July 2011

Fire Ants

I first wrote about the fire ant in May 2009. In that article, called tiny itsy-bitsy small Australian bad thing, I said “Fortunately, the Red Imported Fire Ant has pretty much been eradicated or controlled.” Wrong! Anybody who lives in South or North America will know these nasty little nippers are not that easy to [...]


I have quite a few posts about house prices and I’ve also written one about the size of Australian houses and plots of land. Surely it wasn’t that long ago that I was bragging my house is bigger than your house? Turns out it was quite a while ago, I wrote that post in December [...]

5 a side

This may sound like a story about football, but it could be a story around any sport or hobby. It could be basketball, croquet, bowls, chess, tennis, Scrabble, dominoes, darts, fish keeping, gardening, squash, yoga; I could go on, maybe I already have. And for those of you who thought I was joking when I [...]


As you saw from Wednesday’s post, the OECD has found Australia the best country in the world to live in. But that is not an opinion shared by everybody. For some time I have been working on a post called ’10 Reasons Why NOT to Move to Australia’. When I say “working on”, what I [...]