July 2014

sun

It was only two weeks ago today that I was writing my seventh traditional middle of the winter post in which I compare London Summers and Brisbane Winters. And that post was written just a few days after Brisbane had recorded its coldest day for 103 years. So, time for an update on that. Here's [...]

states

Australia is a very big country, we all know that. But sometimes it might be better looking at Australia as eight pretty big countries as each and every one of our states and territories are run separately from each other. Each has its own state government and each of these states perform differently in key [...]

bike

Well, we may have cycled all the major Australian cities over the last few weeks, but we're not done with our bikes just yet. Now it's time to turn our attention to the coast. I've got three videos for you today, and they are not short, so I will be. Let's head straight on over [...]

solar

As you probably will remember, one of our previous prime ministers, Julia Gillard, introduced the carbon tax in Australia despite promising "There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead." On Thursday of last week, our current Prime Minister (as at the time of writing), Tony Abbott, fulfilled one of his election promises [...]

pub

This weekend, Brisbane's South Bank Parklands was turned into a foodie’s heaven. South Bank Parklands, in case you didn't know, has been through an amazing facelift since the floods of 2011... Yes, South Bank Parklands is our lagoon by the river, opposite the city... Over the weekend South Bank had an event called "Regional Flavours' [...]

Cycle

For the last six weeks or so we've been cycling around Australia's major cities on bikes without using the obligatory cycle helmets. That's because we've been cycling 'virtually' from our armchairs via the wonder that is YouTube. We've enjoyed bike riding in Adelaide, Canberra, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney and last week Brisbane, so now there are [...]

Aussie weather

If this were a game of football in the World Cup or in any competition, it would be a fantastic match. End to end, as they say. What am I talking about? Yes, my annual midwinter post where I compare Brisbane's weather with that of London where, of course, it's the middle of summer. It's [...]

singapore

In Friday's post about Cycling in Brisbane I mentioned that I was away on holiday with Mrs Bob and daughter Elizabeth; we spent the week in Singapore. Of course, this website is about life in Australia so I am not going to tell you too much about what Singapore was like, except that it does [...]

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