Original cover art ‘You Can’t Change Me’ opened Chris Cornell's debut solo album Euphoria Mourning in September 1999. Retitled Euphoria Morning by his record company, the original title better suits his dark moody stylings. The record was appreciated at the time, but has a deeper impact upon reflection and in the wake of Cornell’s death in … Continue reading You Did Change the World Chris: Euphoria Mourning
Gnocchi. Perhaps one of the greatest humans inventions ever to be created. Just thinking about them can put you in a higher state. At the classic large Italian family gathering, I was told by all that I had surpassed Nonna Maria’s talent for gnocchi. The looks of shock awe and then complete … Continue reading Gnocch, gnocch, gnocchin’ on heaven’s door. Melt in your mouth quality gnocchi in just six easy steps.
This is the ideal I Made An Effort dessert for those who hate cooking yet find themselves stuck in that catering corner. If you truly hate cooking, you'll ditch the 'lemon' component and cut straight to the whipped cream/fruit topping. If you're totally committed to the non-cooking cooking ethos, you'll just buy a pavlova base … Continue reading Cheat’s Lemon Pavlova
Ah! Sewing. I know, I know; it can seem boring and can be especially snooze worthy if you have never sewed before. Hearing fashion kids talk about garment construction can sound like a foreign language, because it almost is. If you have never sewed before or maybe only dabbled in trying the odd button or … Continue reading Sew Easy: How to take up a dress hem (without a sewing machine!)
Hello friend. Are you the sort of person who likes to cook? Nope? Me neither. Why not learn to cook, I hear you say. Well why would I bother to learn? Especially when it's a dish that is readily available at hundreds of restaurants in and around Melbourne. One quick tap on an App … Continue reading How to Avoid Cooking yet Serve Up Some Seriously Saucy Vegetarian Noodles (Chow Mien) in 10 Easy Steps!
There’s no reason to walk across a country. That being said, there’s no reason not to walk across a country either so we can, I think, come to the conclusion that you’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t, so you may as well do something. Damn. The good news is it’s … Continue reading How to walk across a country
As any skater will tell you skating competitive derby is a unique experience. Even at the most basic level you train three days a week, increasing to as many as six days as you advance. Plus the boot camps, scrimmages and travel for away games. We love it, but derby is physically, mentally and emotionally … Continue reading Getting out of a derby funk
Remember being a kid? Remember that thrill of saving up your pocket money for weeks and weeks, then running down to the toyshop to buy that awesome toy you’d had your eye on for months now? Remember getting home and opening the box, the thrill of finally holding it in your hands? For most people, … Continue reading How to Buy Toys When Your Way to Old to Still be Buying Toys
For most people, reading is a solitary activity. But if you’re anything like me, the time you spend reading a book alone isn't always enough. There are some books you still haven’t finished even after you’ve read the last page—the only way to finish them is to discuss them. You can do this by writing … Continue reading Starting a Successful Book Club
Ready to start writing your first screenplay? Or maybe just doing a school project? Final Draft is an intuitive and helpful program to use—once you know the basics. First you’ll need to buy and install the software, so if you need any help with that, click HERE for a comprehensive walk-through. Now, once you’ve downloaded … Continue reading Final Draft: The Basics