Diary of a Yorkshire expat

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Diary of a Yorkshire expat
Peripatetic Englishman, from the beautiful county of Yorkshire, falls in love with Australia, spends years finally getting his backside in gear, and Englishman moves to Australia.
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  • Adelaide - The City of Churches 2 months ago Named after the wife of King William IV, Adelaide sits on the bottom coast of Australia.  In the state of South Australia, some 2 hours flight from Sydney, it has the unusual quirk of being half an hour behind Sydney.  Where else in the world do we get increments of 30 minutes between time zones?...
  • We laughed, we cried, we hugged 5 months ago However long you are away from family and friends, by the time you have had the first sip of your coffee (French press, not instant.  Mum is a fast learner), or a couple of swigs of that first real pint of Timothy Taylor’s (do any other ex-pats miss real British ale?), it is as though you only...
  • When it comes to travel, it's the business 5 months ago Whilst not quite having the romance of train travel, getting to the UK any way other that jet propulsion would be quite an undertaking.  As much as I love riding the rails, the distance between Sydney and Manchester might be too much even for me.So, an airplane it is, and all the associated...
  • Confess, who keeps a diary? 7 months ago Writing a diary is as old as history itself.  Sitting down, at the end of a busy day, and journalling your inner thoughts is nothing new.  And in our crazy world, journalling offers a brief respite, where you can close out the world, and just be mindful of events that have happened.  How you...
  • What has been happening through Autumn? 7 months ago So many things seem to have happened since we last spoke that it is hard to think where to begin.  If i was a better write than I am I would write in a nonlinear fashion, dropping crumbs all over, then bringing them all together at the end.  Like a literary masterpiece.  However, you don’t...

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  • Moving to Australia Writing Contest October 2012 I’m not sure when the love affair started. Some people profess to have been struck by love at first sight. Ignominiously struck by Cupid’s arrow. And it may well have been that way. However, when I try and think back to where it all started,...

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