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Beige washing

My grandma was full of pearls of wisdom, as well as pearls of… well, not so much wisdom. Take this classic nugget as an example: blue and green should never …

Hacks from the Arctic

Goodbye, Finland! Really, who’d have thought I’d end up spending five years working for an acrobatic hand-balancing school in Helsinki? What an adventure! I’ll miss the fascinating parade of ways …

Potential Grey Nomad?

Dad seems different since he retired four months ago – lighter in spirits, somehow. I guess that’s to be expected, given that he’s no longer doing that stupid cross-town commute …

Flexible Futures

As an office manager for the Sydney branch of a multinational company, I’m often asked to comment on where I think work-spaces are headed. I take this to be a …

Handy Dad

Dad’s gotten on one of his hobby trains again, and this time it’s DIY motor mechanics. Don’t get me wrong – I’m 100% in favour of dad having something meaty …

Reality Check

It seems like all anyone talks about these days is how stressed they are. If it’s not a micromanaging boss or lay-offs at work, it’s a misguided dating strategy or …

Stick To the Ground

I like the idea of flying cars as much as the next person, but it’s all just speculative, and very emotion-driven. That new society had the gall to come to …

The Early Laundry

Mother and Father were very hot on all the latest styles. We lived in quite a large house, and I should know because it was a LOT of cleaning to …

Blatant Car Misrepresentation

It should be fairly obvious to everyone at this stage that Her-Bla has gone careening off the rails, and serious action is required. I’m talking letters to the editor, I’m …

A Cooler Climate

Angus is a poser, and everyone knows it. He’s a really nice poser, and everyone also knows that they like him, because it’s hard not to like someone with a …