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White Paint

White Paint

If you went to a paint shop and asked for some white paint the sales person would probably have a little chuckle and then ask you a barrage of questions: Do you want a gloss or matte finish? Are you after a white or a neutral? Do you want a warm or a cool white?…

Hard Wood Floors

Hard Wood Floors

My husband and I are looking at redoing the floors of our home. We believe that under our slate tiles there are wooden floorboards and we’re considering bringing up the tiles and sanding back the floorboards so we can stain them and have them as our new flooring. My husband felt this was something we…

I’m Not Strong Anymore

I'm Not Strong Anymore

Our four year old is finding that he’s able to do a lot more now that he’s taller and stronger. He enjoys putting his seatbelt on by himself, getting into his pyjamas and being able to turn on the sink taps. He will proudly look at us and say, “I’m a big boy now.” It’s…

Your Bill’s Been Paid

Your Bill's Been Paid

The other night we went out for dinner as a whole family. As my husband went up to the counter to pay he saw a friend at another table. They stopped and had a quick chat but he didn’t take them away from their dinner conversation for long. When he returned from the cashier he…

Too Close To Clean

Too Close To Clean

We have a robotic vacuum cleaner. It moves around the room sucking up any dirt it comes across. I call it our RoboCop as it fights grime!! It is programmed to move around the room in a random fashion adopting the chaos theory that if it continues to rotate around a room it will gradually…

Your Life In 5 Minutes

Your Life In 5 Minutes

Last week I attended a funeral of a friend’s father. I had never met the man but went to show support for my friend. The service was lovely and held together great respect for the late gentleman as well as adding some of his humour and love as well. It’s always interesting listening to the eulogy….

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton

Hugh Riminton is an Australian journalist, foreign correspondent and senior news reporter for one of our major television stations. I recently heard him tell of the unusual way in which he came to become a journalist: I was a bit of a messed up teenager. I was an on-the-grog 15 year old teenager. The school…

Leaving Your Scent Behind

Leaving Your Scent Behind

I’ve recently been advised by my Physio to do some exercises in the pool. After breaking my ankle a couple of months ago, I’m still working at getting some strength and flexibility into the joint. I’ve always been a confident swimmer and spent most of my summers growing up at the local swimming pool. But…

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