Brisbane

How Do Brisbane’s Winters Compare with London’s Summers? thumbnail

In a post last week I complained about the cold, and asked Australian Winters: How Cold Can They Get? If you read that article, you will know that I was in Kingscliff in northern New South Wales walking along the beach... As bright and sunny as it looked though, it was quite a crisp day [...]

Beer

I have never been to Munich for Oktoberfest, but Mrs Bob has. Brisbane has an Oktoberfest and I've been tempted to go each and every year since I arrived in Australia, but somehow never managed to get there. Until yesterday. As soon as we walked into the main tent which was packed full of revellers, [...]

sun

Welcome once again to my annual comparison of Brisbane's weather in the middle of winter with that of London's in the middle of summer. No time for road trip tales today, this is important, we do this every year. This is the ninth contest in the series, proving, if anything, that once I've got the [...]

beaches

Before we go on a tour of Brisbane's beaches, I want to show you some beaches close to Brisbane, but not in Brisbane. Firstly, just over an hour's drive north, we have the Sunshine Coast. Here are some beaches on the Sunshine Coast... Next, just over an hour's drive south, we have the Gold Coast. [...]

Bridge

I'm sure everybody knows that the most famous bridge in all of Australia is Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge is also known as "The Coathanger" because, well, see if you can guess... Yes, because it looks like one. What some of you may not know though is that the engineer who worked on the design [...]

Fernvale

This is the Brisbane Valley Highway... Maybe you remember it, we have driven down it before, on Father's Day in 2013. It is a road just west of Brisbane that links the Warrego Highway near Ipswich to the D'Aguilar Highway just past Harlin. It is a journey takes you through Fernvale... Esk... And past the [...]

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 [...]

humid

...from somebody who moved to Brisbane eight years ago from a little country called England. Time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles, this one appeared in their September edition. As we are now seeing temperatures steadily rising here in Brisbane, we've already had a few 30°C plus days, [...]

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