Jump to content

Am I dreaming... Hoping


  • Please log in to reply
30 replies to this topic

#1 LEGs-R-US

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:05 AM

So the worst thing about where I live is the forty minute hike to spotlight... I have been known to moan about this.

Anyway, over the past month I have noticed this building being built next to the Ginnindera medical centre in belco.  I even commented to Dh that it would be awesome as a spotlight.  Yesterday I noticed it has been painted white with blue trim... Now I am just willing them to put on the red spotlight letters.  

So should I keep dreaming or does someone have some inside knowledge that is going to shatter my dreams and tell me it is another tyre place (what Dh reckons).

Much appreciated... Clearly I am obsessing over it. Lol

Jen

#2 Peppery

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

You a more patient than me. I would be on the phone to spotlight head office asking if they are opening a new store at that location ph34r.gif

#3 HRH Countrymel

Posted 06 February 2013 - 08:11 AM

No idea.. I am thousands of miles away from you.

But thought I'd nip in to tell you you are not alone in your 'is it spotlight?' obsessing!

They are building a big shopping centre thingy in the town next to me and I sometimes wake in the middle of the night wondering .... will there be a spotlight?

#4 71Cath

Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:53 AM

Can it be true?????

Please god let it be true. hands.gif  blush.gif

#5 livvie7586

Posted 07 February 2013 - 08:59 AM

won't parking be a PITA up there though?  i see a doctor at ginninderra, and it can be close to impossible to get a park

#6 Rachel70

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:21 AM

I have been hoping the same thing every time I drive past. I would LOVE it to be spotlight.

#7 Rachel70

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:34 AM

This info I found states it will be a BCF store.
http://www.homehound.com.au/block+3+se+net...onnen+act+2617/

Bummer

#8 71Cath

Posted 07 February 2013 - 03:11 PM

Poo

cry1.gif

#9 brazen

Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

oh bugger sad.gif i drove past it on monday nigth and it wasn't painted then i'm sure!

there were rumours a few years ago of a spotlight coming to belco but nothing eventuated and i was told recently that there used to be one there years ago but i don't ever remember it! (have lived here 15 years this year and used to visit a few times a year before that)


#10 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 07 February 2013 - 07:57 PM

My mother lives in Weston Creek and perpetually whinges about not having a Spotlight within cooee. I had better not tell her about this or it will break her heart. She is visiting me at the moment and I had to take her to Spotlight yesterday - four hours later.........

How smart would it be to build a Spotlight and a BCF together?

#11 Puggle

Posted 07 February 2013 - 10:55 PM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 07/02/2013, 08:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How smart would it be to build a Spotlight and a BCF together?


laughing2.gif, I love it.

Edited by Puggle, 07 February 2013 - 10:56 PM.


#12 brazen

Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:34 PM

weston creek is much closer to spotlight than i am! probably only half as far! LOL

#13 71Cath

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:35 AM

I always thought the smart thing to do would be to have a huge site, with Bunnings on the right, Spotlight on the left...

And yes, Weston Creek is much closer than MacGregor...

#14 PatG

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:42 AM

My "local" spotlight is next to an anaconda so BCF would work!

#15 jayskette

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:49 AM

the medical centre itself should BE a spotlight. so many times I've received crap/rude treatment there.

#16 71Cath

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:51 AM

QUOTE (jayskette @ 10/02/2013, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
the medical centre itself should BE a spotlight. so many times I've received crap/rude treatment there.

roll2.gif

#17 71Cath

Posted 10 February 2013 - 10:56 AM

Me too Alpha-Chook, but I think you have to have a population of over 1 million to get an IKEA?

#18 LEGs-R-US

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

yes the final straw was probably the yellow trim going on the outside. Unless Spotlight is going to change their color scheme all hope is lost :-(.  

Problem is I can't even visualise where my beloved Belco Spotlight could go now.... although I have run the possibility of it somehow fitting into the old camping world into my head!


#19 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:51 PM

QUOTE (brazen @ 08/02/2013, 02:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
weston creek is much closer to spotlight than i am! probably only half as far! LOL



As my mother does not drive it might as well be on the moon.

