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Moving to Australia

Thinking of moving to Australia? Wondering what it’s really like to live there? Here’s the gen from our local expert. Sydney Sue, who has lived in Australia for over 25 years, writes: Here’s a few things that come to mind about general life in Aus. First you will have to get used to seeing a […]

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Sydney Morris Men

So what do you know about Morris Men? “They strike up the Devil’s dance withall: then martch this heathen company…their pypers pyping… their belles jyngling, their handkercheefes fluttering…like madde men…” (Philip Stubbes, 1583) Australia has a rich tapestry of folk history (mostly based on English, Scots and Irish tradition), and has many capable musicians and […]

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Buying or starting a business in Western Australia

Moving to a new country is a very stressful time for most of us and the older one is, the more side-effects! That and buying a business doubles the strain, so if you are in the process, or considering it, watch your health, eat wisely and take plenty of vitamins. Swim in the sea and […]

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Hello from Fiji

Greetings from a hot and humid Suva. This is my annual “I know I don’t write much, so here it is all in one go” letter. One of the things I have realised since coming to Fiji is just how many of the things I do and feel are triggered by the weather. Christmas is […]

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A year in Fiji

"My family and I moved to Fiji a year ago from a small, rural community in the far north-east of Scotland. When we first arrived, my employer put us up in a nice, mid-range hotel close to the sleazy part of Suva. Guests were advised to travel everywhere by taxi because of the number of muggings. It also rained almost continuously for the first two weeks. Welcome to Fiji!" Dr Peter Forster looks at life in the Pacific.

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