Category Archives: cats

Guest Blog – Going to Wagga Wagga? You must know someone there…

[Lisa edit: Another visit and another guest blog, this time by fellow Canadian ex-pats Kristie and Leo Saumure, who came to Oz from their home in New Zealand to compete in the Sydney half-marathon. Kristie (Lisa’s first PhD student) and … Continue reading

Posted in Artisan baker, Australia, birds, Canada, cats, cockatoo, cooking, CSU, Edmonton, farmers market, food, Jugiong, kangaroo, lake albert, lamb, visitors, wagga wagga, wine | Leave a comment

herding cats, the Saturday morning edition

Unlike most of our blog posts that are full of wisdom and insights about our new life, this one is pretty much about nothing. Lisa is off to North America, and has left me (Dan) behind with really one task … Continue reading

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It’s a beauty way to go

Lisa here… I’m slowly recovering from my January trip back to North America (mainly the email backlog and change in temps; no problem with jet lag really). For those of you who weren’t aware (though you should have clued in … Continue reading

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Happy anniversary

One day last weekend, we realized that we have been here for 6 months. We actually missed the proper anniversary day – we might have celebrated it somehow (pizza and beer at Thirsty Crow?) if we had remembered.  But in … Continue reading

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Herding cats – big day out

It’s been a while since we’ve done a herding cats post, mostly because nothing much has been happening with them. They sleep, they wander, they eat, they poop, they meow (with Aussie accents? not yet), they chase bugs…just normal cat … Continue reading

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everything you ever wanted to know about kangaroos

Having now lived in Australia for 2 months, we are experts on kangaroos. So, for those outside of Australia, here are a whole bunch of facts and trivia about kangaroos. For those of you in Australia (or anywhere else who … Continue reading

Posted in Australia, birds, cats, CSU, emu, food, kangaroo, wagga, wallabies, wildlife | 4 Comments

Creature comforts : Part 2 – Settling in

It is kind of weird, but with all the things we had to do to get the house organized, one of the first things we did was put up art. Anyone who knew our Edmonton house would remember that the … Continue reading

Posted in art, Australia, cats, family, Moving, Riverina, rural life, small town culture, wagga | 2 Comments