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
🧇 28 Waffles
🥟 25 Dumplings
🍪 27 Cookies
🍣 31 Sushis
☕️ 34 Coffees
🥃 41 Whiskeys
🍓 28 Strawberries
🍫 28 Chocolate Bars
🍍 30 Pineapples
🍊 34 Tangerines
🥩 27 Steaks
🥚 32 Eggs
🥓 28 Bacons

One year on Adagia

I like how I get a calendar showing each time I open my profile page in Adagia. And today, the last day of the year, I have managed to turn every day of this year green, completing my streak of 365 consecutive days of writing on Adagia.

My Zoom Zoom collection...
2021-12-31 06:24:25

Back trouble

I have been sitting too long with a poor posture at my desk, feeling a little uncomfortable. The discomfort is under my ribs and lower back and clearly indicates I have to do something about it.

I have a bit of history with back troubles. Over the past fifteen years, I...
2021-12-30 11:06:28

Four Yorkshiremen

I would think the funniest comedy sketch I have ever seen is the "Four Yorkshiremen". Originally appearing in the "At Last the 1948 Show" in 1967, it is a comedy sketch that parodies the nostalgic conversation that we have all had about how times were always better when we were...
2021-12-29 10:11:20

The summer holiday

The Australian summer holiday is a collection of sensations, each one with the power to transport us to a particular moment. The foundation of this nostalgia is routine. Year after year, many of us do the same thing in the same place at the same time. This familiarity lets us...
2021-12-28 09:32:47

The ideal temperature

Today was a bit of a warm day and one to test out our new air conditioning. Last year, we had cooling installed in every room in the house. So there will be no doubt that when the sweltering days turn up, the whole place will be habitable and very...
2021-12-27 07:16:23

Cash demand

COVID has changed our relationship with cash, as we are all using a lot less of it for day to day transactions. In the first two months of the pandemic, cash withdrawals from automatic teller machines halved. Even now, they are down 20%. So little-used were the main notes used...
2021-12-26 07:11:27

Kris Kringle

Kris Kringle is a popular gift-giving tradition celebrated across Australia. Apart from my immediate family, I now participate in Kris Kringle gift-giving with my extended family.

Kris Kringle starts by putting everyone's name in a hat. Then, names are drawn from the hat and matched with another name to identify the...
2021-12-25 09:42:29

Health check

Though mortality is not at the forefront of my mind, looking after myself and taking every step to stay healthy is essential.

Every five years after you turn fifty, the government sends you a bowel screening test. They ask that you grab a few pooh samples, pop them in the post,...
2021-12-24 04:33:41

Zoom Zoom
A new team for Formula 1

I am a motorsport fan, so I am interested in the motorsport news. The exciting news from Europe is that Audi or Porsche could enter Formula One – the pinnacle of motorsport in 2026.

The German brand, Audi, or its affiliate Porsche has preliminary plans to enter the category but is...
2021-12-23 10:02:26

The gift that keeps on giving

For Christmas 2008, I received a $50 gift voucher for Kiva, an international non-profit organisation whose mission is to expand financial access to help underserved communities thrive.

Kiva does this by crowdfunding loans and unlocking capital for the underserved, improving the quality and cost of financial services, and addressing the underlying...
2021-12-22 09:12:58