May 2014


It’s time to find out again whether Australia, usually referred to as the ‘lucky country’ is still the ‘happy country’, as in the happiest country in the (OECD) world. Now, I know I mentioned this a couple of months ago when I wrote about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) in my post Who Are the Happiest [...]

South Bank

Well, not quite yet. A few days ago Queensland’s Premier Campbell Newman along with Arts Minister Ian Walker unveiled their master plan to turn South Bank into entertainment precinct which is the envy of the rest of Australia. It’s already pretty good… Over the next 20 years the plan is to make it even better. [...]


Last week I mentioned a poisonous plant in my garden that could kill. Let’s take a look at that plant again… And now let’s see what that plant looks like today… Make a cup of tea out of that if you can! Yes, I’ve removed the tree, writing last week’s post actually scared me. Obviously [...]

Australian Hyundai A-League versus The English Premier League thumbnail

I’m surprised I have lived here in Australia as long as I have without making this comparison before. Still, better late than never. Now, I understand this is a bit of a bloke’s post, and even then, not every bloke likes football (as it should be called) or soccer, as it is called here. For [...]


When considering a move to any country, whether it’s Australia or elsewhere, it’s a good idea to be aware of the country’s economical standing. Have they got their finances in order or not? Well, we know there are quite a few countries that haven’t. Ireland, USA and the UK seem to be in an apparent [...]