Moving Lairs

Switching lairs can be so messy. There’s so much to move, so many things I’ll miss about this place. How am I supposed to transport thousands of gold coins and platinum bars? Grab them with my claws? Unlikely. Dragons are temperamental creatures at the best of times, and if ‘Spartos the Huge’ gets here before …

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Hot Mess

As we’re coming into summer, I’ve been thinking about last year’s heatwave and cringing at the memory of all the nights my kids and I couldn’t sleep. We had been avoiding our home for over a week because of the heat, but there’s only so much time we can spend at Brighton Beach or shopping …

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Easy Meal Prep

Last year was my first year out of home. I grew up on the border of Victoria and New South Wales, and absolutely loved it. I never really had to look after myself when living at home. My parents did my washing and cooking, and it was agreed that my siblings and I would split …

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Did I Clutter?

Clutter: who needs it? Evidently, some reptilian part of my brain thinks I do, which is why there’s piles of the stuff surrounding my desk like a small, irregular fortress. If nothing else, at least I’m protected from apex predators. Thanks for that, lizard brain. Unfortunately, it also means I’m disorganised, unfocused and uncomfortable, as …

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The Confession

I’ve been feeling under the weather. Everyone suggests that I go see my GP, but they don’t understand. I just can’t. The GP wouldn’t know what to do with me. I don’t even think I would fit through the door. It’s time I confessed something. I’ve lied to you all for so long, I don’t …

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Sewage Snail

I’ll let you in on a little secret: I used to be a snail. Bound to the earth, my worldview was limited, literally. It should be no surprise that I hated it. Few of us snails enjoy our miserable existence. We were always hunting different ways of freeing ourselves, but none of them worked. There …

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Indoor/Outdoor

I’ve got this idea in mind for an outdoor kitchen. Not just a makeshift pizza oven with a fire pit and some bench seating, but the whole shebang. I’m envisaging a fully realised contemporary kitchen and dining area, decked out with all the latest appliances – except outside. It’ll be on a covered patio, but …

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Kind of a Big Heel

What do people have against high heels? Honestly, I don’t get it. Everyone says it will catch up with me when I’m older, but I’m nearly 20 – how much older can you get? If I haven’t caught plantar fasciitis by now, surely I’m immune to it. Right? My granddad is always going to the …

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