I’m a community radio listener but over the weekend my son flicked past a commercial station where I heard them say that “Captain Underpants” is giving away tickets to an upcoming Canberra production of War of the Worlds.
Now, I’m not a prude and I like a bit of fun as much as the next bloke, [...]
Tim has sent this one in.
Which side is it again?!
Here I was on my evening commute home on Friday when this unlit cyclist came around a corner heading right for me! The poor jogger really couldn’t do any mor to “share the path”. The other cyclist somehow managed to pass me and overtake [...]
So with the weather warming up and the sun shining its time to sort my extremely neglected (to put it mildly) yard out finally.
Can someone recommend a good, honest and reliable gardener in Gungahlin, who can hack, slash, prune and lop their way through a jungle, and dispose of the trimmings?
Thanks in Advance.
My 16 yo daughter (year 10) has always had “issues” with maths, or to quote her “I like maths, it doesn’t like me”. Prior to this year she maintained a B average. I think that she decided she wouldn’t need maths in College, she’s now failing and is behind is key concept areas.
She now wants [...]
I was in Belconnen earlier this morning and noticed the circus are parked up in the gravel overflow carpark behind the mall. I’m not sure if this is the location of the circus as they are usually on Ginninderra Drive.
What surprised me was the minature horses and donkeys tied to the back of the trailers [...]
We paid $80 an hour for a chap with a Dingo machine to rip out some shrubs. Not an onerous task by any means. Cost $400. Not bad money for 5 hours work. We asked if he could come back to take out some more, but he never came back or even contacted us after [...]
HOLIDAY DRAMA WORKSHOPS @ CANBERRA YOUTH THEATRE
Canberra Youth Theatre runs 2 intensive Holiday Drama Workshops for young actors aged 7 – 9 years & 10 – 12 years. This holidays it will be running in the first week (2 – 5 October) at Gorman House Arts Centre. Actors come to the theatre each day, [...]
The plague I’m referring to is number 4 from Exodus:
“This is what the LORD says: Let my people go, so that they may worship me. If you do not let my people go, I will send swarms of flies upon you…”
So we don’t exactly have swarms of flies, but with the slightly warmer weather we are [...]
I love breakfast and am desperate to find a great breakfast spot in Canberra but everywhere is terrible and overpriced.
I went to Beess & Co in Yarralumla on the weekend and it was appalling…even the toast was bad (and how can you mess that up??). A few weeks ago had Urban Food and nearly $60 [...]
Stand up and be counted on water.
I thought this was quite ironic at the Tugg recycling facility this morning.
So you do the right thing, recycle the things you should, and you get attacked by a magpie whilst doing so.
The council responds by putting up a sign saying watch out for the bird, it may swoop you.
[Got an image of Canberra [...]
Does anyone know the facts about “rates tripling” as per the Liberal Party ads?
I can’t afford to pay $130 a WEEK for rates on the average wage!
What is Katie Gallagher thinking? And this will affect tenants surely?
UPDATE 21/09/12 12:30: Andrew Barr’s office have sent in this reply:
The Liberals are using an Abbott-style scare [...]
My 12 year old would like a “just for fun” dance class that she could join.
Most of the dance places around the way seem to require uniforms or commitment to end of year performances or are for kids that attend term in and out.
Are there any classes that are suitable for a [...]
…or clean up some pedestrians trying.
The Floriade traffic lights and reduced speed zone have been in operation for a couple of weeks now, and for the first time I can recall, drivers are actually obeying it.
Well done Canberra!
There’s always one person though who has to do the wrong thing, and today that [...]
Cycling bells mean nothing anymore..
I would like to buy a good pavlova. However, every shop I contact has either closed down or doesn’t sell them. Suggestions please but not if you last went there a year ago as it has probably gone.
No I can’t cook it:
(a) I would probably burn it and
(b) competition for the stove.
Here’s one for Canberrans with longish memories.
