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Patrick Effeney

Patrick is a crusader for all things good in life: Classical music, homebrewing, sport and weird things that make it that much more enjoyable

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Tough new money clip protects your cash AND keeps your eyes happy

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By Patrick Effeney in New Products on Tuesday 28 July 2015

The wallet of the future. Okay, that might be going a bit far, but this new bit of kit from Sydney designers Dosh, called the Dosh Alloy, certainly ticks a lot of boxes for those who like to keep money safe and not have a massive bulge in your pocket (if you know what I mean!).

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For whisky lovers and rookies alike, a Glenfiddich single malt to savor

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By Patrick Effeney in New Products on Thursday 10 July 2014

When you think Glenfiddich, you might cast your mind back to the first bottle of single malt whisky you ever bought. I know I do. I also happen to think of duty free in European airports (alcohol prices in Norway were not conducive to budget living), the late great science fiction author Iain Banks and lots and lots of whisky.

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Only in Australia! Water Buffalo invade the streets of inner-city Sydney

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By Patrick Effeney in Cool Travel on Tuesday 25 March 2014

These hipster pets seem to be getting weirder and weirder! It used to be that a gerbil in a cage or a trio of fish in a bowl was enough for most. But Sydney’s Newtown, long renowned as the city’s hipster central, home to the weird, wonderful, and downright wacky, has just raised the bar.

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