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Fully Qualified Mechanic

My sister just became a fully qualified mechanic! She was laughed at ten years ago when she told everyone she wanted to be a mechanic, and was assured she would change her mind. Well, she didn’t change her mind and today she achieved her lifelong dream. I am so proud of her and so happy …

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Hobart Road Trip

As a Melbournian, it’s not uncommon for me to board the Spirit of Tasmania with my trusty four-wheel drive and go on a week road trip around Tasmania. It’s actually fantastic how easy it is to visit Tasmania. It’s so freeing to be able to take my car to the small Australian state and explore …

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Brakes Worry

I’m a big fan of food. Some would even call me a foodie, or a food-connoisseur. I pride myself on throwing glorious dinner parties and cooking delicious meals for my guests, and I am known by my neighbours as the best chef in the area. Last Saturday night, I was scheduled to have twelve people …

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Urgent Car Service

I had the morning from hell, and it all began when I woke up and realised that there was no food for breakfast. Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day and I never skip it or I’ll struggle to function for the next twelve hours. Being a Saturday morning, I had time before any …

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Cool The Stadium

I run a large basketball stadium in Melbourne. In Australia, domestic basketball is a yearlong sport, with breaks between seasons only occurring during the school holidays. As the basketball stadium is pretty much a big tin shed, you can imagine how hot it gets in summer. We have heat policies and what not for the …

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Urgent Shower Repair

Why is it whenever I’m running late for work, something always goes wrong? Whether there’s an excessive amount of traffic, or I’ve lost my laptop charger or my clothes aren’t out of the dryer, something always happens to go wrong. Today has been the worst mishap of all, and I’ve called in sick to work …

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Not To Scale

When it comes to flowers, colour, shape and fragrance get all the attention. Perhaps that’s as it should be – I mean, it must take a lot of evolutionary wherewithal to create the ornamental flair of an orchid or a fushia, or the scent of rose or jasmine. Still, I can’t help but wonder… what …

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Sewer Crossed

I met Julia on a night when the stars were brightest, and that’s how I knew we would be together forever. It was at the local golf club for the rich and famous, over dinner on the night of a masked dance party. We hit our relationship off with a dance and sparks flew between …

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