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Back in May of this year, in England, thousands of people would have headed to their nearest leading newsagent clutching £3.99 in their hand. They would have exchanged this money for a copy of their favourite publication, Australia and New Zealand magazine. Of those thousands of people, some of them, perhaps half a dozen, or [...]

It's another absolute scorcher today, the dial indicates it's 28°C, that's about 84°F in the old stuff. There's not a cloud in the sky, so no sign of rain. I love autumn! Of course, it's Easter, and we have a fun packed weekend lined up. This afternoon.... sorry, forgot, I'm an Aussie now... this arvo [...]

queen

Of course, as I was out of the country, the Queen was in it. She was on her 16th visit to Australia. I'm sure both here in Australia and back in the UK, the news has been full of stories about her tour. So I am going to zoom forward to her very last day [...]

beer can

This was my 14th article for Australia and New Zealand magazine and appeared in their July edition this year. The big surprise, for me, was that it took so long until I talked about my favourite subject. "I'll have half." No you won't! I'll come to that in a minute. Australia is a beer drinking [...]

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Here in Australia, yesterday was Mother's Day. Now I know it wasn't Mother's Day in the UK, but I can assure you it was Mother's Day in most other places around the world. But then you probably know that from reading my post about Mother's Day from a couple of years ago. So Mrs BobinOz [...]

supermoon

It's been an exciting weekend here in Queensland with lots going on. Firstly, the moon was bigger and closer to Earth than it's been for 18 years. What a glorious view.......... Well, it would have been had it not been cloudy. Here, in Brisbane, we couldn't see a thing. No sign of the moon whatsoever. [...]

Peter Everitt

For those of you who have been reading my blog from the very beginning (hello mum), you will recall that way back in January 2009, in only the fourth post on this blog, I announced we're all going on a summer holiday. And with that announcement I began my Australian road trip and first port [...]

tent

As I mentioned on Friday, we wanted to do something "special" to celebrate our two year anniversary living in Australia. We decided to go camping at my wife's favourite place, Mooloolaba. Now, this was only our second camping trip but I really think I could get quite into this. Like the last time, we gave [...]

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