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Knife-ly Done

I’m so excited about my new knife block. I’ve just put in an order with a local artisanal blacksmith, who I’m told was apprenticed to master blade makers in Japan and Switzerland. The handles of his knives and the block itself are hand-crafted by the guy’s wife, an award-winning woodworker. It’s costing me a pretty …

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Driving, Not Once

There was this report on Six Twee Minutes about a guy who was driving his car, he was texting on his phone, this made him spill his coffee, he drove right into a cow that had wandered out of an unlocked gate, and I have to say that I’m in agreement with the guest expert: …

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The Old Mechanics

With the benefit of hindsight, I’m not entirely sure I had the nicest childhood. Not that I’m being a negative Nancy or anything…I count my blessings where they fall. My parents gave me a roof over my head (the roof of the cupboard under the stairs), they gave me a ton of different skills in …

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Just Plain Anxious

Dooby-School used to be my favourite show. And what was not to love? A small-yet-brave and virtuous dog goes around staging mysteries so that owners of amusement parks can raise the funds to open their businesses again. I like a show with a good happy ending, which I guess is why I keep watching children’s …

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Just Bow Rails

If they’re bringing back the show about hair, I want to have more of ‘Real Steel’. It only lasted a year, but it managed to annihilate my insomnia, and now that my insomnia is back…well, you get it. It was still a good show though. Basically, it was all about the bow rail industry, and …

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Away From Light

  I’m not one for investment properties, in general. I own a few, but that’s just stock-standard for people with as much wealth as us. They’re not my main business; I leave that side of things to the Clancy family, and their rivals, and they all have a nice set of squabbles over who gets what. …

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The Home Empire

Well, if all the hot property is under the sea, I suppose I’d better get on that. No use running a housing empire if you’re missing out on a huge chunk of real estate, and unlike when our family arrived in Melbourne over a hundred years ago, this is brand new property. Best get an …

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No Longer Superior

Alright, what’s this about the office in Melbourne being the best-looking? We are supposed to be the most stylish office in the country. We’re the Sydney office, and that means that we’re the best by default. And get this: if you go to the back window of the filing room, stand on top of one …

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