Mister Brisbane

Brett Debritz
Brett Debritz's inside, sideways guide to Brisbane and beyond.
Created 13 Jan 2020
  • Mister Brisbane: Rome or home?
    08 Nov 2021 • 2 min read • 0 1
    I’ve known all the pieces of the rather simple puzzle. But it’s only just now, to my embarrassment, that I’ve put them together to realise the link between suburban Brisbane and the capital of Italy. ...
  • Mister Brisbane: City beach
    01 Nov 2021 • 2 min read
    No thanks to Siri, which thinks the place in Ohio is the one and only, I went to Cleveland. It ain’t the heart of rock and roll, but it is a place with a lot of soul. (Note to self: is that stretching...
  • Mister Brisbane: That darn cat
    25 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 0 1
    This is becoming a common sight in my back yard. The neighbour’s cat has decided that it likes being near me — not close enough for me to touch him (her?) mind you. The first I became aware of it was ...
  • Mister Brisbane: Mango madness
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    What a difference a week makes. A fortnight ago, I bought some mangoes and they were dry and tasted sour. This week, I had another go and they were everything I hoped for and remembered. I know there ...
  • Mister Brisbane: Time to travel?
    11 Oct 2021 • 3 min read
    I had a hunch about a fortnight ago that it might be a good time to renew my passport. It wasn’t imminently due for expiry, but it was almost full of visas and other stamps (none of them from the past...
  • Mister Brisbane: Old and new
    04 Oct 2021 • 4 min read
    Do you thank the driver when you get off the bus? I do, but I don’t know why I do, since I rarely thank other people for doing their job. Is it because — until recently, where we’re required to use on...
  • Mister Brisbane: Best of Brett
    27 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 0 1
    I’m taking a break from creating original content for this newsletter, so I’m delving into my vast archive of published material, and not just from Mister Brisbane. Your feedback is still very much we...
  • Mister Brisbane: Coast with the most
    20 Sep 2021 • 1 min read
    I took a drive to Wynnum. It hardly counts as a day out. In fact, I spent barely any time there at all — just enough to decide that it really could do with a makeover. Where Redcliffe, as I noted last...
  • Mister Brisbane: Star struck
    13 Sep 2021 • 5 min read
    On social media recently, I was reminded of the time Celine Dion came to Brisbane on a promotional tour, before her huge international success. In the comments, Tony asked me about my best and worst c...
  • Mister Brisbane: Let's split
    06 Sep 2021 • 4 min read
    I was watching this excellent YouTube video about the history of London boroughs, and it made me think some more about something I’ve addressed before. I paid particular attention when vlogger Jay For...
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