July 2012


On Wednesday night, Elizabeth couldn’t get to sleep because she had a tummy ache. I prepared a hot water bottle for her, and both me and Mrs BobinOz took it into her bedroom to try and help her to go to sleep. Mrs BobinOz said “Try to sleep darling, it’s NAIDOC Day tomorrow, so it [...]


As you know, here on BobinOz, we love a good survey. We have looked at surveys about the best country to live in, the world’s most expensive cities, Australia’s best cities, the cost of living worldwide and also the cost of living in Australia. You can check out all of these previous surveys in the [...]

D’Aguilar Range

Just over a year ago we had a barbecue at a place called Camp Mountain Lookout as part of my birthday celebrations. This weekend, as part of Mrs BobinOz’s birthday celebrations, we went back. Well, the views are stunning as you will have remembered if you watched the video on my last post about it, [...]


The Queenslander is basically a house made of timber and set on stilts that is very popular in, would you believe, Queensland. The Queenslander is so typically Queensland, that in the “Typically Queensland” category of Queenslanders top 150 icons, the Queenslander house came second, beaten only by the backyard barbecue. Let’s see if we can [...]


I wrote a post called Cost of Living in Australia: Electricity, almost 3 years ago. Since then electricity prices have soared as you will read in my imaginatively titled post Australia’s Soaring Electricity Prices. In that second post, I explained that prices had increased by 35.8% in Queensland over the last eight years and that [...]


On 1 July 2012 Expression of Interest or EOI came into play and the very next day, on 2 July 2012 I wrote this post about it. This post is still relevant today and from time to time I do update the information where necessary. The last update took place 20 February 2018. Every year [...]