April 2012


I have got an absolutely priceless video for you today, you have to see it to believe it. I’m so glad it was posted on YouTube; I had intended to just print a text version of the quote. Seeing the video though, that’s another matter, it makes it so much more amusing. But first… The [...]

Gympie Gympie

When I was a small child, playing in the fields, parks and the countryside of the UK, there was one plant that we always had to make sure that we didn’t “literally” bump into. The stinging nettle. Yes, stinging nettles, object of great fear and source of enormous pain. As much as we knew about [...]

Today is Anzac Day and as such, it’s a public holiday. If you don’t know what Anzac Day is, here is a very brief description. Anzacs are the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps soldiers or ‘diggers’ as they are more often called. Anzac Day is seen as a national day to commemorate all Anzac [...]

Lone Pine

Many years ago, 26 to be precise, The Sun ran a headline that said… “Freddie Starr ate my hamster” Freddie Starr, the comedian in question, got a pretty good boost to his career from that one. Of course, the story was completely untrue. Well, The Sun are still at it. On Saturday they ran with [...]


As you probably know, last week I went to David Fleays Wildlife Park, and if you didn’t know that, maybe you’d like to read my post called A Kangaroo? In a Tree? Anyway, Mr Fleay himself was most famous for being the first man to successfully breed a platypus in captivity. Others had tried, David [...]


We interrupt this blog about life in Australia to bring you a cute little fluffy dog story. But don’t worry, it’s all going to be delivered as if it was a serious cost comparison between Australia and the UK  about buying a puppy. So that’s all right then, isn’t it? As regular readers will know, [...]


I’ve written about things I miss about the UK before. It wasn’t a very long post, because there aren’t too many things that I do miss. In fact, at the time, there were only two. You can read about them in my post called What Do I Miss About England? But if you don’t want [...]


Today was the last day of the Easter holidays for Elizabeth, and as I mentioned in my post on the first day of the holiday, Free Things to Do for Kids in Brisbane, there’s been lots of stuff to do that didn’t cost any money. Today we chose to visit David Fleay Wildlife Park. Normally, [...]