The Regretful Scoop

I’ve got to get a scoop on tattoos? What’s a guy gotta do to get an easy story in these parts! I guess old Scoop McGee doesn’t do easy. I get the hardest stories, I write the tough stuff, and I stake my reputation on the hottest scoops this side of the Pacific, see! Oh, …

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Floating Scare-case

They call it a floating staircase. It’s a thing, they say. It’s an interior design feature, an optical illusion. But still, I can’t shake the disturbing feeling that stairs simply shouldn’t be doing that – hovering in midair, that is. That’s not how I was brought up. I can’t condone stairs that aren’t firmly affixed …

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Far From Spa-rtan

Some people collect art. Others collect designer footwear, and still others tattoos. I collect homes. That’s not something I can just come out and say. Generally speaking, people don’t respond too well to those of us in possession of more properties than they technically need, so I prefer to keep it on the hush. The …

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Forest Or Fix?

Ah, Tasmania. Land of epic forests, one of Australia’s few native predator species, and… I know there’s more, but I’m not entirely sure of what it is. That’s why I’m cruising around the island in a 4×4 that I picked up for a steal in Hobart last week. At least, I’ll soon be cruising. Right …

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Rustic Cooling Methods

Alright, so the holiday to Sydney might be called something of a bust. The room was alright, but very stuffy, the internet was patchy, and the air conditioning virtually nonexistent. Well, the proper stuff was in absentia. I had a portable unit that sounded like a train station. Oh well! I still got to see …

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Mr Clicky, No!

Did I just watch a mockumentary? I sat down to watch a documentary, and the whole time it was trying to present itself as one, but I feel like the subject matter may have strayed into some strange, wacky places that they didn’t intend. Animal Instinct was all about what would happen if humans and …

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The Dockyard Scoop

Nyah! See, nyah! Before I even get to crack the case, some dame jumps in and solves it for me! Scoop McGee was hot on the trail, so he was, and I was this close too. Those burning cars were gonna be a huge scoop, maybe even enough to land me a front page story …

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Priority Design

Vanessa has been on at me for ages to give some thought to overhauling the office. I just haven’t had a spare moment, and it hasn’t seemed like enough of a priority to carve out the time. It’s been in the back of my mind, though, and I’m starting to think that she might be …

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Stress To Impress

Having my wife’s family over for dinner is always… well, a thing. It typically requires several trips out to hunt for obscure ingredients – the farmers’ market, the fish market, the milled-onsite bakery that’s forty minutes’ drive away, the artisanal gin boutique, even the florist. The worst bit, though, is that we have to pretend …

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