What I Really Hate About Australia

5 February 2016 Australia's Bad Things
drunk

Nanny state laws, that’s what I really hate! My days of drinking in pubs and clubs until 5 AM in the morning are long behind me. But a big night out on the town is a big part of life for younger people, it’s what entices them to live in big cities. For most people, […]

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Avoiding the Motorways and Taking the Back Roads in Australia

3 February 2016 Australia's Places
country roads

As you know, a couple of weeks ago we had a holiday in Coffs Harbour on the New South Wales coast. We’d driven down using the motorway, known as the Pacific Highway and also Highway 1. I’ve written about that road before and added a video about it in my post called I Love The […]

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Staying Safe on Australian Roads: Our Biggest Danger

1 February 2016 Life in Australia
roos

For many countries I would imagine the biggest dangers driving on the roads would be fog, rain, or maybe even snow. Not here, not in Australia. I was reminded of this as we drove along the Pacific Highway towards Coffs Harbour a couple of weeks ago. My satnav gave me a warning that, unless you […]

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A Short Film about a Large Lizard, with a Surprise Ending

29 January 2016 Australia's Bad Things
lace monitor

Time to wrap up our one-week special about Coffs Harbour, and I’m going to do it with a video. Yes, it’s been quite some time since I posted one of my own videos up on YouTube, but technically speaking, this isn’t one of mine. For the entire week, my daughter Elizabeth and her two friends […]

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Things To Do In and Around Coffs Harbour

27 January 2016 Australia's Places
Dangar Falls

As you drive into Coffs Harbour, one of the first things you will notice is the Big Banana, mostly because, well, there is a big banana… As usual, you can click on any of these images to enlarge them. The kids spent a thoroughly enjoyable four hours in the Big Banana, they just loved the […]

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A Week in Coffs Harbour on the Coast of New South Wales

25 January 2016 Australia's Places
Diggers-Beach

Coffs Harbour is about a five hour drive south of Brisbane on the New South Wales coast. It is not a big town, it has a population of about 45,000 and has a reasonably ordinary looking town centre. Coffs, as it is known, is where we decided to spend a one-week summer holiday this year. […]

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Venomous Eastern Brown Snake Under the Fridge

22 January 2016 Australia's Bad Things
snake

Almost 5 years ago I had a snake come into my house. Of course, the first thing I did was grab my video camera to record it all, you can see the video I made about it on my post called What Happens When a Snake Enters Your House? At the time, I was about […]

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A Roundup of Top Places to Live Down Under

20 January 2016 Australia's Places
places

As you probably know, I write a regular monthly article for Australia and New Zealand magazine. Recently they asked me if I could write a roundup of top places to live down under for a supplement they were including with their October edition. “Oh, and try to make it humorous will you?” they said. So […]

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