June 2014

sweater

Yes, this is big news. Today, something really strange happened to me, something that I don't think has ever happened whilst I have been living here in Queensland. Today, during the daytime, at around 4:30 PM to be precise, I went outside to be greeted by (as usual) a very sunny and clear blue sky, [...]

Bike

So far in our 'cycle to' series we have been Cycling in Adelaide, we've ridden through Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra and we have also peddled in Perth, both in the city and along the Fremantle Track. This week we are... Melbourne has a bike share scheme, it's called, yes, you've guessed it, Melbourne Bike [...]

ANZ

Last month's reprint of my article for Australia and New Zealand magazine was a top 5 countdown of Australia's deadliest killers, the animals responsible for more human deaths than any others. The conclusion was the pointed combined fingers of many coroners to the mild-mannered often hay munching and occasion carrot crunching herbivorous horse as Australia's [...]

winners

Well, on Saturday it was the big one for Mrs Bob and three of her friends. They had all been training hard for the last few months, Saturday was the day they would find out if they would make it or not. Their mission was to walk 55 kilometres starting as a team of four [...]

bike

*This post may contain World Cup spoilers* Now that Australia have been knocked out of the World Cup and England are hanging on by the very tips of their fingers (or is it toes?) it's time to return to my 'cycling to' series. So far we have been Cycling in Adelaide and through Stromlo Forest [...]

books

Books in Australia have always been quite expensive, I noticed that almost as soon as we arrived. I remember there was one particular book I wanted to buy a couple of years after I got here, it was available for £7.00 on Amazon in the UK but the cheapest I could find it here was [...]

Birdsville Hotel

Would you believe it? The Australians thrashed the Netherlands in the World Cup final 6-1 after going 1-0 down. Of course, it wasn't the football or 'soccer' World Cup, it was the Hockey World Cup. No matter, it's still a fantastic result for the 'Kookaburras' as Australia's hockey team is called. They cruised to yesterday's final [...]

WC

I'm so excited, the World Cup starts tonight! Now I know a lot of you are thinking it actually started last night, but this is Australia. Depending on your nation of residence, fill up your beer cupboard (UK) or fridge (AUS) with your brew of choice, put your favourite chair in pole position and politely [...]

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