Life in Australia

swim

Today is a special day for me and my family. Exactly 9 years ago, on 14 November 2007, we touched down at Brisbane Airport with our Permanent Resident visas to begin our life here in Australia. As we enter our 10th year living here, none of us have any regrets about the decision we made [...]

croc

I have mentioned crocodiles quite a lot on this blog, but as I live in Brisbane I've never seen one in the wild and it's very unlikely that I ever will this far south in the state. But in Far North Queensland, or FNQ as it's known, crocodile sightings are becoming more and more common. [...]

Mondo

A major concern for many people thinking of moving to Australia is will I miss my friends? Will I make new friends? I've asked these questions before in previous posts and given my thoughts and ideas on them. It is such an important part of the "moving to Australia" process, that I included my previous [...]

kookaburras

Two weeks I probably scared quite a few of you with my post about the arrival of spring and with it the waking of the snakes. Then at the end of last week I may have scared a few more of you with my post about swooping magpies attacking people. As these posts were separated [...]

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This is what life in Australia is all about. I was in Fig Tree Pocket the other day, that's a little suburb in Western Brisbane. I was checking out the free barbecue facilities. If you have two minutes to spare, why don't you check out those BBQ's with me. Why would you want to do [...]

Regular readers will know that, more often than not, my post on Monday is about what we did at the weekend. But today, I'm finding it difficult to bring myself to do that. Why? As you will know, I used to live in Europe, England to be precise, and I still have friends back there, [...]

venice

If you haven't yet read Vivienne's email to me which was the subject of yesterday's post, it might be an idea to do that now before reading my reply. My reply. Firstly, wild horses couldn't drag me back to England now, I love my life in Australia and I'm here to stay. We all love [...]

house

Two years ago to the day, almost to the hour as I write this, (its 6:30 p.m. here in Australia, so it's around half eight in the morning back in the England), I was waking up in the UK for the very last time. So today I am celebrating two years since we left England. [...]

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