Exciting Ocean Tales

I bought a plunger, and I was all ready to plunge the sink just like they do on the telly, but then I hit a snag: I don’t actually know how to use one. Here I was, all inspired by Escape to the Ocean, a spin-off from Escape to the Country. Instead of being chased …

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Stranger In Town

The best thing about overland driving in Australia? That’s easy. By a long shot, it’s pulling up in an unfamiliar town, stepping out onto a new street – even if that’s just a servo, a takeaway joint and a diesel mechanic – and being the new guy in town. It never gets old. I particularly …

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Coolest Air Con

A worldwide convention of air conditioning and heating systems is set to befall Canberra over the weekend, with “record numbers set to arrive for the best convention yet.” The annual ‘Comfort Con’, held in a different city every year, is to be held in Australia’s own capital of cool, Canberra, from the 12th to the …

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It’s All Energy

Why does everything have to revolve around money? Even when you honestly believe that it doesn’t, it still kind of does. I’m not saying there’s an evil group of baddies conspiring to make everyone a cog in the money machine; I recognise that it’s simply a feature of the world as it is. I also …

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Health Crises Galore

It’s come to my attention how easy it is to take good health for granted when, like me, you’re lucky enough to have it as your baseline. Several of my friends and family members have recently experienced serious medical scares, and it’s making me realise how unexpectedly these can occur. For example, my personal trainer …

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The First Greenhouse

Thanks to Odd-Match, we may be on the road to creating the world’s very first Greenhouse. Not a greenhouse, mind you; the world has plenty of those already. Those are for plants, our green brothers and sisters. And not a green house, either. Some houses are green. They’re not special. No, I’m talking about a …

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A Simpler Time

Look, I don’t know why I have to take human lessons. I’m actually from this planet, albeit 300 years in the past when things were quite a bit simpler. I like to think I’m adapting, but this technological whizz-bangery and all the people walking around dressed with such impropriety only hasten my efforts to locate …

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