Category Archives: Australia

you say you want a resolution

For the past few weeks, Lisa’s had one song stuck in her mind, with the line “ball of confusion” (the Love and Rockets version – gotta love that 80’s hair!) playing endlessly. The ball has finally been sorted! When last … Continue reading

Posted in airport, Australia, fingerprints, travel, Visa, wagga | 5 Comments

that’s what the world is today

Have you ever had the feeling that some things are moving really quickly in one direction, others are lagging behind, and some just not going in the right direction at all? And things you thought should be simple are way … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, Canada, Hilltops, identification, Moving, passports, rural life, sheep shearing, travel, Visa | 2 Comments

When they come tails I nearly die

OK, so the last post was a bit somber, with a whole bunch of shit about people dying and then some of Shane McGowan’s best dreary vocals. But we said (warned? threatened?) that the next post would be more interesting, … Continue reading

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and no one touches me

Anyone who has ever flown into Sydney on an international flight has experienced what is probably one of the oddest experiences a first-time visitor can imagine: being sprayed by the Australian quarantine service. Yes, they spray you down; you and … Continue reading

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Guest blog: Australia – it’s for the birds!

[Remember all of our previous posts about birds? Well, we now have a resident expert here in Wagga, as our friend Gloria has been visiting us for the past couple of weeks. She has written this guest blog to entice … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, birds, Canberra, cockatoo, galah, honeyeaters, parrots, Riverina, wagga | 1 Comment

summer’s passed, it’s too late to cut the grass

For a couple of years in Canada, we watched a lot of HGTV real estate programs where people were trying to sell their house. There were two main messages: 1) location location location and 2) make it look like a … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, cycling, Hilltops, kangaroo, Moving, parrots, real estate, wagga | 1 Comment

Guest blog – Fly me to…Wagga Wagga!

[Lisa edit: Writing this blog is hard work (yakka!) – we have to come up with ideas, we have to be creative and witty, we have to have photos… So we hope that anyone who comes to visit will be … Continue reading

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