Brisbane Festival


This year’s Brisbane Festival draws to a close on Saturday the 26th. It will, of course, end with Riverfire, the traditional firework extravaganza during which pyrotechnics launched from the river will light up the city skyline. The festival runs for three weeks each year, so I missed most of it whilst I was temporarily BobinUSA. [...]


When I originally wrote this article for Australia and New Zealand magazine, it was highly topical. No prizes for guessing it appeared in their November issue then. Today it seems about three months out of date, but I like to think of it as being nine months ahead of its time. Remember, remember… When I [...]

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 [...]


Since living here in Australia I have been to every Riverfire, which, as you must surely know, is the firework display that marks the opening of the Brisbane Festival. In 2008, before this blog was even invented, I watched Riverfire from South Bank Parklands. In 2009, I watched it from Mt Coot-Tha. And last year [...]


I have said before that what I love about living in Australia is that there always seems to be something to do and it’s always something different. Previously on BobinOz we have given you the opportunity to go on the last ever chair lift at the Ekka Festival, we have also taken you to the [...]