London born raised on the streets of Inner-West Sydney, Ella Bee is passionate about finding a bargain wherever it is! A keen eye for excellence in both products & services, she, insists - nay, demands - both, from street eats to fine dining venues, public transport to limousine services. She loves shopping (mainly the window type!), eating out and checking out the local gig scene.In fact she loves it so much and looks forward to sharing her local knowledge with you all!
Joined 14 July 2008 Kings Langley, NSW
I'm not sure what puts me off more: the stale bread or the unfriendly staff. Either way, when you're desperate for a loaf you could try grabbing one from Lolar Park Bakery. The multigrain loaves are actually bleached, white loaves with a few grains tossed in for aesthetic purposes. Staff are so ridiculously dismissive and would probably only give you any attention if you walked out with a loaf or two!
Since the Director and Founding Practitioner of Kildare Road MC left, the practice really has gone downhill. That or they are not great at managing their time. I used their online booking system to make an 11.15am appointment and had a 12pm appointment for my child at another practice. I arrived at 10.45am, checked myself in and was told there were 2 patients ahead of me. At 11.30 I'd seen my doctor already see 2 patients so I assumed I was next. Not so. I decided to check with the desk staff and was told it wouldn't be long. Come 11.55 I had still not been seen so I decided to check out, briskly (read franticly) walk to another clinic on Kildare Road, have my child examined and then get back in the hopes that they would then be ready. Nope. Nearly 2 hours later they were ready to see me. Needless to say I will not be returning to KRMC. So disappointed as in the past, it was a practice I would recommend to friends & family, without hesitation. Not so now.
My partner and I have been frequenting Blacktown Pools for years, mostly early in the morning to do laps. In summertime it can get ridiculously crowded and people forget that the lap-lanes are for, well laps. The Learn to Swim programme runs here also and infants to seniors can be seen learning how to float or tread water. However, I do have three gripes: 1) the family change rooms are almost always full of school kids during school swimming classes. Complaints don't seem to deter them. 2) the family change rooms do not have baby change tables, so if you do decide to go for a dip with a babe, don't plan on taking a shower. 3) Staff here (mainly female) all seem to be on their cycle at the same time, with permanent attitude issues. It's a real shame because many locals petitioned that this facility would not be closed down, only to be spoke to and treated with such indifference and disregard. If there was a closer option to us I would relocate our swims there, but for now, we have no choice but to put up with it.
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