Locking the keys in the car, a good look

Getting my provisional license was a dream come true. Finally I had the freedom to do what I like, to go where I choose and to be exactly where I wanted. The world was at my fingertips and there was no going back. I’d spent the past two years of my life saving my pennies [...]

Science project mishap results in carpet cleaning appointment

Our science project was due in two days time and my project partner Nathan was at my house for a study afternoon. We wanted to put the finishing touches on our project and get it looking really good. We had built a giant volcano that was set to erupt in class. We’d made colourful lava [...]

My wife and my mother were cremated

I want to be cremated because that is just how my culture does it. I do not have huge culture; it is really more of a family and community thing. I guess culture is just a large version of community, which is itself a larger version of a family. I Love my family and when [...]

Genuine apologies to the caterer from the bride

I knew that it wasn’t the most graceful thing to do, and that a bride should never leave her guests unattended, but I just had too. The woman from wedding reception caterers Melbourne had handled my wedding amazingly. The food was fabulous and there was not one single complaint. They hadn’t got a single thing wrong [...]

I’m a big girl now Mum, get the painters in here!

My daughter Nina, was growing up so fast. She had just had her eleventh birthday and was very quickly turning from my little girl, into a young woman. I couldn’t believe how quickly it was all happening. I was talking to my sister about the whole thing; she’d already had three kids by the time [...]

Sitting in the office, about to go ahead with the novated lease

I couldn’t believe how excited I was. i hadn’t had anything like this to look forward to in a long time. I had just been offered a deal with Australian corporate leasing and my work, to get a car loan at a discounted rate. It was such a great offer and the fact that I [...]

Family arguments over the drain repair appointment

Sitting at the dinner table tonight was extraordinarily awkward. My brother had been in hiding all afternoon after completely ruining the kitchen sink. He had devised some mixture from baking goods that was to set like concrete. For some reason, my brother considered the kitchen sink to be the best place to test out this [...]

I live for the thrill of the bathrooms

I love to wade in my wealth and I like to make sure that everyone else around me really knows how much I make in a year. I am not trying to be mean; I would love it if they were able to make that much as well because I want the people that I [...]

In the final moments I want to be in a wedding dress

I don’t really know that much about the life of my husband before I met him. I don’t really care, because all that I care about is our future. I care about how things are going right now. I care about what is going to happen to me and my own when I find out [...]

Waiting in the beauty salon

I was walking down the street to Beauty Therapy Perth for my appointment that I’d booked a day or so ago. I had only just noticed the state I’d let my body get to. I hadn’t picked up my razor since the start of winter. I was known for letting myself go during winter and [...]