrounds.

Almanac Pubs: Three Hobart Pubs

There’s nothing like a good pub at the end of the day after sightseeing as Mickey Randall explains.

Good Friday in Battery Point

Mickey Randall headed south for Easter and took in the delights of Hobart by foot.

Ladies Day at the Ashbourne Cricket Club

Entertainment of several kinds greeted Mickey Randall at Ashbourne CC’s recent Ladies Day event: from saved wine glasses to missed fielding chances, with its own saxophonist to boot.

Almanac Pub Review: The Greenman Inn, Ashbourne

Mickey Randall takes us to The Greenman where he contemplates the politics of the (Golden Circle) pineapple ring.

Pub Review: The Rising Sun – Port Wakefield

Ever driven past towns on a road trip more than once and never got to know what they offer? Mickey Randall did just that. Leave no stone unturned and you may just find a hidden gem amongst it all.

Almanac Life: Saturday morning, on the Glenelg North esplanade

Mickey Randall observes morning life on the Glenelg esplanade and makes some notes for retirement.

Meatloaf: Horrific Fun at the 2011 Grand Final

The Footy Almanac reprises Mickey Randall’s reminisces about Meatloaf’s “performance” pre-game at the 2011 Grand Final. Are you game enough to watch it again?

Almanac Music: On the patio with old friends, listening to Ripper 76

Sitting on the porch with friends and a retro record player, playing favourite songs and reminiscing memories brought to mind is a great joy as Mickey Randall explains.

Almanac Beer: Three European Beers

Mickey decided to shout himself some Norwegian lagers are performing a couple of good deeds. Here is his taste review of the lagers.

Almanac Life: Claire at the Sandalmere Gate

A touching and romantic story from Mickey Randall enchanted by a brief vista of a deep, resonating beauty: Claire at the gate.

Almanac Beer: Review – Nort

Mickey Randall gets the taste buds working and reviews a beer ‘abandoned’ by a so-called mate.