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Come to Australia where you might accidentally get killed…

Get your Snake sticks ready! As a follow up to my last post Creepies and Crawlies – No Worries, I thought this YouTube clip was most appropriate! Come to Australia where you might accidentally get killed… Enjoy! Nic Advertisements

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Creepies and Crawlies – No worries!

Australia has a unique reputation as a tourist destination. On one hand, many Canucks I’ve met would give up maple syrup and beavertails (but not hockey) to visit Australia. It’s a dream destination that they want to get to ‘someday’. … Continue reading

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Outrageous facts about skating in Australia

How many indoor ice rinks do you think there are in Australia? Go on, say a number out loud. Bear in mind that Australia’s population is 22 million. There are in fact only 22 rinks. That’s one rink for every … Continue reading

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Let’s Compare

I’ve just added a new page to G’day Canucks which includes a whole lot of useful and not so useful comparisons between Australia and Canada. Click here to see serious information such as population comparisons and the highest mountains as … Continue reading

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The ‘T’ Word

On my son’s first day at school he put up his hand and asked if he could go to the toilet. Aussies reading this can’t yet see the issue… Little Canucks, however, caught on straight away and responded as only … Continue reading

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Beavertails anyone?

This, my friends, is a beaver!! Sadly, I didn’t take this photo and haven’t seen a beaver in real life – yet!  I have however seen a beavertail. Confused? Let me catch you up! Way back in 1978 a new … Continue reading

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Try your luck in the first Aussie and Canuck quiz

So, you think you know a few things about Australia and Canada. Put your knowledge to the test with a short quiz I’ve created just for G’day Canucks. It will only take 2 minutes!! Click on the Aussie/Canuck Quiz #1 … Continue reading

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Let’s talk loonies and toonies…

“Can I have a loonie or a toonie? What about a few quarters? I just want to buy some gum!” pleaded my kids. They’ve got the Canadian money lingo down pat. They know their pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters, loonies and … Continue reading

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Pencils, tuques, lollies, duo-tangs and more…

Pencils or pencil crayons? On the first day of school my children came home with a list of school supplies to be purchased. No big deal! Surely we use the same language with stationery. A pen is a pen, a … Continue reading

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Morning tea?

I casually asked a friend to come over for morning tea as we had a few things we needed to chat about. She looked at me and smiled, “Do I have to wear a hat and a frock? And will the … Continue reading

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