Storm Season Is Here: Wild Weather around Australia

31 October 2014 Australian Climate
hot

It’s been an absolutely glorious week here in Brisbane, we did have a few scattered storms early in the week, but all the other days have been hot, sunny, with clear blue skies. Temperatures have been, for the most part, in the low to mid 30s, centigrade of course. Or, in old English, 90° Fahrenheit […]

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Taxes on Fuel: UK and Australia Compared

29 October 2014 Australia vs UK
petrol

There’s a bit of a hullabaloo going on here in Australia at the moment about tax on petrol which is due to rise on November 10th. When that date arrives I will have lived here in Australia for seven years, barring for just four days. In all that time, I’ve never heard any mention of […]

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Good Morning Brisbane! Early Risers in Australia

27 October 2014 Life in Australia
Night owl

On Sunday Mrs Bob went on another one of her excruciatingly long charity walks. Last time she did this, you will recall, she walked 55 kilometres in the Oxfam Trailwalker 2014. The walk this weekend though was just a mere 35 kilometres. It started at Woody Point… Then across the Houghton Highway, a road that […]

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Tasmania: a Top 10 Holiday Destination for 2015

24 October 2014 Australia's Places
Tassie

It’s at this time of the week that we get to have a look around elsewhere in Australia. I like to keep it topical if I can and tie in with something recent in the news and then top it all off with a YouTube video. This week my choice was made very easy with […]

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Preparing for Summer Part Three: Snake in the Loft!

22 October 2014 Life in Australia
snake

We’ve been spending the last few weeks preparing for summer. Yes, every year as the weather warms up there are certain precautions that may not ‘need’ doing, but it’s a good idea if you do. So far we’ve had… Preparing for Summer Part One: Mosquitoes Preparing for Summer Part Two: Severe Weather Today we will […]

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Live Music in the West End and Fright Night at Movie World

20 October 2014 Entertainment Australia
motor room

Mrs Bob and I went our separate ways at the weekend, only temporarily, of course. Mrs Bob took off to the Gold Coast with some friends and three little girls on tow. Our daughter and a couple of her pals, so two girls aged 10 and one age 8. They were off to Movie World […]

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Sydney’s Severe Weather and a Stradbroke Island Close Encounter

17 October 2014 Life in Australia
car

I’ve got two quite stunning videos for you today as I bring you the latest and most noteworthy news from around Australia. On Wednesday I mentioned Sydney’s severe weather and gave you the briefest details of the rain, snow and gale force winds that engulfed the area. Words though cannot compete with the footage on […]

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Preparing for Summer Part Two: Severe Weather

15 October 2014 Australian Climate
storms

It’s been another glorious day here in Brisbane, the Mercury nudging up around 26-27°C, very nice. Just the kind of temperature I like and the skies couldn’t have been a better shade of blue. That’s why I was shocked to hear of the wild weather that smashed into Sydney last night. I’ve read the online […]

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