After some good suggestions – I have read the thread about birthday parties from last year. My daughter is turning 5 and May is a bit of an iffy time weather-wise. We’re doing parties every second year so I don’t mind spending a bit and did consider Kids Pantry but that really is very [...]
My family attended the Festival of the Forests on Sunday and the traffic was terrible, walking in from the car it was apparent that about 50% of parking spaces closer to the venue had not been used.
I wonder how much of the gold coin donation money went to pay for contracted parking attendants who caused [...]
Ok so I know these structures can look atrocious but I am sure I can make a decent looking one.
My only question is (knowing how rule-bound anything to do with building on the boundary is) can I build one on a residential block?
We have a large set-back and it wouldn’t encroach on anything. [...]
No doubt you will post the official press release but the new multi-storey carpark has opened today and as an employee coming from Hindmarsh Drive (East) I can only say yippee as no more turning into Yamba drive and then maneouvering through the back streets of Garran to get back to Hindmarsh Drive today.
Only the [...]
So googling – I discovered this discussion on RiotACT from April 2007 about plants the local ABC had suggested for Canberra. Unfortunately the link from the ABC no longer works.
We’re about to plant a hedge out the front and it has to deal with some shade (our street trees are Pin Oak).
Everyone seems to do [...]
We are about to move house and have been with Telstra for home phone, internet and mobile. Much as Telstra sucks we have stayed with them because I get free calls to my husband’s work mobile. We have been frustrated with the ADSL because even though its meant to be as fast as cable we’ve [...]
We have an old wood heater in our new house which we want to rip out. Its probably from about 1970 and its fully set into the fire-place (which is quite solid and seems to be structural).
I know that sometimes you can get rebates and things for pulling out old wood heaters – does anyone [...]
We have made the move to Canberra from Sydney and bought a house in the South (and generally can’t say enough good things about Canberra). I get the whole keeping buildings back from the street so everything looks nice and having an enormous nature strip out the front (although it does seem to stuff up corner [...]