My car breaks down. This is also a story of how helpful Australians can be. We spent the morning exploring the beach but for the afternoon, we wanted to explore “central” North Stradbroke Island. With all the kids and wives loaded up into our two cars, not a straightforward logistical achievement, we were ready to [...]


As I mentioned on Friday, we wanted to do something “special” to celebrate our two year anniversary living in Australia. We decided to go camping at my wife’s favourite place, Mooloolaba. Now, this was only our second camping trip but I really think I could get quite into this. Like the last time, we gave [...]

the sea

…..Nearly Yesterday we celebrated two years since we left England. Tomorrow we will celebrate two years of living in Australia. Today, we are on our way to the destination of our second celebration. We decided it would be nice to mark the anniversary by doing something special. But we thought it would be a little [...]


The BobinOz family are not the kind of people to set off for anywhere at the crack of dawn. So it was at about 1 pm on Friday that we finally descended our steep driveway and set off on our first ever camping adventure in Australia. At approximately 1:40 pm, at almost exactly the mid [...]