Australia vs UK

house

About a month ago the fifth annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey (I must have missed the first four) claimed that Australia has some of the worlds most expensive housing, quoting the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast as being in the top five of the least affordable areas in the world. I don’t get [...]

crazy

Well I know it’s old news, but as I mentioned them yesterday, I do want to get this one out. Although I am now far, far away, the demise of both Woolworth’s and MFI has still saddened me a great deal. These two stores were British icons. Woolworth’s, the wonder of Woollies, is no more. [...]

car

A very wise man, back in the UK, once told me the secret to finding a parking space. Let’s call it the parking space trick. The Parking Space Trick. Location: England. We have all been in this situation before. You want to pop into your local busy town to do some quick shopping. You are, [...]

drizzle

I explained what we’d got up to on Sunday in yesterdays post, but what of Saturday? Saturday was a very grey day, weather wise. All day it was just grey, cloudy and dull. I can’t remember if it rained or not. I don’t think it did. It will come as no surprise to you that [...]

Doctor

I have a lot to learn about the Australian healthcare system. But I’ll tell you what I do know. As soon as we arrived, we had to register for a “Medicare” card. This card has the appearance of a credit card but doesn’t work in Kmart. I’ll tell you about Kmart another time. We registered [...]

storm

The holiday is over. Now I am reduced to talking about the weather. But hey! I’m English, and that’s what we do. As I write this I know that the whole of the UK is covered in a blanket of snow. As usual schools, buses, trains and, it would seem that life in general has [...]

Christmas

I know Christmas is well behind us now, but I just want to get this one out of the way. Then I’ll move on. This was how my Boxing Day went. You can read more about it below this video… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OzL8Tgc9YI We had already arrived in Australia by December of last year, so this was [...]