You know, I’m thinking of going to the Golfing Expo. It seemed a bit strange to me at first, an all-female expo just for golf, but I’ve been looking into it. Women’s golf really is taking off, you know! And my grandfather was a champion golfer, so I feel like it’s in my blood. I …

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I’m pretty sure a butterfly burned down my school once, but no one believed me. That may have been part of the reason I was moved to another school: no one suspects the butterfly. Also, the school burned down and they needed a place to send us. That was where I got some really great …

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Day 1: This will be the easiest thing since sliced bread… or sliced walnut-coffee cake, rather. To backtrack, I’ve taken up the challenge of baking every single recipe in my great aunt’s personally compiled, triple-tested collection of cake recipes. You see, my mother has been on my back about learning the art of baking, but …

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These roads have me vexed! Vexed, indeed!  I thought I’d do something totally different and get my driver’s license, something none of my other wizard brothers have achieved – to my knowledge, anyway. All I had to do was cast a minor spell of forgetfulness upon the test invigilator, and she conveniently forgot about my …

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I’ve got a very important question. How come, in motion blur photos of city roads at night, there’s always this big swathe of pink light? Sometimes it’s a red streak, but more often than not, there’s a whole lot of pink. I’ve got nothing against this – in fact, pink is my all-time favourite colour …

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Everyone’s all about de-cluttering lately. Even my 90 year-old grandmother is getting amongst it, letting me know in no uncertain terms that the decorative glass owl I gave her for her birthday does not ‘spark joy’. Cheers for that, gran. It’s not my fault the only thing she wants these days is chocolate-coated crystallised ginger, …

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My grandma is such a keen gardener that I almost feel put to shame by her level of get-up-and-go. Despite her bung hip and that eye problem, she’s out there in the dirt rain, hail or shine. I swear, even a tornado wouldn’t put her off. She’d just tie on her headscarf extra tight and …

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When you hear the term ‘medical devices’, what kind of imagery springs to mind? Do you think of, like, medieval torture chambers complete with spiked wheels and racks? Or do you get more of a sci-fi vibe, with tubes full of neon liquid and blinding overhead lights? Perhaps your mental image is more realist, with …

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It’s possible that getting a ute is the best decision I’ve ever made. That may not say much for my other life decisions, but it is what it is. Never had I such freedom of transportation before. Found a cool 1960s table on the side of the road and want to take it home? Easy …

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Nothing like a floor-to-ceiling glass partition around your workstation to make you feel important. Take it from me, as someone who’s just had one installed. I’ve been campaigning for this for almost a year now, and my efforts have come to fruition at last. Maybe I’ll finally command the respect my position deserves. In all …

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