June 2011

first

We had not featured a survey on this blog for a while until Monday's offering about the cost of living comfortably in Australia. But it seems surveys are like buses; nothing for ages and then three come along together. Today I read that 15-year-old Australian students came joint second with New Zealand (behind Korea) on [...]

comfort

.....and talk about living comfortably in Australia. But what is comfort? As you know, we like a good survey here at BobinOz. Sometimes we even like bad surveys, like the one that said Adelaide was the best city in Australia. But what has that got to do with Hilda? Hilda is the Household, Income and [...]

Baggy

Baggy: 23rd of December 1997 - 24th of June 2011 When we moved to Australia in November 2007, he was the first to arrive having flown three weeks ahead of us to begin his stint in quarantine. Some of you will have read the 'horror story’ of when we picked him up from Brisbane airport [...]

AGT

Of course, the show is really called Australia's Got Talent, and it has! Maybe not as much talent as other countries, but then we don't have as many people. But talent isn't everything; equally important in my view would be confidence, belief and character. And Australia has certainly got characters. I was watching the show [...]

sky

As we head into the depths of winter here in Australia, it's strange that the weathermen have recently declared 'sunny with clear blue skies' as, once again, the default weather for the foreseeable future in Brisbane. Strange for me, that is. Being from England I'm used to winters being wetter than summers. Not so for [...]

Origin

Australia don't do civil wars, instead they have this: I've talked about State of Origin on a couple of occasions before. I saw my first State of Origin match in June 2009 and wrote about it in my post it's all happening in Queensland. So if you're not sure what it is, why not check [...]

ANZ

I wrote about the concept of the "three-year itch" about six months ago in my post called Moving to Australia and Missing England. Well, I say "wrote", but it was more of a video post. But when I decided to cover the same subject for a recent Australia and New Zealand magazine article, I couldn't [...]

QE2

We've got a day off today for the Queen's Birthday. Have you? But, of course, it's not HRH's big day today. Last year I did a post about the Queen's Birthday and I asked the question... 'I’m not sure how old she is today, or even if today is her actual birthday. After all, nobody [...]

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