Pregnant and with husband and clingy toddler in tow, Lois sets off from Durban to a sweltering Brisbane, arriving on Australia Day 1997. She is not prepared for the sheer magnitude of the move but battles on in a fog of homesickness using humour to get by.
Aussie, Actually is a warts and all account of Lois’s eleven year sojourn as a migrant wife and mother living in Brisbane, Australia. Illustrated with cartoons by her 10 year old daughter, Lara, the book's 24 chapters capture her humorous and honest life experiences living as a new Australian. Aussie, Actually will allow South Africans a glimpse of an immigrant’s impression of living Down Under.
For those contemplating a permanent move to Australia, Aussie, Actually will reveal the everyday experiences not covered in the emigration manual!