30 March 2017

Yellow spot

It is no secret that yellow is an oft featured colour in Shiftazine.
It is such a universal colour that generates similar emotions from the viewer regardless of the culture one comes from.
It always communicates the notion of energy, life and positivity.

"Yellow is my favourite, but what is yellow? 
Handmaiden to white, it is a slight tarnish of pure light.
Take away a bit of white's absolute luminosity, and what remains is yellow -- 
sunlike, golden as a crown, buttercups in a field, marsh marigolds, 
a finch's wing, a plastic flute." RICHARD GROSSINGER, The Bardo of Waking Life

29 March 2017

Drunk like Sinatra: Hip Bars of Athens:- No.1

So here are some stats that were found on Trip Advisor about Drunk like Sinatra that might be of use to you.

Traveller Type:
Friends x 26
Couples x 8
Solo x 2
Business x 3

Travellers rating:
Excellent x 14
Very Good x 22

Time of year:
March – May x 15
June – August x 13
September – November x 8
December – February x 9

English x 45
Greek x 41Italian x 2

07 March 2017

Everyday is Women's Day

It's Women's Day.
It is women's day every day.
It is men's day ever day.

Why is there one day a year that is focused on women, when women are half of everything that is constant and half of everything that exists, and half of everything that has been before and will be in the future. 

In making a 'special' day, we are still saying that women are not equal.

Women and men are equal in their potential.  

The inequity is born out of fear and ignorance.

So it is time for all of us to celebrate both the Anima and the Animus in everyone and everything equally.  

But in the meantime, we need to protect and support our sisters (and our brother sisters) who have to struggle just to be safe because they live in places where the male energy hates the female energy.

Peace and respect is what we yell for...not too big an ask.

02 March 2017

It is all good.

There is a cafe, a maker of the finest coffee Shiftazine has enjoyed for a long time, operating in Islington,a Newcastle inner urban area, called Suspension Cafe.

The cafe was featured in a Shiftazine article several years ago, with the focus on its inventive interior design solutions.

In the past few years, Islington and Suspension have grown in sync. Both are flourishing.
Both are becoming more sophisticated, more urban, but have not left their authenticity behind.

So when you are in Newcastle, NSW, Australia, go to Islington and go to Suspension Cafe on Beaumont Street just around the corner from Maitland Road.

You can have a coffee and something truly yummy to eat there or you can do take away, or you can buy a bag of their own special coffee beans.

It is all good.