March 2014


Last week a man whose name I shan’t even bother to mention flew in to Brisbane to promote a book the title of which has absolutely no relevance whatsoever. The only important words in the above statement are ‘promote’ and ‘book’. Next thing we know is that this man’s name is plastered all over our [...]


Last week, you will probably remember, I did post about the Best Beaches in Australia and the World 2014. I included a couple of videos in that post, one was called Great Australian Beaches. The first beach he mentioned was Bondi Beach… Right at the end of that video though, he mentioned another beach. In [...]


Back in 2011 I wrote a post called Whale Watching on the Gold Coast, Australia and in it you will see a video called The Truth About Whale Watching. Last week I featured a reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles which was called Whale Watching in Australia: What’s it Really [...]


For most people choosing whether to move to Australia largely depends on the likelihood of them getting a job when they arrive. Probably the biggest question anyone moving here needs to ask themselves is this… “Should I move to Australia first and then look for a job, or should I secure a job before I [...]

Whitehaven Beach

A few days ago, trip advisor, a rather popular travel website, revealed its ‘Travellers’ Choice’ awards for beaches. They have quite a few lists for various geographical locations; I’m just going to have a look at two of them. First… The world In the world list, this beach came fifth… My thanks to Damien Dempsey [...]


Time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles, this one appeared in the November issue of last year. I usually like to put these articles online about a month after they’ve appeared in print, so I’m running behind. We can catch up over the next few weeks, but for [...]


I know this is going to sound a little shallow, but I am sure the Australian default weather of hot, sunny with clear blue skies is a major contributory factor to me being a happier person. Back in the UK, where the weather was mostly dull, grey and damp, misery was easy. Can happiness and/or [...]

Funnel web

On Wednesday we asked the question Redback Spider Antivenom Doesn’t Work; True or False? But the redback spider isn’t Australia’s scariest critter, we have plenty more venomous creatures here that you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. Or in a river, or at the park, in the outback, your garage, the back garden, [...]