The ABC has a sad report:
Police believe the 48-year-old man was snorkelling at the remote Elle’s Beach with his 41-year-old partner, whose body was found washed up on the beach yesterday afternoon.
It is believed the couple is from the Australian Capital Territory.
They have two kids still waiting for the outcome at the camp site. Very [...]
My wife was telling me that our prospective pre-school won’t apply sunscreen on children. The reason is that if they did, they would be required to wash their hands after each child (so it’s not about allergies). I didn’t find out why they have to wash their hands after each child, kid cooties being the [...]
Anyone lose a dog (I think it’s a terrier, maybe a yorkie) out along the Monaro Highway near Southcare Helicopter?
I first noticed the dog near the RFS Open Day a couple of weeks ago. Riding home along the highway, I saw it again on Monday in roughly the same area on the median strip. [...]
One distinctive iPod called ‘Loghan’s’ found in the War Memorial car park.
If this is yours, shoot through a description of it and we’ll arrange a reunion, otherwise we’ll be passing it on to the AWM lost property in a day or so.
Just noticed that at a certain distance in Google Quest, places like Gunnamulla, Mildura, Nyungan, Sale, and Bega rate a ye olde icon, while Canberra is still a cluster of trees.
Mind you, Hay and Cobar rate a mention and Sydney doesn’t if you zoom out a bit more.
Anyone know where you can find used IBC tanks in Canberra?
Looking for a dog walker to water, feed and walk our dogs while we’re away.
We reside in the Inner South.
Are there any recommendations out there?
Looking for recommendations for a good swim school for kids under 5 that’s convenient to the inner south.
Thanks in advance.
I am thinking getting some water from a small creek tested for quality, to see what contamination may be in it (as it’s possible that there may be pollutants leaching into it upstream), and to review its suitability for stock.
Any suggestions as to the best way to arrange a test?
While overcharging doesn’t happen all the time, it happens often enough that I now check bills, even if it makes me look like a dried up old sphincter.
About one in four times in Canberra I find a little something extra added to our bills.
As a couple we don’t get it often in [...]
Anyone able to recommend a contractor for a small job?
Need to level a site on a slight slope, around 8×8 meters, for a couple of shipping containers.
Cheap is good, but so is reliable.
Cycling into Fyshwick from Dairy Flat road, there is only one safe off-road option (and Fyshwick is one place where you really want to avoid the roads as a cyclist), and not only is tribulus terrestri growing on the sides of the path, but some bright spark with a mower persistently finishes the job by [...]
Thought I might mention Everytrail to those Canberra iphone/GPS users who weren’t aware of it. Bikers wanting to explore new single track/trails but lacking someone to guide them should get a decent iphone bike mount like the ibikeconsole and discover the GPS community greatness of Everytrail. Hikers and horse riders will also benefit from this [...]
Went to Commonwealth Park today and saw fruit bats in the trees.
First time I’ve seen fruit bats in Canberra in the decades I’ve been here.
‘Frank’ recently had a bit of a rant on Riotact concerning surly customers at a parking station. All in all it was a fairly innocuous thread until I read a comment from Gorilla:
Wow didnt actually think someone would actually send this into Frank’s workplace as a complaint. Such a low act to dob someone in [...]
I went to do a fire drill on the farm on the weekend and tried to kick over the fire pump. I’ve been slack and let it sit for a year, and needless to say it took a lot of coaxing and there was a lot of stalling irrespective of throttle and choke control. So [...]
So my wife (on behalf of my son) gave me the paperback version of The Road for Christmas, and while reading it the receipt slipped out from between the pages. After a little chortle at my wife’s expense the receipt becomes my bookmark and I continue my read.
On closing the book, I noticed the RRP [...]
My big toe has been niggling me for a while and has prevented me from jogging.
Don’t know if it’s an old sporting injury or what, but the doctor couldn’t see anything in the x-ray so now I think it’s time to see someone who knows big toes.
Can anyone recommend a specialist in Canberra [...]
With mountain biking gaining a higher profile in Canberra, enthusiasts may not realise how threatened it is.
If bushfires weren’t bad enough. One of the major drawcards for Canberra MTBing is its diversity, with great trails at Stromlo, Kowen, Majura, and Sparrow. Three of these four fields are now facing potential development. I will say now [...]
Can anyone recommend a good accountant?
My old accountant with whom I had a good rapport has left the firm I use, a fact I discovered only when I went in to drop off my tax.
Now I’m feeling slightly gouged as the firm has jacked up its fees to twice what they were a [...]
Can anyone provide an update on Canberra Hospital’s quest for a second mobile humidicrib? Can these things malfunction, so that there may be no humidicrib available in Canberra Hospital?
A spokesperson from Katy Gallagher’s dep was quoted on NowUC as saying:
“Within the public healthcare system, there is always a high demand for services and new equipment… We need [...]