Living In Australia

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Just over two years ago I did what I referred to as “a meaningless grocery price comparison chart” comparing Australian food prices with those in the UK. If you want to know why I thought it was meaningless, read my original post called, rather imaginatively, The Cost of Living in Australia: Groceries. As you can [...]

bananas

In Mondays post, about three years in Australia, I wondered whether my views would change now that I have got through the honeymoon period. As I write this, I’m fast approaching my fourth anniversary of life in Australia; will I start to see Oz in a different light? Well, there is no doubt I am [...]

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 [...]

Costs

What cost of living crisis? I was going to tell you about pokies today, but something else has cropped up. In a change of plan, pokies will be next week, today it’s pollies, or politicians. You’ll see why in a minute. So what happened? As you all know, I have an entire category about the [...]

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If I walk out of my front door and turn left, then left again and keep going for about 500 km, I get to a town called Roma, which is in the western Darling Downs. The town of Roma has a population of just under 7,000 people, and it is to those people that I [...]

book sale

I had a good idea of what I was going to do for today’s post when I was walking around the Harbour Town shopping complex over at the Gold Coast last weekend. You see, books here in Australia are quite expensive, but just as in the UK, we have cheap book shops too. Five dollars [...]

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I can’t remember the last time we went to the beach. Oh yes I can, yesterday! Of course, I meant before that. We came close to being on the beach when we went to Lota to celebrate three years living in Australia. Before that, who knows? But we went yesterday. You see, with all the [...]

ANZ Mag

Easy……Move to Australia. If that sounds overly simplistic or as though it’s some kind of joke, for me, it isn’t. Moving to Australia really did completely change my life. And in December’s issue of Australia and New Zealand Magazine, that’s what I wrote about. If you didn’t buy your issue, you’ve almost certainly missed out [...]