Aussies Abroad

I’VE spent a lot of time recently – one might argue a disproportionately large amount – thinking about Australians. I have been actively working on my relationship with us, a relationship which has soured, somewhat, throughout my travels and as a result of my dislike of Sydney’s sizeable ego, and postcode obsession. The latter is, admittedly, an irrelevant personal gripe I won’t assault you all with. What matters is I really have been trying to rekindle our flame, going out of my way to concentrate on the things I love about us, the things I like seeing the rest of the world associate with us as people. The truth is, I really don’t want to dislike us … but all too often I find myself snarling ‘bloody Australians’ in, it’s quite possible, a similar accent to the one I am snarling at.

Latest column, up now. Read more, over on Australian Times …