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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  • Reflections on a fantastic Xmas 2016 1 week ago I have said it before.  And it needs saying again.  I live in a very beautiful, picturesque part of the world.  The village I live in has everything I could ever want, or need, without having to leave the confines of the post code.But when I do venture out, beyond 2088, I am always greeted with...
  • Happy New Year (almost) 3 weeks ago Henry David Thoreau.  Robert Louis Stevenson.  F Scott Fitzgerald.  Anton Chekhov.  Jackson Pollock.  Billie Holiday.  Marvin Gaye.  And not forgetting Steve Irwin.  I have succeeded in avoiding this illustrious list of people.  People you may well have heard of.  And due to some of their...
  • Beautiful Ubud, Bali 2 months 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...

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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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