I have had ENOUGH of these snakes upon this plain. When I bought three acres of land, I sort of imagined that it would be a wonderful opportunity to grow fruits, vegetables, maybe an alpaca or two. Oh, we wouldn’t be growing the alpacas…we’d buy them, and they would run free and wild, except not …

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Do you know what area of teen movies needs to be explored? Girls feeling like they’re unattractive. Someone needs to, like…make a movie about a girl who’s unpopular. Maybe she has a quirky friend of uncertain ethnicity, and they sit at a table by themselves during lunchtimes because they’re unpopular. Maybe there’s also a male …

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How do you make an office space pop these days? Sometimes it seems like we’ve seen it all, and there’s really nothing more we can do short of having a live rhino on the loose or something. That’s not a bad idea, actually. It’d keep people on their toes. That’s the thing – in the …

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As it turns out, being stuck inside because of my ankle was something of a blessing in disguise. With all the rain that’s been bucketing down on the roof, we’ve developed a bit of a problem with our pipes. We’re using the water from the caravan park, but we also have an external rain tank. …

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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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