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Egg shell

If you don’t observe the religious significance of Easter, what remains for us in the Southern Hemisphere?

I’ve written on a number of occasions about the incongruity of Christmas in the hot Australian summer, but never about what Easter is like here.

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Red hot Christmas

While the northern hemisphere (or parts of it that I know) longed for the romance of a white Christmas, here in Adelaide we had a red hot one. 187 more words

Lifestyle

Aspetta per favore! My Italian Driving Licence Nightmare.  

Rumours of Italian bureaucracy have always been rife, so when, in early 2013, I permanently moved from Ireland to Italy, I was mentally prepared for hassles. 722 more words

Italy

Barbies and ballots


Voting in federal and state elections is compulsory in Australia. So on Election Day a carrot and stick approach is used to get the Aussies to the polls. 191 more words

Australia

Brexit breakfast


One of the more obscure advantages of being a British expat living in Australia is on election nights, or in this case Referendum night. I have the advantage of watching the results come in over a leisurely breakfast on a day off. 142 more words

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