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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  • Beautiful Ubud, Bali 1 week ago The heat is different in Asia. It is a heat you can smell, as well as feel.  And maybe that is in part due to the sweet, pungent cigarettes that I only seem to smell in Bali. That everybody seems to smoke.  And I mean everybody.  The humidity is in the high 90s.  And your body (and some would...
  • Aussie, Aussie, Aussie...oi, oi oi 3 months ago My dad wrote a porno.  I didn't think I would ever write those words.  Well you wouldn't would you? If your dad hailed from the northern extremities of Scotland.  All the way from Buckie, on the Moray Firth coast.  And yet this is how I start the blog.  Why, you may wonder?Well, this month, a...
  • Party like it is 1994 4 months ago One of the pleasures in living in such a beautiful city, is being able to showcase it to visiting friends and family.  Seeing the city through the eyes of a tourist brings to life how amazing it is.  How picturesque it is.  As sometimes you can take it all a little for granted.I had the...
  • Things they don't tell you... 5 months ago About living in Sydney...Having just passed my 4 year anniversary of living in Australia, I thought it very timely to write about the things they don't tell you in the glossy brochures.  Or at the fancy work expos for working down under.  Or that you don't find out from other friends living...
  • Fran versus food 6 months ago I have never been an advocate of diets.  Too short-term-ism thinking.  As though your health is a mini goal to be achieved.  It is much better to become a jerf.  No, not a jerk.  Somebody who "just eats real food".  Do this.  With the right portion sizes.  Keep active.  Sleep well, and for...

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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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