Darling Harbour Boats

Darling Harbour Boats

“Wealth is a tool of freedom, but the pursuit of wealth is the way to slavery.”

- Frank Herbert

A terrible Sydney view

Sydney from Dudley Page ParkThe warm evenings are a thing of the past here as winter approaches, and it’s barely even light when you leave the office. But somehow, even when the weather is crap, Sydney still has a way of putting on a show.

Stonecutters Ridge Evening

Stonecutters Ridge Evening“It may be getting colder, and winter is approaching, but the views aren’t any less spectacular.”

Amazing Australian Wildlife

I’ve never had an issue with wildlife – spiders and even snakes never really phased me. Until now. The wildlife here in Australia is completely different than anywhere else I’ve ever lived. While it’s all so diverse, much of it can kill  you – quickly.

Australia, in all its beauty, is a pretty harsh continent. From the Outback, to the tropics up North, this continent isn’t for the faint of hearted. Australia has more species of venomous snakes than any country on earth. In fact, all the snakes found in Tasmania are poisonous (granted, there are only 3). The “champion” of all poisonous snakes in Australia,is the Taipan which is considered 50 times more venomous than the cobra. In fact, Australia has six of the top ten most venomous snakes in the world.

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Happy Australia Day

Happy Australia Day everyone! With temperatures set to soar to near 40c this afternoon, Aussies are flocking to the beaches or the closest pool. In true Aussie fashion, BBQs are firing up all over the country – kudos to those who are braving the heat to get the snags just right today.

I hope everyone is relaxing and enjoying this unusual Wednesday day off work. No yard work for us today!