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 [...]


Regular readers will notice that today the blog looks a little different. For those who are not regulars, this is what it looked like before. This was the blog… And this was the website….. When I first launched on January 1, 2009, I had no idea where it would end up. I probably still don’t. [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


As they say, “When it rains, it pours”. I have no intention of turning this blog into The Weather Channel, (as I said last winter) but over this last week or so the talk here has been all about the weather. I’ve already mentioned the towns that have been flooded in south-west Queensland, but following [...]