This is the Brisbane Valley Highway… Maybe you remember it, we have driven down it before, on Father’s Day in 2013. It is a road just west of Brisbane that links the Warrego Highway near Ipswich to the D’Aguilar Highway just past Harlin. It is a journey takes you through Fernvale… Esk… And past the [...]


There has been a lot of talk about Melbourne recently on this website on account of our one-week holiday in that city a couple of weeks ago. We’ve had: A Week in Melbourne with a Hint of St Kilda The Little Penguin Parade on Phillip Island The Australian Bull Ant: A Very Big Ant Indeed [...]


On Saturday evening, Mrs Bobinoz, Elizabeth and I took ourselves off to the city to watch what I think might well be our fourth Riverfire, the annual firework spectacular that takes place over the Brisbane River. It truly is a spectacular fire display with fireworks firing off from the river, the bridges, and, as you [...]


Time for another reprint of one of my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles; this one appeared in their September issue. Available at all good newsagents for just £3.99, it is a bargain, but I still like to let my readers see my article for free. And this one was about traffic in Australia… Taffic [...]

Coogee Beach

I’m not a big fan of Sydney. But then I suspect Sydney cares very little for me too. As I’m not a fan, I will be brief. We’ll take a quick look around and then we’ll call it a day. Is that OK with you? What is my problem with Sydney? I am going to [...]