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Am I the only one depressed or is it just the winter blues.

By smokey4 - 16 July 2008 52

Am I the only one depressed. I’m at the point of packing up and leaving.

Canberra is a great place as long as you can escape on the weekend however the increasing cost of fuel is putting a stop to that.

The Krudd government seems hell bent on upsetting the masses. Water, environment and now IR unfair dismissals all seem to be heading for a less intelligent path and all headed for a bureaucratic nightmare. Can’t they get anything right.

What has Canberrra got to offer? Why should I stay?

[ED – Maybe the Live In Canberra entertainers could be retasked to Stay In Canberra?]

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sepi 9:26 pm 17 Jul 08

Go somewhere with a big fire like the George Harcourt of the Old Canberra Inn and sit by the fire with a drink/book/friend etc.

And dress for the weather – interstaties always suffer through their first winter by trying to just put on a jumper and a cloth coat. You need thick pants, explorer sock and a serious jacket and scarf and beanie if you want to be outdoors without feeling miserable

ant 9:10 pm 17 Jul 08

This is a great thread, full of great ideas. But the thing is, most of the respondants love living in Canberra, whereas the OP found the best thing about it was being able to leave, which petrol prices have thwarted. So, I’m sorry to say, the best thing the OP could do would be to leave… permanently. Go on, do it. You’re never going to be happy here, so take the plunge.

DJ 7:30 pm 17 Jul 08

Smokey4…. time to hit the road. Would you prefer the hustle and bustle of Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane? Enjoy the traffic snarls, the pollution, the lack of community parks, dangerous stopping areas outside schools, the accents (in Qld…. waits for flames, hey)… there are more I guess but I am enjoying the serenity of my leafy outer suburb that is only 15 min from the center of town.

Headbonius 7:21 pm 17 Jul 08

Smokey4, if you don’t like it……..Fcuk Off. No one is making you stay.

Wide Boy Jake 5:36 pm 17 Jul 08

After seeing the wall-to-wall coverage of the Catholic pilgrims in Sydney and the other goings on I’m glad I’m here right now and not up there.

FredJ 5:23 pm 17 Jul 08

“Don’t be knocking V8’s Fred. That’s like pissing on Brocky’s grave.”

Alright, I confess. I also own a ’78 308 HZ ute. Love it. Just stays at home a lot these days.

peterh 5:13 pm 17 Jul 08

Davo111 said :

Get some thermals (btw kathmandu still have a sale on), get on your bike and go for a ride/run around the lake (or just a part of it). I do it all the time – it’s great and is a great stress reliever.

try damart for thermals, micro weave gloves go well under ski or bike gloves, the thermals are a thin but effective fabric.

next to tandy in the city, across the road from the akuna club…

V8-Prius 5:04 pm 17 Jul 08

Don’t be knocking V8’s Fred. That’s like pissing on Brocky’s grave.

FredJ 4:51 pm 17 Jul 08

Try hitting the slopes on a snowboard. Only 2.5 hours drive to the snow and then spend the day outside, having fun and getting fit. Also cuts down on your drinking as one night each weekend is alcohol free in preparation for the early start for the drive up to the Snowies. You get to look forward to winter each year and could even find yourself flying off to enjoy the northern one for a week or so when it’s stinking hot over here – it’s a bloody expensive hobby though…

As to the cost of petrol – I drive a small economical European built car. What’s the point of a huge V8 petrol guzzling monster with Australia’s stupidly low speed limits anyway?

Davo111 4:36 pm 17 Jul 08

Roadrage77 said :

Hit the bottle dude.

yep – thats a great way to solve problems

/facepalm

Davo111 4:34 pm 17 Jul 08

Get some thermals (btw kathmandu still have a sale on), get on your bike and go for a ride/run around the lake (or just a part of it). I do it all the time – it’s great and is a great stress reliever.

Roadrage77 3:47 pm 17 Jul 08

Hit the bottle dude.

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