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What should we do about the children?

I think we can all agree that today’s children are the worst ever. Equally, we all know this is the fault of the parents. However, do not despair! There are some simple steps parents can take to lessen the likelihood of their children becoming terrible adults who ruin human civilization. Pass-the-parcel These days, every layer… Read Post »

Neighbours and the Climate Emergency

If the world stays on its current trajectory for warming, analysts predict that by century’s end, our planet will not support human civilization as we know it. There is a significant risk of societal breakdown by 2050. But what would this mean for the Australian drama Neighbours? The effects of global warming include rising temperatures, severe weather events… Read Post »

Digital detox

A lot of people are practising digital detoxing. This usually consists of logging off social media or eschewing all screens for a specified time period (definitely less than a year). There are many proven benefits to a digital detox including increased concentration, lowered stress hormones and a keener sense of smell. However, for some people,… Read Post »

If You Need Annual Report 2018-19

If You Need sells high quality bags made from real netball bibs. Like a true Wing Defence we are here if you need. 2018-19 was a year of growth for If You Need, with the number of netball bib bags dispatched increasing four-fold on the previous financial year. These figures were significantly below the target… Read Post »

Realistic Rural Romance

I sometimes listen to Rural Romance (RuRo) novels on audiobook and enjoy them tremendously. You might assume that I relate to these books because I grew up in the country, however, I experienced no romance at all while living rurally. Because of this, I have created a new genre called Realistic Rural Romance (ReRuRo). It… Read Post »

Ten mistakes to avoid when writing a listicle

Listicles are good for readers because they increase the white space on the page. Listicles are good for writers because you don’t have to think. Despite their ease of production, digestion and excretion, there are some common mistakes people make when writing a listicle. Read on to learn these two things: What the ten listicle… Read Post »

Bridezilla forwards

I am frequently entertained by internet Bridezilla horror stories, and  it’s time for me to give back. I’m already married, but should I be lucky enough to wed again I aim to issue instructions to my invited guests that are so outlandish that someone will post them on their socials, where they will go viral.… Read Post »

Around the Palins in a Year

In 2007 my parents generously gave me the box set of Michael Palin’s travel documentaries for Christmas. I took notes as I watched them and more than ten years later, I want to share my viewing experience. There are 49 travel documentary episodes in the DVD boxset spanning from Palin’s first crack at the genre,… Read Post »

Ideas for netball novels

There are a number of middle-grade books about netball including the Netball Gems series and Sporty Kids: Netball! And yet, it seems that in other genres, netball has been missing from our literary works. To begin to rectify this, I’ve drawn up a list of netball fiction ideas. I’m happy for anyone to take one of… Read Post »

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