February 2010

possum

I had an email from a reader called Dottianne the other day, and she has rightly pointed out that the pictures of the possums over at my post called Strange Australian Back Garden Beastie Sound Explained are not, how can I break this to you, possums. They are both “opossums”. Click the link above, check [...]

Tropfest

How to watch 16 innovative and exciting new films in less time than it takes to watch Waterworld, or..... What did I do last Sunday? Last year I watched it on television. This year I decided to go. I had a choice of venues; Sydney - 926 km, Melbourne - 1,691 km, Canberra, 1,204 km, [...]

twister

Last week I did the best I could to explain humidity and I also showed you where humidity goes when it gets a full. I appreciate I may not be using the correct meteorological terms here, but the end result is the same. Stage one: become hot and sweaty. Stage two: buckets of rain. If [...]

wasp

It's been quite a while since I have had a new kind of intruder come into my house. I have had new intruders on my land recently, I think the last one was the beautiful green tree frog. But nothing actually in the house for some time. Until yesterday. First, a little background. Having had [...]

It's time to get hot and sweaty. Yes, today I'm going to be talking about humidity. I don't have any photographs of humidity, but that's probably a good thing. This is rocket science! No, it is, really! I have tried to understand humidity and the more I read the more confused I get. So if [...]

heart

... it doesn't do bad for sun, sea and sand. I've been meaning to write a post about the South Bank Parklands for some time now, but for some reason I never seemed to get around to it. Until today. I showed you a glimpse of the Parklands a few weeks ago but felt it [...]

emu

I feel such a fool. All the effort I have put into my category Australia's Bad Things, with 46 post so far and probably more than 30,000 words and now I discover how I could have covered it all so much quicker. A couple of comedians managed to condense it into just over a minute! [...]

eastern brown snake

The day was Friday, 5 February, that's when it happened. On that day I had been living in Australia for two years, two months and 22 days, which is nice and easy to remember. And that was the day it happened, at last! I saw my first real wild snake. Yes, previously I had seen [...]

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