Throw Another Shrimp On The Barbie Video

By |January 17th, 2014|

Yay. It's Friday. I hope you've all had a good week and are ready for the weekend ahead? Its forecast [...]

Surviving Armageddon

By |January 13th, 2014|

So, we made it. Perhaps Armageddon, a term often used in a generic sense to refer to any end of [...]

Perth Weather – What A Scorcher

By |January 10th, 2014|

So this weekend it’s going to be hot. How hot? On Saturday its forecast to be 44 Celsius or 111.2 [...]

Apply For Wanted Down Under

By |January 10th, 2014|

Wanted Down Under, the TV show from the BBC is airing again and as usually happen, I get quite a few [...]

Heading Back To Blighty

By |January 9th, 2014|

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted a ‘blog entry’ and I think it’s fair to say that the [...]

Tap, tap, tap – Is this thing still on?

By |February 8th, 2013|

Hello out there and best wishes for 2013 everyone! Our regular visitors will have noticed it’s been a very quiet time here at GDU. Christmas is always a quiet time for Australian Immigration and on the flip side it’s been a very busy time in Mark-ville so apologies for the lack of updates. Christmas was HOT (approx. 40 degrees) and split across two days. We had a traditional English Christmas on Christmas day with a Turkey and all the trimmings. Then on boxing day we flipped over to the other side of the world and enjoyed a good old Aussie Christmas with a delicious mix of barbequed prawns, snags (sausages) steaks and other meats (with a hint of salad on the side). 2013 may well see some changes here at Getting Down Under. We have a lot of information but the more we write the more difficult some of this information is to find so we’ll be looking at a complete overhaul (and redesign) of the site in the first half of this year. I have a few ideas, I just need to work out how to change my scribbles into reality so watch this space. […]

Weather In Perth – Forecast To Be Hot

By |January 25th, 2012|

I’ve not ‘blogged’ about the weather for ages so I’m sure for those of you freezing your ‘bits off’ in other countres around the world, will be delighted to read that here in Perth we’re set for a record breaking week of very high temperatures (remember it is summer after all). Perth is bracing itself for extreme temperatures over the next week with 40 degrees being the expected average top temperature. The minimum temperature forecast won’t bring much relief either hovering around the mid-20s overnight. […]

Wanted Down Under back on the BBC

By |January 3rd, 2012|

Wanted Down Under is into it’s 6th Series on the BBC and it looks like the popularity of the show isn’t wavering. Wanted Down Under follows the ups and downs of families as they make one of the biggest decisions of their lives – whether to start a new life on the other side of the world in Australia. The idea for Wanted Down Under came from a BBC producer who lived in New Zealand for a while and considered making a permanent move but she spent ages trying to work out if it was the right thing to do. […]

Happy New Year

By |January 1st, 2012|

Well guys, it doesn't seem two minutes since I wrote my last new years post but alas, another year has [...]

Merry Christmas

By |December 25th, 2011|

Hi guys, well it’s 22C at 7:30 am and the forecast is suggesting that we’ll be hitting highs of 32 Celsius later this afternoon. Just a short note to wish you all the very best for Christmas, wherever you may be. Christmas in Australia is always an amazing time of year and as an Englishman it still blows my mind a little that it can be so sunny and hot at Christmas time. […]