September 2009


Enough of this already. I absolutely love it living here in Australia, but just lately I must have come across like some kind of whingeing Pom. I’ve talked about dust clouds, snakes, killer sea creatures and expensive new and second-hand cars. So it’s about time we had some fun! Time to remind ourselves what living [...]


In my post announcing I was going camping in Australia, I said  I was “off into the wilds to live side by side with nature’s wildest beasts”. So, did I see any? The first sign of wildlife that I noticed was a singing kookaburra who was perched on a tree about 20 feet away from [...]


The BobinOz family are not the kind of people to set off for anywhere at the crack of dawn. So it was at about 1 pm on Friday that we finally descended our steep driveway and set off on our first ever camping adventure in Australia. At approximately 1:40 pm, at almost exactly the mid [...]


The last time I went camping was at Glastonbury Festival in 1992. But now, 17 years later, I’m chucking a tent in the boot of the car again and I’m off into the wilds to live side by side with nature’s wildest beasts. Err, just like I did at Glastonbury. But this time I’ve got [...]

Dragon Head

A Review of the New Narnia Film by BobinOz: Spoiler Alert! The first movie I ever saw at the pictures after moving to Australia was “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. My wife was a Narnia nut as a child and she dragged me along to the cinema with her. [...]

orange sky

We interrupt this blog for a weather warning, or two, or three… Boy I love this country! As a born and bred Brit, I just love talking about the weather. But I thought the Australian climate would become a little boring. Hot and sunny with clear blue skies every day is lovely to live in [...]


In a previous post about the cost of living in Australia, one of my readers, Shawn, suggested that the true cost of living could only be calculated after comparing average wages between the two countries. This was a very valid point and one I am going to address today. Once again, apologies to any of [...]

wellington point

What did you do on Sunday? Here’s what we did: Lunch at a winery. The kids played in the rolling fields. We visited the film set of an up and coming blockbuster. We then had drinks in a bar by the sea. Then we went to Wellington Point. We paddled. We looked for seashells. We [...]