Author Archives: nicolegodwin

Drop bears prefer travellers

To my Canadian friends, You may recall that I mentioned drop bears in an earlier blog entry. Here’s a bit more information on drop bears from Australian Geographic: http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/drop-bears-prefer-travellers-says-study.htm Yet another reason for eating vegemite! Enjoy the read. Nic Advertisements

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Frogger – Canadian Style

Do you remember the old video game frogger? You know – the one where you have to maneuver the frog across the road without it getting squashed. In Canada they play a different version. Instead of a frog they have … Continue reading

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The Maple Syrup Curse

In the beginning, the great Gods of maple syrup, Dave and Jen, created the land now known as Canada. Even today, every second Canadian is named Dave and Jen in their honour. Dave and Jen were kind Gods. They made … Continue reading

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G’day Canucks – Quiz #3

So, you think you know about platypuses and skunks – let’s see! As usual, there is one rule – don’t google the answers. Click on the link below to access the quiz. If you want to access the survey from … Continue reading

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Tip me if you like my blog

I’m feeling brave today! I’m ready to take on the sacred cow of tipping in North America. Tipping me for writing this blog post is just as ridiculous as tipping your hairdresser. Where does it end? If I tip waiters … Continue reading

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The Aussie animal that bloody scares me most…

And the winner in the category of ‘The Aussie animal that bloody scares me most’ is … (insert drum-roll here) A magpie! Yes – a magpie. You probably think I’m pulling your leg. I know I took a few liberties … Continue reading

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Vegemite – glorious black sludge

Something is missing from the G’day Canucks website. Something so essential that I’m surprised the comments section hasn’t gone into meltdown and crashed the WordPress servers. I’m talking about Vegemite – that glorious black sludge of a spread that Aussies … Continue reading

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Words worth stealing

There are some Canadian words that I plan to wrap up in tissue paper and place in my pocket for the long trip back to Australia. I’ll sneak them past customs and release them into the Aussie wilderness. They will … Continue reading

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Snowflakeology

Snowflakeology! What a cool word! For a few short minutes I patted myself on the back, smiled smugly to myself and thought about how clever I was making up a new word. But damn you again Google for being a … Continue reading

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Beware of the freezing fog

[To be read with scary horror movie music in the background – or maybe Jaws music would be more appropriate – you choose!] I have just locked the doors and bordered up the windows. Something strange and mysterious is occurring … Continue reading

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