Living In Australia

Manly Marina

BobinOz Day. On Friday I posted a video to celebrate the three-year anniversary of our leaving England to move to Australia. You can watch that video on my post Moving to Australia and Missing England. On Saturday our lives returned to normal again, but on Sunday we were celebrating once more. You see, whilst we [...]

Bungeeeee

Exactly 3 years ago today, on 12 November 2007, me and my family boarded an aeroplane and flew out to Australia to live permanently. Now I have heard from more than one source, but probably not more than five sources, that there is a thing called the three year itch. Apparently, at around the three-year [...]

The first time I compared the cost of houses between England and Australia was in February 2009 when I wrote…. Australia vs England at House Prices On that occasion there were lots of news headlines going around suggesting Australia’s houses were among the most expensive in the world. I didn’t think so, having moved from [...]

goswitch

Cost Of Living in Australia: Electricity Revisited Every year here in Australia electricity prices rise in every state (except Victoria, I’ll come to that later) by a percentage which is agreed by the Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART). Here in Queensland, the agreed percentage increase for the year 2010/11 was 13.29%; it struck me [...]

I have always stated on this blog that Australia’s houses are cheaper than those in the UK. But as property values fall back in Britain and the pound versus the Australian dollar tumbles, I am forced to relook look at the figures. If you want to check out my original post, you can read it [...]

eastern brown snake

The day was Friday, 5 February, that’s when it happened. On that day I had been living in Australia for two years, two months and 22 days, which is nice and easy to remember. And that was the day it happened, at last! I saw my first real wild snake. Yes, previously I had seen [...]

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I’m sure some of you may have been mildly interested in my video at the beginning of the week about our second full year living in Australia, the highlights of 2009, but I am sure that what you really want to know about 2009 is what did Australia’s Bad Things achieve during the year. How [...]

In my last ever blog post of 2009 I foolishly suggested that I’d be back on January the first. Unfortunately, I hadn’t taken into account the hangover I would be battling with after a magnificent party hosted by Andy and Michelle. My thanks to them for a great night. But there is only one way [...]