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With: Prime  Minister Bob Hawke at America’s Cup. Donna Douglas (Ellie May, Beverly Hillbillies.

Working in Nevada for Harrah’s/Caesars Palace Casino-Resort group, I had use of company jets. Beats Business Class.

Ward “Pally” Austin disc jockey. Tommy Leonetti and John Pond on Rodeo Drive Bev. Hills.

With my friend  John Wayne

My first cruise. P&O Strathnaver 1949  Syd/Adelaide

With Lee Majors

6 Million Dollar Man

• Directing Donna Douglass of Beverley Hillbillies.

• Radio icon 50’s & 60’s Andrea.

• Tony Murphy, Captain Peter Jansen and JP.

  1. TV Star Tommy Leonetti .

  2. I produced The Tommy Leonetti Show.

• Directing Alex Haley author of book - TV Series  ROOTS.

• With Ward “Pally” Austin

  1. With Leo Sayer

• Directing Bill Cosby at Playboy (in Bill’s better times).

  1. With Margaret Keane

• Producer Graham Kennedy Specials GTV

Carnival Australia

CEO Ann Sherry opens Cruise Season

with Diamond Princess in background

29 Sept 2015

HAL Noordam

Ship inspection

President P&O cruises Sture Myrmell summed it up when he described the new ships as offering “affordable luxury”. I know they have two winners here.




HYATT

LUNCH




Kate Atkinson, Director of Sales and Marketing, Pacific was the perfect host.

26 Feb.2016


Mardi Gras       Paddington 5 March 2016

REACHING Australia’s

BEST CRUISING & TRAVEL DEMOGRAPHIC

As  well as writing Cruise & Travel for each print edition of The Retiree, I am now pleased to announce that I will be writing regular weekly articles on Cruise and Travel in the Digital Edition, with a combined print and digital national readership of over 200,000          

Retiree ONLINE

This is the e magazine for Australia's fastest growing demographic - it targets affluent, cultivated, active and accomplished self-funded retirees - making it the ultimate lifestyle publication (e and print) for those who believe that life really does begin at 50. The Retiree magazine is in its 14th year and boasts a combined print and digital national readership of over 200,000. Its pages are full of vitality with positive and active ageing messages, packed with the latest information on health, wealth, celebrities, news and travel.


The stories reach The Retiree readership demographic, who own approximately 35 per cent of Australia's trillions of superannuation assets and half of the nation's total household wealth, with more than $3.5bn of disposable income per week.


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REACHING MORE POTENTIAL CRUISERS and Vacation Planers than any other Australian Cruise or Travel magazine.

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  1. A TASTE OF ITALY IN SUMMER HILL

  2. HYATT REGENCY HOTEL RETURNS TO SYDNEY

  3. CHOCOLATE & COFFEE ON “SILVER SPIRIT”

  4. 3 STAGE SHOWS TO WOW SYDNEY

  5. LODGE TAPAS WILL HAVE YOU RETURNING

  6. TAKE THE WATERLINE CHALLENGE

  7. CELEBRATE VIVID SYDNEY

  8. CRUISE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS IN STYLE

  9. “FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD”

Miss World 1964 , Ann Sidney & JP

NEW LUXURY HYATT FOR AUCKLAND             MORE: www.sandratblog.com

Hotels & Condos at Aston Hotels & Resorts

Aston Hotels & Resorts operates a diverse range of accommodations from hotel rooms to condominium resort suites, Based in Honolulu, they manage more than 4,000 units in over 25 properties in 4 popular vacation destinations. Check out our Hawaii hotels and resorts:

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Park Hyatt Sydney combines the traditional values of courtesy, care and comfort with Park Hyatt’s discreet residential and sophisticated style. Park Hyatt Sydney offers a wide range of guest services,  guest rooms and luxurious suites 

7 Hickson Road, The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000

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LOOKING BACK

Gordon Chater, John Pond, Athol Guy in 70’s.  As producer, John Pond featured Athol on The Gordon Chater Show and produced Athol on Ch9’s Athol Guy Show, The Big 9. A great pleasure to catch up with Athol at Georgy Girl after over 40 years.


Gordon Chater, John Pond, Athol Guy in 70’s.  As producer, John Pond featured Athol on The Gordon Chater Show and produced Athol on Ch9’s Athol Guy Show, The Big 9.

