Peter Dannock @peterdannock

Peter Dannock last shared their writing West Gate Bridge
When the partially complete West Gate Bridge collapsed in October 1970, thirty-five people were killed when one of the box-girder spans collapsed while the bridge was under construction.

The West Gate Bridge workers were a highly unionised workforce. Safety concerns over the construction method of the bridge, and disputes over workers'...
Peter's Pantry
🍡 38 Teas
🍺 35 Beers
πŸ§‡ 28 Waffles
πŸ₯Ÿ 25 Dumplings
πŸͺ 27 Cookies
🍣 31 Sushis
β˜•οΈ 34 Coffees
πŸ₯ƒ 41 Whiskeys
πŸ“ 28 Strawberries
🍫 28 Chocolate Bars
🍍 30 Pineapples
🍊 34 Tangerines
πŸ₯© 27 Steaks
πŸ₯š 32 Eggs
πŸ₯“ 28 Bacons

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Driving Europe

The last few times I have been to Europe for a holiday have been through the colder winter months. Unfortunately, when it's cold in Europe, it often snows, and most of the best roads for driving are closed. As a result, I spent most of my travelling on trains and...
2022-01-30 09:16:38

Aussie tennis

The women's singles final for the Australian Open tennis is starting, and the number one seed, Australia's Ash Barty, is playing the 27th seed, Dannielle Collins from the United States.
On paper, Ash Barty should win, and she has everyone in Australia barracking for her. However, many pundits think...
2022-01-29 09:02:18

Grand Slam

The Grand Slam of tennis is made up of the four major tennis tournaments: The Australian Open The French Open The Championships at Wimbledon The US Open. The term 'Grand Slam' dates back to 1933 when Australia's Jack Crawford won the Australian, French and Wimbledon Championships and reached the final...
2022-01-28 09:44:02


One enjoyable aspect of Facebook is how it presents memories from years gone past, a little trip down memory lane of holidays and events that have been important in your life.

Today, I got a memory from five years ago when I ordered my new car, and it reminded me of...
2022-01-27 11:00:22

Winding mountain roads

One of the nice things about holidaying in the Victorian High Country is that the tallest mountains in the state surround you. Now I know that they are nowhere near the tallest mountains in the world, but at around 1,800 metres, they are tall enough to have a lovely winding...
2022-01-26 10:09:31

Afternoon nap

A siesta (from Spanish, pronounced [ˈsjesta] and meaning "nap") is a short nap taken in the early afternoon, often after the midday meal. Such a period of sleep is a common tradition in some countries, particularly those where the weather is warm. Now that I have the time while on...
2022-01-25 05:33:32

Whelan the wrecker

After Jim Whelan set up his demolition business in the 1880s, he was described as "the most destructive man in Melbourne". Before his death in 1938, Jim was said to have pulled down more than 1,000 buildings by his own hand.

In 1921, a member of his demolition crew chiselled words...
2022-01-24 10:07:47


Tomorrow, I am heading off for a week's holiday at Bright. The beautiful town of Bright is nestled in the Alpine Valley, about 320 kilometres northeast of Melbourne. It is at the foothills of the Alpine ski resorts and will be where I will pitch my tent (metaphorically speaking) for...
2022-01-23 10:18:43

Prudent advice

My financial adviser has always said that it is important to pay down any debt and take advantage of any tax concessions from putting money in my superannuation. However, there is a healthy argument to be made whether it is better to maximise any deductible super contribution to reduce tax,...
2022-01-22 06:25:20

War on waste

One of the things that our family is conscious of is the amount of waste we generate, and single-use plastic bottles are one thing we try to eliminate as much as possible.

I like my sparkling water, but I try to avoid buying it in single-use plastic bottles. We are fortunate...
2022-01-21 11:32:21