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Raby Bay

Often on a Monday I like to reflect back on what I did over the weekend, especially if it’s something new and different. This weekend I did a few things that are new and different to me, which is quite an achievement considering I’ve lived here in Brisbane for nearly 9 years now. Let’s start [...]

beer

You might remember that last Mondays post was all about A Mother’s Day Barbecue on Mount Glorious. On that occasion I did all the driving and the mothers enjoyed a few glasses of wine with their meal. I, on the other hand, nursed a couple of small bottles of beer all afternoon to keep within [...]

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If you have read my first ever post about Mother’s Day in Australia, you will know that we celebrate it the second Sunday in May along with over 70 other countries around the world. The UK isn’t one of them, they have Mother’s Day on the fourth Sunday in lent, usually in March sometime, along [...]

Bridge

I’m sure everybody knows that the most famous bridge in all of Australia is Sydney Harbour Bridge. The bridge is also known as “The Coathanger” because, well, see if you can guess… Yes, because it looks like one. What some of you may not know though is that the engineer who worked on the design [...]

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Some of you may have noticed that there was no post on either Friday of last week or Monday of this. That, you won’t be surprised to hear, was down to the Easter break. So what’s Easter like in Australia? Well, a few years ago we went spent Easter at the Festival of Sails, Redcliffe, [...]

anz

I’ve just finished writing a brand-new article for Australia and New Zealand magazine. It’s worn me out, it really has, I need to rest. I just don’t have the energy to write tonight’s post. That doesn’t matter though, because I can publish a reprint of a different article I wrote for the magazine some time [...]

swim

This weekend was the first weekend of our autumn, or ‘fall’ as some of you may prefer to call it. For us, it was also a weekend when we celebrated Elizabeth’s 12th birthday. This year she wanted a pool party, not in our back garden as we’ve often done in the past, but down at [...]

Sydney beach

I’ve been to many Australian beaches, each time I have been struck by how ‘untouched’ they are. It’s very noticeable, it’s always been apparent to me. One of the words that would always pop into my head would be ‘unspoilt’. But in all this time and all those beaches there was one thing that I [...]