Tree Cutting For The Garden Competition

With the annual garden show coming up I knew I had to step up my game to reclaim the title from Betsy Pinehurst. I held the best garden title for 5 years before Betsy moved in and stole it from me with her over the top Palm trees and tacky pink roses. I wanted to … [Read more…]

The Simple Joy of Pebble Aggregate

I feel really sorry for the people of Venice, sometimes. Actually, I have a regular cycle of people I feel for in that way; suppose the wheel just landed on Venice this week? Anyway, I was watching a documentary this week called ‘Venice: The Vanishing City’, and it was all about how the whole place … [Read more…]

Beauty Treatments Are Just Nuts

Don’t know what it is about beauty treatments, but every time I hear about them I can’t help thinking of that Bob Marley song. You know the one, it’s about Buffalos. No idea what the connection is there. Good song, though… So my GF is doing a beauty course. Yeah, cool, good for her, so … [Read more…]

A Few Really Great Memories

I do love a good ghost story. In fact, I think everyone loves a good ghost story if you really get down to it. That’s what makes me want to start planning for Halloween, right now. I know, 2017 isn’t even over yet! But I have ideas, and I’m not just going to sit on … [Read more…]

Gotta love the landlord

I was dreading last weekend. Whenever the time comes to call on the landlord for some home repairs, my insides fill with dread. If something goes wrong, like the ancient hot water system dies or the 30-year-old oven decides to call it quits, I know that I’ll be going to work the next day not … [Read more…]

Mum’s Golfing It Up

My mum’s big into golfing at the moment. She’s just loving it! She’s even plotting to start up a women’s golf club at the uni where she works as a lecturer in exercise science – I heard all about this plan over coffee this morning. Basically, it would involve setting up an area within the … [Read more…]

Ballerina Pain Relief

My brother, John, has gone and gotten himself another ballet injury. As I’ve said before, I’m pretty suspicious of the dance company that he’s been interning with, as far as their workplace practices go. I think they work their dancers too hard. Try telling that to a seventeen year-old, though. On the plus side, John’s … [Read more…]

Give Me A Brake

My dad has just been telling me about his recent drive along the coast, which he doesn’t manage to do very often these days. It’s great that he’s been getting out and about, but what he’s been saying has got me a bit concerned about the roadworthiness of his old ute. He told me that … [Read more…]

We’re buying a home!

We didn’t expect things to move at such a pace when we made the decision to buy our first home. Having expected to remain renters for at least another year, I felt completely out of my depth when Frances said she’d found a place that we’d be stupid not to look at. We had been … [Read more…]

Clearing Out Termites: Not So Easy

I’m seriously going to need therapy after this, but I guess I’ll have enough money to make it worth it. At least…I’m hoping I have enough. I didn’t apply to be on this game show for FUN. It’s all about the fame and glory and potential girlfriend opportunities. It’s so HARD though. The show, in … [Read more…]