North Stradbroke Island

ANZ Mag

Time to catch up on another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles. I know we've had a bit of a run of them lately, but that just shows how far I got behind. This article is about one of two fantastic islands we have just off of Brisbane that are [...]

koala

"Eee." "Eeeeeeee." "Aaaaaeeeee!" That conversation will make more sense to you after you've watched the first of the two videos coming up shortly. Every wild koala I've seen in Australia has been in a tree, usually asleep or simply not doing much. Like this... Or climbing up a tree, like this... Sometimes though, koalas get [...]

Straddie

Yes, I know this sounds like an Enid Blyton book, but it really did happen. Five families did go camping on Stradbroke Island and for me it was a return. There's probably nothing new I can tell you about Straddie that you didn't find out in my posts from about four years ago: It’s North [...]

Koala

Last Monday in my post called What's wrong With Brisbane? I spoke about the ridiculously high temperatures we were suffering at the time. I also mentioned that on North Stradbroke Island, one of our favourite places, bushfires were raging in a fire that was started by a lightning strike. I had hoped the storm that passed over [...]

Surfing

Actually, not really things to do, but things that were done. Yesterday my daughter Elizabeth went back to school after having two weeks and one day off for the spring school holidays. The two weeks were for the spring school holidays, the one day was for Labour Day which was on Monday. Spring school holidays [...]

anz

As you probably know, each month I write an article for Australia and New Zealand magazine, available at a newsagent near you for just £3.99. That is, of course, as long as 'you' live in the UK. But many of you don't, and maybe some of those of you who do, don't actually buy the [...]

canoing

In Monday's post I presented you with a few pictures from Moreton Island, and said that today I would tell you whether or not we had a good time. Er, yes! The weather was pure scorchio, I don't think any of us saw a thermometer all weekend, but we all suspected it was at least [...]

Last Monday I wrote a post about the crime rate in Australia, comparing it with the UK's. What I prefer to write about on Mondays, are all the exciting things I did over the weekend. The problem with last weekend was that I had done nothing exciting whatsoever. As I said in the article, "No [...]

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