In very exciting news Keith Marshall’s Kumo Cycles has made the grade for the Cycle EXIF Bicycle Calendar 2013:
Thirteen of the world’s most beautiful custom bicycles, from builders including Jordan Hufnagel, Kumo Cycles, Tom Donhou, Signal Cycles and MAP Cycles.
Well done Keith!
The Crace developers are letting us all know the Crace recreation park is officially opening on Saturday:
Crace’s $3.6 million recreation park spanning 4.5 hectares is a facility unlike anything Canberra has ever seen and has been hailed as a model for future parks by the ACT Government.
Designed to appeal to a broad range of users, [...]
The Chief Health Officer is warning that regardless of what you think about Peter Slipper’s text messages you don’t want to be hanging onto some batches of mussels:
On 2 November 2012, a national recall was announced for mussels that may be contaminated with a naturally occurring biotoxin called paralytic shellfish toxin. Shellfish may accumulate this [...]
Sleep, we all need it, but the quality and quantity of your sleep is vital to your health!
If the odd night of poor sleep becomes a regular pattern of two or more times per week, the long term effects on your body are not just physical. The emotional and mental are far greater.
“The research is [...]
I’m looking at joining a women’s health club, mainly to use the creche, and as it’s close by to my work. I’ve just gone back part time, my daughter is 8 months old.
I am mainly looking at joining a Fernwood Woden/Civic, as they are the closest women’s gym to my work and home. Apparently, [...]
A family member has decided to get a small tattoo removed.
Where should they go?
Hi everyone, I’m a newcomer to Canberra (having arrived in December 2010). Prior to that, I lived on the East Coast of the US and 3 years in Auckland. I’ve relied on the Riot Act heavily for suggestions for everything from doctors to restaurants for a special meal to hair dressers. So [...]
Territory and Municipal Services have taken it on themselves to warn us about the care of dogs through the summer.
They’re particularly down on leaving dogs in cars, and letting them off leads.
There is, however, some good advice about swimming areas:
“If the mercury is on the rise and you feel like taking your dog for a [...]
As passed on and recounted by a friend who wishes to remain anonymous:
EVERYONE! EVERYONE IT’S OK, I CAN DIE NOW.
Running along weaving down the street, Some guy walking past yells at me: “WHAT THE F*** ARE YOU DOING YOU IDIOT?”
I yell back: “I’M TRYING TO DRAW A MASSIVE THROBBING C*** USING MY GPS!”
I pass [...]
It’s about time Canberra Hospital got serious about enforcing the total smoking ban at this health care facility and backing it up with on the spot fines.
The inconsiderate desperadoes that blithely puff away under the no smoking signs could well contribute to the cost of their own treatment and should be actively deterred from [...]
Does anyone know which if any of the lakes in Canberra are safe for dogs to swim in?
Territory and Municipal Services want you to know what they’ve been up to with their “play spaces” upgrades (we think they mean playgrounds):
“Canberra families now have access to more fun and contemporary play areas with upgrades to play spaces on Mueller Street in Yarralumla, Rosman Circuit in Gilmore, Gibbs and Crafer Places in Kambah, and [...]
YouTube brings us frankly astonishing footage of the monstrous Murray Cod lurking in Googong Dam.
It’s been posted by First Strike Production with this note:
This DVD series has been filmed, edited and created by Roman Dicovski and Barry Anderson.
These DVD’s are a strap yourself in arm chair ride to some of the best clear-water cod action [...]
Do you know someone like this?
As a Project Manager of a large construction company, Robert understood stress. He regularly worked long hours, made major financial decisions on the go every day and played his role in the rough and tumble of workplace politics.
So Robert was totally unprepared when his boss called him to an urgent [...]
Territory and Municipal Services want you to know about the bird watching possibilities along the Mulligans Bird Walk:
“Mulligans Flat Woodland Sanctuary is one of the best bird watching spots in the ACT, with its different habitats providing a home and feeding place for more than 160 native bird species,” said Stephen Wilkes, Ranger-in-Charge, Mulligans Flat [...]
Yesterday Mark sent in a clutch of pictures with this note:
The Harley Owners Group have set up base at Thoroughbred Park for their annual Rally. Pictures from Thoroughbred Park, Commonwealth Avenue and Mount Ainslie.
