February 2013


It’s been a long time since I wrote my post Cost of Living in Australia: School Fees, over three years to be a little more precise. In that article I said… “First, let me make it clear that these are the fees that apply to Australian citizens and permanent residents. If you are here on [...]


Not so long ago I wrote an article for Australia and New Zealand magazine about Island Hopping. On Friday, I posted a YouTube video about one such island that I hopped to, namely Fraser Island. Well, over the weekend I did a little more island hopping. So, from Fraser on Friday, where have I hopped [...]

Fraser Island

It seems quite a while ago that I was at Hervey Bay enjoying a short break, which I’m sure you have all read about in my post called Sun, Sea, Sand and a Place to Chill. Shortly after that break, as I’m sure you also know, huge areas of South East Queensland were hit with [...]


I read an article last week written by Jessica Ervine who says she has fallen out of love with her iPhone, because she is fed up with being ripped off. Ripped off, she says, because she lives in Australia and Apple’s prices are far more expensive here. It’s not just Apple, she says its also [...]


Before I start this post, I need to publish a disclaimer. There are six states and two territories in Australia, and, as far as I am aware, each has its own set of road rules. I can’t possibly know all of these rules, so this article does not represent legal advice in any way. It’s [...]


I know, I’ve used this Crocodile Dundee phraseology before. I’ve used it in You Call That a Mushroom? This is a Mushroom! I’ve also used this misquote in my post called Call That a Park? This Is a Park! Then in my post about the Akubra Hat, I included the video of Crocodile Dundee from [...]


It’s time for another reprinting of an article I did for Australia and New Zealand magazine. And what great timing this one is! At the moment, here in Australia, we are in the midst of a sporting scandal. It has been described as Australian sports darkest moment. In brief, the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and [...]


I have written many, many posts about intruders coming into my house. Only last week I presented you with a small list linking to just a handful of such posts when I wrote about being Viciously Attacked in My Own Back Garden! I have also written about the Huntsman Spider before, in a post called [...]