Invisible Stress

Something weird has recently occurred to me, as follows. Basically, it’s becoming clear that I’m seen as an exceptionally ‘together’ person who has all their affairs in order. What’s weird about this? Well, from my perspective, that’s so utterly not the case. More to the point, this gap between my self-perception and public image is […]

Retirement Is… What?

Despite how times have changed, I reckon there are still plenty of misconceptions around about people’s lifestyles. Take retirees. This one’s at the forefront of my radar, because Boris and I have recently closed up shop in our respective careers. It’s been interesting seeing how people respond to it, not least our own kids. It’s […]

Detailed property transfer

Property details are some of the most intricate and complicated things that lay-people might have to deal with in their lifetime, and going it alone is a recipe for disaster. Luckily, you never have to go on your own, not with the wide selection of experienced and friendly conveyancers Melbourne has to offer the people […]

Stressing Over Limpets

I love it when things get technical on Echolocation, Echolocation, Echolocation, Echolocation. It’s nice knowing all about people’s relationship dramas, and I like the DIY segments, but every now and then they get into the real nitty gritty. Like on this episode, where Darryl and his lab partner Dudley had to get their entire submarine […]

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 […]