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In many ways, it’s a great relief that the barbecue, or any kind of gathering in a friends back garden, has replaced going to the pub as the standard form of entertainment here in Australia. Because when you go round a friend’s house, you take a couple of bottles of wine, which will cost anything [...]

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This was my 14th article for Australia and New Zealand magazine and appeared in their July edition this year. The big surprise, for me, was that it took so long until I talked about my favourite subject. Beer. “I’ll have half.” No you won’t! I’ll come to that in a minute. Australia is a beer [...]

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Those of you who subscribe to my sometimes weekly, sometimes fortnightly depending on what’s happening newsletter will already know that on Friday Mrs BobinOz and I went out for the evening. Our little girl was having another sleepover and we weren’t going to waste the opportunity. On previous nights and out we’d been to the [...]