Lifestyle

Digging Up The Golden Sands Of Time!

JOHN McNAMEE LAMENTS THE PROPOSED DESTRUCTION OF A WORLD FAMOUS ICON WE were sitting at our favourite outdoor Bondi beach coffee shop the ot...

Why I’m In The Basement When It Comes To Bargain

It’s a well-documented legend that in 1626 a crafty Dutchman called Peter Minuit paid the Native Americans the paltry sum of 60 guilders i...

Skin needs to breathe too

Naturism has been around in one form or another since 1778 when it was promoted as a hygienic and healthy style of life.

PORTRAIT OF THE LEGEND AS A YOUNG SURFER

JOHN McNAMEE RIDES A WAVE OF NOSTALGIA ON THE NSW SOUTHCOAST IT was the muscular blond figure standing in front of a “quiver” of enormo...

Why i’ts a tradie’s world out there!

John McNamee holds his nerve and copes with an ‘on-going’ project YOU get the long-awaited phone call: “They’ll be there bet...

Naturism

Naturism has been around in one form or another since 1778 when it was promoted as a hygienic and healthy style of life.

WHY DON KEEPS GETTING THE JUMP ON LIFE….

  TIME TRAVELLER: 90-YEAR-OLD DON GRENVILLE ENJOYS THE SUN AND SURF NEAR HIS SYDNEYHOME IN BETWEEN HIS WORLD TRIPS As Don Grenville wa...

THE DAY THE WALL CAME DOWN…….!

JOHN McNAMEE DIGS HIMSELF OUT OF A MOMENTOUS MOMENT IN BACKYARD HISTORY At first we didn’t mind when a few things started appearing in th...

WHY I’M LURKING AROUND THE LOCAL LIBRARY AGAIN!

By John McNamee I remember the first time I ever went into a library.

WHY WE WERE TOASTING THE LONG LOST GLORY DAYS…

By  JOHN McNAMEE I was having lunch with a few old journo cobbers recently at the Manly Wharf Hotel and discussing the old times.

SURF ORDEAL COULD HAVE CRIPPLED HIM FOR LIFE…..

BUT A RETIRED SCHOOL PRINCIPAL THANKS SURF LIFESAVERS AND MEDICS FOR SAVING HIM FROM LIFE IN A WHEELCHAIR John McNamee reports AS they care...

KNOCK KNOCK!! IT’S A BAD JOKE FOR OLDER AUSSIES

JOHN McNAMEE REPORTS ON SOME VITAL ISSUES AFFECTING OUR AGEING POPULATION Vulnerable older Australians have lost out badly in a move which c...

WHEN IT COMES TO TV, IT’S THE SPORTING LIFE FOR ME!

JOHN McNAMEE reports from his well-worn armchair MOST of us at some stage of our lives wish we could be someone else….just for the d...

BOOMERS’ BONUS IN THE BILLIONS!!

SPECIAL REPORT BY JOHN McNAMEE JUNE’S daughter was shocked. “But Mum, you can’t be serious, you CAN”T be selling your car!” “Wel...

BIG-HEARTED BIKERS DIG DEEP FOR A GOOD CAUSE

THE CHAPTER OF CHARITY! John McNamee reports A special group of “bikies” on the NSW far north coast has every right to be called “Ange...

NEAR-MISS ON THE NULLARBOR…

JOHN McNAMEE TALKS TO A VINTAGE MOTORBIKE RIDER WHO HAD A NARROW BRUSH WITH DEATH DURING AN HISTORIC ROAD RALLY HEAVY rain was pelting down...

EAGLE-EYED EDDIE’S ON COURSE FOR A LIFESAVING EXPERIENCE!

John McNamee meets a remarkable ‘rookie’ For the past few decades, veteran pro Eddie Emerson has become a legend around Australi...

The Polish boy who kept outwitting the Nazis

HE SURVIVED THE GESTAPO AND THE COMMUNISTS  … AND YEARS LATER FOUND HAVEN IN AUSTRALIA AS A WELL-RESPECTED RELIGIOUS PASTOR JOHN McNA...

Running writing….It’s just history now!

John McNamee discovers a literary tragedy… I WAS in my favourite coffee shop the other day and I noticed a shocking clamour coming fr...

Raising the flag on a burning issue

JOHN McNAMEE CAN FINALLY TALK ABOUT AN OUTRAGE WHICH WAS A BLOT ON OUR HISTORY It’s been a couple of months now but still the anger simmer...