Tag Archives: Australia

The Amazing Aussie Adventure: One year on in Perth

I’ve been living in this great Southern land for more than a year now, and the tipping point for what feels like a dream has been reached. With any big change the new ‘reality’ feels completely unreal — this is … Continue reading

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Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe beach (2015)

Read all about the 2015 Sculpture by the Sea at Cottesloe here

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: Surfing Dude

Image: allianceabroad.com One of the things I wanted to take up when I came to Australia was learn to surf. It seemed like a simple enough task — I’d surfed once or twice in the past and had managed to … Continue reading

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The Amazing Aussie Adventure: Beach life

I wrote a few weeks ago about swimming outdoors at Serpentine Falls, and how it was the only time I’ve been wild swimming other than at Highgate Ponds in London. Swimming is something I enjoy a lot. I like the … Continue reading

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It’s raining in Esperance

Esperance is an odd kind of city, on the south-west coast of Western Australia. It has a modest population of about 15,000 people, but with a reputation for the best beaches in the world Esperance is a draw for cruise … Continue reading

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Sculpture by the Sea: Cottesloe beach

This weekend the Amazing Aussie Adventure continued as I got the opportunity to check out the opening of Sculpture by the Sea on Cottesloe beach. Cottesloe is a tremendously popular beach in Perth, but I’d never visited it properly before — then … Continue reading

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The first days in Australia: Perth zoo

As a belated birthday outing, we went to Perth zoo on the Friday after I arrived. Despite sleeping very little on the flight from London to Singapore earlier in the week, I’d been fortunate that I hadn’t too much difficulty … Continue reading

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Amazing Aussie Adventure: the facts

Those of you joining this program already in progress may have questions about this Amazing Aussie Adventure I am on. Questions like why is a 30-something marketing exec and copywriter from London in Western Australia? What is he doing? What … Continue reading

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The first days in Australia: Serpentine Falls

To begin with, it felt like a dream. My first days in Australia were spent in a suburb in Perth’s hills, a place called Karragullen. The area is almost completely unnoticed and quiet, with a large oval just a few steps … Continue reading

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17,296km of adventure

It’s a brand new year once again. And while every month and every day is, obviously, a new day for starting an adventure, I think we can’t help but consider each January as a clean sheet of paper. A chance … Continue reading

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