Rewriting the Rulebook

True to form, Angela at the academy has decided to rewrite the rulebook at the last minute, and now we all have to come up with a new footwear solution just three days out from the competition. It’s absurd, I tell you. Unfortunately, this kind of thing has been par for the course ever since …

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Stuck Sleeping North

Sleeping in your car isn’t as bad as most people assume. It’s cheap, for one thing. For another, it’s better than living on the street. It’s nice and cosy, and I actually find the chairs more comfortable than my bed back home. Just got to look on the bright side of things, you know? When …

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Secret Obsession

I have a terrible secret. Without further ado, here it is: sometimes I spend hours at a time on looking at soft furnishings online. No just any soft furnishings, mind you; I’m very picky. I’m talking about designer upholstery, curtains, cushions and even wallpaper. Sure, that last one’s not technically a soft furnishing item, but …

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Fun Guy

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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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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