Monthly Archives: March 2016

And back we go

After a whirlwind trip I’m headed back to the UK. But time for one last meat pie and one coffee… make that two coffees. It’s a long flight after all.

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The UK is invading Australia

I found this shelf in the local supermarket! and even this: The UK has made it to Australia. Flags on the shelf and all…

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How to look like a tourist in your birth country

Stand at a checkout till with a hand full of change turning the coins over looking for their value. It’s been a while…

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I feel at ease tonight

I found the spider in my bedroom before he found me. This is Oz.

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Another spider

What do you do when a white tail spider (whose bite can cause Necrotising arachnidism) is running across your ceiling? Why, you get your hand-held vacuum cleaner and you suck that sucker up. Then you return to your couch and … Continue reading

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A lesson in Australian sense

Don’t leave your phone on the dashboard of the car. Ever. Not even for 10 minutes. It was actually too hot to handle when I got back to it. On my brother’s suggestion it went into the fridge to chill … Continue reading

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A visit to Australia

I’m here for a short visit. Primarily staying with Mum and Dad in their country house. (no, they don’t have a city house too). Things I’ve learnt so far… – don’t leave your clothes on the floor. Spiders climb into … Continue reading

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Welcome to Oz

I found this lovely specimen while helping Dad in his workshop. A nice egg sack full of ready to hatch baby redbacks and the skeletal remains of her male mate. She ate him after mating – it is the way … Continue reading

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Sad news

I was sad to discover that my Australian e-passport  o longer works as an e-passport. Turns out maybe putting it in you back pocket and sitting on it isn’t good for it. Well, it’s back to queuing for me.

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The things you see in airports…

A smoking lounge next to a chain French patisserie shop. Needless to say, the door to the smoking lounge was not working well enough.

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