Life in Australia

Bring a Plate: Entertainment in Australia thumbnail

Back in May of this year, in England, thousands of people would have headed to their nearest leading newsagent clutching £3.99 in their hand. They would have exchanged this money for a copy of their favourite publication, Australia and New Zealand magazine. Of those thousands of people, some of them, perhaps half a dozen, or [...]

Cooking on Gas: LPG and Natural Gas in Australia thumbnail

As you know, we recently moved to a new house. Our previous house was all electric, which wasn't such a bad thing, especially after we fitted our solar panels. One drawback though was our cooker, it was electric. Mrs Bob would tell me whilst it looked like a normal cooker, it had one major difference. [...]

Australian Government Abolishes 457 Visas thumbnail

Today the Australian Government made a special announcement, and for some of you this will not be very good news at all. Political rumblings have been going on for a while with the opposition and a couple of fringe parties expressing their disapproval of this temporary work visa. The government insists though that this is [...]

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 [...]

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