December 2015

Aussie

As we hurtle with some speed towards Christmas 2015, it's time to wind down this blog for the year. I have written many posts about Christmas, and in 2012 I wrote post called All About Christmas in Australia which was a bit of a roundup of those posts with links. A year later I repackaged [...]

gifts

My word, it's about time I did some Christmas shopping. Wouldn't want to leave it to the last minute. Every year I do this kind of Christmas shopping, what I love most about this particular shopping exercise is that it doesn't cost me a single penny or cent, this shopping is completely free. It's hypothetical [...]

storm

At the end of October this year I wrote a post about Fernvale and Chinchilla, Two Remote Queensland Towns; the final words in that article were 'storm season has begun'. Nobody in Australia is more aware of that now than the residents of Kurnell, a suburb in south Sydney. The Bureau of Meteorology issued a [...]

Australia and New Zealand magazine

It would have been July of this year when I wrote the following article for Australia and New Zealand magazine. The article then appeared in their October edition. Today I'm reprinting the article here and it is now December, the end of the year. If ever any of my magazine articles summed up a whole [...]

christmas

In less than two weeks it will be Christmas. Really? This will be my 10th Christmas in Australia, and like the nine Christmases before it, it doesn't feel like Christmas. How can it? Temperatures at around 30°C here in Brisbane, blue skies, people walking around in shorts and T-shirts. Whether it feels like it or [...]

Karijini distance

As regular readers will know, on Fridays I like to showcase a video from somewhere in Australia. I have to say, these are my favourite posts of the week, because I often get to see something or somewhere that I otherwise would not have seen. For example, my last video post was called Fernvale and [...]

jacaranda

As some of you will know, I've not been very mobile during the last couple of months or so. I really haven't got out and about hardly at all of late. That's a bit of a shame because I've missed the magnificent purple blooming of Australia's jacaranda trees. If you live in the UK or [...]

Call That a Lizard? This Is a Lizard! Part 2 thumbnail

Well, it's exactly one month today since I had my operation and the whole Bob in Hospital thing, and guess what? I'm feeling a little bit better. Time to dip my toe in and write another article I think. Back in 2009 I wrote a post called Australia’s NOT Bad Things, which was all about [...]

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