February 2012


It’s time for another one of those reruns of an article that I have had published in Australia and New Zealand magazine. If you thought my last months rerun was out of sync, and I’m talking about the one called fireworks in Australia, wait till you read this one. That said, imagine living in the [...]


I expect we are all familiar with the line from Crocodile Dundee which goes “You call that a knife? This is a knife!” Ever since then, people have been copying that quote, but sometimes changing the word knife for whatever it is that they’re talking about. Today, it’s my turn to do that. You Call [...]

To round up what now can probably be regarded as Moreton Island week, I’ve made a video about my close (and sometimes not so close) encounters with the wildlife on Moreton Island. Now, I know some of you don’t watch the videos, fair enough. Sometimes we’re just too busy, sometimes we don’t have the time. [...]


In Monday’s post I presented you with a few pictures from Moreton Island, and said that today I would tell you whether or not we had a good time. Er, yes! The weather was pure scorchio, I don’t think any of us saw a thermometer all weekend, but we all suspected it was at least [...]


Those of you who read Friday’s post with the long title that included the words An Island in the Pacific, will know that I made a certain number of predictions. I am happy to announce that almost all of those predictions were spot-on, except the final one which suggested our ferry “would depart at 8:30 [...]

Last Monday I wrote a post about the crime rate in Australia, comparing it with the UK’s. What I prefer to write about on Mondays, are all the exciting things I did over the weekend. The problem with last weekend was that I had done nothing exciting whatsoever. As I said in the article, “No [...]


As I mentioned on Monday in my post about Crime Rates, we love a good survey here on BobinOz. But what makes us laugh like a drain is a really bad survey. A Really Bad Survey Australian cities amongst most expensive in the world are the kind of shock horror headlines that greeted any of [...]


Nothing happened the weekend. No visit to a sunkissed beach, no camping trips, no Australian citizenship ceremonies; no fetes, no fun-fairs or BBQ’s. Not even a zombie walk. So I had no idea what to write about today, until I saw this headline… Household burglaries in Queensland out of control as police struggle to cope. [...]