Photo’s courtesy of Snapped by Mark Photography. http://snappedbymark.photomerchant.net/home
Got images of Canberra you want to share with the world? Email them [...]
With energy prices predicted to rise steeply over coming years, now is the moment to retrofit your home for energy efficiency.
Join before 31st October to win a thermal imaging and air leakage assessment from Scinergy valued at over $500. Eliminating air leaks can commonly reduce household energy bills by 50%, and make [...]
A headline “ACT Labor to bring family fun to Tuggeranong Pool” does make one wonder what kind of hellish facility they’ve been running down there until now. But here’s the announcement:
If re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will commit $600,000 to establish a family water play area as part of the Lakeside Leisure Centre at Tuggeranong.
Hi all. Does anyone know of any hair dressers that are open today that isn’t just cuts and isn’t a rip?
The Liberals’ Vicki Dunne is coming out against “mini brothels” in suburban settings:
ACT Shadow Attorney-General Vicki Dunne announced today that if elected, a Canberra\ Liberals government would not implement the Labor-Greens plan to allow multiple prostitutes to work in homes in the suburbs. Mrs Dunne said this is bad policy which would have negative ramifications [...]
My mother-in-law is visiting for a couple of months from Spain and she mentioned that she’d love to have a go at driving a 4WD off-road. As her birthday (60th) is coming up I thought it would be a good pressy.
However, I cant find any places that would do this; anyone got any ideas or [...]
Canberra – Personal fitness trainers are the beacon of integrity in the fog of weight loss gimmicks, gadgets and fads. None worth their salt would ever tell someone weight loss is easy. But now many are saying it’s a cinch. That’s because hundreds of personal fitness trainers nationwide are recommending the Cinch™ Cm Loss Plan [...]
Are YOU Stressed Out? In Pain? Overwhelmed? Always tired?
Feel like you are barely holding on sometimes because life seems so busy? You are always running around doing everything for everyone else…when is it going to be your turn? At times work, family and social commitments can take over our lives and leave us feeling tired, [...]
Dear Rioters, who is the best masseur in Canberra?
I am inner north but prepared to travel (within reason). No specific injuries, just sore muscles.
I will ignore any Mitchell/Fyshwick recommendations.
With the school holidays approaching, entertaining the kids will be high on your agenda.
You want somewhere that’s fun, exciting and safe and is not going to break the bank.
You also want somewhere to relax and catch up with friends while you enjoy a great cup of coffee and a bite to eat.
KidCity in Mitchell is [...]
Chief Minister Gallaher has found some more money to get kids in better shape:
If re-elected in 2012, ACT Labor will boost our investment to $390,000 over four years to promote healthy eating and exercise in primary schools – so more kids are Active Kids.
The boost in funding will be provided to the Physical Activity Foundation [...]
The Tuggeranong Push rolls on with the Liberals promising more facilities in parts South.
ACT Opposition Leader Zed Seselja and ACT Deputy Opposition Leader Brendan Smyth announced today that if elected, a Canberra Liberals Government will commit $15 million for the development of an indoor swimming pool in Lanyon.
“The Canberra Liberals believe that all Canberra residents [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher is playing the obesity card again (everyone else’s obesity is terrible can someone else do something about it) and promising to make tuck shops less competitive but notionally healthier.
If re-elected in 2012 ACT Labor will invest $1 million to make sure public school students have access to the highest quality canteen options.
Joy Burch has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with ClubsACT:
Commitments contained in the MoU include:
– The ACT Government will consider options to encourage clubs to maintain specific community contributions above the 8 per cent required by law, and members of ClubsACT agree to maintain contribution levels additional to the required 8 per [...]
Chief Minister Gallagher has announced that she’s OK with the existing obese population but doesn’t want to see any more:
if re-elected ACT Labor will set a “zero growth” target by of making the current recorded rates of people
who are overweight and obese as the peak of the obesity epidemic in the ACT.
To achieve this she’s [...]
A few months ago as a dare, 19 year old Canberra girl Mindy Reading signed up for the Curvy Kate Star-in-a-Bra completion. Now, a bit further down the track she has not only won the Canberra stage of the competition but finds herself in the top five in Australia. So far she has had interviews [...]
I am considering entering to share housing. I am concerned because I have sport 3 nights a week and I sweat like nothing else. After training there are no showers so I have to come home smelly. I jump straight into the shower because I cannot stand my own smell.
In a share house situation you’re [...]