Archive for April, 2009

5% off Metcards until April 5

This may be a bargain depending on how much you value Connex’s services but Metlink’s online shop is offering 5% off regular ticket prices until this Sunday April 5.

5 per cent discount when you buy:

10 x City Saver, 10 x 2 hour, 5 x Daily, 5 x Seniors Daily, Weekly, 5 x Weekend Daily and Monthly Metcards online.
Free postage. Minimum purchase of $10. Payable by Visa & Mastercard.

This year’s tickets for last year’s prices.

5% off tickets-Metlink Melbourne [via Ozbargain]

Funny Flora


It’s April, which besides all the pranks going on, it’s the start of the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.  What’s with putting International in every festival and show? The only thing I know about the Flower show is that I noticed the parking lot underneath was full and loads of people bustling around at 9AM this morning. As for the comedy…

This year’s international headliner is Janeane Garofalo, in which I haven’t heard anything from her in about 10 years.  All of her shows have sold out so apparently she is appealing to an audience.

It’s hard to make heads or tail of which shows are good. The Age has a small summary of interesting shows but as they are one of the sponsors, I can’t see them saying any of those shows are crap.


Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show

April 1- April 5, Carlton Gardens

Melbourne International Comedy Festival

April 1-April 26

Melbourne Rated 24 in Top 29 Best Cities to Live

We're #24

We're #24

I love lists, especially ones that rank Melbourne highly., a site I always seem to stumble upon when googling actresses, came up with an extensive lists of 29 of the best cities to live in.

The good news: We are #24.

The bad news: Sydney is #5.

Unlike other lists I have seen, this one has set down a few criteria to base their ratings on. We faired well in sports & entertainment, health, fashion, dating & sex, and the good Life (number of sunshine hours, international flights departing and planned urban developments). 100% agree with all of those.

We didn’t fair well in culture and power and money. The culture metric seems to take account of the number of Michelin starred restaurants, arts festivals and people employed in the arts. I can’t possibly believe that we don’t have a plethora of all three. Maybe we don’t have enough big arts festivals but rather small quaint festivals in hidden laneways or back alleys.  As for power and money, it is very expensive to live here and while house prices have skyrocketed up, income has only gradually increased.

Perhaps the most interesting thing in the article; “Most importantly though, Melbourne is at the center of the Australian male shortage: There are over 70,000 extra females in the central urban district alone — not a bad predicament to be in, you’d have to say.”

Can’t agree with you more Adam.

Askmen’s Top 29: Best Cities to Live In

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