November 2011

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It’s not been a good week, has it? It doesn’t get much worse than Mondays post, which involved a snakebite fatality. Wednesday’s post did nothing to cheer you up after that, it was about cockroaches. Both of these posts sit firmly under the category of “Australia’s Bad Things“, which is, of course, full of bad [...]

cockroach

Whilst campaigning for the 2010 Federal election, Julia Gillard said “There will be no carbon tax under the government I lead”. She won the election. Yesterday, under the government led by Julia Gillard, carbon tax legislation was ratified. So today I want to talk about…….. Cockroaches. Of all the critters in all the world, there [...]

It would be wrong of me to write articles such as Australian Snakes and Death: Continued, if I wasn’t also prepared to write about snakes when a fatality occurs. I have always defended snakes and played down the dangers they present to the residents of Australia. With good reason too; anyone who has read that [...]

queen

The Queen. Of course, as I was out of the country, the Queen was in it. She was on her 16th visit to Australia. I’m sure both here in Australia and back in the UK, the news has been full of stories about her tour. So I am going to zoom forward to her very [...]

James Bond Island

Ok, enough of this BobinThailand stuff; I’m back in Oz now. Time to start talking about life in Australia again. But before I do, it would be rude of me to not at least mention that we all had a fantastic time in Phuket. I clearly had some concerns about the weather before I left, [...]