A Perfect Combo

It’s nice that the boys have finally decided to put their heads together and go into business. I mean, I know Dirk’s saying it’s just a temporary consulting thing on his part, but I think he’s just playing it cool. Karl’s not helping matters by getting carried away with his grand vision for a solar …

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No Spoilers!

Well… that’s the entirety of Fantasy done and dusted. Five years of quality writing followed by five years of trash, so yeah… what a wild ride. At least we’ll always have the early seasons to go back to, with their tight plotting, sizzling dialogue and cleverly thought-out schemes. Spoiler warning: I wasn’t expecting the Noonday …

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Lung Way Round

The things you hear while looking for a replacement rear view mirror at the scrap car yard! It’s enough to put you off leaving the house, not that I’m that big on it to begin with. The world is a dangerous place; there’s no two ways about it. Here’s an example of what I’m on …

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Sojourn to Land

The ocean is usually my friend, but sometimes we move our relationship status to ‘it’s complicated’. We take a break. We need some space from each other. I was raised on the Fleet, that crazy group of boat enthusiasts, but now I’m more like a vegetarian who doesn’t judge carnivores in the slightest and is …

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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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