Still more Australian observations

  • This country makes some seriously good yogurt.
  • The way people queue to get on a bus here puts the British to shame.
  • Food prices are extremely high here, and have increased more than in any other OECD nation in the last decade.
  • Lizards. Lots of little lizards, especially in our new backyard. They’re quite cute.
  • Trees in Canada and the UK often lose their leaves each autumn. Many trees here in Australia seem to keep their leaves but regularly shed their bark.
  • Spiders. Big and different. There was a honking big St Andrew’s Cross spider on our doorframe yesterday. There are even spiders that are specially adapted to hide and hunt from the loose bark of trees.

2 Responses to “Still more Australian observations”

  1. 1 Joni
    November 26, 2009 at 4:58 am

    this doesn’t have anything to do with your blog, I came across your response to an article a brit out of water, where you stated that your wife came from fiddle head capital of the world. is that tide head nb?? I was trying to find the origin of that statement when I came across your comment on that article and was curious as to who your wife was. I currently reside in Tide Head. THank you,

  2. November 26, 2009 at 10:20 am

    Yes, my wife grew up in Tide Head, though that was a few years ago. Feel free to drop me an email on timmyd at gmail dot com if you think you might know her.

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