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Realm of Real Estate

Most people I know are keen to get into the property market, which is entirely fair, although I can’t help but wonder if they want it more precisely because they can’t have it. Distance makes the heart grow fonder, right? So maybe that distance between property ownership and the status quo somehow makes the whole …

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Frustrated Chamberlain

I can’t believe that King Josiah approved this project without consulting me first. I’m his chamberlain, his majordomo, his go-to for all household needs! I’ve been serving in his position for twenty years now and I still get no respect. If King Josiah had bothered to check with me I could have told him that …

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Butter Not Go There

My brother, Ted, won’t shut up about his latest obsession: ketogenic eating. I’ve told him numerous times that I don’t want to hear about his nutritional exploits, especially if they’re informed by something he heard on a podcast. It’s not that I flat-out don’t care; it’s just that I don’t have time to be regaled …

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Parking Mad

Well, well… if it isn’t my old friend, school traffic. We’ve always been buddies, haven’t we? We’ve had some good times. Remember when I went to pick up Tabitha from her first day of big school and got sandwiched in the wrong lane, then pulled over by a police officer while half the cars on …

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Dragon Rider

The other day I saw a sticker on someone’s car that said, “My other ride is a dragon”, which got me thinking about how lucky they must be. I didn’t even realise that dragons were real, let alone that you could own them like cars. I’m not really sure why they were driving at all. …

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How Thyme Flies

Well, well, well…would you look at the thyme. It’s growing well this year, despite the heat we’ve had over the last few days. Gosh, growing plants without magic is easy. And there I was, travelling from village to village on my broomstick, casting spells of minor enhancement on people’s herb gardens for a small fee. …

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The Car ‘Show’

Every year I show up the the automotive Christmas parade and forget to bring the popcorn. This year I need to set a reminder on my phone, or something, because they never actually sell popcorn there and that’s a massive wasted opportunity. First year was the one where Santa was missing, so they did the …

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High Concept Interiors

There’s a lot of talk about trends in interior design. You know the type of headline: ‘20 Top Kitchen Design Trends for 2020’, ‘New Cabinet Colours Trending this Summer’ and the like. But what about concepts? I want to see a listing of the most fully realised and beautifully executed concept interiors. I’m picturing a …

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Future is Now

It’s interesting how the ‘future’ – or rather, the present, which was formerly the future – doesn’t really look like we thought it would. Even as recently as twenty years ago, most people were still picturing the future as having a glossy, artificial and geometric aesthetic. Just look at the video clip for Oops!… I …

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