Home life


Woken up early this morning by this idling, rumbling outside my door at 6:40.


Thankfully it’s not some Hitchhiker’s Guide scenario.

The house they’ve been ripping into is down the street. On Tuesday morning it was there. By dinner time it was gone, a flat piece of land with three big trucks parked on it.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

4 replies on “Grumble”

What’s planned for that block is two houses, one at the front, one at the back. Fair enough, as long as the building isn’t too disruptive (eg no more waking me up early!)

Anyone seen those portable offices (???) which are now on the old Lombard site in Kensington/Flemington. Well I discovered a few weeks back that they bring the bloody things up Kent Street in Ascot Vale (which is where I formerly resided) at 4.00 a.m. in the morning and decide (for god knows what reason) that an emergency stop outside my bedroom window is necessary. Could be that they were inspecting the havoc which they had created hitting the beautiful street trees up to that point. Who knows. Firstly, there are curfews about trucks not using the streets around where I lived between certain hours and secondly when I went to work that day the surrounding streets were littered with the branches of the trees which said trucks had destroyed on their merry way to their destination. I thought of complaining but didn’t end up having the time to do it and it was only seeing your picture which reminded me of it.

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