Author Archives: Sly on building

Cubby House

Did you have your own cubby house when you were a kid? It may have been a few planks nailed to the inside of a tree trunk that gave you splinters every time you made one false move. Or in … Continue reading

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7 Billion and Still Counting…

Recently the world’s population officially ticked over to seven billion people; and is expected to keep climbing to around nine billion by 2050. I live in the Kimberley, a region in the remote north of Western Australia, and apparently we … Continue reading

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The 80/20 Rule

You may have heard the expression 80-20 Rule bandied about before but never stopped to think about how it may relate to you or your life. I know I hadn’t, up until…today!

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The Art of Manliness

My friend is staying with me for a few days (minus her hubby) and last night we decided to have a barbecue dinner. It’s the busy time of year for my husband and what we didn’t factor in was that … Continue reading

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Concrete Handbags

What does a builder buy for that special person in his life who has everything? What is the latest accessory that every girl needs? What doubles as an accessory and a weapon for when you are walking home late at … Continue reading

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Kipling

Marcus and I enjoy writing about building and houses but it may not be everyone’s cup of tea . That got me thinking; who else writes about building, or did? Seems we are not alone on our journey and, believe … Continue reading

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House of the Future

The Monsanto House of the Future (yes, that’s the Roundup weed killing people) stood as a challenge to the future at Disneyland in California for the ten years between 1957 and 1967. Kind of like, this is what we think … Continue reading

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When I was thirteen.

A few months ago I wrote a blog on some of my family members and what it meant for each of them to be 13-years-old. For my daughter is complex; to text, tweet, FB, email, Skype or simply call? There … Continue reading

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Leaks at The Lodge

  About six years ago we had to move out of our government-owned rental property when the authorities deemed it necessary to remove the asbestos and give it a bit of a renovation.We were lucky to have somewhere nice to … Continue reading

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Are You Faking It?

Have you ever pretended to be someone that you’re not just to fit in with the ‘in crowd’? I am sure that most of us can put our hands up and say at some stage in our lives we have … Continue reading

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