Moving

Buying an Australian House; Housing Chain? What Housing Chain? thumbnail

In last week’s post called Househunting: Australia and the UK Compared, we had a reprint of an Australian and New Zealand magazine article called ‘House hunting part 1’. Clearly if you append ‘part 1″ to anything, you need to be sure that’s not the end of it. It needs to have a follow-up of some [...]

Househunting: Australia and the UK Compared thumbnail

As those of you who have read my post Moving House in Australia will know, I have recently moved house. That, of course, involves finding a house that you want to buy and also selling your existing house. It’s been a quite exhausting couple of months, decorating my old house and setting up the new [...]

house

I am so excited. We are so excited; me, Mrs Bob and Elizabeth. After nine years of living in the same house, the house we purchased without ever having stepped foot in it, we are moving. It’s a house we have a lot of affection for, one that will be especially remembered as the house [...]

moving

Every now and then I get sent an ‘infographic’; basically these things are big pictures with lots of information on them. I am then invited by the sender to use their infographic on my website if I feel it is relevant to my audience, providing I include a link to their website as a credit. [...]

Australia and New Zealand magazine

It would have been July of this year when I wrote the following article for Australia and New Zealand magazine. The article then appeared in their October edition. Today I’m reprinting the article here and it is now December, the end of the year. If ever any of my magazine articles summed up a whole [...]

Holiday

Let’s start this post with some definitions otherwise things might get a little confusing. Immigration: means move ‘IN’ to a country. Emigration: means move out or ‘EXIT’ a country. Migration: is the act of ‘MOVING’ from one place to another. All are for periods longer than a holiday; otherwise it’s just called a holiday. I [...]

Birthday

Well, for us it was. Four years ago on this very day, me, Mrs BobinOz and a very young Elizabeth landed at Brisbane International Airport and passed through customs as permanent residents of Australia. Now that we have been here for four full years, we are entitled to apply for Australian citizenship. I’ll tell you [...]