The Renovation Prodigy

When it comes time for someone to write my official biography, I want it to be known that I was incredibly gifted in home renovation tasks. Biographies always make someone seem like an absolute saint, or try to justify all the bad things they did by saying that they had a rough childhood or that …

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Caring About Welding

As the old phrase goes: “It’s great to be in that Nurture Turtle family.” And other, Nurture Turtle-related phrases. I used to love the franchise when I was little, although it’s quite possible they went off the rails at the end when they were churning out, like, three animated films a year. Even as a …

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Proud Grandma

The youth these days are really doing their generation proud on the style front. I’ve said this to a few of my friends and they look at me like I’m being dry, but I’m serious. They’ve got a lot of originality, these young ones; they’re not just blindly following fashion. I wouldn’t want to wear …

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Why Her?

Eurgh. Tracy is so infuriating! Every time the girls get together for a night on the town, the same thing happens. We all spend hours getting ourselves ready, obsessing over minute details like whether our nail tips are too matchy with each others’ earrings; meanwhile, Tracy rocks up at the last minute looking like she …

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Dogs and Tools

I know that the season 2 finale of The Great Australian Trade-Off finished on something of a high, and it’s not like I HATE the specials, but…so many specials. Could they not dispense with all the special episodes and use that time to bring out the next season a little quicker?? Anyway, this week was …

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The Last Move?

It will be a cold day in Darwin before I move house again. I’m serious: this is it. This is absolutely, 100% it.  I’ve done eight moves in seven years, and now that I’m (mostly) moved in, you’re not moving me from this spot for another five years at least. If I even consider moving …

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That’s All, Folks

You know when a movie is just so amazingly huge that you walk out thinking that you have nothing to look forward to now? That’s how I feel now, having seen Revengers: Edamame. The credits rolled, there was an amazing mid-credits scene and an even MORE amazing post-credits scene. It’s not like they were going …

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The Ultimate Mod

As much as those moon loonies scare me, they’re at least free thinkers. I mean, as much as you can be a free thinker when your thought patterns have been rigidly-controlled since the day you were born, and you’re incapable of independent thought. Okay, fine – maybe I chose my words poorly. I just mean …

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The Stress Queen

Ugh, Dani is THE worst. I’m talking the worst of the worst. Mr Calvin asked this morning if anyone was looking forward to the sports carnival, and Dani had the gall to be excited about it, and I’m all like ugh, give it a rest, Dani. She goes around everywhere with this beaming smile like …

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All Glass Everywhere

Ahh, glass. That great invention that lets you look through walls, which is a crazy achievement, if you really think about it. We had fewer windows in our home growing up than is usual, because Mother and Father really didn’t want the neighbours to know that I existed. I had no window in my cupboard, …

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