Dish dashery and a small excitement.
Well, dash my wig – the Exemptions Schedule has been passed!
Actually it came through a few days ago but tardiness, thy name is Pimp. What this effectively means is that we now have permission to do works that we are, in fact, required to do. Only repairs, mind; none of your naughty changes. No bathrooms upstairs, nor holes in walls. Oh no no! All that sort of stuffage has been submitted separately and soberly as a ‘Section 60’ and, having been scrutinised by the lovely Heritage Officer for Housing, has been sent to the Heritage Department and from thence it will make its laborious way to the City of Sydney. Much scope for waylaying and maundering in dusty corners. But let us hope not. Let us have our optimistic hats on and bask a while in the glow of the Exemptions Schedule.
In fact, a few changes of optimistic headpiece: