Real Estate ga-ga

No home-buying blog can really be written without pointing out the ridiculousness of real estate agent language. There is part of me that is resisting this as a subject. It’s clichéd, and as an ex-journo I can’t help but admit to some level of grammar-nazi-ism.  Yet at the same time, I’m not without grammatical quirks myself and have…

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The Housing Apocalypse

Over Saturday morning coffee the West told me a “return in buyer confidence” had resulted in a frenzy hitting the property market. “Frenzy” is a great journo word. It has weird letters like “f” and “z” which only appear together in cool words. Like Fezz, and Fezzik, the giant from The Princess Bride. Frenzy turns…

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Lost in finance

I once read “Why men don’t listen and why women can’t read road maps.” (yes, this links to the whole book). There are a number of reasons I found this particular tome frustrating, not least because I’ve never had a problem reading road maps. I do, on the other hand, have a terrible sense of direction.…

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Lawson’s Rule

Lawson the Clydesdale survived the fire that destroyed Southampton Homestead in WA’s southwest, although he wasn’t entirely unscathed. The once hairy-mammoth of a horse was pretty singed. A lot of his coat had been burned off and in the pictures I saw of him on facebook, he looked about as miserable as a young Clydesdale…

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Outsourcing life decisions

Asha speaks Creole. Initially, I thought Creole was a single language. However, a few minutes on the iPad reading Wikipedia proved me only half-right, again strengthening my theory that Douglas Adams was uncannily accurate in his description of the Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. [Wikipedia] has already supplanted the Encyclopedia Galactica as the standard repository…

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The Puppy Conundrum

This is Holly. Holly has featured in such previous posts as the dog which was hoisted over a balcony to be smuggled into a pub. She’s also one of the Swede’s favourite playmates, is a massive sook and has an obsession with a yellow ball that could stump Cesar Milan. She’s also not our dog.…

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