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First Home Buyer

What I’ve found over my years is that people underestimate how hard it is to buy their first home. I’m now thirty and at the age where about half my friends are homeowners and the other half are not. Many of my friends went to university, whereas I did an apprenticeship and so I became …

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Office Maze

One of my fondest memories as a child was spending school holidays at my Dad’s work. My days consisted of many different and exciting events for an eight year old girl. When I arrived, I was allowed to pick a spot in the office where I could set up my colouring station and my toys. …

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Tool Boxes Galore

I’ve been traveling around Australia for the past six months.  I started in my home state of Victoria and have now officially made it to all the way across to Western Australia. I traveled through South Australia and along the coast of Western Australia to hit the halfway point of my adventure. In two weeks …

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Heat Is On

I feel pretty lucky to live in a house with a good heating system. Not to say that it doesn’t have its downsides (gas bills among them) but it undeniably makes life a lot less of a battle over winter. I live on what locals like to call ‘the cold side of the mountain’, which …

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The New Office

We got a new boss at work today, and he’s a bit of a weird guy. His name is Mitchel Scarn, and he’s just moved to Australia from somewhere in America that nobody’s ever heard of. Scranton or something. Apparently he used to manage a paper company there too, but honestly I don’t think this …

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Mechanics Are Vital

Sometimes I like to get philosophical and think deeply about the world. I think about the mechanics of our society (pun intended), and what we need to do to be able to live cooperatively. I consider the inner workings of how we function, and which jobs are necessary for our survival versus to the jobs …

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Dial Back Storage

Why do home these days have so many freaking cupboards? Do people really have that much stuff that needs to be stashed out of view? What happened to a few simple, freestanding, open faced shelves? All these questions and more occur to me as I embark on the mission of buying an apartment.  In fairness, …

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I’m So Fit!

Okay, as the title states, I’m fit as can be. Like, honestly, I’m the fittest person I know by far. I’m a gymnast and a personal trainer, and it feels like every minute of my day is dedicated to being healthy. Which is exactly how I like it. Here’s a run through of my average …

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Plumbing Dreams

I had the weirdest dream the other day. In it, I was going around to people’s houses and offering different services. I’d knock on their door with a box of carpentry or plumbing supplies, and they’d invite me inside, even though they hadn’t called me. “You’ve got some blocked drains? Brighton residents are getting sick …

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Totally Inked

People always question me about my tattoos. I have two on each arm that I rarely ever cover, and they bring about a lot of attention. I have a scorpion on my left forearm, an eagle on my left hand, a lion on my right bicep and a shark on my right wrist.  The questions …

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