I'm a professional freelance writer with a passion for travel.
A Cyber-Curse on Bank Managers
Your computer screen will turn blue when asked for details of my account. With every re-boot you’ll feel annoyance rise, and frustration mount.
4 Weeks Travelling in Australia on a Budget
When travellers choose Australia as a holiday destination, they soon find that it’s a vast country. To see and do as much as possible, it’s important to figure out a reasonable budget and itinerary. But everyone’s needs are different, so the best you can hope for is to get some guidelines as to what to expect.
Restaurant menus are like blurbs for real estate properties. Colourful, descriptive, and mostly unintelligible language used with flourish to sell mutton dressed up as lamb. Heavy on the adjectives, a particularly pretentious and pompous menu might boast "slow roasted tenderloin of wild African boar, hand glazed with New Zealand Manuka honey, nestling on a bed of Moroccan couscous and finished with an Indonesian green pepper sauce." Our salivary glands should be full to overflowing with expectation at this magnificent dish, made with elements from no less than four different global locations.
Mi Casa, Su Garden Shed
In some circles, a man’s home is his garden shed. Not only does his garden shed provide a secure, weatherproof place to keep his man-toys, but for many blokes, it’s a hallowed place of sanctuary and solitude, where he can reconnect with his chi, and top up his life-force energy. (Not to mention, disconnect from bad karma and hide from chores like washing up and garbage duty).
Picture Perfect Home Pedicures
The seasons can be cruel to your feet. In winter, they're trussed up in boots and thick socks, never seeing the light of day. Then by the time winter’s over, the idea of swapping those boots for a pair of sexy new peep-toes for summer can give you a case of cold feet.
How to Stay Sane When Your Laptop Stops Working
It’s every busy person’s waking nightmare, potentially causing untold stress and hardship and striking fear into the hearts of even the most resolute. No, it’s not the cancellation of The Walking Dead. Even worse, it’s when your laptop isn’t functioning as it should or has unexpectedly stopped working altogether! In this article, I’m talking mainly about the hardware side of things. Hardware – that’s the actual machine itself and its internal organs rather than the software that drives it. Software… now that’s a whole other thing to ponder another time.
Commuting the Commute
Hands up if you’ve had enough of the daily drudgery of trundling off to a job you find mentally uninspiring, physically draining and/or fiscally unrewarding.