The bureau of meteorology’s 2013 annual climate report [http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/annual_sum/2013/AnClimSum2013_HR1.0.pdf] is now out, and shows sunny canberra had a +2.2 degrees anomaly above average temperatures, during what was australia’s hottest year on record. this was the greatest anomaly for any of our capital cities – canberra’s getting warmer more quickly. and our rainfall was some 14% [...]
well hello again, hive mind.
i have been asked to post here to inquire into your experiences – preferably the positive ones, but do tell the dirt! – and contacts for a reliable and inexpensive handyperson[/s], who would be tasked with repairing/replacing an internal door, repairing some door frames and door locks, and doing some internal [...]
i thought i’d trawl the riotous hive mind for some food for thought. my family has a significant milestone this year and we are considering clumping together, a rare event, and go somewhere nice for a meal and perhaps an overnight stay (there’s the folks and three [proper old] kids, mebbe a partner or two [...]
mental health policy discussion – ideas for a utopian version?
[no cyclists were harmed or even invoked in the development of this article]
so, what do rioters think? i am approaching among other traffic at or just under the posted speed limit, on a major arterial road in the nearside (left) lane, a major thoroughfare (let’s call it ‘northbourne avenue’) when about two-three hundred metres ahead [...]
where are canberra’s bakery-produced pies and sausage rolls?
The Age has an article today that cites a study listing Launceston as australia’s most ‘family-friendly’ city, with our own glorious national capital mooching in just behind.
Let’s try, in this centenary year, to boost our ranking ahead of that tasmanian interloper, eh? how would we do this..?
Noticed this mini-Stonehenge off the federal highway, opposite turn for the tulip farm just before dipping down to yass river…
Anyone know its provenance?
UPDATE: Thanks to BenMac who sent in the aerial view:
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With the centenary fast approaching, the hive mind might care to ruminate on the finest examples of this ruined sheep station as depicted in prose, verse or song. What should be on the centenary committee’s bookshelves or playlists next year?
i’m not after works by canberrans, but about canberra. anyone?
a contemporary song that pops into my [...]
i was musing, as you do, as i wandered across civic the other day and, for no reason in particular, thoughts turned to the varying quality of public amenities in civic and it occurred to me that different people must have their particular convenience of choice and i thought i’d ask, where do rioters spend [...]
is it just me, or am i in the wrong spot at the right time..? but collecting astress from her place of work (west civic precinct is all i’ll say) of late i have noticed a phenomenon that i thought society divested itself of two or three decades ago.
car pulls up; she waits. he [...]
need recommendation for magic fingers, a sports physio for a bodgy ankle…
i have noticed the new blue perspex barriers over the road to yarralumla across adelaide avenue (or whatever it’s called by then) and understand their 800k cost was met by the nca – but does anyone know the significance of the design thereon?
it looks like topography marks from a map [what are those lines [...]
coins need counting, don’t want to establish a bank account – help.
after the response on the reason canberra drivers are apparently so awful thread, i also suspect some of the road rules and intricacies of canberra’s roads are somewhat to blame – the ‘turn left when you want’ signs (or whatever they actually say) at a number of intersections for one. the others include being able [...]
where’s the best places (galleries?) to acquire reasonably priced art?
i know some of the supermarkets’ deli sections have product they call brawn, but it is not brawn really, just a few scummy offcuts set in industrial strength gelatin. gleurch! and dson’t start me on this ‘presswurst’ thing…
does the hive mind know of anywhere in this fair land where one might purchase honest to goodness [...]
two locals in asian cup in qatar
i know we’ve had advertising features from mortgage brokers recently, but i was wondering if the riotous hive mind can recommend a particular broker, noting why; or steer me clear of one, also telling me why (without, of course, being too slanderous…)
thanks hive mind – i always get the buzz you send…
[Random inner north footpath after rain]
so, with all these new-fangled action routes and those new-fangled bike lanes to entice people to take buses or ride their bike rather than take their foul polluting evil satanic car, you might in a moment of quiet rumination imagine that the powers that be might also consider having [...]
ok, astress is diving back into the world of work soon and so astro-monkey has soon to go to daycare a couple days a week… we had a first look at the centre we got into [!] this week, taking him for a couple hours to see how it works, how he reacted. he didn’t [...]
astress has unearthed the final electric shadows poster from the end of 2006 and i realise that, while i knew it then but now can’t recall (though didn’t get to the screening for some reason now forgotten) can anyone recall the ‘surprise’ final film they showed..?
and so while i’m on topic, how do people rate [...]
sorry, is it just me, or is there a surfeit of flies around for this time of year?
we constantly seem to have some several in the house, which i try to smash – mostly unsuccessfully. with a young’un in the midst, astress and i are loathe to use any spray. then i was outside this [...]
News today has robbie fowler heading to the champions next season, but the fury surviving; however the gold coast franchise looks dead after the owner has pulled his funding. the ffa seem certain to retain a ten team competition with the new melbourne heart franchise simply replacing the big-talking gold coast…
so, the question is, what [...]
so, canberra is famous for not allowing bilboard advertising, right?
so why is there a large inflatable animal spruiking an entertainment event (shan’t give them the pleasure of naming and so advertising) erected in the yard of the house at the corner of limestone and chisholm, ainslie?
it is in someone’s private property, granted, but clearly is designed [...]
rioters, i have the task of arranging a couple day meeting with some international guests and this includes organising lunches and morning/arfternoon teas.
so, who is the best caterer in town to get the gig? what do they do and why should i consider them?
is it just me, or is there an increased level of chlorine in the tap water recently?
i give my ‘matoes and zucchini a watering can full of water from the back tap most mornings, and have recently acquired a stand-alone evaporative cooler which i fill using a bucket from the kitchen tap – in [...]
as the swiss will say: old bread is not hard; no bread is hard.
ok rioters, a quick look at the search function tells me we haven’t had a rant or boast about the very staple of life – bread – here any recent time… so, where is the best loaf to be had in sunny canberra, [...]
I am guessing it is just me (it usually is) but i am sure i recall the signage and general gossip around the finishing of the resurfacing of the south-bound lanes of anzac avenue implied / blithely stated that the north-bound lanes would be done pretty well straight away. That was in march, if memory [...]
I’ve been quiet on this forum for the past week having been a stationary cyclist collected by a moving car last monday evening – my only foray onto the roads in a cyclepath trip home from near the gallery, so don’t go there…
As a consequence I have a lot of blurred vision (apologies now [...]
Can anything be done to have the ‘archives’ start with the latest story not already linked by being up in the main part of the board or titled under ‘recent posts’? It is frustrating (aww, poor me) to have to scroll to the bottom of the first page that comes up in the archives, then [...]
Yesterday early evening, out picking apricots from our tree by the driveway, i noticed a flurry of movement by a couple of ants nests beside our front path and, on closer examination, saw a mutlitude of winged bullants scurrying about and then taking flight – it was all over in minutes, some several hundred of [...]