Entertainment Australia

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This weekend, Brisbane’s South Bank Parklands was turned into a foodie’s heaven. South Bank Parklands, in case you didn’t know, has been through an amazing facelift since the floods of 2011… Yes, South Bank Parklands is our lagoon by the river, opposite the city… South Bank’s Regional Flavours Over the weekend South Bank had an [...]

singapore

In Friday’s post about Cycling in Brisbane I mentioned that I was away on holiday with Mrs Bob and daughter Elizabeth; we spent the week in Singapore. Of course, this website is about life in Australia so I am not going to tell you too much about what Singapore was like, except that it does [...]

kids

It’s the start of the second week of the winter school holidays here and for those who have decided not to go away, there’s always plenty to do in and around where you live. Take, for example, where I live in Brisbane. A quick Google for “things to do in Brisbane during the school holidays” [...]

Birdsville Hotel

Would you believe it? The Australians thrashed the Netherlands in the World Cup final 6-1 after going 1-0 down. Of course, it wasn’t the football or ‘soccer’ World Cup, it was the Hockey World Cup. No matter, it’s still a fantastic result for the ‘Kookaburras’ as Australia’s hockey team is called. They cruised to yesterday’s final [...]

WC

I’m so excited, the World Cup starts tonight! Now I know a lot of you are thinking it actually started last night, but this is Australia. Game on! Depending on your nation of residence, fill up your beer cupboard (UK) or fridge (AUS) with your brew of choice, put your favourite chair in pole position [...]

anz

Back in 2011 I wrote a post called Whale Watching on the Gold Coast, Australia and in it you will see a video called The Truth About Whale Watching. Last week I featured a reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles which was called Whale Watching in Australia: What’s it Really [...]

ANZ

Time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles, this one appeared in the November issue of last year. I usually like to put these articles online about a month after they’ve appeared in print, so I’m running behind. We can catch up over the next few weeks, but for [...]

Australia Day

It’s Australia Day on Sunday; Australia Day is 26 January every year. I’ve mentioned Australia Day several times before on this website, for example… We Interrupt This Holiday for…erm… A Holiday! The Australia Day Party Is On! Becoming an Australian Citizen So what’s the problem with Australia Day? The Australia Day holiday always comes right [...]