Cook It or Book It

I’m always surprised when anyone over the age of, say, 25 lets slip that they don’t cook. Not that I don’t expect under-25s to be able to cook for themselves; …

Customising your ute

Designing a home means more than just designing the parts that go into the foundation, or on the walls. It means getting yourself ready to design a whole home, be …

Principal Principles

Being a school principal is getting harder and harder these days. We’re living in a world of sentient cars and superheroes. A few years ago, you could guide students toward …

Owl Be Damned

I’ve been up all night dealing with that blasted owl. On the upside, I’m pretty sure I’ve undone the nasty hex that’s been hanging over my modem once and for …

Self Renovation

Oh no. Oh dear, oh dear. I’ve made a huge mistake. I thought that I could renovate this bathroom on my own, but I was terribly mistaken. And the worst …

Jam Master

I have a love/hate relationship with congested traffic. On one hand, it’s annoying as all get-out – that much is obvious, and hardly needs mentioning. On the other hand, it …

Block User

As if the Christmas period wasn’t already stressful enough, some fool on my street has seen fit to declare an ‘all-in block party’ for the neighbourhood, to take place on …

Car Fixes

Is there anything better than your car, fresh after a service? The way it seems to glide across the road, the ease of the accelerator, the way that petrol just …

Among the Gumtrees

Over time, I’m coming closer to understanding the whole ‘home among the gumtrees’ thing. Lots of plum trees, verandah out front, clothesline in the back, and a sheep or two …

Swanky Kicks

I need some new party shoes for the festive season. Should I go for the ice-blue platform sandals with sparkly block heels, the semi-tasteful red stilettos or the pointy-toed flats …