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Perhaps Canberra’s Most Decently Priced Petrol

By 30 January 2009

Here I am banging on about petrol prices again…so I expect the usual slagging from the usual suspects – whatever!
As a motorist who actually cares about saving some money on fuel – particularly now that the prices are on the way back up again (I told you so), I’ll always keep an eye out for [...]

Dog’s On Leads

By 21 January 2009

From reading comments on my first post of the day [yesterday] on this topic (, I thought I’ll go ahead and do so.  Both posts have related to dogs, and I don’t want to come across as an anti-dog person.  On the contrary, in fact I love dogs, but have certain expectations of owners, and [...]

Who let the dogs out? – And what do I do about them?

By 20 January 2009

My wife was jogging around Flynn yesterday morning as she usually does, when she came across a Staffy / Pit-bull cross who stopped her in her tracks.  He came out from in front of a property and went after her.  After some scrambling, falling on the ground and some panicked running she was able to [...]

A Slow Goodbye To Claret Ash Trees In Canberra

By 8 January 2009

While this topic will be of little interest to some, as a keen gardener I though other “green thumbers” might be interested.
We recently bought a house in the Belconnen area, and one of the many positive aspects of the property were the beautiful mature trees.  The main two are a Red Gum and a Claret [...]

Free TV…Free TV…Free TV…?

By 28 November 2008

I’ve seen a few TV ad’s this week announcing something like 15 new free to air channels being made available in Canberra in 2009.
I’ve tried Googling the subject, and so far I’ve come up with all kinds of speculation – whats the deal, anyone know?

Tree Surgery…And Parity Between Canberra Tradies

By 18 November 2008

As a new home owner, I’m going through the quite expected challenging experience of having to maintain my property, and all the in’s and out’s that come with it.
After only being there for around 3 months, various pieces of work have been completed from plumbing, electrics, roof mainentance…and most recently tree surgery.  I’m still trying [...]

In The Can

By 11 November 2008
In The Can

The week before last I had the privilege of being invited to the opening of an exhibition at the Canberra Museum titled “In The Can”.  The exhibition covers the bygone era of independent cinema in Canberra.  There are artifacts, film and photo’s from the Starlight Drive-in, to the much missed Centre Cinema & Electric Shadows, [...]

Tic Tac Tile?

By 10 November 2008

At the risk of this being a “the best coffee in Canberra” post, I’ll give it a shot anyway, because my options seem to be narrowing quickly.
Where the hell does anyone find a wide selection of used roof tiles in Canberra?  I’ve tried Aussie Junk…both of them – no dice!  I’ve tried a few roof [...]

The Indian Myna Birds Are Taking Over

By 27 October 2008

I’m a relatively new resident of Flynn, and one of the many draws of our property was the abundance of wildlife, including many beautiful native birds.  From the day we first saw our property, there were rainbow lorrikeets, king parrots, rosella’s, galah’s and cockatoo’s to name a few.  Spotted in there was the occasional Indian [...]

Now That’s What I Call Road Rage!

By 2 October 2008

Just in…a major road rage incident was just witnessed here in Bruce.  An employee of the secure compound here was assaulted after a traffic altercation.
Allegedly the employee accidentally cut off a car full of youths, who then threatened the driver.  The driver then drove into the secure compound and the youths pulled to the the [...]

Petrol Prices Over The Phone – “Not Our Policy”, Coles Express

By 23 September 2008

After reading the news today about the huge jump in global oil prices, I thought I’d call a couple of local petrol stations to inquire what the current price of fuel is to decide which station I’d drop past on the way home from work.  Why would I go to the effort you ask, other [...]

Top Dollar For Poor Quality Housing In Bruce?!

By 23 September 2008

[First filed: July 21, 2008 @ 12:42]
I’ve always harped on about buying an established property, rather than something brand new.  Something I saw today not only back’s up my belief, but also beckons my belief.
I work in Bruce, and it’s always escaped me why anyone would want to pay top dollar to live in a [...]

How About Donating Blood As Well As Organs?!

By 4 August 2008

I’ve just finished reading the topic “Organ donor forms now to go with licence renewals”, and it got me thinking about why so many people don’t donate blood?  I’ve always been a keen blood donor, but since I have been overseas for about 5 years, I can’t donate for about 12 months.
The Red Cross have [...]

Homing The Brew In Canberra

By 25 July 2008

I’m finally in the position where I can set-up a home-brew kit.  I’ve been wanting to do this for years!  I know there are plenty of people, particularly in Canberra, who have some pretty sweet skills in brewing top beer. 
Over the years, I’ve tried some stereotypically horrendous home-brew, but also some mega brew. 
Any [...]

Looking For A Good Dentist

By 19 May 2008

I’ve recently read an article here from someone looking for a “cheap dentist”.  [Ed. Here] I completely agree that “cheap” and “quality” rarely go together.  I myself am looking for a good dentist.  If they are an MBF preferred dentist that’s all the better, but not a requirement.  I can recommend to steer clear of [...]

Maybe Save A Few Bucks In Petrol

By 3 May 2008

If you want a few tips on how to possible save a few bucks when you’re filling up, keep the following points in mind:
Never fill-up when the refuelling tanker is at the station.  Firstly, the process of pumping the fuel underground adds oxygen to the fuel, so as you pump it, you end up with [...]

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