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  • made the move to australia

    Wild Budgies and Zebra Finches – Australias local pet shop

    Since arriving down under I’ve already written about the wonders of the bird life here in Western Australia. Coming from Northern England, the most exotic birds we saw were the pigeons we’d often see waddling around. The poor things normally had a toe missing or stumpy foot due to a close call with a piece […] More

  • Getting Down Under Australia

    Large open spaces – the remoteness of Western Australia

    As I mentioned yesterday, we travelled quite some distance during our road trip, 4449 kilometres to be exact and I have to say, I have never been so awe struck by the vastness of the place that we now call home. The reality of the sheer size of Australia first struck home when I had […] More

  • Australia Australia The Land Down Under

    Merry Christmas Everyone!

    Well this is our third Christmas since we arrived down under and the family and I are really looking forward to a nice relaxing Christmas day. The Turkey has been taken out of the freezer and the next 24 hours should hopefully provide sufficient time for the thing to be defrosted.We’ve also got some huge […] More

  • made the move to australia

    Hillarys boat harbour the Mcnaught comet fireworks and lightening Australia day 2007

    Now, for those of you who visit GDU regularly, you’ll remember the sense of wonder and awe that I managed to capture in my Australia day fireworks photo’s. OK, perhaps blurry, out of focus snaps might be a better description but you still got the idea. ;) This morning, an email hit my inbox with […] More