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Drawn a blank?

Drawn a blank?

It was a beautiful Spring day in Sydney, I was planning a family birthday party that obviously I knew was in November. I was sat in the car waiting for school pick-up and suddenly an overwhelming feeling of panic spread over me as I felt very strongly like I had forgotten something.

The feeling was so strong I figured I must have forgotten something pretty important. Not the latest form for school, the gas bill or car … Read more

whale jumping

Not the whale Mum saw – I wasn’t close or quick enough!

When I was living at home with my parents, in Cambridgeshire in the UK, my mum had a catch phrase that came out several times each summer: “This is why we bought this house!” she would say as we sat on their sun drenched patio enjoying lunch or early evening drinks.

For my parents, the house in question had been their final jump up the property ladder, and … Read more


Recently we’ve been thinking and talking about the little things that are different about life in Australia. Some of the items mentioned below have been highlighted by readers over on the Mum’s gone 2 Aus Facebook page.

The little things that are different in Aus

Many of the little things we mention are superficial, but they highlight some fun and interesting quirks about life in Australia. Whether you’ve just arrived in Australia or been living here for years Read more