Life in Australia

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Burdekin

Having spent a couple of hours or so in Bowen admiring the beaches, I got back on the road to head further north as I continued my road trip. My next stop was to be in Townsville, a journey of 200 kilometres. Map courtesy of Google 200 kilometres of pretty much nothingness. I knew there [...]

states

For the last couple of years, each July I have been looking at the CommSec State of the States economic report. As I mentioned then, Australia is one big country, but economically it could be regarded as eight different countries. We prefer to call them states and territories. Each of our six states and two [...]

Health Insurance in Australia and Going to Hospital thumbnail

We interrupt this road trip for another reprint of an Australian and New Zealand magazine article. Why? Well, a couple of reasons. Firstly, we are due another reprint, I like to do them every four weeks. And this article is a follow-up to the last one from June 1 which was called Going to the [...]

Australia

If you have ever visited my homepage, and hopefully you have, you will have seen that it has links to a selection of videos. The very  first video on it, Our First Full Year Living In Australia, went live on January 1, 2009 just after midnight and launched this website. The video contained some of [...]

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