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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


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


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


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


Bricks and blooms: London gardens in spring

In the week of the Chelsea Flower Show here’s a look at the humble suburban front garden.

There’s something of the irresistible force of nature in a London spring. 78 more words


Cocktails and colonials

Singapore Slings at Raffles Hotel

In the days when social etiquette prevented women from consuming alcohol in public, Raffles Hotel barman Ngiam Tong Boon invented a cocktail disguised as a fruit punch: the… 162 more words