Someone just told me a quick story about some prostitute named Limestone Lizzie… Sounds like a bit of a story, anyone got any stories to tell? Did she actually exist?
Just happened to me. Made an offer on a property that had been on the market for a while and not selling, negotiated over several days, upped the offer, and the seller accepted it. Seller’s solicitor sent mine the contract and before we could sign it – just a few days including a weekend – [...]
I am looking for ideas for function venues for a birthday party later on in the year.
I estimate there will be around 60 people, and would prefer somewhere within 10 minutes of the city (ie. Dickson, Kingston, Manuka, Ainslie etc) and don’t want to break the bank either!
Also, somewhere that has limited steps due to [...]
Callam Offices are the location of a large population of feral cats.
Not only has the ACT Government failed to bait them/catch them/get rid of them in some way, but several extraordinarily stupid women have been regularly seen feeding these cats.
Yesterday, I witnessed the evidence of the environmental effects that cats have on our environment, in [...]
Australia’s youth deserve somewhere to live as well, and this is not que jumping. Oh the close-mindedness of Chisholm..
Has anyone noticed how the police are using hand held speed cameras at the roadworks in front of the UNI Pub?
Ok, fair enough, I believe the speed zones should be enforced, but why on Sunday when no one is working on the site?
Who are you protecting?
Or is it a nice and easy [...]
Apparently there is a huge demand among Centrelink benefit recipients for access to Centrelink from their Apple iPod Touch of iPad, since I got this in my email this morning:
You asked, we listened, the Express Plus iPhone app is now also available on your iPod touch (4th generation) or iPad for you to do your [...]
Hi all, this is the increasingly expanding Bill.
I never thought I’d be the type. The type that gets up at 5.30am to go to the gym. Or who gives up time at the pub after work to go to the gym. But alas, after too many beers after work, my doctor has finally convinced me [...]
My husband and I are hoping to sell in the next few months and are currently looking at our options. We have met with an agent who was very nice but had a commission of almost 3%. We find it hard to imagine that the work of selling our house is worth over $12,000! [...]
On the bike path parallel to Kurungai Drive, where Spence an Fraser meet.
A cowardly attack from the rear by an overprotective magpie, shocked the living daylights out of me. Got me on the cheek, right next to the ear.
Time for magpie protective measure me thinks.
Should small business be compensated for poor planning by ACT Planning & Development?
I am looking for a professional(s) to do wedding hair and makeup for a Saturday in February next year. Has anyone got any recommendations/are you a hair/makeup professional? I am only interested in people who are available to do this in my home.
It would be for Bride and 5 Bridesmaids – approximately 6 hours work for two people (ie one [...]
There is a lot of news disseminated here about changes to traffic conditions due to road works, what you don’t get to find out though is that they might do something silly like stop traffic during peak hour.
“They can do all the road works, curvy roads and 40 signs they like, but they will never make us as slow as a [...]
In preparation for the three or four days of balmy summer ahead, it is time to coax the swimming pool out of hibernation. I no longer have the time to do a thorough clean, check filter components, balance water etc. Actually, if I am honest with myself, I probably do have the time, [...]
At the turn of the millennium Canberra had no on-road cycle lanes, 19% of Canberrans cycled more than once a month. Most of them were children. We had Australia’s highest rate of child cycling.
By 2009 we had 5,000 less child cyclists, and the proportion of Canberrans who cycled more than once a month had fallen [...]
The Refugee Action Committee has called a demonstration in support of refugees and against the Pacific Solution for Saturday 25 August at 12.30pm in Garema Place in Canberra.
Has anyone had any personal experience with tattoo policies in the APS?
I currently work in a government department but am planning to move on.
My current employer has no concern with visible tattoos but I’m a little concerned that I may have to conceal them in another department.
Why have the concrete islands at the new traffic lights in Holt been installed in a manner that forces all traffic heading East on Southern Cross Drive to merge down to one lane before those cars wanting to turn left into Florey Drive can exit into the very short slip lane?
Why did they not keep [...]
There is an existing thread on this topic but it’s a bit old…
I’m looking for recommendations for a landscaper that is reliable, good and won’t cost the earth. Your comments will be gratefully received.
With thanks, Kitten Licks
I am wondering if anyone can recommend a good sports psychologist in Canberra.
I live in Watson so anywhere inner north would be great but I’m happy to go just about anywhere in Canberra.
Money isn’t a massive problem but I don’t want to pay unless I see results.
Lost Sat 18 Aug in Higgins/Holt/Macgregor/Latham a red Komatsu Power head for the use with attachments such as chainsaw/hedge trimmer etc. the unit is useless without attachments and these cannot be bought from retailers in the ACT.
A $200 no questions asked reward for its return.
Please call 0412 472 936 if you have any information.
Just want to say a massive thank you to the guys at 6 Star Hot water and Plumbing for helping me out over the phone in regards to a leak in the kitchen sink. Just some honest hard working and good natured guys who helped without needing to charge. Saved me hundreds with some [...]
Riotact Hivemind, I’m getting with the times and going to install solar panels to help reduce my electricity bills.
Problem is – Solargain is currently the only provider I can find that installs in Canberra. There are plenty of companies that come up with a google search, but none of them service the Canberra region. [...]
I’m turning to the Riot Act for some helpful information! I need info on electric bike conversion. I want to get to work without my car, and I have tried Action and just can’t make it work. So I thought of looking into electric bikes. I have an ordinary bike that I ride very occasionally, [...]
I’m thinking of buying land in Googong (falls under NSW jurisdictions) so I’m looking for a good solicitor/s for property conveyancing.
This will be my first property, and I would really appreciate any recommendations. I have received a couple of quotes (above $1000), however seeing as this is all new to me, would greatly appreciate [...]
My baby boomer partner needs a new lower denture.
He’s sick of dribbling his ham and pea soup down his trackie daks
Quote from a dental lab, admittedly a very good one, $12,000.
Could buy an old ute for that!
you discover that a certificate of occupancy was not issued for a building extension
[ 5 September 2012; 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm. ] World-renowned theoretical physicist and science-communicator Professor Lawrence Krauss will the guest-of-honour at a Q&A session of Canberra Skeptics.
If you want to learn about everything from the Higgs Boson to the Mars Curiosity Rover, religion to public policy, come along and probe the mind of the one the most well-known names in science.
Professor Lawrence M. Krauss [...]
9am – 11am at Tuggeranong Skatepark this Saturday – Free “learn to skateboard” coaching clinic by accredited skate coaches Brenden Wood and David Donoghoe!
Streetwise is a national learn to skateboard program, with equipment provided. It’s free, fun and for everyone. Registrations are taken on the day. Participants under 18 will need a parent or guardian [...]
We recently landscaped our yard and had turf laid on our front verge/nature strip as part of the project.
The work was all planned with a letter box built into a wall on the front boundary and paving coming off the driveway for the sole purpose of giving Australia Post easy access.
Unfortunately, the Postie [...]
Does anyone know what’s happening with the BP servo in Phillip?
At first I thought it was just going through a re-branding or something minor, but it now looks like it’s being completely demolished.
Surely not making room for another car yard?
What would you like to see there besides a car yard?
[ 25 August 2012; 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. ]
All women 16–60+ are welcome to join us for a fun morning of paddling on Lake Burley Griffin followed by a sausage sizzle BBQ. Try something new, improve your health and fitness, make new friends and find out why dragon boating is such a fast-growing fun sport.
Meet at Lotus Bay, Alexandrina Drive Yarralumla (look for [...]