As I’ve said many times on this website, Brisbane doesn’t do beaches very well. But who needs them? Things are changing here in Australia, and I wrote about it for Australia New Zealand magazine some time ago. This article appeared in their September 2017 magazine, and I gave it the title of “Better than beaches”, [...]
Biff! Bosh! Bash! ‘Ouch!‘ This is exactly what you don’t want to happen to you whilst you’re out at night on walkabout, or any time really. But when you’re looking at new areas in which to live, and you don’t know the country well let alone those areas, how do you find somewhere that is [...]
Recent significant changes to temporary and permanent work visas, SkillSelect, Back flip on Parent visa Assurance of Support, ENS restriction and a New Zealand citizen’s update.
Yes, let’s talk about my favourite subject, football. I wrote this article for Australia and New Zealand magazine some time ago, in fact it would probably have been around June 2017 and it appeared in August 2017 in their magazine. Right at the start of the new football season. Of course, the season is nearly [...]
It would have been some time in 2016 when Amazon announced it would be coming to Australia to sell physical products in addition to the already available digital books. 2017 was filled with rumours of an impending launch throughout the year. The rumours weren’t just about the launch though, there was much talk about the [...]
It’s been almost 4 months since I last posted one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles online, so certainly time for another one now. Interestingly, that last article was about Selling a House in Australia, this article is about buying one, with sea views. Is that really still possible? Well, yes, just, but [...]
My last blog entry here, when I added the video about Our Ninth Full Year Living in Australia, was just before Christmas. So, I’ve had a pretty lengthy festive break. Bear in mind though that it is, or rather was, also the long six week school holiday break here for summer. So what with Christmas, [...]
There are several sayings about being late. To be ‘fashionably late‘, for example, is somehow cool and something to be looked up to. Then there is the very forgiving ‘better late than never‘ kind of late. That’s being late and still getting a pat on the back. And then there’s the kind of late that [...]