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V-Wall Tavern, Nambucca Heads 1

V-Wall Tavern, Nambucca Heads

We took two days off work and headed up the north coast to Nambucca Heads for a weekend of camping, fishing and beering. We nailed the camping part, and, of course, we totally nailed the beering part, but we found the fishing part a little difficult. The locals in the...

Divisions of labour 0

Divisions of labour

In the ‘Boring but important’ section of The Week this week, there’s a story about India’s push to provide a toilet for every Indian household by 2012. Currently, dry toilets are ‘serviced’ by people who are considered untouchable. Plenty of work has been done by organisations such as Sulabh International...

A ship shape and scanty sea shanty 0

A ship shape and scanty sea shanty

I recently won a lunch and tour of the P&O ship The Pacific Dawn. I’m a huge fan of boats and ships, but up until a few weeks ago the biggest ships I’ve been on have been car ferries. The ferry from Dover to Calais many years ago was, of...

Friday Flush 28.Nov.08 1

Friday Flush 28.Nov.08

Welcome back to The Bog Logger! I’ve been on a wee hiatus, but I’m back now with news, reviews, and the view from the loo. Openings There have been a few exciting toilet openings this week. First of all, the famed Charmin Restrooms have opened for the third year in...

Women and children 0

Women and children

Bog Standard is not just a brilliant name for a campaign – it is a brilliant campaign. Launched in October 2004, Bog Standard aims to improve toilet facilities for school children in the UK, and it has brought the issue of toilets for pupils to the fore. It is headed...

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Saturday Skiddie 30.08.08

Hi all and welcome to this week’s Friday Flush Saturday Skiddie. An artist in New York is bringing his style to the streets – toilet stall style. Ricky Syers has been walking around dressed as a janitor carrying a toilet with a man inside. Pretty cool stuff, really. And being...

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Eeek!

This week’s Friday Flush is going to have to be a Saturday Skiddie, cos I’ve already had too many beers and I have to get up in a few hours. See you all tomorrow folks, with plenty of toilet news, including New Zealand Olympians, women’s toilets in India, and a...

Friday Flush 22.08.08 3

Friday Flush 22.08.08

Just a quick flush today cos I’m practically running out the door. A man in Canada is in a critical condition after being hit with a toilet cistern lid. What an ignoble way to go. Wasn’t there some famous general who was killed when he was struck by a roof...

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The positive side to losing 5 million bucks

It’s old news now, but in case you didn’t know Seattle has finally offloaded its troublesome spaceship toilets (see previous posts here and here and here). The 5 toilets which sold for $US12,549 cost Seattle $5 million – and most articles are painting it as some spectacular failure. But the...