Moving To 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 [...]

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When I first arrived in Australia in 2007 the place was booming. There were plenty of jobs around and if you didn't like the job you had, you could get a new one. All the tradies had more work than they could handle and it was often difficult to get someone to turn up. Electricians, [...]

granny

It's always a tricky one, telling your relatives that you're moving all the way to the other side of the world. When, exactly, is it a good time to mention it? How do you tell "granny" that the cute little fella she dotes on twice a week when she looks after him for you, is [...]

BOM

I won't explain what that is, I'll assume you've read my post about Australia Day from three years ago. Or perhaps you've read about the Australia Day party I went to a couple of years back. Last year, almost all Australia Day parties became charity events, raising money for those affected by the flooding in [...]

This week, on various different days, communities in and around Brisbane have been marking the anniversary of last year's floods. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cop2si0Dd-A As the reporter in the video says, the weather around Brisbane this week has been absolutely glorious. He's right, it has been truly scorchio. Temperatures have been reaching between 32° and 37°C. So it [...]

ANZ

I wrote about the concept of the "three-year itch" about six months ago in my post called Moving to Australia and Missing England. Well, I say "wrote", but it was more of a video post. But when I decided to cover the same subject for a recent Australia and New Zealand magazine article, I couldn't [...]

Dam

As you know, the articles that I write for Australia and New Zealand magazine are posted here one month after they have appeared in print. But when I actually write for the magazine, I'm usually writing about a couple months ahead of when that magazine comes out. So to clarify that further, I've just written [...]

ANZ

As you know, I like to reprint my articles from Australia and New Zealand Magazine about a month after they first appear in print. Well, I seem to be falling behind further and further as time goes on. Here we are in April, and I am about to print the article that appeared in February's [...]

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