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I will answer that very important question in just a minute, but first... I have finally managed to put down my paintbrushes having prepared my house for sale ahead of our upcoming house move. That means I have time to add one more post before the end of this year. I haven't been completely ignoring [...]

house

I am so excited. We are so excited; me, Mrs Bob and Elizabeth. After nine years of living in the same house, the house we purchased without ever having stepped foot in it, we are moving. It's a house we have a lot of affection for, one that will be especially remembered as the house [...]

anz

I know we only had an Australia and New Zealand magazine article last week, but again I am trying to catch up a bit. So here's another one, and it's probably good timing. If any of you have been following my recent road trip, then you will know that last time I wrote about it we [...]

beach

It's not quite summer here yet in Australia but where I live, which is Brisbane in case you didn't know, it might as well be. Temperatures recently have been hovering at around 28°C, the skies are blue and the best place to be at the weekend is the beach. Brisbane doesn't do beaches very well, [...]

pool

On the afternoon of Wednesday 9 November this year we had a rather violent hailstone storm pass over our house. Here's how our swimming pool looked on the day; please do click on the picture to see the full view... Poor Mrs Bob was out in the car at the time. She got caught up [...]

anz

I've done a lot of driving lately, some of you may have noticed. If you haven't noticed it, just click on this link to my recent road trip posts, you will soon see what I mean. So that's what I wrote about for a recent Australia and New Zealand magazine article; driving around in my [...]

swim

Today is a special day for me and my family. Exactly 9 years ago, on 14 November 2007, we touched down at Brisbane Airport with our Permanent Resident visas to begin our life here in Australia. As we enter our 10th year living here, none of us have any regrets about the decision we made [...]

Cairns

On Monday we had a wander around Cairns, and on Wednesday we looked at the two Jewels in the Crown of Cairns: Kuranda and the Great Barrier Reef. Coming up I have a video that shows you all of that in movie style, and more. For example, they go to Trinity Beach, just north of [...]

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