Incredible Ink Politics

Mostly I like to keep out of office politics, except when it’s super juicy. Then I am ALL about the office politics. Like how Regina just borrowed a few thousand off her former best friend Quinn, and then Quinn saw her yesterday with new shoes and she was all like “I lent you money to …

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Steeling Myself

Jerry really needs to stop calling me at 2am to talk about his building projects. It’s great that my brother is so enthused about things, and I’m probably going to want to take advantage of this building lark at some point in the not too distant future, but honestly… there’s a line. I mean, he’s …

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Dream Vibe

There’s lots of talk going around lately about kitchen design, at least in my circles. It started with Rodney and Hector getting their splashback redone, which was swiftly followed by Jenny having her cupboards refaced. Now Marianne, Camilla and Jacques are all talking about layout changes, benchtop finishes and the latest scoop in kitchen colour …

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My Tree Fortress

Well, there’s the rain. Time like this, I wish I could retreat to my tree house and think about life while being close to nature and stuff. The only problem with that is that tree houses are usually terrible. Wooden structures might seem charming and rustic, but I assure you, they are not, because they …

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Life Encapsulated

When I’m in my 70s, if I make that far, I’d like to be as fit, active and seemingly delighted by life as the couple at number 33. They’re forever flitting around in their abundant garden, looking for all the world like a pair of pixies, leaving trails of magic dust (not to mention stray …

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No More Tarts

I’m SO done with Bling Dem Tarts. I’m not even at the final level, only the final set of levels, and I can’t get past that one where you have to create a delicate water crust tart filled with blueberries and vanilla custard. Those things do not go together! Every time I fail at this …

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Unite!

Well. Well. This does seem like something that is a thing, most definitely. I told the council when they had the underground car park built: this will be nothing but trouble! It’ll weaken the foundations of the building, but also, people’s minds will become different down there in the dim light. They’ll be tempted to …

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Little Plunger Boy

Oh, the drains are gurgling again! Knew I should’ve been a bit more careful when shaving. Oh well…at least I can fix it easily, and it’s not blocked up with something that’s going to start smelling foul. It takes me back though, gosh. Mother and Father were never treating the drainage system right, and whenever …

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Bianca de la Vérité

Well…I knew this was coming. Got an invitation to my school reunion lunch, it’s in three months, and even that isn’t enough time to properly prepare myself. I’m still up in the air over whether I’ll go at all. Depends how beautiful and successful and accomplished I’m feeling in August, I suppose. Chance of that? …

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(B)ute Times

Among my fondest childhood memories are those involving my mum’s trusty ute. Weekends away at my grandparents’ farm, the dogs planted excitedly in the back, were a highlight. So was doing the rounds at hard rubbish time in search of the most outlandish outdoor seating arrangement, and picking up a winter’s worth of firewood before …

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