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Adventures in Adelaide Supermarkets

The world’s best supermarket is one kilometer from my work. This isn’t hyperbole; the Frewville Foodland has received the International Retailer of the Year Excellence Award at the IGA Conference for two years running, and the local media has interpreted that as ‘world’s best.’ I finally visited last week, and was predictably overwhelmed. It is […]

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Going to (Wilsons) Prom in Victoria

Wilsons Promontory—known as ‘the Prom’—was one of the many places in Australia I’d never heard of. It’s the southernmost point of the mainland, and you can drive there from Melbourne in less than four hours. And drive there you should, because it’s stunning. We went on a whim because we had a spare day before […]

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I Still Don’t Have a Dream

The single most popular post I have ever written on this site is called ‘What to do when you don’t have a dream.’ I wrote it nearly four years ago when I was feeling fed up with the notion that we are all supposed to have one Big Dream that acts as the guiding light […]

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A Whale of a Tale in Eden, NSW

On the south coast of NSW you’ll find the town of Eden, one of Australia’s whale watching hotspots. There on the Sapphire Coast you’ve got a reasonable chance of spotting humpbacks, orcas, southern right whales, minkes, and maybe even a blue whale if you’re *very* lucky. The downside of being a whale magnet is that […]

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There is a Place in Tasmania Called Penguin

There is a place in Tasmania called Penguin. When I heard the name I thought to myself, I hope it’s a town full of penguins! but I didn’t really believe that it would be. Well IT WAS. Penguin, Tasmania saw a golden opportunity and by god they went for it. There were penguins everywhere I […]

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Green Cards and Aussie Citizenship

The trick about being in an international marriage is working out the logistics. Obviously there are other small hurdles to overcome, like ongoing arguments about how to pronounce aluminum. For the record, it’s aloominum, because we dropped that pesky second ‘i’ in the US so I’m not wrong JUST DIFFERENT AND NO I AM NOT […]

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