About me

Hi there!

Brissie Life is a Brisbane blog by me, Andy – a guy who’s found himself living in Brisbane and has decided to make the most of it.

I’m originally from Sydney, I’ve also lived in Perth, Melbourne and Darwin, and Brisbane is my favourite Australian city. I’ve been living here since 2016 after travelling and living around the world for an extended period and I can say that Brisbane, or Brissie as the locals call it, is a top place to call home.

I’m fairly settled these days, working full-time as an eLearning developer while living with my partner, son and cocker spaniel. Saying that, the call for adventure still beckons and I’m always looking for things to experience in Brissie. So, if you’re keen to discover some of the best places to eat, drink and explore in and around the city – including day trips and weekend getaways – you’ve come to the right place!

So how did I end up here?

The in-laws are based in the Northern Rivers, where I lived for six years before relocating to Brisbane for work. I still make regular visits down that way, so now it seems we have the best of both worlds.

A few facts about me:

My first career was as a chef

I like walking and I’m always listening to music.

I’m particularly interested in culture and history (which were my majors at university), which you’ll get a bit of on this blog.  

I also enjoy nature, exploring, eating, visual design, photography, writing, reading, gaming, watching k-dramas, going to restaurants/cafes/pubs and being silly.

Welcome. Settle in and explore Brissie Life.