Halloween Pumpkin Carving

My non-sister-in-law and her family visited the U.S. during the Halloween season and fell in love with it. Halloween is not big in Australia, but … Read the rest

Culture Shock

Recently on an American expat group that I belong to, someone asked about the things that caused us culture shock when we arrived.

Halloween for Everyone

Halloween is my favorite holiday and I’m really missing it.


Last week, as Theo and I were leaving a shopping center, we spotted this aboriginal man on his bicycle with a didgeridoo. I love the … Read the rest

Missing and Making Friends

I spend most of the day every day at home.  I’ve been in Melbourne nearly two months now and I haven’t made any friends.

Expat Blog Awards 2012 Nominee

Stumble Down Under has been nominated for the Expat Blog Awards.