Category Archives: wagga wagga

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

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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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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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Things that make you wiggle: How to speak Australian, part 5

Or more appropriately, things that make you squirm. We know that there are a lot of different terms for clothes here. Some are also used in the UK, such as jumper for what Canadians call a sweater. Some are international … Continue reading

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bigger birds

One of the things we loved about our first trip to Wagga – and one that we found very bizarre – was the airport. And with Lisa away in North America, I get to write another post without her about … Continue reading

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Like a drunk in a midnight choir…

In Edmonton, our backyard had some sparrows (what we referred to as “basic brown birds”) and the occasional robin.  There were ducks and geese flying over, seagulls, pigeons and magpies. Pretty boring. Here, we are inundated with new and exciting … Continue reading

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do they know it’s Chrissie?

In the Aussie tradition of shortening and ee-ing everything, we are now in the throes of celebrating “Chrissie”. Well, we are in the throes of seeing Australians celebrate it, as we don’t really do that much around this holiday. Never … Continue reading

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“The festival will start small…”

This was a line in the Daily Advertiser article about the first Wagga multicultural festival, that took place last Saturday.  We heard about it a few weeks ago, and were thrilled at the thought of food and entertainment from around … Continue reading

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all the news that’s fit to wrap

Very…well…wrapped. So well wrapped, there are some days it just seems easier not to bother unwrapping the thing. Indeed, some days, the newspapers aren’t worth reading anyway; such is life in rural Australia! Back in Canada, we read two papers … 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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