Entertainment Australia


Often on a Monday I tell you what I did over the weekend. Today I’m going to tell you what I DIDN’T do this weekend. I didn’t go to yesterday’s Big Day Out on the Gold Coast. Here’s the story. A friend of mine said, ooh, about 4 or 5 months ago, “Fancy going to [...]

Ski Santa

I’ve talked a lot about Christmas in Australia this week; on Monday I astonished myself when I discovered (eventually) that it was possible to have A White Christmas in Australia. On Wednesday I went through a kind of Christmassy list thing All About Christmas in Australia. But, I hear you ask, but Bob, tell us, [...]


The chances of us getting a white Christmas here in Australia, anywhere in Australia, can pretty much be summed up by the old phrase “a snowballs chance in hell”. Australia, of course, isn’t hell, but it is hot at this time of year. But the people down at Movie World… … don’t agree, they have [...]


This is a post that was originally an article in Australia and New Zealand magazine. I usually reprint articles about a month or so after they’ve appeared in print, but this one was featured in the magazine’s February 2012 issue. I’ve been holding back for a reason, because this week is Schoolies Week. Now, at [...]

blue moon

About a month ago, we had a blue moon here in Australia. Blue moons aren’t really that rare, not as rare as the phrase “once in a blue moon” would suggest. Blue moons are when two full moons occur in one calendar month. Blue moons happen once every 2 to 3 years, so they are [...]

Think Ascot, think Ladies Day, think about all those strange hats and dressing up, think how very British that all is. Sometimes a day at the races can be fantastic fun, me and my friends used to go to Ascot and a few other racecourses every now and then for a big day out. It’s [...]


As you know, Mrs BobinOz and my daughter Elizabeth are currently on holiday and I chose not to go with them, because I really did not want to return to England. I’ve missed them these past two weeks, of course I have, and I’m really looking forward to when they get back on Wednesday. This [...]


As I mentioned on Friday in my post How to Surf: A Quick Guide to Riding the Waves, Elizabeth is sure to be wanting to go into the swimming pool sometime soon. That sometime soon happened on Saturday, just one day after my prediction. A friend came round to play and at about 1:30 in [...]