The big clean before the groot trek

Our joyous days arrived somewhere during the year of 2008. The year of the loadshedding advent. The job offer was approved and accepted and the company agreed to pay for our trek. And a trek it was. The people of the moving companies came and quoted and above all advised on the cleaning of our…

Remember – when in Rome…

I truly hope that my intelligence shows in the writings that I post. I must admit though, that being a fresh-of-the-plane migrant reduced my IQ (who cares about IQ, EG and SQ?) dramatically! The first three days were bliss as we did not really have to talk to too many people. It was the familiar…

My IELTS test

One of the ‘consequences’ of us applying for PR was me having to write an IELTS test. Oh! Hold fast shattered nerves, I thought and promptly wrote them an email explaining that I studied in English and worked for a company where it was all I spoke for 8 plus hours a day. Noooo, they…

This is a High-Vis country

Australia is a highly visible country. No, not in the way you are thinking with international profiles and a Home Affairs minister who had the guts to take on old Vlad. Nor in the riches that our Pilbarra region harbours in the red dirt. Neither in the majestic Opera house in Sydney. No, we are…