Our Fifth Full Year Living in Australia

They say time flies by when you’re having fun, and it’s true. Every year that we’ve been living in Australia, and by that I mean a full calendar year, I have made a video about it.

Would you believe it? We are already up to year five.

2012 was the 5th full year that we’ve lived here, and it’s time to show you the video highlights of that year.

Remember, if you want to see what happened in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, I now have all of my videos linked from one big BobinOz stalking page. Yes, you can see my life in Australia in its entirety with just a handful of clicks.

Well, the highlights anyway.

There is a link to that page after the video.

So what happened in 2012?

We became Australian citizens, that was the big news. But we also discovered Moreton Island, we, oh, why not just watch the video…

Want to see more videos in this series?

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  • Will March 21, 2013, 4:28 am |

    Hi Bob, been a suscriber to your blog for a few months now. I really enjoy your videos and all the information you post. Thanks for taking the time to do is. One question…….do you run into many transplanted Americans there?

    thanks again

    • BobinOz March 21, 2013, 8:24 pm |

      “Transplanted” Americans, I like it 🙂

      The answer though, is no. Actually bumping into Americans and striking up a conversation, only happened once in five years. I know they are about, I just don’t see them much.

      I’ve had plenty of Americans email me or make comments on the blog though, so, as I say, they are here.


  • Gustavo March 19, 2013, 11:43 pm |

    Hi Bob!! thank you so much for all the time you take to maintain this blog updated.

    I’m from Venezuela (south america) and I’ve been in love of Australia for many years. I’d like to live there but I still need to improve my English to get 7 in the IELTS. But in the meantime it’s great to read and watch all the interesting information you have in your blog.

    Thank you again, and best wishes from Venezuela


    • BobinOz March 20, 2013, 2:28 pm |

      Thanks for the kind words Gustavo, hope you pass your IELTS soon and realise your dream of moving to Australia. Cheers!


      • Geraldine March 20, 2013, 10:34 pm |

        Hiya Bob, congrats on your 5 year anniversary. We are celebrating our two week anniversary in Brisbane ! Just getting to know the place at the moment. Weather has been amazing, people have been so friendly and helpful. Even being evacuated out of the Queens St Mall hasn’t put us off !! Lets hope we enjoy it all as much as you do.

        • BobinOz March 21, 2013, 8:05 pm |

          Ah, you must have been in the mall when that guy was waving a gun around! How exciting 🙂 Yes, I hope you get to love this place is much as I do too, congrats on your two-week anniversary!

  • Angela McLaughlin March 18, 2013, 1:59 am |

    Hi Bob, I just needed to thank you for all you do in sharing you love, hates, good and bad times in Australia, by sharing you opinions and video’s etc., it definitely goes far in allowing wannabies like myself a little taste of real life (in your unique views), and I cannot thank you enough. I’m still on the ladder in the hope of making it there soon, but in the menatime your website allows me to get a bit of a fix until I finally do get there. Seriously Bob, thankyou and please continue to share, I for one will always be watching 🙂

    • BobinOz March 18, 2013, 9:01 pm |

      Thanks Angela, I really appreciate your comments. I hope you find a way into Australia sometime soon so you can come over here and enjoy it first hand.



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