barbecues

Iran to Australia – Dreaming of a better life down under

By |June 23rd, 2009|

Your reasons for choosing to emigrate to Australia will be varied. For us, as adults we saw the local parks and playing fields we used to play on as kids, turned into graffiti and syringe strewn scrap heaps.

Australia presented us with the opportunity for a better life for our kids. The affordable housing, wide open spaces and beautiful weather were just the icing on the cake.

As a ‘Pom’ it was relatively easy for us to accept the ‘better life’ we now have down under. Comparitivly speaking, it wasn’t that different from the life we left behind. For families from other countries though, life in Australia is a VERY different life indeed!

One example would be good friends of ours who migrated to Australia from South Africa. The barbecues have been great, the summer evenings have been warm and yet the stories they have shared with us have at times, been quite chilling! […]

Merry Christmas

By |December 25th, 2007|

Hi Guys

I Just thought I’d take a second to wish you all the very best for Christmas.

Its our second Christmas here in Australia and it’s forecast to be a chilly 38 degrees Celsius today and an even more shivery 40 degrees C tomorrow :D

We’ve got a pretty lazy day planned. Now we have our […]

Myths dispelled and time for a barbecue

By |March 9th, 2007|

OK, Myth number one to be dispelled.

You can get a cold in Australia, even when its in the middle of summer and the temperature is in the low hundreds every day.

I think it comes down to the crappy nights sleep I’ve been having over the last couple of days due to the hot nights. Oh and the dehydration due to the unhealthy mix of beer and hot nights ;)

 It seems it’s not only me either. Quite a few people who I work with seem to have been coming down with some nasty bug or another during the last few weeks.

Still, it is now officially the weekend Australia time.

We have some Aussie friends coming over for a barbecue this weekend. Seriously no pressure there then.

Here’s me a bloke from Northern England cooking a barbecue for some born and bread Aussies who use their BBQ every other day.

I’m sure it’s nothing that a few well cooked fillet stakes and a couple of cases of beer can’t sort out though.

Thankfully, I’ve not managed to poison anyone with my cooking yet. […]

The Yarra Valley – A Premier Australian Wine Region

By |August 31st, 2006|

The Yarra Valley is located a short 90 minutes north-east of Melbourne, the capital of the southern Australian state of Victoria, and is an idyllic destination for a day tour or weekend getaway.

The Yarra Valley’s rolling green hills are brimming with vineyards, boutique wineries, orchards, cheesemakers and quality restaurants, and the whole region […]