Pomtificate – v. to look at antipodean life from the perspective of an Englishman; to muse, occasionally amusingly, often dryly, mostly inconsequentially; to live in a dream-like state n. pomtification/s
Hello!/G’day!/y’aright, our kid?/alroight, bab. Welcome to my, er…blogosphere, to use the accepted parlance.
I am Ben, a dual English/Australian citizen who came to Perth Western Australia from Manchester, in the north-west of England, although I was born and grew up in Birmingham, bang in the middle bit.
I married an angel from ‘saaaf Landan’ (South London), with whom I have two sons, whom we love dearly and whom entertain us, beguile us, amaze us and annoy the crap out of us in varying measures – although not so much of the latter in all fairness.
Breathing in the space, light and ocean of Perth in 2007, from poking around in a shoebox amidst the “dark satanic mills” and the “pills, thrills and bellyaches” of Manchester truly changed our lives forever. Now I love the life I have here in this amazing land indulging in my passions.
And right here on pomtification is where I write about them – fishing, writing, sport/personal training, spiritual development, culcha’ and pomtificating about the gloriousness, quirks and occasional frustrations of living here in Perth and Western ‘Straya – they all get a ‘Guernsey’ (don’t worry, non-Aussie readers, I’ll explain later – at least as best as I can).
So make yourself a brew and come and have a play in my digital sandpit. I’d love to know what you think and don’t hold back because, at the end of the day it’sallgoodnoworriesshe’llberight,mate – innit????
Ben C, February 2016.