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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  • It's elementary... 3 months ago February already and I’m wondering where January went?  Wasn’t it just yesterday that I was trudging back into work following the bacchanalian excesses of the Christmas period?And here we are, in February, with people pushing the ridiculous notion of “FebFast”, whereby you give up...
  • New Year, But No Resolutions 4 months ago Remember me?  I am still alive and well, for those that have been missing your regular update from the land Down Under.It has been a while, and I can lay the blame at the door of a number of things, but let’s just say that the old adage of “time flies when you are having fun” is very much...
  • Schoolies for Toolies - Surfers Paradise 18 years on 6 months ago You could put it down to a scheduling issue. Which, when you think about it, is quite embarrassing for a project manager.   But in my defence, I delegated the booking to my trusted lieutenant. I wasn't to know he would be bloody useless at it. So this is how we found ourselves, 3 grown men, on...
  • Who stole October? 6 months ago Another month passes guys, and here we are in November.  As with each passing month now, it is my second of each since being here.  Arriving naive and wet behind the ears as an expat way back in August 2012.  This year seems to have particularly flown by, a fact brought sharply into focus when I...
  • Byron Bay...Revisited...Again 7 months ago It has been some years since I was last in Byron Bay.  I haven't been since I was a lad.  OK, that's probably not strictly true.  It is most likely not that long at all since my last visit, meaning I wasn't quite a lad.  But I'm still 19 in my mind, if definitely not in my body, so you see why...

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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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