Happy Birthday! Have a hyperbaric chamber

My husband is not very good at buying gifts. For our daughter’s third birthday he bought her a digital camera. I tried explaining that while it was generous it was not quite suitable. She did enjoy chewing on the lens to be fair. I try to provide guidance and suggest things whenever it comes to […]

Getting back to business

Goodness it’s been so long since I’ve had to do anything like this. A part of me thought I might have forgotten how to do it, but the skill lies deep within, buried just under the surface, lying in wait until the time is right. I suppose it’s a lot like riding a bicycle – […]

The best thing to do in Victoria

Regional Victoria and the areas around Melbourne are little known worldwide and yet they are world-class wine growers. Here, in this sleepy pocket of a small (in terms of population not geography!) country, you’ll find premium vineyards and exemplary country estates. Not only are these estates classic in their food and wine culture, they also […]

Leaking roof mirrors my bank account

It’s pretty obvious to anyone with half a brain, but let me just clarify that living in poverty is the worst. Well, technically speaking, I really shouldn’t say that. I don’t really “live in poverty” I live in Melbourne, Australia, where there are fantastic unemployment benefits and food / hospital care available for the seriously […]

Making a positive change

So it’s almost time to graduate university and, I’m gonna level with you here, I still have no freaking idea what I’m doing or why on earth I decided to do this course. I mean, yes, real estate based courses are always going to be a bit of a stable. They may not being overwhelmingly exciting […]

Doing the smart thing

Alright so I know it’s almost winter at the moment. I’m not stupid, obviously I know that, it’s May for goodness’ sake and I took Grade Three. I know what comes after autumn. But winter (or autumn, whatever) is, if you think about it, the perfect time to give your air conditioning a service. Perth […]

Fishing is Love, Fishing is Life…

Unlike most people around here, I fish through the winter. That’s how you can really tell the people who are into a hobby, just like with bike-riding or spelunking; if they do it well into the cooler months, then they’re a true brother or sister in the art! In fact, most of the fishing shops […]

Beauty queen of only 18

You know sometimes you are on the train or walking in the city or just watching TV and you catch an ad that keeps you interested beyond 3 seconds? A word or particular phrase just pops out at you and you have to read the whole thing. That happened to me today. I was doing […]

Servicing for the New Pet

It’s finally time: I’m thinking of giving home to a new pet. I have the space in my home, everything is prepared and this is something I’ve been wanting to do since I was nine. My parents would never let me have one, because they had phobias and just didn’t want one around the house. […]

Ruined carpet, ruined friendship

Living with your best friend is great, most of the time. Lately, things between us have started to seem different. Savannah has recently gotten a new job at a hip new cafe down in the main part of town. She is loving it, and the people she works with all seem pretty great according to […]