Pom-bashing faces the ultimate Test

It will either be a very good time to be a Pom visiting Australia over the next few days, or it could  be something of a trial. On Boxing Day, the most important cricket match in the country’s history will take place in Melbourne – that is, if you believe the Australian press. After one …

Getting in touch with my inner Australian

For an Englishman interested in taking a side-step out of his regular life, there is no place quite like Australia. After all, a couple of centuries ago, the ancestors of today’s Australians took a side-step out of their regular lives (or, to be more accurate, were booted out of their irregular lives) and took the road …