‘UK Set To Be Hotter Than Australia This Weekend’ Yeah, right. The sub-headline above has not been written by me, I’ve copied it from a UK tabloid who has been running with this story leading up to this weekend. Being a born and bred Brit, I like to keep up with the news in the [...]
Could this be your New Year’s resolution for 2019? In January 2006 my wife and I decided that we wanted to move to Australia, so that was our New Year’s resolution back then. By 14 November 2007 we had landed in Brisbane with our daughter, who was just three and a half years old at [...]
I’ve actually lived in Australia for 11 years now, as at 14 November 2018, just one week ago as I write this. Each year though, I come up with a short video, around five minutes, of each of the ‘full years’, as in calendar years, I’ve lived in Australia. So my first full year was [...]
Barefoot and bowls are two words I really never imagined I’d be saying in succession any time during my life. But now I have, many times, and I have also written about it for Australia and New Zealand magazine. What is it? Try and stay with this; it’s bowls, on the lawn, just like usual, [...]
I am often asked, mostly on my page called Calculating Your Comfortable Family Income in Australia, whether people would be able to live comfortably on the wage they have been offered. The questions usually take the form of… “Hi, I have an opportunity to work in insert name of place here, I’ve been offered a [...]
Potential new entrepreneur visa for South Australia, New partner and citizenship regulations, New short term 5 and 10 year parent visas, Migration in the news and Proposal to move migrant to regional areas.
“Can you lend me a fiver?” “Do you take EFTPOS?” Whenever I asked to borrow a fiver in England, I never once received that response. I won’t here in Australia either, because nobody refers to anything as a fiver. Anyway, here’s an article I wrote for Australia and New Zealand magazine which appeared in their [...]
This year, for the first year ever, I didn’t do my annual Brisbane winters versus London’s summers post. This led to a deluge of comments asking me why, assuming one single comment can be referred to as a deluge for artistic license. Anyway, one reader wondered whether it was because the UK were having a [...]