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It’s been a while since I posted a video online on a Friday, so I thought today I would fix that. I could have shown you a video of a woman throwing a shark out of a seaside rock pool, like this… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLsbzuazWFw But then I discovered that this same video has been plastered over [...]

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At the end of last week’s article about Brisbane’s record hot summer, I said I would let you know how I got on with the sale of my house. Yes, well spotted, that’s not my house, this is… Let’s recap on my Moving House in Australia story, and then bring it right up to date. [...]


Interesting Fact About Australia #5 appeared on these pages in May of last year, but you have to go back to 2009 to find Interesting Fact About Australia #4. So I thought I’d quicken the pace on this ‘Interesting’ series by releasing another ‘Interesting Fact’ today. Prison Yes, this is an Australian prison. Bad people [...]


If you took part in the Austrivia quiz I published in my post called How Much Do You Really Know About the Land Down Under, then you would know exactly how fast kangaroos can run. And believe me, it is pretty fast. Here is a picture though of some cute kangaroos not running… If you’ve [...]


Well, I’ve been spoiled for choice this week for videos to show you, I’ve had a tough time deciding. In the end though, it was ‘no contest’. Well, actually it was, as you will soon see. Wyee Point Suburb is at the southern end of Lake Macquarie in New South Wales somewhere between Newcastle and [...]


If you were to search Google for the “most famous postman in the world”, you would find more than one reference to Postman Pat. I just did it, well, it’s not a very sunny day here in Australia, and found the big nosed postman in positions 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 and 10. That’s [...]


I can’t believe that I’ve been running this blog for nearly 2 1/2 years and I haven’t answered the most important question about life in Australia. What is the difference between a wallaby and a kangaroo? First, here are some pictures of cute kangaroos…. I hope you have been studying those pictures properly, I’ll be [...]


….”It IS who you think, but instead driven by……..” The more observant of you would have noticed something strange about Santa’s reindeer in yesterday’s post about Christmas house lights. For those of you who aren’t so observant, let me help you out. As you can no doubt see, the reindeer appear to be in the [...]