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“Grumpy” plays hard to get.

September 17, 2018

…or to get at all!!!

Thanks to matters beyond my control, your favorite website falls temporarily silent from this item.

Thank you for your past patronage and for your present patience.

As they say in legal circles, no further correspondence will be entered into.


Lord Mayor Haese quits.

September 17, 2018

Hallelujah. There IS a God…

Argentina break drought

September 15, 2018

It took them 35 years, but the long wait is over.The Wallabies going down by two points to record their first home defeat at the hands of the South Americans in more than three decades. A heartbreaking  seesaw struggle.

Union at its very best.

Sharks 21, Panthers 20.

September 14, 2018

A nail-biting, dying seconds result. What Rugby League is all about, rather than the runaway routs on those oval-shaped grounds.

Goodwood line-up.Females 6, males 2.

September 14, 2018

That’s the prediction from  that mythical “Sources close to”…for the battle for Goodwood Ward.

Which, given the current state of play on the notice board for candidates in the scramble for seats on Unley Council  at the November Local Government elections,  is more than a possibility.

Elsewhere the roll-up for hopefuls is slightly more manageable, but that could change between now and the close of nominations on Tuesday.

Ninjas spark Unley Park ire.

September 14, 2018

Oops! Seems that my enthusiasm (and Unley Council’s) for a major entertainment boost for select Hyde Park’s treasured greenery is not shared by everyone.

Only slightly short of apoplectic is the condemnation in today’s “Advertiser” letters page by neighbouring resident  Mr Brian Lewis, of the planned introduction to Heywood Park of a ninja playground, wi-fi facility, etc etc, thanks to a generous grant ($414,000) from State and Federal Governments. Which is, in itself, the cause, surprisingly,  for more angst. With the comment that “this is a gross misappropriation of funds on a scandalous scale”.

I would (naively, perhaps) have thought that there would have been more resident anger if ALL the cost of the playground was to be borne by Unley’s ratepayers.

Homeless candidate in Unley council poll.

September 13, 2018

Well, that’s not exactly true. We know his name, but the second hopeful to put his entry up on the board for Parkside Ward in the November  council elections has been granted permission by the Electoral Commission to have his address supressed.

Strange, but true (and legal) according to those in charge of Unley’s part in the tussle for places in third level of government south of the parklands. One can only wonder how that scenario can work.

Meanwhile I am told that it’s going to be a seven-person battle for the two seats in the Goodwood Ward, currently represented by Luke  Smoulcha and Mayoral hopeful Bob Schnell.

Meanwhile (again) watch this space for some intriguing twists in the election tale.