Hidden Treasures

Every now and then, a story will appear in the media about people finding goodies while renovating their homes. Sometimes money, sometimes something that is worth a lot of money, sometimes finds that are just cool and interesting, like old newspapers from a particular time period. Lucky bastards. We bought a house in the Newcastle … [Read more…]

Judgmental House Hunting

One of my favourite Facebook pages is Terrible Real Estate Agent Photographs. The photos are amazing, but the captions….they just make it. It’s glorious. Now that we are house hunting, I have not only been searching for our dream home (which is important), but for terrible real estate photos of houses in our area (obviously … [Read more…]

The Future

The future for my peers and I. You know I’m right.     This was drawn for me by my brother Caleb (yes, he does need to drag himself into the digital age). His artworks that don’t involve butt-wiping live here. (My site contains some affiliate links and ads, from which I can earn commission. … [Read more…]

CSI Knoxville

I get a bit excited when I see American animals. An American friend talked about how boring it must be for me to see creatures like racoon and squirrel when I come from a country that has kangaroo and koala. The thing is, racoon and squirrel are just as exciting to me as a kangaroo … [Read more…]

Ticked Off By Ticks

Before moving to America, I was excited at the prospect of getting to see raccoons, skunks, deer and bear in the wild. Ticks, not so much. So unenthusiastic that as soon as I became aware of their presence in the area, I dashed to a computer and ordered a tick twister on Amazon.   It’s … [Read more…]