Remote Control

Everybody who owns a TV will have a story to tell about the remote control (from here forth to be known as ‘the remote’). It may be about flat batteries (quick tip: smashing the remote against the base of your palm where it meets your wrist, will not bring the batteries to life). It may […]

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Neatly Does It

I reckon a ridiculously high percentage of people who have seen ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind’ will be able to identify and even ‘sing’ the famous “5 Note Theme” which the aliens use to first communicate with us. If you know of the film, you would agree this is probably the most memorable scene […]

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Resourcefulness

Once upon a time, a very old hammer’s handle broke – the wood splintered and was placed in a pile of old wood (neatly of course) to increase the height of the pile to a smidge over two foot. The son of the aforementioned hammer’s owner, upon witnessing the event, asked for the quazillionth time, […]

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Crockery

My parents told me a story of a woman ‘back home’ who was very old – that is, she was over 80. Understand that ‘back home’ not only identified the little town of their origin, it also sets the date of the tale to around the late 1940s, so a woman that old was something […]

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Fabric Softener

I hope on the day you visit, I have just hung out a load of washing. Nothing kinky, and even though my undies will be on show, the true reason for why I insist on using fabric softener will be apparent. Don’t want to see my undies? That’s fine, close your eyes – it will […]

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