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icecream

If you read Monday’s post called The Grand Canyon and Uluru Compared, you will know that I spent the first couple of weeks of this month in the US on holiday. It wasn’t cheap for us; the Aussie dollar against the US dollar is at a bit of a low. We were only getting about [...]

spider

On Wednesday I tried to talk everyone into Liking the Huntsman Spider. I do appreciate though, that not everyone will be able to do that; one particular group of people would certainly struggle. Arachnophobes It’s worth remembering though that spiders are everywhere, in every country. Unless you move to the Arctic, you are likely to [...]

Whipper snipper

Grass. It’s everywhere. It’s horrible when it’s long and wispy, it looks marvellous when it is cut short and looks like a green velvet carpet. For it to look perfect though, you need to trim the edges so that they do not overlap the path. Without proper care the edge of your lawn can take [...]

anz

I’ve been catching up on my Australia and New Zealand magazine articles lately and with this particular reprint, I will be up to date. When people think of Australia they often also think of flies in your face. Irritating, annoying, face pestering persistent flies. But how bad is it? For me, living here in Brisbane, [...]

Funnel web

On Wednesday we asked the question Redback Spider Antivenom Doesn’t Work; True or False? But the redback spider isn’t Australia’s scariest critter, we have plenty more venomous creatures here that you wouldn’t want to meet in a dark alley. Or in a river, or at the park, in the outback, your garage, the back garden, [...]

cats

… and a lot of unhappy cat and dog owners as well. It was only a few months ago that I wrote my post Dogs and Cats in Australian Quarantine: It’s Good News, and it was very good news indeed. The big announcement was that for some qualifying dogs and cats, their stay in quarantine [...]

map

There is a saying in the UK that you’re never more than 6 feet away from a rat. It is just a saying though and the likelihood is that it’s untrue; nobody really knows how many rats there are in the UK. Either way, they don’t have the same saying here in Australia, well I’ve [...]

python

There’s no such thing as “Snake Season” really, but as the temperatures rise during early spring here, so do snake sightings and encounters. Already this year we’ve had three stories in the news. Firstly, I heard that in Wynnum, which is in east Brisbane on Bayside, a 2 metre long carpet Python (which is a [...]

kangaroo

In today’s post I am going to reveal Australia’s most deadly animal, the critter responsible for the most human deaths year by year here in Australia. Before I name the beast, you might like to try and guess who the culprit is. You won’t be the first to try, the following question was asked to [...]

Australia: No visa = No entry. Yes, unless you are an Australian citizen, to come to Australia you will need a visa. Visas can be easy to get, or hard to get, depending who you are and which visa you are going for. And there are more than 130 different visas to choose from. It’s [...]