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On Monday in my post called Cold Snap Hits Brisbane and Queensland’s South-East I had a bit of a whinge about a slightly chilly Australia. Well, not slightly chilly everywhere, in some places downright cold. Although night-time temperatures are rather chilly here in Brisbane, during the day the weather is still pretty good, often almost [...]


Well, I’ve been talking about heatwaves all week, so it’s very strange for me to now be writing about getting used to Australian winters. The reason? It’s time for another reprint of one of my articles for Australia and New Zealand magazine. This one appeared in their September issue, which means I would have written it [...]


Was it really just over three weeks ago that I was whingeing about the cold weather here? Yes, on 17 July I wrote my traditional post comparing temperatures in the middle of Brisbane’s winter with London’s summer, and London thrashed us. As I said at the time, London had romped home with a winning distance [...]


This is easily the best and most liveable city in all of Australia, but for some inexplicable reason it only came sixth in a recent poll covering 11 Australian cities. Okay, maybe I’m biased, but I do love it here. What do I love? Brisbane, Queensland If I were answering the survey, how would I [...]


I am not a cricket man, I could stare at a cricket scorecard for a week and probably still not be able to tell you who is winning. Let’s take the Ashes for example. I just Googled “ashes cricket 2013 scoreboard” and, unsurprisingly, got to the scorecard of the 2013 Ashes. There was a lot [...]


With Great Britain Week well and truly behind us, it’s time to get on with the business of life in Australia again. So, I was thinking, how best do we slip straight back into the world of Australia after having spent a week in the UK? One of the things that struck me like a [...]


Yes, time for another “Winter versus Summer” comparison post here on BobinOz. I’ve done this before, it’s a bit of a tradition. Here’s the history of the contest so far… 13th of July 2011 I wrote… Australia vs England: The Weather London was cloudy, with a 20% chance of rain and the maximum temperature for [...]

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Three years ago on January the 1st, for some very crazy reason, I started this blog. The starting the blog bit possibly isn’t the crazy idea, but the date is. It means that I now spend every blog birthday nursing a hangover. My many thanks to Mark and Louise, the hosts, and everyone else who [...]