Aurora Bore-ealis

Public service announcement: cold is not a competition. What I mean is, having lived somewhere closer to one of Earth’s poles than Melbourne does not make you superior. Many people find winter here to be a challenge, and whether or not you’ve ‘experienced worse’ doesn’t have a shred of bearing on that.   Here’s the thing: …

Aurora Bore-ealisRead More »

Renovation Situation

It’s about time these renovations got underway – we’ve been planning them long enough! I really want to get this cabin looking ship-shape by summer, by which I mean ready to host the influx of assorted friends and family members that are bound to start streaming in by November. I love having them over and …

Renovation SituationRead More »

Unstoppably Outlandish

Being the mother of twins is strange. Artemis and Athena started out so similar, and in many ways they still are very much alike. But they also diverged somewhere along the line. From memory, it started when Athena’s competitive choir audition was rejected, while Artemis was allowed in, despite their singing voices being virtually indistinguishable.  …

Unstoppably OutlandishRead More »

Not Your Conveyancer

My friend Natasha is usually good for a yarn over coffee, but I have to say, her tales have started edging into boring territory ever since she got on this ‘buying a house’ train. It was fun at first – checking out her latest real estate finds and joking about the fact that she, of …

Not Your ConveyancerRead More »

Nailed It

Today I had a long overdue catch-up with my friend Karen. We did the usual rounds – coffee, gossip, shopping, mani and pedi, more shopping, more gossip, more coffee. I got to find out all the details of her divorce and her supposed new engagement; as it turned out, Patrick had gotten most of it …

Nailed ItRead More »

Make Some Time

Gosh, it can be so hard to get people in sometimes. Not that it’s their fault, quite the opposite. A lot of the local electricians have now instigated all these ‘if we’re late, we’ll do the job for free!’ or ‘if we don’t show up, WE pay YOU!’ policies. A bit overboard, if you ask …

Make Some TimeRead More »

Pet the Fishy

I do wonder if we’ll have pet fish when we finally live underwater. Some people say you can have pet fish now, but…come on. Come on. Fish live in the water, we live on the land. How can you have fish…in a house?? That’s just silly. Is there no end to the silliness? I’d like …

Pet the FishyRead More »

Office For All

Feels like I’m really fortunate to work in a democratic office. Our boss isn’t a total pushover, so it’s not like every little decision plunges us further into anarchy. There’s firm leadership when it’s needed, but we ARE consulted over the big stuff, and asked to give in our suggestions. It’s really quite sad, because …

Office For AllRead More »

Virtual Air Cooling

Once we have VR, people are going to start asking some serious questions about what happens to our bodies when our minds are elsewhere. After all, minds and bodies have never been separated in this way, not in the whole of human history. You can go to sleep and dream about other things, but a …

Virtual Air CoolingRead More »

Thinking of Conveyancers

Sometimes I really do wonder what people think, watching Week of Our Lives and seeing their own profession…well, not ‘slandered’, but not exactly shown in the best light. Like, when Alexa came to town and she started making waves by telling everyone that Robert was the one who stole all the chocolate eggs during the …

Thinking of ConveyancersRead More »