Back in the 1980s and afterwards, there was a useful little service called Jobline. If you were unemployed or at university (but I repeat myself!) you could dial their number — I remember it, it was 477777 — and sign up to do odd jobs. Someone wants their windows [...]
I know this has been discussed before but the most recent post I can find is a couple of years old.
Does anyone have any recommendations for a Canberra based removalist to move our things to Northern NSW?
In particular I have had a reasonable quote from National Capital Removals at Mitchell – has anyone [...]
Simon Corbell on 666 this morning responded to a comment by the announcer highlighting that the “no waste by 2010″ never happened. Corbell was saying that targets are just something you work towards, and that what counts is the effort and “making some progress”. This was all in the context of Labor’s green energy “plans [...]
While the pirate campaign launch is still to happen down at Lake Burley Griffin the pirates have released a slew of policies.
Most of it is unlikely to get much argument but my god check this out:
The Pirate Party will seek to ensure that a proportion of Arts ACT grants are awarded
to artists who adopt creative [...]
I converted my existing garage to living space 5 years ago, and am finally getting around to putting up a new garage. I want something affordable which can be made to look in keeping with the style of my house. After much research, I think the way to go for me is a steel carport kit, enclosed with blueboard and [...]
I realise this has been touched on in the past, however I didn’t find a lot of the answers I was looking for, so here we are again.
For reasons inconsequential, Mrs Bendross and I will be leaving our house and sticking it on the rental market. For more reasons inconsequential, we will be going [...]
I just got my rates, and the unimproved value of the land has not budged a dollar in twelve months. (It shows me the ULV from January to January)
We bought it in August 2010. That year the ULV went up $60,000!
So my question is, who got the benefit of that increase? Me or the [...]
My cousin recently started on probation with a hairdressing chain in Canberra, with a view of obtaining a 1st year apprenticeship after 3 months.
My wife went to her hairdresser who told her that the chain had a reputation of hiring probationers for 3 months then not offering an apprenticeship.
The probationers clean the shop [...]
I coincidentally came across some guy’s flickr account documenting his tagging outings in our city. Being an “artistic creature” and risking to sound rather moronic, I find these expressions of public art visually offensive. Graffiti-artists with half a brain don’t repeat the same name, style, etc over and over. This person (or rather group of [...]
Recently the name Steven Hillier came up in conversation which prompted me look into the case in order to understand the reasoning as to why he was acquitted of the murder of Ana Louise Hardwick and whether it was justified. The only sources reasonably available to me were the following judgements and I therefore offer [...]
Whilst watching the Raiders Vs Canberra and listening to the ABC radio there was an interesting comment from Warren Ryan. He stated that during the warm up that the forwards and backs did it separately as it reflected the class society of Canberra. Wozza is a very astute RL commentator and this I found [...]
We recently got 4 quotes from various Canberra companies (varying from stegbar to husband/wife combo) and the cheapest quote came in at $2400 installed. This is for a 3m 3 door (mirror sliding) with nothing fancy inside just hanging/4 drawers and some shelves.
In Sydney the same wardrobe can be installed for $800 – $1150. Why [...]
Its a silly question I know but Im stumped. I have a little man who wants to go out for a hotdog for his birthday. I cant think of where to take him. Other than a bowling alley or an ice cream/frozen yogurt shop (I know, weird huh!) I cant think of anywhere that serves [...]
I fear West Papua is as lost a cause as they get. But if you’re more into the justice of the thing we have word of a rally at Parliament House on 18 September at 11.30am.
The West Papua community in Australia wishes to highlight the nearby and ongoing state violence in Indonesia’s troubled province of [...]
Comedy ACT and Impro ACT are going head to head in The Great Debate, all they need now is a debate topic.
Captain for the improvisers: Nick Byrne, Artistic Director of Impro ACT and Improvention, Australia’s largest gaggle of improvisers and Australia’s second tallest improviser.
Captain for the comedians: Kale Bogdanovs, a Melbourne Comedy Festival veteran who’s [...]
Greyhound are offering wi-fi and a business class service on buses to and from Sydney