Kitchen Design Professionalism

Oh dear…word on the socialite circuit is that Fanning Crosby hosted a garden party, and she did NOT get her kitchen renovated beforehand. I just…oh, the very thought of it is just the absolute picture of shame. I wasn’t there, having developed a sudden and severe case of Undefined Victorian Consumption Illness. I lay back […]

Too Much, Chad

I’m going to have to be really honest, even though it goes against my instincts: Chad is a bit much. I just wanted him to be a bit more open, and not close himself off when I want to talk about the future. And maybe…we could talk a bit more when we go on dates, […]

So Many Peaches

I’m moving to the country, and you can bet I’m going to eat a lot of peaches. Unless I end up nearer to somewhere that grows pears and/or apples. Basically, I’m going to partake in the local produce, which is the best part of being in the country. I’ve said for years that the city […]

Stress of Competition

Stress in the field of esports isn’t to be taken lightly. I might not be a player myself…in fact, I don’t understand half of what’s going on, but I wasn’t hired for my ability to game. I basically just hover around, asking the pros if they’re doing okay and getting them help if they’re not […]

Old-Fashioned Cooling

My parents were big believers in air conditioning, even though back in their day it wasn’t quite as widespread. They made sure they had it installed throughout the entire house and then showed off to the neighbours as much as possible. From my non-air-conditioned cupboard underneath the stairs, I could hear sounds of the neighbours […]

The Horse Queen

Selena is getting on my NERVES! She’s one of those ‘horse people’… you know the ones. She watched Saddle Club when we were in primary school, and instead of just dreaming of having a horse like a normal person, she actually got one because she’s daddy’s little princess and he owns some kind of soft […]

No Pasta For You

Some people will do anything to get on television, up to and including selling out their own family. As far as I’m concerned, if you drag your children onto television with you to promote a hare-brained scheme that you clearly haven’t thought through, you need to be hauled in front of a judge for child […]

Extra-Strength Glass

If it were up to me, this house wouldn’t have any glass at all. Glass is a tactical weakness, and there are always enemies everywhere. People say I’m crazy, but I say THEY are the crazy ones for not recognising the danger in front of them. There’s a whole gang out there, up to all […]

Have Your Renovations

When I chose this history elective as part of my uni course, I thought it was going to be a doss. History is history, so it’s not like you need to learn anything more than facts and figures. I’m really good with facts and figures as well, so no problems here. Just got to remember […]

Window Wonders

Ah, the wonders of being a homeowner. There’s no end to this ever-unfolding journey. For example, moving into your new pad, only to discover that none of those beautifully painted, double hung windows in the master bedroom actually open. What the? What kind of insane person lived here, and how can I banish their airflow-denying […]