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Markets in autumnal weather

MARKETS COME AND GO, JUST LIKE FASHION AND GREY CLOUDS Markets full of colourful clothing and accessories might not be everyone’s idea of a social event to attend, but dedicated fashionistas in Canberra and beyond religiously attend to be seen with the good textile curators and great designers of the period. To shine with others

Roses are red

ROSES ARE RED AND I LOVE YOU … ‘Roses are red …’ is the title of the next Australian War Memorial (AWM) talk on historical documents known as silk post cards. At 12.30pm on 02 May 2019 in the Research Centre’s reading Room, one of the AWM’s paid researchers will talk on how messages were hidden

Zombies texting should take better care.

ZOMBIES TEXTING SHOULD BEWARE! Texting Zombies (pedestrians) and texting drivers need to take care because there are citizens not amused about their dangerous activities. The streets are not safe to walk and text at the same time. The roads are not safe to drive and text at the same time. As flagged in my weblog

Driver distractions are a road hazard this holiday season.

DRIVER DISTRACTIONS ARE A ROAD HAZARD. A driver distracted, without paying attention to the road, is a traffic hazard to be avoided. Police in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT Policing) are reminding drivers to keep their attention on the road as police target forms of driver distractions. According to the Lyons September-October 2017 Neighbourhood Watch

Beersheba Battle remembered for bravery.

BEERSHEBA BATTLE IS REMEMBERED FOR THE BRAVERY OF AUSTRALIAN SOLDIERS Beersheba Battle 1917 is remembered by many Australians with nostalgic reverence. It is a cracking good story about strength, determination and mateship under the desert sun. In the Beersheba Battle, soldier and horse worked together in a victorious force against Turkish elements in the Middle East

Beersheba battle for water access.

BEERSHEBA AND WATER ACCESS ARE TWO ISSUES CURRENT IN THE AUSTRALIAN PSYCHE FOR GOOD REASON. Beersheba is a strategic, geographic strong-hold in the Middle East. It is located in the Sinai desert and associated with water and the provision of essential services. Beersheba was a historical campaign in the First World War which is a

Mr Turk has a letter in Beersheba dated 31 October 1917.

MR TURK HAS A LETTER AWAITING HIM IN BEERSHEBA TO BE READ BEFORE 31 OCTOBER 1917 A letter for Mr Turk, care of Beersheba, from a solider stationed with the Australian Light Horse Brigade.         “Dear Mr Turk, Beersheba’s nothing to do with beer, Mr Turk mate, It’s everything to do with

Pedestrians texting: ignore them at your peril.

PEDESTRIANS TEXTING IS A NEW TRAFFIC HAZARD WHICH DRIVERS AND CYCLISTS INCREASINGLY NEED TO LOOK OUT FOR. Pedestrians texting look ridiculous with their heads bent down focused on their screens. They cannot see you if you are driving, cycling or walking near them so take care when they are around. In recent months, I have written

Road rules are not rules of thumb.

ROAD RULES ARE LAWS AND NOT RULES OF THUMB IN THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY (A.C.T.) WHICH MEANS ‘SAFETY FIRST-ZERO HARM’ IS THE TRAVELLERS CREED TO OBSERVE. Road rules are legislated by governing bodies and enforceable by law so take care when visiting Canberra, the Nation’s Capital of Australia, because drivers, cyclists and pedestrians need to take

Smartphone zombies and intersections.

SMARTPHONE ZOMBIES ARE AT RISK OF INJURY OR DEATH WHILE OUT WALKING Smartphone zombies are causing major problems at intersections and cross-roads which can be resolved by turning off their mobile phone when walking. If you’ve stood at an intersection or bus stop and watched office workers leave their building at the end of the
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