August 2015

health

Some time ago a reader called Shaun posted several comments (if this link breaks, please let me know in the comments below and I will fix it) on my website listing all the reasons why he returned to Europe after just five months of living in New South Wales. Clearly Australia didn't work out for [...]

spider

On Wednesday I tried to talk everyone into Liking the Huntsman Spider. I do appreciate though, that not everyone will be able to do that; one particular group of people would certainly struggle. It's worth remembering though that spiders are everywhere, in every country. Unless you move to the Arctic, you are likely to come [...]

huntsman

The natural tendency when confronted by a spider that's almost the size of your own hand is to be scared, very scared. In the eight years I've lived in Australia so far though, I've learned to like one of Australia's biggest spiders, the Huntsman spider. And that's what I decided to write about for Australia [...]

football

As football fans around the world will know, the English Premier League (EPL), sometimes also referred to as the Barclays Premier League (BPL) kicked off again a few weeks ago. Last time I wrote about English Football on Australian Television was in 2009, so I am overdue an update. With the new season well underway, [...]

whale

As you probably know, I've been whale watching a few times, never had much luck. If you want to know precisely how much luck I've never had with this, read my post called Whale Watching in Australia: What’s it Really Like? That doesn't mean I don't admire these massive creatures though, I think they are [...]

house

32B Smith Street. When you think of an address like that, what do you imagine in your head? Specifically, I wonder what kind of picture you have formed if you live in the UK, and if it's any different to what is being imagined by those in say, the US, or here in Australia? I'll [...]

tax

Benjamin Franklin once said "In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Today I'm going to talk about the second certainty on his list, taxes. Every so often I like to check the income tax rates in Australia and compare them to those in the UK. Last time I [...]

run

On one or two websites where I've looked, this race is billed as 'the world's biggest fun run', but I'm not sure about that. Other websites disagree with that label, citing three, four or even five races that may be bigger. But let us not get too concerned about that, let's just call it big. [...]

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