A horse race that stops a nation!

I'm not joking, at 3pm tomorrow afternoon, work will stop, lessons in schools will stop, all activity will stop for a horse race. Everyone in Melbourne will take the whole day off for the Melbourne Cup. The Melbourne Cup is held on the first Tuesday of November every year at 3pm. Originally only Australian horses... Continue Reading →

Gymea Spring Fair

Today is Gymea Spring fair, where the main road is closed to traffic and there is lots of fun and entertainment. It was a bit windy for the 195 stalls, but they are expecting about 55 000 people to attend. The police and fire brigade were there, and you could sit in the front seat.... Continue Reading →

Sutherland Farmers Market

Around Australia you can find markets where farmers come into metropolitan areas to sell their produce. Some are once a month, but others like the market in Sutherland, in Sydney's south is every Saturday morning. I like it because I can walk there with my shopping bag, buy some fresh fruit and veggies, have a... Continue Reading →

Why would you leave Australia?

My friend Eva is leaving Australia. I interviewed her about why she was leaving and her thoughts on her years spent living in Australia. Not many 19 year olds would leave their home, travel to the other side of the world and learn english for 6 months, but that was Eva's plan 14 years ago.... Continue Reading →

The country of volunteers

Today I wanted to write about volunteering. I would usually be at my son's rugby training right now, but the season has finished so I'm here writing this post instead. This year I volunteered to be the team manager, which really meant emailing parents once a week to make sure they knew where the game... Continue Reading →

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