Adelaide

Adelaide

Having returned from my one-week holiday in Tokyo last weekend, I've been catching up with the news I missed out on whilst I was away from Australia. Did anything major happen during my absence? It quickly became apparent that something did happen, and it happened to all of residents in the state of South Australia. [...]

melbourne

If I'm not mistaken, the last time I wrote about the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Survey was in 2012. Before that, I'd written about it four times, you can access all of those posts from this one called Worlds Most Liveable City is NOT Brisbane? The first time I reported on this survey Melbourne were [...]

Adelaide

It was quite some time ago when I went to Adelaide for a one-week break, just over five years in fact. I only wrote one post about it, called At Last; A Hot and Sunny Day in Australia. Yes, it was a bit of a strange title, but I did go there just after the [...]

roo

It's the end of the week and as regular readers will know, I like to take a look around to see what's been happening in Australia elsewhere. Then I like to include a YouTube video about it. Easy. So what's been happening over the last few weeks in Australia? Well, The Wiggles were live in [...]

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 [...]

hot

It's been an absolutely glorious week here in Brisbane, we did have a few scattered storms early in the week, but all the other days have been hot, sunny, with clear blue skies. Temperatures have been, for the most part, in the low to mid 30s, centigrade of course. Or, in old English, 90° Fahrenheit [...]

Tallebudgera

If you read Monday's post, you will know that Elizabeth has been away for the week for her School Trip to Tallebudgera Beach Outdoor Education School. This is Tallebudgera Creek... Doesn't look too bad, does it? Today, at 2:30 PM, Mrs Bob and I drove up to the school to meet her as she arrived [...]

world

Usually, a score of 4/10 would be regarded as quite poor, a sign of failure. But when your country has 4 out of the top 10 most liveable cities in the world, I think we would all agree that's a massive success. That's exactly what has happened to 4 Australian cities, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney and [...]

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