Australia

traffic

On Friday, 2 October 2009, I got into my car at five o’clock to drive home. As it was five o’clock, and as it was a Friday, I was pretty sure it qualified for rush hour. So I stuck a camera to the windscreen of my car and decided to make a video of it. [...]

hobart

This morning, way earlier than I care to think about, I dragged my sorry butt out of bed, packed some bags into the boot of the car, and together with my wife and daughter, headed towards Brisbane airport. Our ultimate destination? The furthest (south), therefore most southernest, (almost) coldest, (probably) and potentially quaintest, (we shall [...]

cockroach

As you saw from Wednesday’s post, the OECD has found Australia the best country in the world to live in. But that is not an opinion shared by everybody. For some time I have been working on a post called ’10 Reasons Why NOT to Move to Australia’. When I say “working on”, what I [...]

comfort

Today, I want you to meet Hilda…… …..and talk about living comfortably in Australia. But what is comfort? As you know, we like a good survey here at BobinOz. Sometimes we even like bad surveys, like the one that said Adelaide was the best city in Australia. But what has that got to do with [...]

budget

I say that because I didn’t watch the budget or listen to it in any shape or form. Let’s face it, they can be a bit boring. I’ve seen quite a few in England, they are all pretty much the same. The Chancellor mentions words like million, billion, since, increased, improved, deficit and previous many, [...]

supermoon

It’s been an exciting weekend here in Queensland with lots going on. Firstly, the moon was bigger and closer to Earth than it’s been for 18 years. What a glorious view………. Well, it would have been had it not been cloudy. Here, in Brisbane, we couldn’t see a thing. No sign of the moon whatsoever. [...]

bush

Readers who have pored over every page of this blog (thanks mum!) Will remember that some time ago we played a game along the lines of “Where’s Wally”. Here’s another “Where’s” game and in this one not only do you have to spot the subject of today’s post, but also name him (all of them [...]

melbourne

The latest results for the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Poll 2011 are out, how exciting is that? Well, not at all really. Why? Because, by and large, there’s very little change from last year’s Economist Intelligence Unit’s Liveability Poll. So, maybe I don’t need to write a post today at all, all I need do [...]