It would have been very easy to have driven from Townsville to Cairns in a day, after all it’s only 350 kilometres or so. There were a few places I wanted to see though, so I decided to spit the journey into two with an overnight stop off in Cardwell. A quick look on any [...]


In Mondays post about Airlie Beach, we had a stroll around the town, the beaches and the lagoon. I only had one full day there and at around 2 o’clock in the afternoon I decided to jump into my car to go for a drive. I wanted to explore a bit further and wider, and [...]

Dangar Falls

As you drive into Coffs Harbour, one of the first things you will notice is the Big Banana, mostly because, well, there is a big banana… As usual, you can click on any of these images to enlarge them. The kids spent a thoroughly enjoyable four hours in the Big Banana, they just loved the [...]


It’s amazing that we have lived here in Brisbane, same house, for more than five years and it wasn’t until about a month ago that we heard about one of our local beauty spots, JC Slaughter Falls. A friend of my wife’s mentioned it to her. What is so amazing about this place is it’s [...]

We moved to Australia in November 2007. About 13 months later, I launched this website with a video called Our First Full Year in Australia. Since then, each time I’ve complete a full calendar year, I make another video. I now have four videos; 2008, 2009, 2010 and today I’ve added my video for 2011. [...]

Russell Falls

It seems a while since I last posted here on this blog, and it is! Last Wednesday I was explaining how cold it was in Hobart and also bemoaning the slow Internet connection, which was taking (seemingly) 15 minutes to open a page. Well, we left Hobart, drove through Brighton, Bagdad, Kempton, Melton Mowbray and [...]

In last weeks Australian bad things, I promised that this week I would show you a little bad thing much badder than the ants I had been talking about. But then I had a bad thing of my own happen. For the last 24 hours or so we’ve had torrential rain here in southeast Queensland. [...]