Doors of Perception

Doors. What’s the go? How did they come to be a thing? I mean, they make practical sense, don’t get me wrong. But surely they could have come out differently. Like, they could take the form of a spherical boulder that’s pushed out of the way to reveal a circular hole. Or they could be …

Doors of Perception Read More »

People Doing THINGS

I just want people doing things. Which is why People Doing Things suits me so very well. It’s just a camera, focused on people doing their regular jobs, and you get to be a fly on the wall. It changes every day, today it’s focused on various companies near Mornington doing pest control, and that’s …

People Doing THINGS Read More »

Dreams of Conveyancing

Saturday night is silly sci-fi night, and that is a time-honoured tradition. Don’t you be saying a coarse word against stupid sci-fi night. It’s what gets me through the week. Generally, me and the GF will search for terrible sci-fi movies- often made in a bygone era with potato CGI but sometimes more recent- and …

Dreams of Conveyancing Read More »

Hello, Ocean Phobia

I’m not sure what’s worse: my crippling fear of the ocean, or that awful internet meme song. Unfortunately, said meme song is what’s distracting me from my fear of the sea, so they’re very much a package deal at this stage. As soon as my mind starts to drift, even if I’m congratulating myself for …

Hello, Ocean Phobia Read More »

Hyperbaric Ultra-Humans

Alright, that was an embarrassing conversation that I’m going to try to forget. Kathleen was saying how she wanted to get a portable oxygen chamber, Melbourne has a few places that sell them. It’s for her son because it would help him with sport. I probably shouldn’t have asked but was curious if that was legal, …

Hyperbaric Ultra-Humans Read More »

Perfectly Laundered

I’ve never met anyone who’s as much of a perfectionist as my brother-in-law, Terry. Let me give you an example. He’s got the most incredible house – I mean, nothing ultra fancy, just an extremely well appointed and beautifully finished home in excellent condition. He’s got imported tap ware, designer appliances and an outrageously good …

Perfectly Laundered Read More »

Regards, to Aluminium

Sometimes a TV show just reaches deep inside your heart, takes hold of all your emotions and never lets go. I will admit that not every single program in existence is a total masterpiece; no art form is perfect! I watch a lot of them to critique, or just enjoy some harmless fun or silly …

Regards, to Aluminium Read More »

Kindness to Insects

As a mother, and an environmentalist, and also someone with a healthy sense of scepticism surrounding modern medicine, I have to say that some roles really push me to breaking point. Last year we did Andy-Boyd Snebber’s production of ‘Gnats’, the one about the farmers in the midwest experiencing an unusual plague of crop-eating insects, …

Kindness to Insects Read More »

The Belgian Capybara

They want me to make glass? Oh, I’ll make them glass…the most powerful, unbreakable glass in the world. Except that’s what they actually want me to do, so…drat. I need to find some other way to thwart the higher-ups, without compromising on my genius or drive to succeed. I could never intentionally do a bad …

The Belgian Capybara Read More »

New Era Design

Where do you go when you want to do interior design, but you feel like homes are just SO last century? I really do feel like homes peaked in the 1980s or so. All contemporary design- or ALMOST all of it, anyway- is just a lot of grey with impractical pillars everywhere. And fair enough; …

New Era Design Read More »