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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Off the Whales

When is Wayne going to let up on this idea? Sure, a whale watching pavilion sounds good in theory, but as part of a commercial development? I’m not convinced. What has whale watching got to do with financial apps, which are our primary product? I mean, I get it. Wayne’s stuck on this thing about …

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