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Last School Day

The last bell seemed to ring louder than any of the others, I mused to myself. I liked to wait and let the bustle of the other students clear the room slightly before I bundled all of my supplies together and followed them out into the hallway. The locker room was still packed when I …

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Beach House Build

Today’s the day! After nearly a decade of budgeting and eating scraps instead of proper meals, my wife and I are finally starting the process of building our new house. Ever since our son was born, we decided we simply had to upgrade our tiny little house. Two bedrooms just weren’t enough, especially since both …

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Moving To Canberra

My friends and I are moving to Canberra. We’re all so excited. We’ve been planning on living together for over a year now but we could never find a good enough rental property. We’re all from Melbourne but we agreed that we’d be happy to move if it meant getting the right place. So, long …

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Aidan’s New Ute

Aidan had been an electrician for five years before he was given his own work car. Before that, he was using his own car, a small run-down car that isn’t even worth mentioning. Aidan often felt embarrassed driving his car around and the people he dealt with looked down on him. ‘How could an electrician …

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Love My Tattooist

I just got my eighth tattoo! The last time I updated you guys on my tattoo escapades, I was about to get my third tattoo six months after I had gotten my first. That was over a year ago now and I’ve gotten five tattoos since then. I’m honestly averaging about one new ink every …

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Animated Update

Wow, things are really getting crazy here. Like, I knew they were bad, and that the Conclave of Mechanists (AKA Mechanist Rising Pty Ltd) meant business, but I did not think that things would get this bad this quickly. A couple of quick comparisons to paint the picture. You know that big event that happened …

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Solar Power People

Rylee led the way forward, cutting through the solar power facility like a scythe through wheat. Maphira wasn’t sure what her sister was up to, but one thing was certain – Rylee knew exactly where she was going. She had to have the layout of this confusing facility burned into the back of her eyeballs. …

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No Buyer’s Agents

Seriously, where have all the buyer’s agents gone? I feel like I’m going crazy! Here I am, having recently realised that I really want to buy a house, ready to begin the process of finding my dream property. I started doing some research about how to get started, and it turns out that getting a …

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Local Renovation Contest

The following is an extract taken from a leading Melbourne newspaper:  A local council is offering fifty thousand dollars to the winners of a new public renovation competition. On Tuesday, Necklacewood city council announced a contest open to all ages and occupations, where entrants must submit a unique public bathroom design. The contest is the …

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After School Job

I’m starting my new job today! Last year, I graduated high school and while most of my friends are going to university next month, I’m starting an apprenticeship. I got pretty good grades in school so a lot of people thought I would study science, but even though I loved learning about it, I didn’t …

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