January 2013


Last Friday I wrote about Hervey Bay: Sun, Sea, Sand and a Place to Chill. Since then, nothing, so what happened to Monday’s post? Well, Monday was a bank holiday because Saturday 26th of January was Australia Day, so we had Monday off in lieu making for a long weekend. Lovely! Actually not, and the [...]


As I mentioned in my post on Wednesday called Heading North for a Quick Australian Summer Holiday Break, I headed north last Sunday for a quick Australian summer holiday break. Yes, I like it when a title tells it exactly how it is. What I didn’t tell you though, is exactly where I went. It [...]


We are now well and truly into the final week of the long school summer holidays. Elizabeth broke up from school on 14 December and will return on Tuesday the 29th of this month. Monday will be a bank holiday because this year, Australia Day (26 January) falls on a Saturday, so we are all [...]


Often on a Monday I tell you what I did over the weekend. Today I’m going to tell you what I DIDN’T do this weekend. I didn’t go to yesterday’s Big Day Out on the Gold Coast. Here’s the story. A friend of mine said, ooh, about 4 or 5 months ago, “Fancy going to [...]


Last Friday, in my post about the hot weather, I showed you a video of a carpet python in a swimming pool. I also mentioned a different python was found wrapped three times around a baby’s arm and the baby’s mother had to pull the snake off. The poor baby got bitten a few times [...]


As I mentioned in my post Repent All Australians: The End of the World is Nigh last Friday, we are currently going through a very hot spell here in Australia. Well, that’s why many people move to Australia, isn’t it, for the hot weather? Yes, but sometimes in some places it can get too hot [...]

salad roll

A traditional hamburger: One hamburger in a hamburger bun, some grated onion, chopped parsley, maybe a slice of cheese and, of course, sliced tomatoes and some shredded Iceberg lettuce leaves. Perfect! But if you live in Australia, there’s one more ingredient to be added. Beetroot! Yes, Australians love their beetroot, I was reminded of this [...]


It’s been a hot, hot week here in Australia, very hot. Here in Brisbane, we’ve got off quite lightly compared to many other towns and cities. That said, the temperature gauge in my car peaked a couple of days ago at 38°C, that’s just over 100°F. Everybody has been feeling the heat, including snakes. This [...]