Entertainment Australia


It was only a couple of weeks ago that I ran a reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles, that one was called Fun for Kids. I’m running another reprint today, mainly because I’m getting a bit behind with them, and this one is about even more fun for kids, not [...]

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Time for me to catch up and reprint another of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles. Last time, you will recall, my article was about Entertainment in Brisbane: South Bank Parklands. That’s a theme I continue today except this time it’s entertainment for children. This article appeared in the magazine’s December edition last year. [...]


On Sunday the girls, that’s Mrs Bob, Elizabeth and three of their friends decided they wanted a fun day out. Being a ‘girl’s day out’, I stayed behind, on dry ground. Where they were headed it was going to be wet. Very, very wet. Their first stop was… Aquasplash Gold Coast I asked Elizabeth what [...]


If any of you haven’t heard of the AFC Asian Cup, then you can’t have read my post SBS Strike Again! Another Special European Broadcast. If you have read that post, you will know that the Asian Cup is actually older than the UEFA European Football Championship also referred to in the title. This competition has [...]

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It took me a while before I got around to writing about the Brisbane music scene for Australia and New Zealand magazine, but I got there in the end. In the seven years I’ve lived in this city, I have noticeably seen improvements in the bars in and around the city and in the bands [...]


It would be almost impossible not to notice that Australia, a country with a relatively low population, usually does extraordinary well in swimming competitions on the global stage. At the time of writing, apparently 58 of Australia’s 143 Olympic gold medals came from swimming events. So, why are Australians such good swimmers? Here are a [...]


“The Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as The Gabba, is a major sports stadium in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. It is named after the suburb of Woolloongabba, in which it is located.” Source: Wikipedia Moving over to Wikimedia, I can show you a really cool picture of what The Gabba looks like from the [...]

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Mrs Bob and I went our separate ways at the weekend, only temporarily, of course. Mrs Bob took off to the Gold Coast with some friends and three little girls on tow. Our daughter and a couple of her pals, so two girls aged 10 and one age 8. They were off to Movie World [...]