#20 Clever Clogs

Posted 10 February 2013 - 12:57 PM

Ikea is coming original.gif

#21 CherrySunday

Posted 10 February 2013 - 02:20 PM

QUOTE (mavisandjack @ 10/02/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ikea is coming original.gif

Where and when? I've been waiting for ikea forever!!

#22 LEGs-R-US

Posted 10 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

i'll believe it when I see it.. just like Spotlight.

#23 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:14 PM

QUOTE (71Cath @ 10/02/2013, 11:56 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Me too Alpha-Chook, but I think you have to have a population of over 1 million to get an IKEA?

DF and I were talking about this today! Not to mention all the regional populations that would travel to Canberra!

QUOTE (mavisandjack @ 10/02/2013, 01:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Ikea is coming original.gif

Please let this be true or you'll crush my heart!

I was going to message IKEAs FB page demanding/begging for one!

Between Costco and Masters and then IKEA I'd ever need to leave Canberra again!

#24 Rachel70

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:15 PM

When I drove past today, I saw they have put the words boating, camping and fishing on the front of the building.

#25 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 10 February 2013 - 07:40 PM

FYI... IKEAs FB page as of 4 days ago said that it's somewhere they are considering for the future but don't have immediate plans, ie sorry Canberrans you have to keep driving 350km into crappy traffic for your meatballs. B*stards.

Seriously, look at how well Costco and Masters are doing. Not to mention that Canberra is unique in that it services so many different regional towns. I know people down in Eden, all the way up to Nowra that would prefer to come to Canberra. Not to mention all the way out to Wagga. Plus the snowies. That's a pretty big population to service.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Why we tend to hold our babies on our left side

On which side of your body do you carry or cradle your baby? If you answered "left" then you're not alone.

Taking fish oil in pregnancy may prevent childhood asthma

Women who took omega-3 fatty acid supplements (fish oil supplements) in pregnancy reduced the risk of their children developing asthma by almost one third.

Mum, dad and son all share a birthday

Luke and Hillary Gardner never have a problem remembering each other's birthday.

Mum shares the bittersweet truth about pregnancy after miscarriage

A mother's candid and heartfelt reflections about pregnancy after miscarriage are providing comfort to other women.

16 simple ways to make your baby smarter

What's the best way to mentally stimulate your baby? It doesn't take a genius - just a loving, involved parent.

Your blood pressure could predict baby's sex even before conception

The average blood pressure of mother could suggest a baby's sex before it even exists, a study has found.

The breastfeeding photo that says it all

Ashley Rockill was lucky enough to have her birth photographer on hand to capture a precious moment.

13 pregnancy superstitions from across the globe

In honour of Black Friday, let's explore 13 of the strangest pregnancy superstitions from across the globe.

I'm a stay-at-home mum, and I'm sending my son to daycare

When you become a mum you give birth to a beautiful baby, but you also give birth to guilt.

Mum gives birth to 'Incredible Hulk' 6.4kg baby

An American mother was shocked when she gave to a 6.4kg (14lb 1oz) baby last month.

Mum demands $530 for daughter's shoes after playdate

A mum has made a pretty bold move by demanding $532 for a pair of her daughter's shoes that were damaged at another family's house. 

A toddler's guide to helping around the house

If a toddler was to write a guide to 'help' you with the household chores, it would go something like this.

The breast pump you can use on the go

The game-changing breast pump promises to make life easier all round.

'Mum, don't be mad but I've just had a baby'

A teen mum has shared her birth story – and her shock at not knowing she was pregnant until her baby's head emerged.

No, Senator, childcare workers don't just wipe noses and stop fights

The only thing childcare workers spend their time doing is "wiping noses and stopping the kids from killing each other"? Not quite.

'I wanted to be the birth mum so much'

When people say "aren't you lucky that there are two of you, that you can switch?" I give them a tight smile.

6 myths about breastfeeding toddlers

Although breastfeeding a toddler isn't for everybody, if you choose to nurse beyond babyhood you can expect some strong reactions.

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

From our network

Your child's fine motor skills: what you should know

There is less of a focus on fine motor skills, but they're just as important as others. (SPONSORED)

5 ways music helps your toddler's development

There are at least five other compelling reasons to get musical around your toddler. (SPONSORED)

 

Baby Names

Unusual Celeb Baby Names

Click through the gallery to read the details and see some of the most memorable monikers in show biz families.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.