Magical Cabin Window

My family owns a small cabin in a picturesque country town.  The cabin sits on the side of a river and is covered by overhanging pine trees that create constant shadow over the house despite the intense heat of the climate. It is an incredible place that makes you believe in magic. When people write …

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Just Get Along

Just when you think the end of the so-called silly season is in sight, with the flurry of shopping and parties giving way to the dulcet tones of Silent Night, there’s more. If anything, the season really hits its stride just after Christmas. By then, everyone is properly in holiday mode and has had their …

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Instant Relief

  The daily commute from my home in the Western suburbs to my office in Richmond is often long and bothersome. Almost every Melburnian can relate to the struggle of travelling during peak hour, whether that be via public transport or on our roads. Congestion is often hard to escape and it can be difficult …

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Summer Rules OK

Ah, summer. Is there anything better? I mean, sure, that’s a pretty broad question, but you know what I mean – it’s just the best time of year on all counts, by a huge margin. Not only can you get away with wearing thongs on most social occasions and watching 200% more cricket than usual, …

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Tattoo Beauty

I’m on holidays! Three girl-friends and I are chasing the sun. So of course that means we’re spending two weeks in Queensland. We’ve taken our leave before the Christmas break because we figured Queensland would be even busier after, and we want maximum time in the sun with minimal crowding. So far, we’ve nailed it. …

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Confused Car Owner

Hi! My name is Gaby, I’m 20 years old and I just bought my first second-hand car. Before yesterday I had always used the family car, and did not need to worry about literally any of its upkeep. My only responsibilities were a) don’t wreck the car and b) fill it up for petrol at …

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The Paperwork Mountain

Look, maybe I just don’t remember much from being a living person, but surely things were simpler back in the day, whenever that day was. Turns out – and you’re not going to believe this – that you can’t just build a home on any old piece of land and claim it as your own. …

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Image Addict

I enjoy looking up pictures of luxury executive offices. What of it? It’s not that I crave to work in one, or even that I find them especially interesting in terms of their content. What really drives my enjoyment is the windows. There’s some very particular satisfaction that comes from a city sunset view, seen …

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Air Con Wrecks Office

I couldn’t believe I was sitting in a grown up workplace. This was my first real job fresh out of university and getting a rude awakening. The things that I was hearing flying around the office were making me feel physically ill. The way they were treating each other at the moment was enough to …

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Tired of Advising

I think I’m just about ready to move on from being a high school career counsellor. I’m still inspired by the kids coming to me and saying they want to be a scientist or a doctor, but need a new challenge. It’s difficult to see kids who need an ATAR of 90+ but are going …

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