About Australia’s ‘Bad Things’…


Snake season is upon us again, if you were to Google ‘snake season’ and select the results for the past month, you’ll find there’s lots of talk about snakes in Australia at the moment. As you can probably see from the snapshot above, there is talk about Surfers Paradise, that’s the famous beach on the [...]


Do you remember when buying a lightbulb used to be so simple? In the good old days of buying a lightbulb you really only had three decisions to make. First, do you want frosted glass or clear glass? Second, do you want 40, 60 or 100 Watts? And finally, do you want a bayonet or [...]

King Parrot

Obviously this isn’t the 70s anymore so nobody, but nobody, misunderstood and everybody knows for sure that the friendly bird, indeed beautiful bird that I met the other day can fly through the air with ease and likes to chirp. So, let’s start with a picture, just so that you can see how beautiful this [...]


On Wednesday I tried to talk everyone into Liking the Huntsman Spider. I do appreciate though, that not everyone will be able to do that; one particular group of people would certainly struggle. Arachnophobes It’s worth remembering though that spiders are everywhere, in every country. Unless you move to the Arctic, you are likely to [...]


The natural tendency when confronted by a spider that’s almost the size of your own hand is to be scared, very scared. In the eight years I’ve lived in Australia so far though, I’ve learned to like one of Australia’s biggest spiders, the Huntsman spider. And that’s what I decided to write about for Australia [...]


As you probably know, I’ve been whale watching a few times, never had much luck. If you want to know precisely how much luck I’ve never had with this, read my post called Whale Watching in Australia: What’s it Really Like? That doesn’t mean I don’t admire these massive creatures though, I think they are [...]


Today is actually a holiday in my area of Brisbane, it’s known as Peoples Day. It’s so that everybody can go to the EKKA and if you don’t know what that is, then this is for you: People’s Day in Brisbane and Everything You Need to Know About the EKKA For me it means a [...]


Do we get earthquakes in Australia? That’s a question I answered some time ago in a post called Australia and Earthquakes. Surely Not. In that article I talked about some of the top 10 most powerful earthquakes we’ve had in this country and also Australia’s worst earthquake in terms of fatalities and damage. That was [...]