Category Archives: Australia

Life down under

The Liar and The Lizard – a Footnote

Faced with such a depressing choice the Australian electorate did the only right thing in the circumstances and elected neither Abbot nor Gillard leading to a hung parliament and the unedifying sight of a few, normally irrelevant independent MPs being … Continue reading

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24 Hour Party People

Whilst recently getting my daily intravenous shot of UK news, I was slightly perplexed to notice that the government will shortly be repealing the 24-hour licensing laws and stopping pubs from serving alcohol round the clock.  Perplexed because I never … Continue reading

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The Liar and The Lizard

Flip a coin? I’m not sure if the political tremors have reached Europe yet but it’s currently election season in Australia and I can’t same I’m envious of the choice facing the electorate here:  For the incumbent Labor party is … Continue reading

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Livin’ the Dream in Bondi Beach

Unbeknownst to me when we moved here, it’s a massive cliché for the English (and Irish) to move to Bondi when settling in Sydney, along the same sort of lines as Aussies moving to Clapham.  If I had a dollar … Continue reading

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The Latest from Down Under

It’s been a while since I updated you on my Antipodean activities and, knowing how you all worry, I thought it only right to fill you in on the latest on my life down under.  At the end of my … Continue reading

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Sydney – So Far, So Good

After an action-packed, all-too-short stay in Hong Kong, I found myself boarding a Qantas flight bound for Sydney.  Once again the flight was remarkably smooth although the greeting at Sydney airport was slightly less hospitable than I would have liked: … Continue reading

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