Life in Australia

tax

After putting it off for as long as possible, (as usual) I decided that this week I was going to file my tax returns for both my personal and business accounts. Being as the deadline is the 28th of February, I didn’t see the point in trying to put it off much longer. Sorting out [...]

My most recent post was a light hearted comparison of the extremes of Australia’s and Britain’s weather. As I am sure everyone has heard, this weekend in Australia the extreme weather has turned to tragedy. As I write this, many fires are still raging and the death toll continues to rise. It is now the [...]

relax

Today is January 26th and January 26th is Australia Day. I’m not going to go into too much detail about Australia Day because 1) You can find out all you need to know by typing “Australia Day” into Google, like I did. And 2) It’s Australia Day, it’s a national holiday. I should be swinging [...]

mowing

Christmas and New Year are now a distant memory. Today is Saturday January 3rd and life returns to normal here in Australia. It’s a very cloudy day and much cooler at 77°F (25° C). So how would someone in Queensland want to pass away the time on a cool and cloudy day? Watch the video [...]

australia

What’s it really like to up sticks and move all the way around to the other side of the world? We have now completed our first full year, the whole of 2008, of living in Australia. Here are the highlights, in a 3 minute and 33 second video. My intention was to launch this website [...]