I’ve written about Christmas shopping before and presented some cost comparisons between our two countries. You can see those posts here: The Cost of Toys in Australia Australia versus the UK: Christmas Shopping Compared The first post, as you can probably tell, concentrated on children’s toys, after all, that’s where most of the money goes [...]


On Friday I mentioned one of Australia’s major department stores, David Jones, when talking about The Welsh in Australia. That got me thinking about shopping in Australia and led me to a major realisation. In all the time we have known each other, we’ve never been shopping together. So today I have decided to put [...]


Normally, when I am reprinting one of my articles from Australia and New Zealand magazine here on this blog, I like to give it a good long intro. But this article was about shopping. I don’t get overly verbose when I’m talking about shopping. It gets worse, this article was about girlie shopping! What do [...]


I’ve written about things I miss about the UK before. It wasn’t a very long post, because there aren’t too many things that I do miss. In fact, at the time, there were only two. You can read about them in my post called What Do I Miss About England? But if you don’t want [...]


A very wise man, back in the UK, once told me the secret to finding a parking space. Let’s call it the parking space trick. The Parking Space Trick. Location: England. We have all been in this situation before. You want to pop into your local busy town to do some quick shopping. You are, [...]