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and VERY busy.

January 11, 2019

With the temperature hovering in the high Thirties I expected plenty of time to complete my two-crossword target. Sod’s Law at work.

I had to scribble my Hancock at the bottom of nearly 100 documents tendered by 21 customers…most of them from neighbouring Council areas with very restricted business hours.


Justice is free

January 10, 2019

A  New Year, but the same old familiar faces behind the Justice of the Peace desk in the foyer of Unley Civic Centre.  Including (tomorrow) and alternate Fridays from till noon … Yours Truly.

Swift service, no fee and secrecy guaranteed.What more could a body want?

Gatwick… Heathrow…

January 9, 2019

Who’s next  on the list for a major air terminal shutdown?

Sadly every country in the world is a potential target for the craze  of the drone, and no one has the answer.


Bon voyage.

Perilous pavements.

January 9, 2019

Raised pavers. Sunken public ultility outlets. Ball-bearing offerings from Queensland Boxes.

Despite the best efforts of our roads department, the negotiation/navigation of Unley’s many, many kilometres of footpath remains a case of pot(hole) luck.

Enter a suggestion from one of our elected  New Chums with the observation that perhaps we could emulate the house(proud)holders of her European forebears  by picking up a broom and give the ball-bearings the flick gutterwards…

We’re the least secretive

January 9, 2019

Statistics published by the media in recent days show the encouraging news that Unley Council is way way down the list of South Australia’s third- tier government when it comes to excluding the public from its various meetings last year. Just 14…a third of some other metropolitan bodies.


January 8, 2019

Totally exhausted. Have just finished poring my way through the 144-page glossy catalogue for the month-long “Adelaide Fringe” festival about to deluge our fair city mid-February.

Comedy, music, theatre, circus, etc etc. The choice is endlessly watermouthing..

I have already sussed out a miniscule list of “wants” and all that remains is to organise the necessary small arms and fast getaway car an d an unbreakable alibi as to my whereabouts when the Unley branch of BankSA, my favourite piggybank   is hit by massive withdrawal.

Sir Montefiore’s knightmare.

January 8, 2019

Being a long-time member of the third-tier of government I suppose I should not be enamoured of the latest Scuttlebutt column in the “Adelaide Review”.


If you want to have a wry chuckle at the pre-election  goings-on at  a certain greystone building on King William Street grab this month’s issue and turn to page 12.