Time for another reprint, digitally speaking, of one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine; this one appeared in their June 2013 edition. If you recall, I’m doing a little miniseries about “Plane Hopping” in Australia and so far I have written two articles: Plane Hopping in Australia: My Visit to Adelaide Seeing [...]


In last months reprint of one of my articles in Australia and New Zealand magazine I spoke about Interstate Rivalry in Australia: A Few Nicknames. That was, in many ways, a precursor to some articles about my plane hopping experiences here in Australia, as the first paragraph will explain. By coincidence, the first city that [...]

bikini babes

On Saturday we headed down to the Gold Coast for a party. It was our friend’s birthday so, of course, we had to celebrate. Very nice too. We stayed over, and Sunday morning we thought it would be rude to leave the Gold Coast without having breakfast in a seaside cafe. So we had breakfast [...]


On Wednesday I posted my “real-time” video footage of what happened when a snake came into my house. On Friday I followed that up with more information about the snake along with some video analysis on the snake intruder. Well, it seems that since then, one or two of you are having second thoughts about [...]


As you know, this weekend we (that’s the BobinOz’s and the BeninOz’s) took the opportunity to go camping for the first time since April last year. On that occasion we went to North Stradbroke Island and had a fantastic weekend. I think I wrote three or four posts about that one, if you haven’t read [...]


The other day I was looking for something on my own blog and couldn’t find it. “That’s not good” I thought. If I can’t find it, who can? As I am a very sharp cookie indeed, it didn’t take me long to work out the problem. You see, I was looking for something in my [...]

Restaurant Week

It is worth pointing out that here in Australia everything is a little spaced out. And I’m not talking about “Alice in Wonderland” space out, I mean the distances between places. I was reminded of this on Saturday when we decided to nip down to Broadbeach for a bite to eat and a stroll around. [...]


I mentioned in Friday’s post that I was packing my bags and leaving Australian mainland for the first time since my arrival nearly 2 1/2 years ago. I gave you some clues regarding my destination and one reader, John, had a stab at Fraser Island. Wrong! It was here……. So where is here? Well, we [...]