The Tweed Coast, Northern New South Wales, Australia

23 January 2015 Australia's Places

I was going to wrap up my ‘Tweed Coast’ week by putting together a video of our escapades down that way. But before I do something like that, I always like to check on YouTube first to see what’s around. No point in reinventing the wheel, as they say, so if someone has made a […]

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Wild and Domesticated Rabbits in Australia

21 January 2015 Australia's Bad Things

On Monday I presented you with some photographs of our long weekend in northern New South Wales. As you will have seen from those pictures, we spent a lot of our time on the local beaches of which there were many. Mrs Bob and I are not really beachy people, but our 10-year-old daughter Elizabeth […]

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A Beachy Weekend in Northern New South Wales

19 January 2015 Australia's Places

Well, we’ve just got back from a glorious weekend down the beach, Kingscliff to be precise. I’ve driven through the area before on many occasions, but never stopped off until now. Kingscliff Beach is the favourite beach of one of my Aussie friends here, so I thought it was about time I gave it a […]

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The AFC Asian Cup: Australia’s Equivalent of ‘Euros’

16 January 2015 Entertainment Australia

If any of you haven’t heard of the AFC Asian Cup, then you can’t have read my post SBS Strike Again! Another Special European Broadcast. If you have read that post, you will know that the Asian Cup is actually older than the UEFA European Football Championship also referred to in the title. This competition has […]

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Sunny Days: England Versus Australia Compared

14 January 2015 Australia vs UK

It’s been an uncharacteristically miserable week here weatherwise in Brisbane considering it’s the middle of summer. It’s been dull, dreary, damp, rainy, grey and if I didn’t mention it already, dull. Dull, dull, dull, dull, dull. It has also been hot though, which is why I know it is not England. But Australia is supposed […]

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Jamie Oliver’s Italian Restaurants, Prices Compared UK and Australia

12 January 2015 Cost of Living - Australia

Jamie Oliver is a cheeky chappy from the UK who is well known in many parts of the world. From what I can gather, he runs about five different restaurant chains the biggest of which appears to be “Jamie’s Italian”. He has something like 35 to 40 of these restaurants in the UK and a […]

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Don’t Drink Plain Old Goon, Have Champagne Instead!

9 January 2015 Life in Australia

Today we are going to look at three words; one we already know about, one that we think we know about, and finally one that I never knew anything about until today. Just not in that order. Oh, and we are also going to throw in a miracle. First word; goon. What is goon? Yes, […]

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Brisbane’s Music Scene; Getting Better Every Year

7 January 2015 Entertainment Australia
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It took me a while before I got around to writing about the Brisbane music scene for Australia and New Zealand magazine, but I got there in the end. In the seven years I’ve lived in this city, I have noticeably seen improvements in the bars in and around the city and in the bands […]

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