About me and pomtification

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.

5 thoughts on “About me and pomtification”

  1. Yeah Ben … pleasure to read your stream of thoufht

    “I fall into a trance, at the supermarket
    the noise flows me along, as I catch falling cans
    of baked beans on toast, technology is the most.

    and everyone seems just like me,
    they struggle hard to set themselves free
    and they’re waiting for the change


    1. Thanks, David – much appreciate your comments. I of course cannot claim credit for those words – they are from The Jam’s In The Crowd – a mighty psychedelic/pop/new wave track capturing the alienation caused by modern consumerism and society. Bloody great track, but!


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