by, March 15th, 2008 at 04:08 PM (385 Views)
My partner and I live in a small town with a population of around 400, inflated to around 600 during the tourist season. We are an hour's drive from our capital city of Darwin which is still small even by Australian standards (100,000). The nearest major city is 3000km away.
In locations like this, gay or otherwise, entertainment is often what you make yourself, although driving to Darwin for a show or to see a movie is certainly an achievable option.
We have coined our house as Cafe Mardango because frequently on Saturday nights we have people for a meal. In fact most Saturday nights we are either at Cafe Mardango or eating over at our gay friends place, now dubbed Kirra Cafe, where our friend Daisy, chef extraordinaire cooks up a storm for us and the two other gay guys they had down from Darwin.
Next weekend, Easter, there will be quite a few people staying between our two houses.
Life in small town Northern Territory is not all wine and pink skittles but sometimes it seems pretty damn close.