Fancy the chance of helping to save somebody’s life? Then read on… I was driving home from Bunnings a month ago, the car filled to capacity with flatpack garden furniture as I prepared for spring. Five minutes from home, I just about managed a minor swerve to avoid squashing the head of a snake who [...]
About Australia’s ‘Bad Things’…
Australia does have some ‘bad things’, top of that list would probably be mosquitoes and cane toads. Spiders, snakes, sharks and other scary critters, they are not necessarily bad, but they are in this category as well. When you’ve lived in Australia for a while though, you realise that when it comes to wildlife there are far more good things than bad things.
Just so that you know, ALL wildlife appears in this category, good or bad. And I think you’ll find we have far more creatures that will put a smile on your face than will scare you.
Oh, and Australia does have some bad things that are inanimate; you’ll find those in here as well.
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=wLsbzuazWFw But then I discovered that this same video has been plastered over [...]
I know we only had an Australia and New Zealand magazine article last week, but again I am trying to catch up a bit. So here’s another one, and it’s probably good timing. If any of you have been following my recent road trip, then you will know that last time I wrote about it we [...]
We are now in the middle of spring here in Australia, but right now in Brisbane it very much feels like summer. Temperatures this month have mostly been between 25° and 30°C each day. A quick look at a weather website confirms that the highest temperature so far this month in Brisbane has been 32.2°C [...]
Life couldn’t be better, could it? Imagine the scene: You are relaxing by the Yarra River in Melbourne, enjoying a barbecue with loved ones. You spot a hawk circling nearby and you admire the powerful bird of prey. Then something really unusual and scary happens. Yes, today is video day and the title of the [...]
This week, in Australia, history is being made. For the first time ever, the Australian census forms can be completed online on a PC or on your favourite smart phone or tablet device. The Australian Government have estimated that two thirds of people will complete this year’s census online, saving $100 million in the process. [...]
A question I am often asked by international students thinking of studying in Australia is, ‘Can I work part-time to help pay off my student education fees in Australia?‘ The costs This isn’t a complete budget, it’s very rough, but it gives you an idea of the problem you will face if you are hoping [...]
You may remember that there was no post on Monday of this week. It was a national holiday here in Australia; 25 April is Anzac Day. Well, guess what? There will be no post next Monday either, it’s another holiday. This time, it’s Labour Day here in Queensland and Northern Territory. All the other states [...]