Category Archives: Riverina

Guest blog – He just smiled and gave me a vegemite sandwich

[Hey folks – here’s another guest blog, this time from Lisa’s friend and colleague, Dr. John Budd, who has been visiting from Missouri, USA. We’ve used his trip as an excuse to visit some of our favourite haunts and to … Continue reading

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I can see you sitting there with your silent smile

Well, it’s a new year folks – welcome to 2014! And with that comes the realisation that we’ve been a bit lax in keeping you posted on our adventures down under over the past year. In truth, this is partly … Continue reading

Posted in bears, koalas, Narrandera, Riverina, wildlife | 2 Comments

Hometown Glory

We’ve been a bit lazy (busy?) about blogging recently, so had to ask for some help. This is a guest post by Wagga’s newest Canadian. Her own blog is beckyquarterly.wordpress.com. How many other cities of 65000 in Australia can claim … Continue reading

Posted in architecture, churches, civic centre, farmers market, Murrumbidgee, Riverina, Uncategorized, wagga, wagga wagga | 2 Comments

take a chance with a couple of kooks

Here’s a really interesting factoid: there are 680 species of eucalyptus trees and one species of koala. There may or may not be three subspecies of koala with the Victorian ones being the largest and furriest, NSW mid-size, and those … Continue reading

Posted in birds, honeyeaters, koalas, kookaburras, parrots, Riverina, rosellas, rural life, trees | Leave a comment

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

Posted in agriculture, apples, Australia, Canada, citrus, fruit, lamb, Riverina, sheep, shopping, wagga | Leave a comment

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

Mean old levee taught me to weep and moan

Continuing the musical theme from last post, in the  words of Johnny Cash: “How high’s the water, Mama? 5 feet high and rising.” But to be more precise, it is 34 feet (10.4 m as we write, at 10 o’clock … Continue reading

Posted in danger, floods, Murrumbidgee, Riverina, wagga, wagga wagga, weather | 3 Comments