Brisbane

rain

As most of you will know, last year’s floods were as a result of us being in the middle of a very strong La Niña event. When she is around, it rains a lot. The opposite of a La Niña is an El Niño. When he is around, Australia can go into drought. I explained [...]

Bitter

I think most of you must know by now that I love Australia. I live in Brisbane, and I love Brisbane too. Regular readers will also have noticed that I love beer, not lager type beer, but bitter. Imagine my delight then, when I was doing beer shopping for Christmas, to see a new brew [...]

If it doesn’t rain by tomorrow morning, and it’s your not looking like it’s going to, Brisbane will have recorded its driest start to November on record. The record it will beat is 18 days without rain in November of 1915. Apparently it was also quite dry back in 1842, but as Weather Channel meteorologist [...]

thailand

As you know, I’m currently BobinThailand. Me, my wife and my daughter are hopefully having a good time. Actually, it’s not just the three of us either; we are with a rather large gang. I haven’t rounded everyone up and tagged them yet, but at a guess we are about 20 or so adults with [...]

parking

It was a long time ago, over 2 1/2 years in fact, when I last spoke about parking in Australia. If you live in a town or area where finding a parking space where YOU want to park is difficult, you might like to go back and read that post. In it, I explain a [...]

Australia and New Zealand magazine

It is a little ironic that today’s reprint of my article for Australia and New Zealand magazine is called “It Was a Hot Day”. As you probably know, only a couple of weeks ago I was experiencing some “Very Cold Days” whilst holidaying in Tasmania. But as I write these articles a few months in [...]

sky

As we head into the depths of winter here in Australia, it’s strange that the weathermen have recently declared ‘sunny with clear blue skies’ as, once again, the default weather for the foreseeable future in Brisbane. Strange for me, that is. Being from England I’m used to winters being wetter than summers. Not so for [...]

city

Here in Australia, yesterday was Mother’s Day. Now I know it wasn’t Mother’s Day in the UK, but I can assure you it was Mother’s Day in most other places around the world. But then you probably know that from reading my post about Mother’s Day from a couple of years ago. So Mrs BobinOz [...]