Have you ever tried to calculate the REAL cost of owning your own car. Whilst it’s obvious some people just could not possibly survive without their own set of wheels, there is an inceasing number of us who are driving less and less. Could it not be possible for a growing number of us to rent a little car when we need one, and then give it back to the poor sods who have to worry about all the cost’s. It just might be worth doing the sums.
If you are at all interested, if you have ever entertained the thought of ditching your car then flexicar might just be the answer.
I like the idea. But then I come from a planet that is 50 years ahead of Earth. When I say that the flexicar just could be the future of inner city driving, I’m sort of talking from experience. Here on earth we continue to live in an ‘ownership is king’ sort of mentality, and this nut, is a hard one to crack!
Do the sums…check them out www.flexicar.com.au
Oh I just love spring time!
No matter how rough we are on this poor old planet of ours, it just continues to produce such marvelous and beautiful flowers. Evertime I see the new flowers I’m reassured that the earth is still breathing.
Who on earth came up with this idea? It’s called ‘collect-a- tub’ and it’s all about selling fruit in plastic disposable containers and then telling us that it’s all about…
”encouraging children to make healthy eating choices and promotes an active lifestyle by rewarding schools that collect points with free sporting gear”.
Can somebody please tell me what on earth is wrong with just giving your kid a pear, an apple or a banana. The best thing about real fruit is that is comes in a package that you either eat or throw onto the compost heap – it’s called the skin.
Promotions like this are about selling plastic fruit in plastic tubs to plastic people and using poor, cash strapped government schools, to facilitate it.
The next time I see a dirty sticky empty Goulburn Valley fruit tub container squashed into the pavement at school I think I’ll pick it up and send it back to where it came from. They can deal with it.
Heaven help us if every school in Australia gets behind this. That’s going to be a lot of unnecessary little plastic tubs. I wonder if the organisers have ever given this a second’s thought?
I was shocked to see my daughters school is participating. If the school really needs a new footy, perhaps I’ll group together with a couple of other parents and we’ll shout them one. One footy wouldn’t cost the earth!
This is a Melbourne street.
I shot this photograph last Friday at around 4.30pm. Admittedly, last Friday was a windy day. Litter is always worse on a windy day. But this is not the winds fault. People create this. To me this is ugly.
Remember…what’s in the gutter…ends up in the bay. Swim anyone??
Well it took around eight days but the mattress that was left out on the street has actually disappeared.
My guess is that aliens came down from another planet and took it away. Probably to Planet Mattress.
I wonder what would happen if I just stuck something out on the footpath. Let’s say for example – a chair.
I wonder if it too would just disappear. I wonder how long it would take.
You never know…I may just try it someday…
It’s been five days. The mattress is still lying on the footpath. (see photo below)
Eventually this mattress will disappear. It not be by magic. Sorry kids…I wish there was such a thing- but there’s not.
How will it disappear? Where will it go? I wonder how many mattresses are thrown away everyday? They’re big bulky things afterall. They get slept on. They get old. Some are stained. Some are torn. Some would smell. Why aren’t we drowning in old mattresses – yuk! Have I become mattress obsessed. Probably…
Well, it’s been two days since I took the photo of the bed/mattress on the footpath. It’s still there.
How long will it stay there? It wouldn’t last too long in poorer countries.
I promise you one thing…this is not council hard waste collection.
This is someone dumping their old bed on the footpath and hoping that it will just disappear.
I can promise you one more thing. It will never just disappear, which of course begs the question…just what will happen to this bed?
How will this bed disappear from the footpath?