January 2016

lace monitor

Time to wrap up our one-week special about Coffs Harbour, and I'm going to do it with a video. Yes, it's been quite some time since I posted one of my own videos up on YouTube, but technically speaking, this isn't one of mine. For the entire week, my daughter Elizabeth and her two friends [...]

Dangar Falls

As you drive into Coffs Harbour, one of the first things you will notice is the Big Banana, mostly because, well, there is a big banana... As usual, you can click on any of these images to enlarge them. The kids spent a thoroughly enjoyable four hours in the Big Banana, they just loved the [...]

Diggers-Beach

Coffs Harbour is about a five hour drive south of Brisbane on the New South Wales coast. It is not a big town, it has a population of about 45,000 and has a reasonably ordinary looking town centre. Coffs, as it is known, is where we decided to spend a one-week summer holiday this year. [...]

snake

Almost 5 years ago I had a snake come into my house. Of course, the first thing I did was grab my video camera to record it all, you can see the video I made about it on my post called What Happens When a Snake Enters Your House? At the time, I was about [...]

places

As you probably know, I write a regular monthly article for Australia and New Zealand magazine. Recently they asked me if I could write a roundup of top places to live down under for a supplement they were including with their October edition. "Oh, and try to make it humorous will you?" they said. So [...]

flags

This is another one of those 'I'm not here posts'. Yes, this morning, Mrs Bob, myself, Elizabeth and two of her friends all jumped in the car and headed south. We are going to be spending a week by the beaches of Coffs Harbour in New South Wales. We all had a similar holiday last [...]

netflix

There is a lot of talk online at the moment about Netflix putting a little more effort into tracking down the geo-dodgers. What does that mean though? Many people, certainly here in Australia, use either a VPN or a DNS service to be able to access Netflix in the US. What these services do is [...]

sun

Short answer is it gets very hot. Here's the long answer. Today it was hot in Victoria, very hot. Temperatures around Melbourne reached something like 41°C. Yes, very hot. The only place to be was the beach. For example, Brighton Beach, which is in Melbourne Victoria... But what is a heatwave? A heatwave is three [...]

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