Category Archives: wagga

I gotta really funky concept

We went to an absolutely hilarious event last week called Wagga Wagga Takes Two. It seems that there used to be an American Idol type tv show here (and probably elsewhere)  called It Takes Two, where a singer and a … Continue reading

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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

Posted in ANZAC Day, Australia, beer, bogans, holidays, pub, small town culture, two-up, visitors, wagga | Leave a comment

Jesus died for somebody’s sins but not mine

It’s Easter weekend, and being public service employees we get 4 (and 1/2 – as the Uni gives us a bonus leave!) days off. So we’re heading out for a few days of autumnal rest and relaxation. Which is a … 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

The 7% solution

The house we are living in isn’t very well organized. When the removalists (or are they called replacers when they are bringing the stuff into your house?) were unpacking our stuff last August, they were a lot faster at unboxing/unwrapping … Continue reading

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she’s a laughing giggly whirlybird

When we moved from downtown Edmonton to Terwillegar Towne several years ago, it took us weeks to notice what was missing from our lives…and it was a strange thing: noise.We had moved to a suburb that was under construction, so … Continue reading

Posted in farming, floods, rural life, spiders, Uncategorized, wagga, wagga wagga, wineries | 3 Comments

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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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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