Category Archives: beer

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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Summer in my mind

Every year since the early 1980s, on Australia Day, Triple J radio (then called Double J…not sure what the story is there) plays the Hottest 100 songs from the year before. Australia Day, for those not in the know, is … Continue reading

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summer in the city

Lisa has been in North America for almost  2 weeks, so I’ve been learning about what Wagga is like in the summer. She did this to me when we moved to Edmonton too…went back to Ontario for her PhD defense … Continue reading

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Hard Yakka

When we were on our reconnaissance visit to Wagga in late 2010, unbeknownst to us a new business was being started that 1) would have hastened our decision, and 2) has made our move more enjoyable. In February 2011, Thirsty Crow … Continue reading

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How to speak Australian, part 2

How you going? The first time we heard that, we stood there with blank looks on our faces. Was the correct answer “Walking” because that was how we were going… But no, the correct answer is “Fine, how you going?” … Continue reading

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Oh Canada…

People have said that when they leave a climate that has four distinct seasons (like much of Canada), they miss it. And seldom do you hear of people leaving that type of climate for one that is all snow – … Continue reading

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It’s all relevant

The purpose of this blog is to talk about moving to Australia, not just ramble on about our daily lives.  So if we are going to post about our UK trip, it needs to have some relevance.  This is actually … Continue reading

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