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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Cardio Fitness, People

As much as I like the idea of gaming becoming immersive enough to have people running around on hamster balls wearing headsets, I have to say that I don’t think people have really thought it out. And really, just now, think it out. If gaming is as addictive as is it now, then gamers are …

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Unappreciated Plumbing

Drains are an unacknowledged hero in our society. They exist beneath the surface as silent servants, only seeming to exist when something goes wrong. But blocked drains are rare, and usually the fault of the owner. Here are just a few reasons why the humble drain makes our lives so much easier- and why we …

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