April 2011

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is currently out of the country. But I reckon she stays in touch with what is happening here in Australia by reading my blog. How else can we explain her recent statement in which she suggested that the Australian people have disengaged with the republic debate as a result of [...]

Kate and Wills

Well, we've just finished a FIVE day break, last Thursday being the last serious work day here in Australia for many people. With Tuesday being declared an extra bank holiday because of the clash of Easter Monday and Anzac Day, this may just have been the longest weekend in Australian history. But we get stuck [...]

The date of Easter changes every year depending upon the position of the sun and the moon, or something like that. But here in Australia, April 25 is always Anzac Day. If you don't know what that is, you can read my post about it from a couple of years ago. That post appeared here [...]

rabbit

Except for one thing. Australia and Australians aren't best buddies with bunnies. In fact, the little fluffy, furry, foot thumping, floppy eared, warren dwelling mammals are a pain in the fauna in the land down under. We hate them! It's illegal to own a rabbit in many Australian states. But why do we have such [...]

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If I walk out of my front door and turn left, then left again and keep going for about 500 km, I get to a town called Roma, which is in the western Darling Downs. The town of Roma has a population of just under 7,000 people, and it is to those people that I [...]

earthquakes

Well, I haven't mentioned that nasty word beginning with F, flooding that is, for some time. That's because the heavy rains eased up a long time ago and by and large, the weather is back to normal. And as we are now well into autumn, cyclone season is over for another year. And for the [...]

mantis

Jungle Law on My Window Pane In a slight departure from the norm here on BobinOz, today's post covers bodily excretions, sex, mutilation, death and bad language. So, let's get started! I want to share something with you about the smallest room in our house. Yes, I want to talk about my toilet. At night, [...]

solar

About a year ago I wrote a post called Tradesmen or “Tradies” – Lucky Dip, in which I gave an example of some not so great service from a local tradesperson. At the time, my general impression of the tradies around here wasn't great. But since then I have had some excellent service as well [...]

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