Australia

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Time to catch up with another of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles; this one appeared in their February edition. I'm really not sure why it has taken me so long to cover this subject, because I do know it is an issue that causes major problems for so many families. It's when the [...]

cleaner

For the unfortunate towns of this state that were battered by Cyclone Marcia last week, every day since has been a cleanup day. For those people, come Sunday, March 1 when it is officially 'Clean Up Australia Day' I'm sure it will just be business as usual. But what is Clean Up Australia Day? The first [...]

ANZ

Last month's reprint of my article for Australia and New Zealand magazine was a top 5 countdown of Australia's deadliest killers, the animals responsible for more human deaths than any others. The conclusion was the pointed combined fingers of many coroners to the mild-mannered often hay munching and occasion carrot crunching herbivorous horse as Australia's [...]

Jump

Time to reflect back on 2013. Actually, it's way past time, I should have reflected on last year sometime in January really, but this is not the first year I've been late. What am I talking about? It's time for another of my 'summing up a full year in a five-minute–ish video' videos and this [...]

Funnel web

On Wednesday we asked the question Redback Spider Antivenom Doesn't Work; True or False? But the redback spider isn't Australia's scariest critter, we have plenty more venomous creatures here that you wouldn't want to meet in a dark alley. Or in a river, or at the park, in the outback, your garage, the back garden, [...]

hot

Australia is a hot country, we know that. But even by Australian standards, right now, this place is hot, very hot. Australia is having a heatwave. Everybody seems to be getting a turn, it was only two weeks ago I wrote my post What’s Wrong With Brisbane? If you read that one you will have [...]

toys

I've written about Christmas shopping before and presented some cost comparisons between our two countries. You can see those posts here: The Cost of Toys in Australia Australia versus the UK: Christmas Shopping Compared The first post, as you can probably tell, concentrated on children's toys, after all, that's where most of the money goes [...]

nightmare

After a period of time with both Mrs Bobinoz and myself whingeing about our bad backs at each other, we wondered whether we should consider buying a new mattress. After a brief period of calculation, we realised the mattress we had been sleeping on was a wee tad over 15 years old. Yes, it WAS [...]

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