My Australian English

There are certain words that will probably never come out of my mouth. For starters, I can’t shorten much in the way Aussies do. I still say … Read the rest

The Melbourne General Cemetery

Last week I popped into the Melbourne General Cemetery. It was a nice day and my partner was meeting with a client in nearby Carlton … Read the rest

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2014

I made it to Oz Comic-Con again this year. It was held at the beautiful Royal Exhibition Building. In some ways, it was just as good or … Read the rest

Blood and Iron

It was serendipitous that I met a woman who is studying iron levels in women as part of her PhD studies. She asked me if … Read the rest


Back in February, I participated in an expat blog challenge that was hosted by my fellow expat Cristin, an American in Sydney who blogs over at … Read the rest

The Road to Residency Part 5: Death and Taxes

In my last entry on residency in mid-April, I mentioned that I had all my ducks in a row and my application for a de … Read the rest

The Queen’s Birthday Holiday

Today is a public holiday here in most of Australia. It’s the Queen’s Birthday! Ok, it’s not actually the Queen’s birthday. Queen Elizabeth II was … Read the rest

NGV, the National Gallery of Victoria

Melbourne is full of wonderful museums. I was in the city recently and decided to pop into the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV). The NGV has … Read the rest

Forest Glade Gardens

This weekend, my partner Theo and I visited Forest Glade Gardens in Mount Macedon. It was not one of those brilliantly sunny days, but the … Read the rest

Buzzfeed Lists of All Things Australian

I thought I would follow Wednesday’s heavy post on politics with some fun content from Buzzfeed. Humour 35 Australian People Problems includes issues such as Christmas … Read the rest

My Place in Australian Politics

You know how Buzzfeed has all those quizzes? Which Contemporary Artist Are You? Which “Twin Peaks” Character Are You? What Kind of Pocket Are You? … Read the rest

Australian Culture and the Workplace

I visit my local library two or three times a month. Browsing, I came across this little book and I had to share it. G’day … Read the rest