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 [...]
From reading comments on my first post of the day [yesterday] on this topic (http://the-riotact.com/?p=10462#comment-171689), 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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
[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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]