Floods

pray

On Monday of this week we had the first significant rainfalls in Brisbane for something like 75 days. Where I live in the western suburbs of Brisbane I can’t even remember it raining in the last 75 days, and I have to say that everything in the garden is looking a little browned off. Here [...]

floods

Last Friday I wrote about Hervey Bay: Sun, Sea, Sand and a Place to Chill. Since then, nothing, so what happened to Monday’s post? Well, Monday was a bank holiday because Saturday 26th of January was Australia Day, so we had Monday off in lieu making for a long weekend. Lovely! Actually not, and the [...]

Queenslander

The Queenslander is basically a house made of timber and set on stilts that is very popular in, would you believe, Queensland. The Queenslander is so typically Queensland, that in the “Typically Queensland” category of Queenslanders top 150 icons, the Queenslander house came second, beaten only by the backyard barbecue. Let’s see if we can [...]

This week, on various different days, communities in and around Brisbane have been marking the anniversary of last year’s floods. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cop2si0Dd-A As the reporter in the video says, the weather around Brisbane this week has been absolutely glorious. He’s right, it has been truly scorchio. Temperatures have been reaching between 32° and 37°C. So it [...]

not flooded

Three years ago on January the 1st, for some very crazy reason, I started this blog. The starting the blog bit possibly isn’t the crazy idea, but the date is. It means that I now spend every blog birthday nursing a hangover. My many thanks to Mark and Louise, the hosts, and everyone else who [...]

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 [...]

James Bond Island

Ok, enough of this BobinThailand stuff; I’m back in Oz now. Time to start talking about life in Australia again. But before I do, it would be rude of me to not at least mention that we all had a fantastic time in Phuket. I clearly had some concerns about the weather before I left, [...]

beach

On Monday I was moaning because I didn’t really have the time to get over to see the Redcliffe Festival. Well, guess who went to Redcliffe yesterday? And…. Swam in the lagoon…… Had fun on the beach….. Played in the sand…. Climbed on the humongous tree… That’s right! Elizabeth with her mummy and some friends. [...]