“Entertainment from start to finish”

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Giving Debbie Reynolds and Carrie  Fisher a lift on my jet 70’s in USA

Asleep on “my” Jet

With Buddy Greco, jazz legend   at my home 1971

With Bill Collins “Mr Movies”

Boarding my jets in Las Vegas 1973


RECENT ARTICLES

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Sandra Tiltman

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  Sandra with  The Perfect Host, Freddie Zulfiqar, Managing Director, Zaaffran




Montenegro Wine Event 5 May 16

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Lantern Club Serving the community

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10 May 2016

Steve O’Dell Sr VP Asia Pacific

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Latest John Pond Travel Camera pages published in 4 local Newspapers
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  Opening Night 12 May 2016


POOL Certification

Mark Dodgson

Building Professionals Board Certification Number:  BPB 2377

"We Assess and Certify Your Pool To Save You Unnecessary Expense Where We Can"

SYDNEY AREA

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  Max Markson, Morris Iemma and Chef John Lanzafame at Mazi Restaurant

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Zella - Bad Doghttp://www.zellabaddog.wordpress.com

The Waterline Challenge, www.waterlinechallenge.org

As one gets older, Looking Back is often more rewarding than Looking Forward

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  Sydney Film Festival State Theatre


Max Markson

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SOME GREAT SHOWS FOR SYDNEY


CATHAY PACIFIC TO MADRID

CATHAY PACIFIC EVENT AT VERONA 15/6/16

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ovolo Hotel Woolloomooloo Showcasing the event space


MCA Korea Exhibition

BASTED - Hamburgers

Crown & Oxford Streets

STORY SOON

Pictures show hamburger eating contest at opening 30 June 2016


NEW NCL WEBSITE

Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) this week celebrated the launch of its new Australian website, which has been transitioned to the brand’s new global platform.It is designed to deliver an enhanced user experience and centralise global product management, ensuring up-to-the-minute product information on berth availabilities and special offers.   www.ncl.com.au




Pacific Explorer’s inaugural cruise from Sydney is now less than one year away, P&O has unveiled details of the ship’s multi-million dollar refurbishment at a Luna Park function.

P&O Cruises

P&O President Sture Myrmell said Pacific Explorer’s décor would reflect modern Australia, combining elegance with relaxed comfort to create the striking contemporary look which has become a trademark of the P&O fleet.


Domestos-UNICEF initiative. Toilets for women  (and all) in third world countries. CLICK HERE

Million Dollar Listing US TV Stars. The Altman Brothers with local real estate legend Lew Levi

Another great MSC event celebrating the upcoming launch of their latest shipMarch 2016

Sandra Tiltman with Michael Corbett

Appointment With Death at Genesian

by Agatha Christie Directed by Barry Nielsen a great production

Travel • Lifestyle

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2016 Cruise SOLD OUT.

INTRODUCING BRAVO: CRUISE OF THE PERFORMING ARTS 2017 FEATURING JOSE CARRERAS   from the world of Opera, Musicals and Classical Music! Cruise for 7 nights departing on the 31st of October 2017 from Sydney Return to the South Pacific aboard the sensational Radiance of the Seas.

Guests of BRAVO will be privileged to hear celebrated Spanish tenor Jose Carreras for one of his final performances.

CALL CH CRUISES & TRAVEL – 02 9369 4466 or email pauline@chcruises.com

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AN EVENING WITH JEAN-CLAUDE VAN DAMME UNPLUGGED & UNSCRIPTED! The theater shows are on Wednesday 24th August at The Star, Sydney and on Sunday 28th August at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre. Tickets are available now at www.jcvd.com.au

PS. To take advantage of the  limited number of sponsorship opportunities available please email max@marksonsparks.com on 0412501601.

  1. CLOVER’S TEAM for next ELECTION

  2. Catherine Lezer: business leader and advocate for apartment residents across the state, especially on sustainability and green strata reform.

  3. Jess Miller: advocate for liveable cities and works in community engagement, placemaking and communication strategy

  4. Robert Kok: practicing lawyer and advocate for Sydney’s Asian communities, having established strong ties with China

  5. Clover Moore

  6. Philip Thalis: award-winning architect, urban design leader and advocate for design excellence in the public domain

  7. Kerryn Phelps: doctor, health and civil rights advocate and former president of the Australian Medical Association

  8. Jess Scully: curator and creative powerhouse, leading major Sydney events including Vivid Ideas and TEDxSydney



JCVan Damme STORY
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It’s BLOOD ORANGE TIME

Sensational Blood Orange Lunch at LUCIO’S Paddington, STORY SOON



A most enjoyable play, directed by Anna Jahjah looks back at Beirut

STORY
SOON
STORY
SOON

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