Brisbane Floods

We moved to Australia in November 2007. About 13 months later, I launched this website with a video called Our First Full Year in Australia. Since then, each time I’ve complete a full calendar year, I make another video. I now have four videos; 2008, 2009, 2010 and today I’ve added my video for 2011. [...]

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This post was going to be about something completely different, but the emotion of this historic event got the better of me in the end. Mrs BobinOz popped down the road to the supermarket today, something she hasn’t been able to do for almost 9 months. When she got back home, she told me about [...]

Sports Club

On Saturday evening we went to a party to celebrate a friends 40th birthday. But the party wasn’t round our friends house, no. It was here…. Now, what is interesting about that is it’s the first time I have been to the Sports and Rec since before the floods. Because unfortunately, like all of our [...]


Who pays the ferryman? Nobody. But I’ll come to that in a minute. But before we get to that…… I’m still getting quite a few e-mails asking how I’m doing and if things are back to normal yet? So I thought today, with it being just over a month since the floods, I’d give you [...]


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 [...]


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. [...]


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 [...]

My post on Wednesday called how are you Bob pretty much summed up the events surrounding the flooding of Brisbane from a Western suburbs point of view. But yesterday morning at around 11.30 our electricity was restored, which has allowed me to fire up my PC again and make this video for you. I also [...]