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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Career-view Mirror

Today my fourteen year old son came home from school and told he’d had his first careers class. He reckons he’s decided to go into back-end development. I suggested that maybe he’s a bit young to be sure of something like that, after which he refused to talk to me for the rest of the …

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Scam’s the Word

Everything in life is, potentially, a scam. Parents? Scam. What’s with them loving me unconditionally, giving birth to me and raising me for two decades, without expecting anything in return? There’s gotta be a catch of some kind. Charities? Just giving away food and flying overseas to build homes in the mountains? Nah, they gotta …

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The Office Monarch

Oho, the chance to become a true leader! While I still don’t agree with the way things are done in this realm – namely, people earning positions of power through merit rather than simply being born with royal blood – I’ll take advantage of their foolishness where I can, becoming the leader of… oh, maybe …

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Art That Lasts

All my life I’ve admired forms of art that last. You’ve got the pyramids, yes…they’re kind of the gold standard for building something that people are still going to be poring over thousands of years from now. The Sistine Chapel is alright, I suppose, but they had to spend an absolute fortune restoring the painting …

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Just So (Annoying)

Antoine is so sensitive about his cooking skills. Really, I should have known not to point out his error to him; I’m sure he wouldn’t have noticed if the oats were a bit tangier than usual. It’s really not a big deal. It is to him, though, and now I have to listen to him …

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