Almanac Life: The West End Brewery and me

Mickey Randall contemplates the demise of West End Brewery.

The Uplifting and Unparalleled Uraidla & Summertown Show

The local Show brings together the disparate threads of community life. Mickey and Claire took the omnivores along to the Uraidla and Summertown Show to take in the pleasures on offer in the Adelaide Hills.

Almanac Roadtrips – To Uluru: Part 2. “Does it have a pool?”

Day 2 of the summer roadtrip of E.regnans and family. From Bordertown to Port Augusta. They take the back road through the Hills to Tanunda where the Apex Bakery is closed. And on to Port Augusta where he observes grey nomads and caravan life.

Adelaide Oval in the Eighties: Rodney Hogg, Adidas Romes and Mondo Rock

‘Our world was still wonderfully small, and for a few days every summer Adelaide Oval was at its centre.’ Mickey Randall revisits a well spent youth where heaven was a day out at the cricket for the lads from Kapunda.

Pub review: The Prince of Wales, Kapunda

Mickey Randall takes us back to the Prince of Wales pub, Kapunda in the days when “Puffa” Jansen was its colourful mine host. A real pub devoid of music, pokies, TV and meals; a rural watering hole where ‘to not be abused would be offensive’. Enjoy with a butcher of West End Draught!

Philip Road, Elizabeth – Holden cars and me

Over the years Mickey Randall has told us about football, meat pies and kangaroos. Well, it’s time for Holden cars. Enjoy this reminiscence.

Round 23 – Adelaide v West Coast: Optimistically and Misty-Optically

Mickey Randall can take a tiny amount of comfort from the coincidence that Jonathan Giles is a Kapunda boy, although Mickey is not from a parsonage himself. It was a flogging at the Adelaide Oval as the sombre tone suggested as the congregation walked away. A fine night for Eagles fans and Dennis Cometti appreciaters.

Almanac Music – Jazz and Me

While Mickey Randall’s own music career was fleeting, once he found jazz he found a love that was enduring. From his youth in Kapunda, his Mum & Dad’s jazz records showed him there was a bigger world out there to visit.

Home on the Grange

Football, cricket, Weber BBQs and Penfolds Grange Hermitage. Mickey Randall ponders aloud if you can you have too much of a good thing?