Last Sunday as I gazed upon this family exploring the thousands of Clumber Park acres, I couldn't help but recall the dead-hand of Australian legislators and how it has killed off any such equivalent peaceful family time in our place ... courtesy of mandatory helmet compulsion.
A dismal failure now and for the past 20 years, our state politicians still refuse to acknowledge the error of their regulatory ways notwithstanding that the feds have quietly removed themselves from the equation.
Anyhoo, inter alia, the call-over for my appeal happened yesterday and an appeal date has been set down for next March 3, 2014.
And furthermore with regards to my subsequent helmet ticket (Pyrmont Bridge one, as opposed to Sydney Harbour Bridge one) that is to be mentioned in court on Armistice Day and I'm hoping that a hearing date for that matter will be set down around the same time as the appeal ...
... because basically I'm hanging out in the Midlands for a few more months ... with my mother, and our memories, and the pixies, and a tonne of 'pink unicorns' (thanks, Matt)!!!! ... and Australia seems far away, and irrelevant, and life is very simple, and right now love is at the front of all my queues, and mandatory bicycle helmet law has never seemed sillier.