Suburbs Of Brisbane


On Friday, 2 October 2009, I got into my car at five o’clock to drive home. As it was five o’clock, and as it was a Friday, I was pretty sure it qualified for rush hour. So I stuck a camera to the windscreen of my car and decided to make a video of it. [...]

Fire Ants

I first wrote about the fire ant in May 2009. In that article, called tiny itsy-bitsy small Australian bad thing, I said “Fortunately, the Red Imported Fire Ant has pretty much been eradicated or controlled.” Wrong! Anybody who lives in South or North America will know these nasty little nippers are not that easy to [...]


This blog is about what it’s really like to live in Australia. But what it’s really like to live in Australia isn’t like what it’s really like to live in Australia right now. What it’s like to live in Australia right now is completely different to what it’s normally like to live in Australia. This [...]

Rainy Beach

There, that’s probably put a little smile on your face hasn’t it? As I mentioned at the tail end of last year, we were going camping by the beaches of Noosa for three days over Christmas, starting on Boxing Day. The forecast was for rain, and lots of it! Well, here in Australia, unfortunately, the [...]


Australia is getting hotter – it’s almost summer. Summer is almost here in Australia and the temperatures are regularly hitting 30°C and above. It’s the sort of weather that makes you want to get out and enjoy the open spaces. As I have mentioned previously on this blog, there always seems something to do and [...]


One mans fearless exploration of his own back garden. They tell me that Brisbane is the bird capital of Australia with over 370 native and introduced species recorded in the area. I think most of them live in my back garden. The other week I was complaining about our noisy new neighbour, today I want [...]


This weekend it was the Brookfield Show 2009, an annual event put on by Brookfield Show Society. I went to this same show last year, and I’m sure that this years event was even bigger than the last. Brookfield is in the western suburbs of Brisbane and if you love horses you’ll love Brookfield, or [...]


If you travel into the deepest, darkest depths of the western suburbs of Brisbane, you will eventually arrive at a small community called Moggill. Once a year Moggill has a fete. That once a year was yesterday. I live quite close to Moggill, so there are no prizes for guessing where we went on Sunday. [...]