Real Life

So I was working on Wednesday and I suddenly realised all my main characters have at least one of my traits – I hate waiting for something and not being able to do anything else because – well, because that’s how the situation is. Which made me laugh, of course.

We also watched Guy Pearce, Kylie Minogue, Julian McMahon, Jeremy Sims and Asher Keddy in most of Swinging Safari. When I first saw it, I thought it was something from the 60s. But then we got stuck watching it. Talk about bringing back some memories. It was really quite funny, even though I felt they mixed some of the 60s stuff with the 70s stuff.

Stu asked, at one point: “Where did they get all the retro stuff?” I turned to him and said: “Did you see the kitchen? And the wall unit? They’re the modern thing, now. And Asher Keddy’s white room is a modernistic room that would fit in any house today.” So architecture and decor have done a complete 160 degree turn and are revisiting some of the most iconic times.

And when you think about it – the 60s and 70s houses were amazing – at least those that had money to build whatever they wanted really changed how housing could be built at the time. Now? Well, I think our city’s nickname has gone to Ikea. All the buildings and houses seem to be flatpacks …

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