August 2011

hail

Today is the last day of winter here in Australia. I decided to provide you with a five-day weather backcast, because I find them far more accurate than weather forecasts. Frankly, you'd need to be psychic to predict what happened here in the last five days. Saturday As I said in Mondays post, Saturday it [...]

rugby

Or, more to the point, how not to be. On Saturday, during the day and all night, Mrs BobinOz and Elizabeth went out together leaving me home alone. Saturday was a torrid day, non-stop rain, dull and grey. Just like the old days. So I didn't actually do anything exciting whatsoever. The phone rang at [...]

postman

If you were to search Google for the "most famous postman in the world", you would find more than one reference to Postman Pat. I just did it, well, it's not a very sunny day here in Australia, and found the big nosed postman in positions 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10. That's [...]

bread

A couple of weeks ago I did an update on the cost of living in Australia when I went grocery shopping again. I pretty much bought all of the same things I had purchased two years ago and was shocked to find that here in Australia, prices had barely changed during that time. So what's [...]

After the excitement of last weekend's whale watching trip, which was closely followed by Wednesdays Ekka day out, I decided that I should take it easy this weekend. So I did. Others didn't though, as you will see. Question: What do Australians do when they get angry? Like most countries, Australians protest and, occasionally, riot. [...]

cow

I spent all day at the Ekka on Wednesday. I assume you know what the Ekka is? I took you there a couple of years ago and we had a chairlift ride, surely you remember? No? I didn't go last year, but I did write about it explaining that there was so much to do [...]

criminal

This really will be the most frightening story you have ever heard. But, for it to qualify as frightening for you, you have to be either: a) Currently living here in Australia as a Permanent Resident (PR) or.... b) Hoping to move here soon as a Permanent Resident. If either of these applies to you, [...]

whale watching

Last time I went whale watching, it was from North Stradbroke Island's Point Lookout just over a year ago. It wasn't the most successful whale watching trip in history, we didn't spot a single whale. If you recall, I took hours of video footage but ended up showing you just one picture, because in that [...]

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