Beautiful Old Windows

When I was young I used to be obsessed with modern looking homes. I felt that there was something elegant about those types of homes, and living in an old …

Kid Blocked Drains

I love my kids, don’t get me wrong, but wow… they are an absolute hassle. I’m a member of all these parent support groups in the community and online, and …

Which Colour Wall?

There are so many things to consider when you are expecting. Things that nobody warns you about. Sometimes you suddenly think of them in the middle of the night while …

Curb Your Excuses

Spring is supposed to be the best time to sell a house, right? Well, maybe mine is just unsaleable, because it’s officially been on the market for the entirety of …

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 …