safety

housing

Biff! Bosh! Bash! ‘Ouch!‘ This is exactly what you don’t want to happen to you whilst you’re out at night on walkabout, or any time really. But when you’re looking at new areas in which to live, and you don’t know the country well let alone those areas, how do you find somewhere that is [...]

sun

Short answer is it gets very hot. Here’s the long answer. A heatwave Today it was hot in Victoria, very hot. Temperatures around Melbourne reached something like 41°C. Yes, very hot. The only place to be was the beach. For example, Brighton Beach, which is in Melbourne Victoria… But what is a heatwave? A heatwave [...]

Burglary

I’m often asked this question, and it’s usually attached to a city. For example, is Melbourne a safe city to live in? Or, is Sydney a safe place to live? My answer is always pretty much the same, Australia generally speaking as a country is regarded as safe. Obviously, like any country, we do have [...]

river

Any of you who read last Wednesdays post 20 Things to Do on the Sunshine Coast will know that most of those things involved, to quote a famous old song, messing about on a river. What we enjoyed most was kayaking, we may even take it up as a sport. We could go kayaking on [...]

shopping

Before I get to that question, I have to tell you that on Saturday we went to the shopping mall. It was unusually chaotic. As soon as we arrived we realised something wasn’t right, the multi-storey car park was pretty much gridlocked. This was quite unusual, especially at 3 o’clock in the afternoon as the [...]

well being

The OECD or, to give it its full title, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development have been responsible for many surveys and reports in the past. I’ve featured quite a few on this website, including The World’s Happiest Country and The Best Country Better Life Index. I think it would be foolish of me [...]