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Is Monbulk part of Melbourne

We have discussed this a few times. Kirsten thinks we are a suburb of Melbourne. I think we are a country town.

Looking at the various different definitions, the whole of the Yarra ranges is part of metropolitan Melbourne. So much for the senselessness of using LGAs to define the place. . . . → Read More: Is Monbulk part of Melbourne

Possums

I drove the short distance to the supermarket to get a few ingredients got dinner as there was not the time to walk it. There was a car behind me. Ahead I saw a small animal on the road. It was a young possum. I breaker as it ran straight towards me. Coming . . . → Read More: Possums

Sharks

There has been lots of attention about the Western Australian decision to start culling the sharks. Particularly pointing out that really, sharks kill very few people in the entire world and that the money would be better spent fixing something that actually kills people.

But look at it from the pollies view.

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Australia Day 2014

Here we are again, celebrating the day when the first permanent european settlement began marking the start of the greatest land theft this continent has ever seen.

It has been a sad and depressing year and things just keep on getting worse for the resulting country called Australia.

For starters, as if what . . . → Read More: Australia Day 2014

Truth

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Three different shopping strategies

Krysta buys what she knows what she likes up to the amount. But never buys anything that is too pricey (over $2).

Milla is worried only about buying things that are good value for money. Will buy a few big things.

Chanel wants quantity of items. So buys lots of cheap items.

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Fruit Trees

We need smaller bags.

We have a small orchard in our backyard. Kirsten tells our visitors that they can pick some fruit. Most people just take what they need. A few fruit. Maybe half a dozen. But some, as Shirley warned us they would, just fill up the bag. We don’t . . . → Read More: Fruit Trees

Strange Snails

Some people come up with strange hypothesises to explain the known facts. For example. Take this observation. Almost every morning there are snails moving from the nature strip to the front yards along David Hill Road.

Now the sensible thing is to say, isn’t this odd. How come there are never . . . → Read More: Strange Snails

School, learning and insurance

I took the girls up to the Sherbrooke Community School. Opal, who was visiting from NSW and Queensland was with us and was very welcomed by her old school friends.

I asked Sue (acting principal), who I had not really ever met before, if Opal could stay for the day. But . . . → Read More: School, learning and insurance

Rememberance

Lest we forget the soldiers who fought in the Korean Police Action who were therefore denied the same pensions and benefits as people who fought in a normal war would be entitled.