Great Ocean Road

lightning

We’ve got good and bad in today’s post and it’s all about wild weather. You’ll remember that just before Christmas a fierce Tornado Ripped through Sydney’s South, well there’s been little relief from the extreme weather conditions since then. As Australia goes through, apparently, A Godzilla of an El Niño, we were supposed to be [...]

Great Ocean Road

It’s time to return to my series about Australia’s most liveable cities after the interruption of Darwin week which became Darwin fortnight. Darwin came stone last in this 11 city poll, but I allowed it to push in when I wrote about the it in my post called Australia’s Least Most Liveable City a couple [...]

ANZ

I wrote about the concept of the “three-year itch” about six months ago in my post called Moving to Australia and Missing England. Well, I say “wrote”, but it was more of a video post. But when I decided to cover the same subject for a recent Australia and New Zealand magazine article, I couldn’t [...]

Great Ocean Road

Not so fast! In Monday’s post when I was talking about our meal in the West End and deciding whether it was expensive or not, I said “But there is another way of comparing the cost of living between Australia and England. I think it’s better and I’ll explain it in full on Wednesday.” And [...]

Peter Everitt

For those of you who have been reading my blog from the very beginning (hello mum), you will recall that way back in January 2009, in only the fourth post on this blog, I announced we’re all going on a summer holiday. And with that announcement I began my Australian road trip and first port [...]

bouncy bouncy

Warrnambool is the biggest city along the Great Ocean Road. Well, you saw the road, (you did see the road in the last post, didn’t you?) there wasn’t much competition was there? We had decided to stay for three nights, mainly to give our daughter some beach time. She’s a plucky little girl, but even [...]

When we left Melbourne it was 35°c. We drove for six hours and when we got out at the end of our journey, it was 17°c. In old English, that’s a drop from about 95°f down to 62°f. We were heading for Warrnambool, which is pretty much at the end of the Great Ocean Road. [...]

Lakes Entrance

With Sydney now in our rear view mirror, we were heading for Melbourne. The quickest way to get there would be to cut across land along the M31, driving past Canberra and dropping down to Melbourne. But how could I desert the M1 after all those good times? Besides, it would only add an extra [...]