Tagged with Australia

Missing the twist in twisties

Missing the twist in twisties

Around this time every year, I start feeling a little homesick. Summer is over, the days are getting shorter, the winter coat is already out – although I’m still refusing to unpack my knee high boots in a desperate bid to pretend that it’s not really that cold. And just as I’m mourning the loss … Continue reading

Stand up and be heard

Stand up and be heard

This weekend, Australians will be heading to ballot boxes around the country to elect a government. We will be either booting out our current Labor government and the Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, or electing the current Opposition Liberal/National Party coalition as government, headed by Tony Abbott. This is democracy in action! If I’ve already lost … Continue reading

Sydney lights up

Sydney lights up

For my fellow piggies still living in Europe, occasionally I like to remind them that their home city of Sydney is pretty amazing. The usual approach taken is to moan about how incredibly warm the weather has been and how the grass is dying because it hasn’t rained in months, knowing full well that they are … Continue reading

Diving the world

Diving the world

This week I’m in the Philippines for a dive trip with some friends. I’m lucky enough to have dived in many fantastic locations around the world, either incidental to my travels but more often than not, a dedicated dive trip. I’ve done most of my diving in my hometown of Sydney, and done many dives … Continue reading

The fear of moving home

The fear of moving home

This week, I’m home. Home in the glorious sunshine, under blue skies, amongst my family and friends. Home with fresh seafood, bursting with flavour, where my childhood snacks beckon, where my favourite homemade dishes are demanded and cooked by my parents, willing to pamper and spoil for the limited week this year we get together. … Continue reading

List love: from Down Under with love – Part 2

List love: from Down Under with love – Part 2

This weekend Australia celebrated its national day. Besides eating lamb, listening to Triple J’s Hottest 100 countdown, and watching the cricket, Australia Day is also a celebration of Aussie culture and way of life, and the people that have contributed to it. Here are our nominations for those that surely must be in the running … Continue reading

List love: favourite days of the year

List love: favourite days of the year

There are 365 days in the year and for most of the time, one day just blurs into another, particularly if you work or study full-time. However there are a few select days of the year that are always worth getting excited about! 5. New Years Day On this day, the slate is wiped clean … Continue reading

G’day?  Being a non-white Australian abroad

G’day? Being a non-white Australian abroad

Thanks to Crocodile Dundee, Neighbours, AC/DC, Steve Irwin, and Home and Away, the world has the perception that Aussies are white, with broad accents and an upward inflection at the end of each sentence that makes everything we say sound like a question…? In fact, this couldn’t be further from the truth. From the latest … Continue reading