Melbourne

snake

Life couldn't be better, could it? Imagine the scene: You are relaxing by the Yarra River in Melbourne, enjoying a barbecue with loved ones. You spot a hawk circling nearby and you admire the powerful bird of prey. Then something really unusual and scary happens. Yes, today is video day and the title of the [...]

Straddie

Every year, as a bit of a tradition here on Bobinoz, I make a video summing up one of our whole full-years living in Australia. A whole full year is, of course, one that runs from January 1 through till December 31. We arrived in November 2007, so last year, 2014, was our seventh full [...]

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 [...]

Robber

Like anywhere else in the world, Queensland, indeed Australia, has crime. We have murders, we have robberies, we have bashings, yes, that's what we tend to call them here and we have... I know, let's do a list. Homicide Assault Sexual assault Robbery Unlawful entry with intent Motor vehicle theft Other theft Fraud and deception [...]

population

I'm very excited to announce the results of a brand-new report that looks at countries all around the world and decides which is the most liveable. They look at things like stability (25%); quality of health care (20%); culture and the environment (25%); education (10%) and infrastructure (20%) all broken down into 30 different bite-sized benchmarks. [...]

ANZ

Time for another digital reprint of one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine, this piece appeared in their May edition. It seems a long time ago now that I spent A Week in Melbourne and I certainly noticed something very un-Brisbane like during that trip. Magazine called it... It’s time to revisit [...]

Bike

So far in our 'cycle to' series we have been Cycling in Adelaide, we've ridden through Stromlo Forest Park in Canberra and we have also peddled in Perth, both in the city and along the Fremantle Track. This week we are... Melbourne has a bike share scheme, it's called, yes, you've guessed it, Melbourne Bike [...]

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