Australia vs UK

happy

I know this is going to sound a little shallow, but I am sure the Australian default weather of hot, sunny with clear blue skies is a major contributory factor to me being a happier person. Back in the UK, where the weather was mostly dull, grey and damp, misery was easy. Can happiness and/or [...]

work

I have written a couple of posts about finding a job in Australia versus the UK, I gave them some great titles as well: Finding a Job in Australia Compared with the UK Finding a Job in Australia versus the UK: Part Two But of course, finding a job in any country in terms of [...]

Westfield

Last week I wrote an article called Winter in the UK and Summer in Australia Compared in which I mentioned we’d had a couple of very hot weekends lately. To cool down, we headed to the coast to catch some seabreeze. It worked, we cooled down, but here’s another trick that works for us here [...]

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Winter in the UK I’ve never done this before, compare an Aussie summer with an English winter, but the events of the weekend over in the UK have been quite shocking. Well, I thought it was just the weekend, but it seems the UK’s wild storms have been bashing the country since the end of October [...]

tv

TV in Australia and the UK compared. Not so long ago here in Australia the very last analogue TV signal was switched off. Australia’s analogue shutdown actually began on 30 June 2010 in Mildura and was complete on 10 December last year when remote Central and Eastern Australia were finally switched off. Goodbye analogue… Hello [...]

Beach

My first ever Christmas in Australia was during a holiday here in 2005. Here’s me, Mrs Bobinoz and the back of Elizabeth’s head in a picture taken on Boxing Day of that year… Yes, Christmases are a little different here. A few days later, we were on the beach, Elizabeth just loved playing in the [...]

mouth

Sometimes I think I give you more personal information about myself than I really should. For example… There was that picture of my mozzie munched feet Then there was my red bloodshot eye picture after the chlorine accident I’ve also told you the embarrassing name of my Akubra hat Crikey, I’ve even got footage of [...]

chooks

Years ago there was a popular TV show on in the UK called “The Good Life” about a couple who escaped the rat race, bought a house on a bit of land and decided to become self sufficient. Here in Australia that dream can be more of a reality as I explained in my article [...]