Hit Refresh

There’s nothing like an unexpected explosion to reset a stale mindset. Yesterday started out as such a normal day – making some porridge on the stove using my new activated buckwheat recipe – when all of a sudden, there was an explosion. Maybe that word is overdramatising it a bit, but that’s what it seemed …

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Kids’ Kitchen

Cooking with kids: worth the effort? Having spent the day doing just that, I’m inclined to say no, but that’s just because I’m covered in random sticky patches and suspicious that there’s a raw egg dripping down the back of my pants. If you asked me at any other time, I’d say it’s definitely worth …

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Guiding Principle

If there’s one guiding principle that shapes my approach to life, it’s design thinking. That might sound strange coming from the managing director of a company known for creating commercial accounting software. But I actually think that people who are familiar with our product, the tech industry and contemporary business in general wouldn’t find it …

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No Looking Back

I’ve never actually been outside my home suburb, so I’m not sure how far is ‘far’. Like…is Bendigo ‘far’? I’ve heard the name mentioned a couple of times, sort of in the same way that you might talk about other far-off places like Timbuktu, or Toronto. I mean, the way everyone talks about it, Bendigo …

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The Transformer Forest

Judging by the fact that none of the electricians I’ve seen are wearing that weird rubber suit I saw on that TV Show ‘Lizards Lair’, I’m guessing the whole idea fell through. I wonder how often that happens? The Lizards pledge a load of money to some wacky invention, they give their camera interviews at …

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Bird Beef

I’ve just moved house, and it’s quickly coming to my attention that the birdlife around these parts is of a bold persuasion. Within a week, some feathery joker has decimated several of my beloved succulents, much to my dismay. I don’t even know for sure that it was a bird, but by the way the …

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Solving glass problems

First day in Melbourne: awesome. I wasn’t sure what to think since this isn’t the city of beaches or bridges, and I know today has been…unusual, but if they all turn out like this, I think this is gonna end up suiting me just fine. Not a good start: I was shown my room on …

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Steel, Pure Art

I’m all for signing this petition to bring back ‘Real Steel’, because it’s so, SO boring and I appreciate that. I used to just have it on in the background while I was doing household tasks, and I could seriously look away from the screen for minutes at a time, look back and nothing had …

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The Other Empire

Conveyancers are some of my favourite people…mostly because when I see one, I know I’m adding to my benevolent home empire. And also, I’m taking something away from Percival Clancy, the head of the family who have been our sworn enemies for centuries. He thinks he’s best buddies with every single conveyancing solicitor Melbourne has …

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