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Selling a House in Australia thumbnail

Some of you will recall that I wrote a couple of articles about buying a house in Australia for Australia and New Zealand magazine recently. The first one was called Househunting: Australia and the UK Compared and the follow-up titled Buying an Australian House; Housing Chain? What Housing Chain? Of course, usually if you buy [...]

Close Encounters with the Wonderful Australian Wildlife thumbnail

It’s been a while since I posted a video online on a Friday, so I thought today I would fix that. I could have shown you a video of a woman throwing a shark out of a seaside rock pool, like this… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K26yDHlG0z4 But then I discovered that this same video has been plastered over [...]

A Burleigh Heads Break for the School Holidays thumbnail

I would have told you about this on Monday, but I didn’t, because I was enjoying the day off on account that it was the Queen’s Birthday. Of course, it wasn’t really the Queen’s Birthday, but then I expect you knew that, assuming you have read When is the Queen’s Birthday? If you haven’t read [...]

The Top 20 Most Beautiful Countries in the World thumbnail

As you probably know, we love a good report or survey here on Bobinoz. Australia normally does quite well in these things too, which is probably why I like them so much. For example, Australia’s biggest two cities did very well when compared to London and New York in the Safe Cities Index report of [...]

A Weekend Trip to Tenterfield, New South Wales thumbnail

Just two days after posting about how hot it was on People’s Day in Brisbane last week, we went away for the weekend. Six of us set off in the car at around 4 o’clock on Friday, and drove for 3 1/2 hours. We were heading south-west, a journey that took us from the ‘frying [...]

Hot People’s Day in Brisbane thumbnail

Okay, before we go any further, I think I ought to clear up the title of today’s post. In these days of Instagram, I can see why some of you may be drawing conclusions that are not correct. Hot Firstly, let me explain what the ‘Hot’ in the above title means. Yes, today was hot. [...]

Bring a Plate: Entertainment in Australia thumbnail

Back in May of this year, in England, thousands of people would have headed to their nearest leading newsagent clutching £3.99 in their hand. They would have exchanged this money for a copy of their favourite publication, Australia and New Zealand magazine. Of those thousands of people, some of them, perhaps half a dozen, or [...]

Australia’s Economy: CommSec’s State of the States Report July 2017 thumbnail

If this were a horse race, the commentary as they crossed the line would probably go something like this: “NSW romp home having led from start to finish, gallant effort by Victoria towards the end to grab second slot. ACT simply ran out of legs after a promising start. There’s a bit of a gap [...]