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Dark Emu – Australia’s True History

I must admit this is not the sort of book I usually choose. I was prompted to purchase Dark Emu when author Bruce Pascoe was referred to Australian Federal Police. In case you missed the controversy, Peter Dutton, Minister for Home Affairs, referred Pascoe to police. Pascoe was accused of benefiting financially from incorrectly claiming …

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Is the Butler’s Pantry a Must Have or Just Pretentious?

Last night saw the all -important kitchen reveals on The Block and the butler’s pantry became a talking point on Twitter. Dee Madigan, Creative Director of Campaign Edge, posted about her loathing of butler’s pantries, asking “why have a kitchen if you don’t want to cook and prep in it”. Many agreed with her (590 …

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Could You Do The Block? To Renovate or Not?

Every year when a new series of The Block starts, my husband who is in the building trade, turns and says “We should go on The Block!”  My response is always a laugh and “no chance!” While I love reality TV (my guilty pleasure), I would never be silly enough to put myself in the …

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