April 2009

moving

If you are new to this series, so far.... In Part One you have the idea. In Part Two you looked at the various Visa options. In Part Three you looked at using a MARA Migration Agent. In Part Four you agreed the basis of your application. In Part Five you needed to Prove It! [...]

kookie

I thought we were going to start to look at some real Australian bad things this week but I had forgotten about this fellow. How could I? When he's such a laugh. 'koo-koo-koo-koo-koo-kaa-kaa-kaa' Have any of you read a "Where's Wally" book? If you have, you will know what I mean. If you haven't, it [...]

junk

We don't much seem to have letterboxes on doors here. Every house I have seen so far has a post box, American-style, normally located just outside the property by the driveway entrance. These post boxes are targets for many flying missiles wrapped in elastic bands. Occasionally, if it looks like rain, these missiles are placed [...]

outback

If you travel into the deepest, darkest depths of the western suburbs of Brisbane, you will eventually arrive at a small community called Moggill. Once a year Moggill has a fete. That once a year was yesterday. I live quite close to Moggill, so there are no prizes for guessing where we went on Sunday. [...]

anzac day

Tomorrow, 25th April, is Anzac Day. Anzac day is a very special day in Australia. It is a national public holiday here and considered to be one of the most spiritual and solemn days of the year. Anzac is an acronym for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps, whose soldiers are known as Anzacs. Image [...]

baggy

In Part One you have the idea. In Part Two you decide on the basis of your application having looked at the various Visa options. In Part Three we looked at the paperwork and using a MARA approved Migration Agent. In Part Four you agreed the basis of your application with your migration expert. In [...]

dragonfly

Today, fewer words - more pictures. It's Australia's Bad Things time. I have had some cute things in the past that have turned out to be not so cute. In fact, bordering on bad. But I can't think there can be anything bad about this little beauty. My son pointed this one out to me, [...]

racers

"Youth is on your side" is a popular saying but it certainly can't be applied to anyone learning to drive in Australia. Youth is very much against you. Learning to drive in this country is a very complicated process. And if you are under 25 years of age you will be faced with a host [...]

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