Pubs

Townsville

Having left the Burdekin Region and Bowen, I continued north on my road trip up the Queensland coast. It was day 7 when I arrived in Townsville. Townsville is the fourth biggest city in Queensland behind Brisbane, Gold Coast and Sunshine Coast with a population of something like 170,000 as at 2012. I arrived just [...]

beer

You might remember that last Mondays post was all about A Mother’s Day Barbecue on Mount Glorious. On that occasion I did all the driving and the mothers enjoyed a few glasses of wine with their meal. I, on the other hand, nursed a couple of small bottles of beer all afternoon to keep within [...]

pubs

As I wandered around the city streets during my 10 Days in Perth, Western Australia last month, it struck me that there didn't seem to be many pubs around. The population of Perth is very similar to that of Brisbane, yet we seem to have more pubs here than they do over there. I made [...]

Freo

When I spent A Week in Melbourne with a Hint of St Kilda in January of last year, I said "It doesn’t get much cooler and trendier than St Kilda". I'm pretty sure I've also said somewhere else on this website that if there is a cooler suburb than St Kilda anywhere in Australia, I've [...]

Birdsville Hotel

Would you believe it? The Australians thrashed the Netherlands in the World Cup final 6-1 after going 1-0 down. Of course, it wasn't the football or 'soccer' World Cup, it was the Hockey World Cup. No matter, it's still a fantastic result for the 'Kookaburras' as Australia's hockey team is called. They cruised to yesterday's final [...]

Pubs in Australia: Traditional vs Modern thumbnail

I've written quite a few posts about pubs in Australia, as well as posts about the cost of beers, wines, and I've also talked about beer measures. In a post called Sunday Lunch in an Australian Pub from February 2009, I ran through the numbers and the bottom line was that there are way more [...]

bands

As you know, Mrs BobinOz and my daughter Elizabeth are currently on holiday and I chose not to go with them, because I really did not want to return to England. I've missed them these past two weeks, of course I have, and I'm really looking forward to when they get back on Wednesday. This [...]

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"Now, nobody likes a good beer more than I do..." - Monty Python, circa 1971. Okay, that's a misquote, it should be "a good laugh". In the famous comedy sketch, the stiff lipped sergeant major was trying to claim he enjoyed a good laugh, when he didn't really. Me, I claim to enjoy a good [...]

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