Speak of Aluminium

Aluminium: need it have a point? Of course…aluminium has more points than anything. It’s one of the pointiest materials on the whole planet. You can use it to build spaceships, or toolboxes, or cutlery if you’re really into the idea. As for me, I drive an aluminium car, use aluminium foil for all of my …

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Glass Tinting Expert

Add another one to the list of ‘things that I’d like to do to my home that I probably never will’. the other girls are always asking me ‘why not just do it yourself? It’s 2018, get a bit of DIY on, girl!’ And I say ‘I have two kids and I’m a single mother, …

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Me and My Garden

If I had to tell you the main reason I started working from home, I’d probably say that it was the fact that I could sit outside. Most offices don’t allow that sort of thing; you’re trapped behind glass all day with the air conditioning turned up too high. I didn’t mind taking a hit …

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Car Climate Control

Next time I take my car in for a service, I’m asking if I can get an upgrade to my heating and cooling. I don’t care what it takes and I don’t care if it contravenes the international conventions; I just want it done. Unfortunately, all of the garages in Ringwood do roadworthy certificates, and …

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Rats Aren’t Mean

Context is key, and rats are scary. Michael was just allowed to get a rat, because he’s the youngest and Mum and Dad are super soft on him all the time. I’m not allowed to go out on Saturday night to Hurricane, even though I’ve SAID that it’s not one of those gross clubs where …

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Everyone Needs a Boat

Why is it that sports always reward things that don’t have a purpose? Like, is physical activity for the sake of itself really so wonderful? It’s great that you can plant a pole in the ground and hurl yourself over a bar, but…that’s not going to be useful, ever, period. Jumping a long distance in …

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Fun With Glass, and Money

You know the best thing about being ‘new’ money? You can break the rules a little bit. The unseen and unspoken upper class of Australia is just as old and stuffy as it is in places like Britain, all judgemental and prudish about people who deviate from the norm. Might be why they’re dying out? …

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