I may have listened to ABC's Radio National Book Show once or twice. I can only listen to so much on the wireless, notwithstanding podcasts. Romana Koval, its presenter, is on extended leave, after seemingly being frozen out. While I particularly remember Romana from her 3LO days, I know she is a first class presenter, and when people like her have trouble with management, so do I.
We have become too relaxed about shops. We were ripped off for $6 by Target this week and I was ripped off by $3 at a bakery. These put me on alert, and so picked the $5 short change in a cafe yesterday. I've had my whinge about supermarkets for the week and R should have known better, but just because two tissue boxes are of a similar size and a similar price, it does not mean the top brand one is good value, not when instead of there being 200 tissues in the box, there are only 95.
Wow, a snap train strike, The Age reports.
Metro services halted after train strikeAs an attention grabbing headline it worked, but the story was about a man who was struck by a train.
I am rather good at whinging, aren't I. I could go on. I will leave you with these photos, the first of the Victorian streetscape of Swan Street, Richmond. The second, the beginning of the destruction of the Victorian streetscape of Swan Street. The project has been approved by the amusingly named Heritage Victoria. Their web site talks the talk, but their actions do not walk the walk. City of Yarra better damn well take the case to VCAT, oh, perhaps not. We know what VCAT is like. Photos from The Age.