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Browsing Archive: November, 2014

Arkana Rd Deli in Westminster has a unique atmosphere

Posted by Matt Hayden on Sunday, November 16, 2014,
Because of a little lead generation business I have I really get around the suburbs of Perth a lot. In these journeys I often find little shops and streets that are really quite evocative.

For some reason it's the milk bars and tuck shops that really do it for me. I think this has something to do with my memories of growing up in Dianella in the seventies and going to the corner store and Dianella Plaza, which was like an awesome wonderland to me then, but much smaller and less crowded than it...
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Memories of Putt Putt Innaloo

Posted by Matt Hayden on Thursday, November 13, 2014,
A few days ago I was in the commercial hub of Innaloo, where the Westfield Shopping Centre is. Whenever I'm in that area my mind goes straight back to the seventies. My dad would take me and my sister down to Scarborough and Trigg beaches on the weekends. And after hours of swimming and surfing, we'd often drop in for a feed at the Hungry Jack's there -- which still remains by the way.

Every now and then we'd go to the miniature golf course nearby known as Putt Putt. As I recall it, this was j...
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Carbon tax repeal means cheaper public transport

Posted by Matt Hayden on Tuesday, November 4, 2014,
The manner in which the state government has refunded the cost of the repealed carbon tax to users of public transport seems to have been met with a range of reactions. But I have to say it's fine by me. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that I didn't have to pay a cent to go anywhere I wanted to yesterday.

And I was greeted with another pleasant surprise today: My all day ticket went down from $12.10 to $11.80. Not a huge plunge, but that will add up over time. I get around Perth a lot on ...
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Bloke who sat on whale carcass provokes range of reactions

Posted by Matt Hayden on Sunday, November 2, 2014,
I'm sure you've heard about this boatie who sat on a whale carcass off Rotto as humungous sharks circled around it. There was an interesting range of reactions to this stunt. Not surprisingly, most people thought he was an idiot.

Post by Perth Now.

Nonetheless, some opined that he was a champion and a legend, or at least not in any danger. Not surprisingly the ongoing political battle over the shark cull was a persistent theme in comment threads.

Some of these reactions illustrated the green t...

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Out of control party in Girrawheen reveals societal shift

Posted by Matt Hayden on Saturday, November 1, 2014,
On this blog I often write about how the Perth of today compares to the one I grew up in. In so many ways it's a different and more dangerous place. 

One notable aspect of the change is how teenagers and young people behave. So many of them are feral these days it's scary!

Sure, being over fifty now, I'm well on the way to codgerdom. And oldsters have been griping out whippersnappers since time immemorial. 

But this is different. Take reports of out of control parties in this city. I know they o...
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Line of Sight
When War Came to Fremantle
The Devil's Garden
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