Australia vs UK


I should make it clear right up front that I am asking the question, I am not about to answer it. I’m going to try and answer it, or at least throw some light on it, but I certainly can’t answer it from experience. I haven’t been for a job interview since 1993 and I’ve [...]


In Mondays post I asked Britain’s Brain Drain: Where Are They Going? Well, quite a few of them are coming here to Australia and one of the main reasons in general for moving abroad was quoted as “to earn more money“. The very same day I wrote that post there was a headline in the [...]


Before I get to that question, I have to tell you that on Saturday we went to the shopping mall. It was unusually chaotic. As soon as we arrived we realised something wasn’t right, the multi-storey car park was pretty much gridlocked. This was quite unusual, especially at 3 o’clock in the afternoon as the [...]


When I first moved here in 2007 my Internet access was slow, very slow. But then my ISP introduced ADSL 2 and I started getting quite good download speeds, for back then anyway, of 2.5 Mb per second. To me it seemed faster than I was getting back in England and I explained all that [...]


It’s been an uncharacteristically miserable week here weatherwise in Brisbane considering it’s the middle of summer. It’s been dull, dreary, damp, rainy, grey and if I didn’t mention it already, dull. Dull, dull, dull, dull, dull. It has also been hot though, which is why I know it is not England. But Australia is supposed [...]


That’s a stupid question really, isn’t it? We all know there is only one Santa Claus and the poor man has a lot of presents to deliver on Christmas Eve. Never mind all the houses he has to visit, what about all those countries? He must get ‘cream crackered’ as we would say in England. [...]

well being

The OECD or, to give it its full title, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development have been responsible for many surveys and reports in the past. I’ve featured quite a few on this website, including The World’s Happiest Country and The Best Country Better Life Index. I think it would be foolish of me [...]


Hot off the press today we have a brand-new survey to share with you, and you know how much we love a good survey here on Bobinoz. It’s not so much surveys though, I think it’s ‘best lists’. You can’t beat a good best list. We’ve done Best Cities in Australia, Best Cities in the [...]