Australia Unlimited + a competition

Disclosure: I’m not being paid for this post. Nor am I receiving anything. Why am I posting this? Because YOU could win one of two Bill Granger cookbooks! And also because I do sincerely like the idea behind Australia Unlimited. Read to the end for competition details.

Also, thanks to Brand Australia and Ogilvy PR for the prize. Images are courtesy of Australia Unlimited.

So you all know that I’m not technically an Australian. But I do consider myself one (as well as being Kiwi and Chinese – in no particular order). Having been here for nearly 9 years, I’ve grown to love this country (but don’t tell the people back home in NZ… I think I’ll be lynched! :p )

You know what I love about this country though? It’s not what’s famous about it overseas. It’s not the beaches and the wide open spaces (to be honest, I’ve seen better overseas… cough). It’s the lifestyle that’s possible here. I don’t wear rose coloured glasses by any means – I’m very aware of the negatives of this country – but the positives outweigh them and I genuinely think this is the best country in the world… for me.

Why am I telling you all this? Because of the new Australia Unlimited ipad app (link will take you to itunes). Don’t have an ipad? (No, I don’t have one either). There’s also a website:

And what is it?

Australia Unlimited is a free monthly iPad magazine app (and website) that shares compelling stories of people changing the world for the better – through their art, business acumen, research or humanitarian efforts. The common thread is Australia: whether it’s through a person’s place of birth or their experience of living, working or studying in the country, Australia Unlimited examines the contribution the nation’s people is making to global issues.

Check it out. (By the way, that top photo is of Geelong-born ethicist Julian Savulescu.)

Okay! Competition time! I have two SIGNED hard cover copies of Bill Granger’s latest book: Bill’s Basics to give away as part of the launch celebrations for Australia Unlimited.

You know I like to make things easy for you. So just leave me a comment on this post telling me your favourite overseas restaurant by an Aussie chef (or maybe just one you’ve heard of – hah!) and I will draw the winner randomly. As always, make sure you include a valid email address when you comment so I can contact you if you win (your email won’t be published). This competition is open to Australian residents only and entries will close midnight Saturday 24 March.

Good luck. 🙂

PS: you can also win a cookbook from my Dastardly friend, I-Hua. But you need to be quick because her comp closes Monday 12 March.