We can learn lots of useful lessons about life from sewing. For example if you make a mistake you can try to fix it, but you'll probably just make it more visible and it's best to just pretend it doesn't exist, push it to the back of your closet and carry on as if everything was a success.

If this is how the alleged 30s nest building phase is going to manifest itself I'm ok with that.

Lemon Myrtle (not optimistic in this climate), kangaroo paw, melaleuca, and for inside 3 syngos, 3 philos, and a rex begonia lest I feel too good about my plant caring skills.

You would think that a phobia of heights would get better after spending hours up on ladders house painting.

You would be vastly overestimating the kindness of my brain.

This is right shit, do any of you kind people have tips for mastery of phobias? I feel woozy standing on a chair, I can face my fear but I would rather not experience it.

Sharing this here as it is rare I come across people who know this exists let alone have looked at it:


Fair warning, the how it's made for your food isn't pretty but if it's good enough for your plate it should be good enough for your eyes.

We like to pretend farming in Australia is all just good clean fun, this project stands as testimony against that.

I put to you that if you call yourself an animal lover you ought to have a look her with an open mind.

Does anyone know if kidney weed and white clover will cohabitate as a lawn mix?

Thinking of sewing clover to start rehabilitating the lawn (compacted, nitrogen starved, mostly sand and regret) and if I could replace all the grass with something more water wise that also never needs a mow that would be pretty ace.

Fern propagation attempt the first! Will it work? Find out next episode on.... 4-6 months time

We know interrupting sleep is bad. Our specific implementation of daylight savings has a body count every year: smh.com.au/national/queensland

If we want to keep it it is time to write to your mp and propose an investigation into whether the shift can be implemented in smaller increments over a longer time (e.g. 15 minutes each week). In the age of IP clocks and NTP this is now feasible. We could literally save lives by trying.

It occurs to me that the primary refrain I encounter when talking with neoliberals is that of the Borg.

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This weather is shithouse.

2020, even spring is unable to come out and play.

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I keep finding out that people have tattoos and I'm beginning to think that I am in the minority on this one.


do you have any tattoos?

I don't have a problem I can stop any time.

Turns out there is another crazy plant Lady in my street selling this stuff in her yard.

My alien plant collection is coming along! I found a fittonia!

Now I need a prayer plant and a Rex begonia and I'll have a lovely collection to display together.

Also if anyone has a rex begonia :3

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this shit here is all you need to argue for gulags for the rich

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my heart is in shattered remains knowing Boris and his girlfriend have to walk through the office, which is only cleaned by ONE cleaner!, to get to their rose garden. by god, how do they live like this!

Ok before I make an arse of myself:

3 interesting varieties of herbs potted and on a decorate drip tray.

Awful house warming gift or acceptable house warming gift (small sunny apartment with balcony)

Mental health but happy 

I don't understand my brain, spring is a hard switch to bursting with joy. I feel full of energy and positivity and yet if you ask how I'm doing in winter I'm like "excuse me I don't mean to be rude but this conversation is taking up valuable time in which you could be putting a bullet through my head".

It would be lovely to isolate the cause of this change so I could be my best self all year round.

Tech culture critique, with apologies to our newest friend 


A few months old but worth a read. A look into how tech culture focuses in the superficial and the gap between how tech billionaires view themselves vs what they actually do to the world.

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Dipping my toe into the Mastodon waters. Hoping to abandon the evil empire soon. Interested in , , , and other non-political topics. (Twitter hits all my political engagement needs and then some. Looking for a refuge.)

Painting over mission brown is good for the soul

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