Brainsister and I have recently moved to a new house in a new development. Very soon after buying the block of land I twigged that all the streets are named after horses. My first guess was that the names are those of famous trotters. The area used to be full of stables owned by trainers of trotting horses. For some reason I thought the name Rimfire was that of a trotter. So I ask the sales rep if I was right. No, I'm told, they're all named after Melbourne Cup winners. Aha! That explains Carbine Street, Makybe Drive and the others. So, the logical conclusion is that there must be a Phar Lap Street. I'm told it's in the next area of land to be released. And since roads here can now only be one word long (I've named a couple of roads as part of my job, and can confirm this to be true) that means it will be called Phar Street. In the same way that Makybe Street should really be Makybe Diva Street.
So it looks like we'll have to move again so my address can be Phar Warner, Phar Street!
7 years ago
24 Jun 2012 15:25 CEST