Australia vs UK

Beaches

The search for Australia’s most commercial beach Last week in my post Heading North of Perth into Midwest Australia I put up a stunning time-lapse video, it may even be the best video on this website. As at the time of writing, not a single comment on it. Undeterred, I have another timelapse video coming [...]

coles

I have written about supermarkets before a few times, you’ll see some links sprinkled throughout this article that will take you to them. I’d not written about supermarkets though for Australia and New Zealand magazine, not until recently anyway. This article appeared in the magazine’s November edition and they gave it the following title. Supermarket [...]

netflix

There is a lot of talk online at the moment about Netflix putting a little more effort into tracking down the geo-dodgers. What does that mean though? Many people, certainly here in Australia, use either a VPN or a DNS service to be able to access Netflix in the US. What these services do is [...]

spill

11 days ago Australians woke up to discover they had a new Prime Minister. It seems there is something a little different about Australian politics compared to the UK that I didn’t pick up on when I wrote my post Australian Politics Explained. The difference is that here, in the land down under, a Prime [...]

health

Some time ago a reader called Shaun posted several comments (if this link breaks, please let me know in the comments below and I will fix it) on my website listing all the reasons why he returned to Europe after just five months of living in New South Wales. Clearly Australia didn’t work out for [...]

football

As football fans around the world will know, the English Premier League (EPL), sometimes also referred to as the Barclays Premier League (BPL) kicked off again a few weeks ago. Last time I wrote about English Football on Australian Television was in 2009, so I am overdue an update. With the new season well underway, [...]

tax

Benjamin Franklin once said “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Today I’m going to talk about the second certainty on his list, taxes. Every so often I like to check the income tax rates in Australia and compare them to those in the UK. Last time I [...]

Whipper snipper

Grass. It’s everywhere. It’s horrible when it’s long and wispy, it looks marvellous when it is cut short and looks like a green velvet carpet. For it to look perfect though, you need to trim the edges so that they do not overlap the path. Without proper care the edge of your lawn can take [...]