BobinOz

The Pros and Cons of Moving to Sydney or Melbourne thumbnail

What a difference a decade makes. When I first moved to Australia in 2007 I chose to live in Brisbane. I could have chosen Melbourne, I could have chosen Sydney, or I could have chosen anywhere else. Back in those days, house prices from city to city were not really significantly different. The first time [...]

Australian Roadsigns: A Collection thumbnail

At the end of last week's article about Brisbane's record hot summer, I said I would let you know how I got on with the sale of my house. Yes, well spotted, that's not my house, this is... Let's recap on my Moving House in Australia story, and then bring it right up to date. [...]

It’s Official: Brisbane Summer of 2016/17 Hottest Yet thumbnail

I've been very quiet lately on this blog, my last post being Heatwave in Australia: Part One. There is a good reason for that, I've just moved house for the first time since moving to Australia over nine years ago. I mentioned that in my post called Moving House in Australia. Thankfully everything is beginning [...]

Heatwave in Australia: Part One thumbnail

I've called this 'Part One', because I know with an unerring certainty that there will be a part two at some point in the future. For now though, let me tell you about the weekend we have just had here in Australia. Scorchio! Yes, it was hot, very hot. Don't take my word for it, [...]

Australian UK and US Politicians Compared, FWIW thumbnail

I understand that Brexit caused a bit of a stir in the UK, and that the resulting vote to leave the EU has very much divided the nation. If we thought that was a shock, Trump's victory in the US presidential election recently has divided America in an even bigger way. Is global politics going [...]

The Australian Way of Holidaying; A Rethink thumbnail

As some of you may be aware, I've taken a rather uncharacteristic break from writing on this blog, haven't written anything since just before Christmas. Before that, it was November when I announced that I was Moving House in Australia. In that post I also mentioned I had lots of decorating to do so I [...]

Seeking Work on Arrival in Australia versus Job Sponsorship thumbnail

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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