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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Inside the Purple Circle

I know a wise man called Nick who looks a lot like a pirate when he forgets to shave. He has a pet bird, but both his legs are real, so I guess the comparison only goes so far. It could have been Nick, but it might have been someone else who has been known…

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This could be a terrible mistake

The Swede and I should buy a house. Maybe. The jury seems to be out on the fiscal security offered by home ownership in Perth. Scott Pape’s Barefoot Investor often reflects that bricks-and-mortar is for the starry-eyed who believe in the Great Australian Quater-Acre Dream. My mate Alana swears by the rule  “shares not shoes”. Presumably this…

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