Surviving Armageddon


So, we made it. Perhaps Armageddon, a term often used in a generic sense to refer to any end of the world scenario might be pushing things a little, still this weekends weather events were a little obscure to say the least. Apparently this weekend, the Western Australian Bush was […]

Poor Weather? Take It Easy Man

So I’ve been getting updates on email and Facebook from friends back in the UK and the general consensus of opinion seems to be that the snow was great over Christmas however everyone is kind of getting ‘over it’ now. Looking on the BBC’s website today it looks like the […]

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 […]

Spring is in the air

I can’t believe that it’s nearly spring! On the basis that the Aussie season is about 6 months ahead (or behind) the UK then the 1st of September here in Western Australia makes it the equivalent of March back in old Blighty. It’s been a pretty ‘avvo’ winter and it’s […]

Tornado in Perth – Yes, seriously

I’ve written before about the wonders of the Weather here in Western Australia and being someone of British decent, talking about the weather is always going to be a popular past time for me :) Whilst standing in the coffee queue at work early this week however, the topic of […]

Yes – I’m still alive

G’day all. Work wise, life down under has been ridiculously busy recently which is why Getting Down Under hasn’t been getting much love and attention recently. Still, – I know there’s a small pocket of you who probably wonder what we’ve been up to when you wake each morning (not) […]

Is it Autumn Already?

Autumn in Australia and the second time we’ve experienced the autumn season since moving here I really have no idea where the time has gone. I can’t believe that we’ve got back around to autumn so soon. Last year I made the revelation that here in Australia, the leaves fall […]