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When it comes to foot health, you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone, or at least temporarily out of order. This came to my attention recently when I suffered a broken toe – the second to smallest one on my left foot. How much of a problem could that really be? Such a …

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Location, Location

When I lived in Sydney, Tasmania seemed like such an unreachable, far-off land. I was well aware that it was no less accessible than most of the mainland – I mean, it wasn’t like I was about to hop in my car and drive to Broome or Adelaide. Still, it felt more distant by virtue …

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Cars On the Brain

I’ll admit, when I first moved into a place next to a busy highway, my thoughts were mixed. Rent was a lot cheaper, so that’s a triple-plus-plus. I saw the cars, I acknowledged that the cars were loud, and I thought…well, I’ll get used to it. And I’m already one-upping those losers who turned this …

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Jamaican Mud Cake

Names are just weird. Like, something sticks, and that’s that. No getting rid of it. I just had a ‘Jamaican mud cake’ from a cafe, and while it was excellent and totally worth the calories, I couldn’t help but wonder why it was called that. Then I had an image of two people with thick …

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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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