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Just Be Inspiring…

I’m not really a public speaker in any sense of the word, but fortunately, in this world of technology, I do not have to be. In the last meeting of the Aluminium Appreciation Society, I was made Aluminium Appreciator of the Month, and my reward was a shiny trophy (made from aluminium) and also the …

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The Parent Overlord

Today I watched the sunrise show, which I haven’t done for an incredibly long time, and I was quickly reminded why. This unbearable woman came on and started talking about her new book, The Gentle Parent. Sounds like she just doesn’t hit her kids, but sadly, that wasn’t all. She’s got all these stupid little …

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Automobile Marvels

Anyway, we’ve managed to make excellent progress in integrating cars into our line of work, even if some of the younger folks have said that they’d like to pursue other avenues. We’ll still need their advice, though; apparently you have to take a car to a mechanic in Ringwood for a roadworthy certificate, and most …

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So Much TV

I don’t WANT to be one of those people who just comes home and watches TV, but the thing is, the quality of television is WAY up. I always watch ‘Week of Our Lives’ during dinner, and then it’s ‘Echolocation!’ (essential viewing), and then you can’t miss the latest episode of ‘The Great Australian Trade-Off’ …

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Cars Are Alright

Wait…that may have been another episode. Seriously though, what happened to all those shows in the 90s that were all about saving the environment, or just…teaching you things? I went to get my annual car check up with a mechanic open in Bentleigh the other day, and I suddenly had a strong flashback to my …

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Happy New Haircut

New year’s resolution: get a new look. Sounds basic, I know, and that’s why I’ve been putting it off for years. But there’s more to it than just a cosmetic makeover. You see, I’ve always felt like I had to please someone else with my look – primarily my parents, who are strict religious types …

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Air Con Responsibly

Conditioning the air is done by using a process known as ‘free cooling’, in which a coolant absorbs hot air, allowing the cooling coils to pump out cold air. It’s slightly more science-y than all that, but those are the basic principles. But you can look at a graph showing the inside of an air-conditioning …

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Back in the Game

Awesome, the lifetime ban has been lifted! The Darville family have been banned from the Yarraville Fishing Competition for…oh, about fifteen years now? I was really young when it happened, but I remember it casting a cloud on the entire family. We built our honour on fishing, were upstanding members of the fishing community, all …

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Imagine Pest Controllers

Oh, well, it just seems there’s a service for everything in this realm. We had the basics, like shoemaking and leather tanning, but where I’m from if you wanted something done, then you could jolly well do it yourself. Termites in your home? Well, prepare yourself for many hours and days or gruelling labour, involving …

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Double Reno

With the main house finally completed, you’d think it would be time to kick back and celebrate. But no – we’re moving onto the guesthouse now. Why? Because we have a wedding party renting it from us in just three months’ time, and Jim promised them it would be up to scratch. I mean, it’s …

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