I have never been to Munich for Oktoberfest, but Mrs Bob has. Brisbane has an Oktoberfest and I’ve been tempted to go each and every year since I arrived in Australia, but somehow never managed to get there. Until yesterday. As soon as we walked into the main tent which was packed full of revellers, [...]


Friday is the day where I try and find out about something that is going on somewhere in Australia that I wouldn’t normally get to know about. Sometimes I don’t find anything, but that doesn’t mean nothing is going on. That happened last week, for example, so instead I found a couple of cool videos about [...]


“The Brisbane Cricket Ground, commonly known as The Gabba, is a major sports stadium in Brisbane, the capital of Queensland. It is named after the suburb of Woolloongabba, in which it is located.” Source: Wikipedia Moving over to Wikimedia, I can show you a really cool picture of what The Gabba looks like from the [...]


I learnt quite a bit today; here is what I learnt and where I learnt it… About Buddha ‘Every living being has the same basic wish – to be happy and to avoid suffering. Even newborn babies, animals, and insects have this wish. It has been our main wish since beginningless time and it is [...]


New York City, June 28, 1969; police raid the Stonewall Inn. In response, the gay community took part in a number of violent demonstrations which were to be known as the Stonewall Riots. With that, the gay liberation movement and the fight for gay and lesbian rights had begun. Sydney, June 24, 1978; 500 people [...]


Often on a Monday I tell you what I did over the weekend. Today I’m going to tell you what I DIDN’T do this weekend. I didn’t go to yesterday’s Big Day Out on the Gold Coast. Here’s the story. A friend of mine said, ooh, about 4 or 5 months ago, “Fancy going to [...]


It’s been a while since I talked about Q150, but today is a good day to revisit that subject. One of the ten categories is events and festivals. Of the 15 events and festivals that made the list, I have experienced three out of the top five. At number four is “Riverfire” which is a [...]