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 [...]
About Australia’s ‘Bad Things’…
Australia does have some ‘bad things’, top of that list would probably be mosquitoes and cane toads. Spiders, snakes, sharks and other scary critters, they are not necessarily bad, but they are in this category as well. When you’ve lived in Australia for a while though, you realise that when it comes to wildlife there are far more good things than bad things.
Just so that you know, ALL wildlife appears in this category, good or bad. And I think you’ll find we have far more creatures that will put a smile on your face than will scare you.
Oh, and Australia does have some bad things that are inanimate; you’ll find those in here as well.
We are now in the middle of spring here in Australia, but right now in Brisbane it very much feels like summer. Temperatures this month have mostly been between 25° and 30°C each day. A quick look at a weather website confirms that the highest temperature so far this month in Brisbane has been 32.2°C [...]
Life couldn't be better, could it? Imagine the scene: You are relaxing by the Yarra River in Melbourne, enjoying a barbecue with loved ones. You spot a hawk circling nearby and you admire the powerful bird of prey. Then something really unusual and scary happens. Yes, today is video day and the title of the [...]
This week, in Australia, history is being made. For the first time ever, the Australian census forms can be completed online on a PC or on your favourite smart phone or tablet device. The Australian Government have estimated that two thirds of people will complete this year's census online, saving $100 million in the process. [...]
A question I am often asked by international students thinking of studying in Australia is, 'Can I work part-time to help pay off my student education fees in Australia?' This isn't a complete budget, it's very rough, but it gives you an idea of the problem you will face if you are hoping to earn [...]
You may remember that there was no post on Monday of this week. It was a national holiday here in Australia; 25 April is Anzac Day. Well, guess what? There will be no post next Monday either, it's another holiday. This time, it's Labour Day here in Queensland and Northern Territory. All the other states [...]
A few years ago I wrote a post about Mad Birds in Australia. I listed 5 birds, all mad in their own different way, and then added a final sixth, arguably the maddest of them all. I probably didn't do this huge and sometimes intimidating creature full justice, and I was reminded of that when [...]
Last week, if you recall, my post was about Snaking Caterpillars: The Pine Processionary Caterpillar. Caterpillars, at some point, turn into butterflies or moths. Last week, some rather large moths showed up in the upper south-east of South Australia. When I say big, I'd do mean big, as you can see from this tweet: Um [...]