The Sparky Dream

I remember wanting to be a ‘sparky’ when I was younger…and yeah, it had a lot to do with the name. This was during a phase of my life when I’d pick my favourite superheroes and fruits and cars based on how they sounded rather than anything about them. I was all set on being …

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Just Install Aircon

Every night I do exactly the same thing, and it’s awesome. I come home from work, feed the cat, feed myself, settle in my armchair (with the cat) and watch shows about people buying and selling homes as a proud escapist fantasy. I don’t even care that I’ll probably never be able to afford one …

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I’m Home Savvy…

I do love a nice dose of home buying on my television screen. It’s most of what I watch when I go home, unless there’s tennis on, in which case I am ALL about the tennis. I do like tennis. My dream career would probably be the person who commentates the tennis, but failing that, …

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Jono, Filing Master

Sometimes television shows tackle bold new territories than no-one else would dare to touch, which is how we got that one about the girl who painted homes from a living, ‘Kitty-Paint-Splash’. Most of her jobs were basic solid colours, but there were episodes where she was asked to do a duo-colour, and there was that …

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Pure Oscar Bait

Great – it’s Oscars season and Yaival DuMesque is knocking it out of the park… again. The guy paints himself as some sort of arthouse director, but he still makes about six movies a year (or so it seems) and they’re all piggybacking off the success of ordinary people. And everyone keeps falling for it! …

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Timber is Everywhere

Huh, I got a B+. Considering how weird that essay topic was, I think that’s a pretty good result. Well, you know what they say about getting a degree…all you need is a P. Bad attitude to have, but whatever. I was totally stuck for what to do when I was asked to take a …

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Time to enjoy

My mother gave me one piece of advice before she ran away to Paris with the gardener: “Sarah, if you’re going to invest in one thing, make it a decent handbag. You’ll actually end up paying way less in the long run. Maybe a nice small soft leather shoulder bag, unless you’re going to carrying …

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Cooling, Very Important

Alright, this essay is going to be a cinch, and it’s all down to my genius. I have to make a case for how lacking a modern innovation caused a great civilisation to collapse, and what could be more appropriate than the Macedonian Empire being torn apart by a lack of significant cooling methods? Some …

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Simpler Cooking

Today I was stopped in the street by someone who asked if I wanted to talk about kitchen renovations. And naturally, I said yes. I said that I’d been calling the council for weeks now about all these things in my kitchen that don’t seem to do anything, and it was about time someone got …

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Making Changes

Next time someone tells me that sci-fi stories don’t need to be consistent because ‘it’s all made-up!’, I’m going to hit them with a shoe. And believe it or not, that’s my measured response after weeks of intense therapy. I know I always have a problem with people criticising things that I like, and I …

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