October 2010

zombies

Last Sunday we popped over to Fortitude Valley. We are having a Halloween party tomorrow night and Mrs BobinOz deemed that we were short of one tall drinking table out in the garden. So on Saturday we went-a table shopping and found the table we wanted in a store over at Jindalee. It was called [...]

The first time I compared the cost of houses between England and Australia was in February 2009 when I wrote.... Australia vs England at House Prices On that occasion there were lots of news headlines going around suggesting Australia's houses were among the most expensive in the world. I didn't think so, having moved from [...]

The Den

Well it was about time that I went to one, after all, I've been here nearly 3 years. So on Saturday evening I did, I went to one, with my friends Mark and Andy. The venue was the Suncorp Stadium, Milton. The tickets cost $20 and included the train fare. The match was Brisbane Roar [...]

Bert Newton

A couple of months ago I wrote a post in which I asked the question who is it in Australia who takes 23 cents out of every dollar that Australians spend? The answer was quite surprising, well, it was to me. Because it wasn't the taxman. If you want to know who it is, you [...]

USD Chase

The AUD is often referred to as the "little Aussie battler". Well, it's certainly winning some battles right now. And if currencies do fight battles, then October 14, 2010 may well have represented Australia's 1066. Because on that day one Australian dollar was equal to one American dollar. Parity! Incredible! The Australian dollar is also [...]

flooded

I got through a whole post on Friday without mentioning the rain. Didn't think I'd be able to, but I did. But with an opening like this, you'd be forgiven for thinking I am about to whinge like a whingeing Pom about the rain again. Well, not quite. I am pleased to report that normal [...]

Peter Everitt

For those of you who have been reading my blog from the very beginning (hello mum), you will recall that way back in January 2009, in only the fourth post on this blog, I announced we're all going on a summer holiday. And with that announcement I began my Australian road trip and first port [...]

sinking car

Guess who I saw today? The Sun. Yes, after what seems like an eternity, but clearly wasn't, today the rain has stopped and the clouds have started to clear. I know you are probably sick of hearing me talk about the rain, but at the moment, rain is the talk of the town. Why? Because [...]

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