April 2014

Trumpets

On March 24, 2009 I wrote a post called “It’s a weed Jim, but not as we know it”. In that post I included a picture of a plant called Angel's Trumpet and then said... "This plant is no angel but I can’t tell you about it here. It’s so bad is has to go [...]

city

According to the mightily intelligent entity known as Google, New Farm to Brisbane CBD is 3.4 kilometres or, as they go on to say, 7 minutes drive in current traffic. I think it's fair to say that New Farm is in the heart of Brisbane. And here's the proof, a picture taken from New Farm with [...]

Yes, it's been a very short week here in Australia, in fact, a short fortnight. Last week we had Friday off for Easter, and of course this Monday as well. Today is another holiday, because today is Anzac Day. You should already know plenty about Anzac Day: Tomorrow is Anzac Day Not Just Easter Monday [...]

roo

Top of the news every night this week has been the Kate and Wills show. Prince William was here back in March 2011, I know because I remember him being treated to a sausage sizzle. It's good to hear that both Kate and Wills enjoyed another sausage sizzle in the Blue Mountains according to the [...]

ANZ

Continuing my catch up of articles that have appeared in Australia and New Zealand magazine, here is a digital version of the story that appeared in the January 2014 edition. I'm okay, I've got the magazine, so whilst I read mine from here... ...you can read it for free here... It was some time ago [...]

Ita

Fishermen eh, what are they like? I'll get to that in a minute. If you read Friday's post called Cyclone Ita Heading for Cooktown, FNQ you would have heard about a cyclone called Ita which was heading for Cooktown in Far North Queensland. Yes, the title kind of nailed it. So, what happened? The path [...]

Danger

I'm currently writing tonight’s post on my wife's computer. My PC has been playing up lately and today it showed me the BSOD, or to give it it's full name, the Blue Screen of Death. If you don't really know what that means, it's the equivalent of the robot, B-9, from Lost in Space running [...]

ANZ

Last Wednesday I released my sixth full-year video in my post called Moving to Australia for the Kids: Our Sixth Full Year in Australia. For the two Wednesdays before that though, I've been trying to catch up with my reprints of articles that have appeared in Australia and New Zealand magazine as I've really fallen [...]

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