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Robots of Tomorrow

Absolutely cracking episode of Lizard’s Lair last night! Honestly, I’m not even mad anymore than it stole The Great Australian Trade-Off’s timeslot. Now I can watch them both, one after the other, for a truly amazing evening of entertainment. Of course, the star of the show was ‘RALPH’, or ‘Robotic Automated Lonely People Helper’. He’s …

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Plumbing the Depths

LARP-ing enthusiasts have it rough, you know. The world has no understanding of our passions, and neither is it built for us. Here we are just innocently dressing up as characters from Bored of the Rings and looking for a dark castle to explore, or a hidden fairy vale, and how many of those are …

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Majestic Notion

What good is a view if you don’t have a beautiful opening to witness it through? Okay, maybe I’m being a tad provocative here. I’m aware that this is not a popular opinion, and that many people believe the opposite to be true: that a great view is best framed by a large, simple window, …

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That’s The Life

Ah, yes… this is the life. Nothing beats a day at the tip, looking for boat parts with my cousin Gavin. I’m not even being facetious here. Gavin has a way of somehow making even the most dreary and inane activity seem like fun. I honestly don’t know how he does it, especially with regard …

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Validate My Gait

I always used to get compliments on my feet. That might sound weird to some people, but when you’re in a ballet class, feet are a pretty central focus of everyone’s attention. It’s normal for those blessed with high arches, natural turn-out and a sense of balanced weight transfer to get attention for those things. …

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Agapanthus for foliage

Agapanthus are a fine choice for greenery. Today we help Brooke M with her question about agapanthus. We enlisted the help of two experts, our usual gardening expert Leroy James, and colour consultant Patricia Wright. Brooke reached out to us via text to ask her question. While we do enjoy hearing the buzz of a …

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Pen Pal Predicament

Harry just informed me that he’s moving to the USA. Given that he’s ten, combined with my distinct absence of desire to move there, that’s unlikely to happen any time soon. I’m essentially humouring him because I want him to keep writing to his pen pal. I’ve always thought it nice for kids to have …

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Apologies to Balustrading

Ah, I remember the great balustrading concern of…some year. I say it was a concern, because I really don’t think it was that big of a deal. Mother and Father had made the decision to replace the sweeping wooden balustrading of our grand staircase with glass, for a truly modern look. They did research on …

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Frosty Goodbye

I tell you what, if you’re going to go all-out and get a portrait of yourself painted, and then hang that portrait in your fancy entrance hall…you’d think it’d be a good one. I was lucky enough to be invited to a fancy party at Whitehall Chapel, which is the fond dream of many, but …

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Heating, IRL

I have to say, despite being pretty much the only kid in my school into Japanese animation, and thus forcing myself to love ALL Japanese animation, I was never into Cool-i-Oh. Even when the kids in my grade got into the officially licensed trading card game and started challenging each other to duels where they …

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