Hi.. I need to get my house carpet steam or dry clean soon. It’s a two storey townhouse (3 bedrooms, 1 small study, 1 Family/Dining room, 1 Living room and stairs. No furniture needed to be moved.
Can anyone recommend me a reliable and reasonable carpet cleaners? I rang 2 places and they quoted me close to [...]
I recently found out that if you call ActewAGL and say something about an Origin Energy offer and ask if ActewAGL have a competitor rate you can get 16% off electricity and 12% off gas consumption instantly. I gave them a call and it worked. However, during my 10 day cool off period I have been [...]
Anyone that knows me, knows that my favourite Thursday night activity is drinking cocktails with friends. Actually, it doesn’t even have to be a Thursday night, it’s just a thing I love to do. There is something so sexy and cool about putting on red lipstick and your new favourite dress and just sitting at [...]
I thought I’d let people know that traffic is a real mess in Lanyon at the moment. The ACT government has closed Tharwa Drive to put a new sewer main in, and that means that pretty much anything south of Woodcock Drive in Tuggeranong is a mess.
I just drove from Erindale Drive down to my [...]
I’ve had a lot of contact with bogans over the past few weeks, and I love it. After working on the Victorian election, a few visits from extended family throughout the holiday period, and my first visit to Canberra’s Summernats, my exposure to boganism has gone from a medium-rare to burnt-to-the-bloody-sh$t-house. Before I go any [...]
My grandson has enrolled at the University of Canberra (UCAN) for 2015. He’ll be driving from Conder each day and isn’t sure about parking. He’s looked at the parking options on the UCAN website but is a little worried about what he should do if he arrives and there aren’t any parks left. Does anyone know if students from [...]
Hi there. My fiancé and I had organised a wedding for March this year outside Canberra, but arrangements have fallen through as the venue has been sold. So now we are trying to finalise arrangements quickly for an informal wedding and reception venue for around 30 people. We are looking at either an outside wedding [...]
Who said the Victorians were a stuffy conservative lot? How things have changed! Canberra’s own Fiona Patten MLC!
So Fiona won a seat in the Upper House in Victoria at the last elections, which saw the Liberal a one term wonder, booted out on their proverbials.
Anyone see the pickie in the papers celebrating this wondrous [...]
I’m seeking advice from Rioters who have driven the Brisbane-Canberra route recently. I am flying to Brisbane to buy a campervan and will be starting the drive back to Canberra the same day. I’m a bit nervous about both Cunningham’s Gap and the Toowoomba Range as I am not familiar with the vehicle, but I [...]
This morning I checked out Duatti, recommended to me for their French toast and coffee. Duatti, the Korean word for two friends has a very Melbournesque feel. Located in Westfield Woden (in the corner, near Woolies), this gorgeous little café is brand new, only opening in December.
Walking up to the café, I was super impressed [...]
We have just had a huge wardrobe cleanout and have everything from brand new items still with tags through to much-worn things. Mr Catty says charities won’t take any clothing and it’s a waste of time taking them. He wants to take them all to the tip, but my scruples won’t let me; there are [...]
Canberrans seem to be pretty big on social clubs, with Friday night dinners or mid week drinks at the club. Now to confirm, when I say social club, I am referring to establishments such as the Tradies, RSL’s and Football clubs. You know those places where you can get a meal, play the pokies, win [...]
Canberra motorists have been treated to a drastic reduction in the price of fuel since the opening of Costco’s petrol station in early December.
On a trip to the Majura Park precinct just before Christmas, I was surprised to see unleaded fuel down to $1.17 a litre at both the Costco and the nearby Woolworths petrol [...]
To my surprise … and apart from the guy who likened hummus to floor tile glue, the search for Canberra’s best hummus created much discussion.
The three most talked about places were Turkish Pide House, Fig & Olive in Chisholm and an unknown business who it sounds like sells Turkish sweets and dips at both the [...]
I’ve been in good company recently, joining others in banging on about the ill treatment of asylum seekers and trying to draw attention to the fact that the scale of the problem does not justify the degree of power and might being applied to repelling those seeking succour on our shores by coming here in [...]
Until recently, I was bored witless with cricket having spent my whole childhood, adolescence and junior adulthood, rapt in its glory.
The one day games were exciting, the Windies were amazing and the Poms were there for the slaughter. The Indians, Sri Lankans and Pakistanis were there to make the numbers up. South Africa was Un-PC.
Whether you’re after some really good fish and chips, a meat pie or a fancy dinner for two, here’s a short guide to some of the South Coast’s most loved restaurants, cafes and takeaway shops.
Fish and chips
No trip down the coast is complete without fish and chips for dinner. My recommendation for all things battered [...]
One of the best party foods ever invented would have to be bread and dip, specifically hummus. It is made of the simplest ingredients; chickpeas, salt, lemon, garlic, tahini paste and maybe some cumin. Despite the easy recipe I always personally find that hummus always tastes different, depending where you get it.
This week I want [...]
Can anyone point me in the direction of a really good Lawyer in the ACT for Family law. I need the best !!
I have had restrictions of my child access placed on me since I moved into the town where my kids reside.
I have begun mediation, but need a lawyer to formalise the agreement reached after [...]
There was quite a lot of debate when the call went out for Canberra’s best pies last week, with over 10 different bakeries and cafes being nominated.
Based on most popular I found myself out at the Spence Friendly Grocer. I didn’t even know that it existed, let alone has a café inside. I was told [...]
With Christmas just around the corner, it’s almost time for Canberrans to make their annual exodus to the South Coast for a good dose of sun, sea and greasy takeaway.
For those new to the Canberra, it’s a strange phenomenon. Tens of thousands of Canberrans drive two-and-a-half hours to “get away from it all”, only to [...]
Christmas is here yet again. Peace and goodwill to all, presents everywhere, food from one end of the house to the other, squealing kids and snoring dads. The smell of Christmas trees and the sound of carols.
Yeah, well I reckon there is a bit of selective celebration going on.
Do you reckon the Government will [...]