July 2010

google weather

You heard it first, here on BobinOz. Unless you heard it somewhere else before. I mentioned only two weeks ago about the westerlies arriving early and, aided and abetted by my Aussie mate, predicted a swift end to winter. The date today is Friday, 30 July and as such we are still in the middle [...]

vote for

But not quite yet. Back in England, although I am not overly political, I at least knew who I liked and who I disliked politically, as well as which party I wanted to win come general election time. Here in Australia, I’m not so sure. In three weeks and three days from now, on August [...]


Yes, it was a busy weekend. Education. We continue to be impressed with the standard of education over at our local school. Elizabeth’s reading skills are coming along just great; she now reads her bedtime story to us! On Friday she was promoted to “red books” which are for grade 2, although she is only [...]

Horse ride

Sorry, that was a misprint. I wasn’t trying to insult anyone. I’m not sure that the term “wombat” is used as an insult here in Australia, but it certainly was back in England, albeit a friendly kind of insult. According to some sources on the Internet, it stands for “Waste Of Money, Brains And Time”. [...]


Searching for work in Australia. One of the most common questions I’m asked on this website is “what’s it like to find a job in Australia?” Like many questions, it’s a moving target. When we first moved here late in 2007 it seemed Australia was in the middle of a big boom. Everyone was busy [...]

Restaurant Week

It is worth pointing out that here in Australia everything is a little spaced out. And I’m not talking about “Alice in Wonderland” space out, I mean the distances between places. I was reminded of this on Saturday when we decided to nip down to Broadbeach for a bite to eat and a stroll around. [...]


Even I was not prepared for what is coming up in this post, and I write it! Let me explain. I sat down to write today’s post and unusually, I didn’t have a clue what I was going to write about. Then I thought to myself “I haven’t added any Australian bad things lately, perhaps [...]

winter v summer

Its long been a tradition on this blog to compare the weather between London and Brisbane right in the middle of the Australian winter and, therefore, slap bang at the height of the English summer. This tradition dates way way back to…….. ahem… last year. Well, my blog is not yet two years old, give [...]