Australia

Tropfest

Well, that’s what I would be demanding if it wasn’t that Tropfest is yet another of the many Australian outdoors event that is completely free of charge. For those of you who are really only interested to read about the life in Australia stuff rather than me having a rant, click these links to read [...]

Flood

Last week I promised to cover three topics regarding the Brisbane floods. I have already spoken about how the floods started, I’ve done a couple of posts about the impact of the floods and today I’m looking at why Brisbane flooded. A simple guide to why Brisbane flooded. This guide is simple; it has to [...]

Closed

On Wednesday I talked about the impact of the floods on our community. I talked about how everyone of our community’s shops were flooded and the amount of work and time it’s all going to take before they are up and running again. But our area isn’t just about shops, Australia isn’t just about shops. [...]

ruined

This blog is about what it’s really like to live in Australia. But what it’s really like to live in Australia isn’t like what it’s really like to live in Australia right now. What it’s like to live in Australia right now is completely different to what it’s normally like to live in Australia. This [...]

Ibis

I received an email from a reader the other week, she was visiting Brisbane for one day and wanted to know the best places to visit. Among my suggestions were South Bank Parklands and the Cultural Centre, and she certainly took me up on that idea. I know because she sent me a photograph of [...]

Big Ben

Human Development Index Massive Flaw Exposed! The thing is, you can argue all day long about the minutiae. Which country has the cheaper houses? In which country are your job prospects better? Which country pays the best salaries? Which country has the best weather? (…err, let me think?) Alright, obviously Australia has the better weather… [...]

huntsmans fangs

Once a year, around this time each year, we have our house sprayed for pest control. It costs around $250 and I wrote about the last time we had it done in my post called Good News for Those Scared of Australian Spiders and Creepy Crawlies. Time, I think, that we have it redone. But [...]

flooded

I got through a whole post on Friday without mentioning the rain. Didn’t think I’d be able to, but I did. But with an opening like this, you’d be forgiven for thinking I am about to whinge like a whingeing Pom about the rain again. Well, not quite. I am pleased to report that normal [...]