Keep calm and buy the car


I HAVE a love-hate with my financial adviser. I love her because she has on several occasions stopped me from spending money on stupid things; and I hate her because she ...

I HAVE a love-hate with my financial adviser. I love her because she has on several occasions stopped me from spending money on stupid things; and I hate her because she has on several occasions stopped me from ...


No white knuckle ride, just electric disappointment


ABOUT this time each year I find my thoughts turning to Germany, and the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) - the International Motor Show, to get all Anglo about ...

ABOUT this time each year I find my thoughts turning to Germany, and the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung (IAA) - the International Motor Show, to get all Anglo about it. Last year the show was in Frankfurt, ...


Democracy is fine – just not in the hands of the people


PERHAPS it’s because I am of a certain age; perhaps it’s because I have a known tendency to speak my mind; or perhaps it’s because I’m happy to do any number of things ...

PERHAPS it’s because I am of a certain age; perhaps it’s because I have a known tendency to speak my mind; or perhaps it’s because I’m happy to do any number of things for $150 cash-in-hand, but I recently was ...


A rash of the worst variety


FOR quite some time I thought I’d heard the worst sound in the world. It was the kind of sound that unexpectedly invades your dreams and jolts you awake in the wee small ...

FOR quite some time I thought I’d heard the worst sound in the world. It was the kind of sound that unexpectedly invades your dreams and jolts you awake in the wee small hours. I thought the worst sound in the world ...


When silence is golden


WE ALL have that friend – the one who’s the expert on everything, thinks they can fix everything and, just because they did something quite well once in the past, ...

WE ALL have that friend – the one who’s the expert on everything, thinks they can fix everything and, just because they did something quite well once in the past, imagines everything they’ve done since then and will ...


A soap opera of a slightly different kind


WHEN I was little, one of my favourite movies was the Song of the South, a movie that was well ahead of its time in combining live action and animation, and about which I ...

WHEN I was little, one of my favourite movies was the Song of the South, a movie that was well ahead of its time in combining live action and animation, and about which I remember most the infuriatingly chirpy and ...


Together alone


A FEW weeks ago, I had a little too much to drink at a lovely dinner party I was invited to by a girlfriend whose love for fast cars borders on the obsessive. The cars ...

A FEW weeks ago, I had a little too much to drink at a lovely dinner party I was invited to by a girlfriend whose love for fast cars borders on the obsessive. The cars she loves are like the men she loves: they look ...


Dealing with the not-so-fantastic plastic


READERS of a certain age will recall Australian Crawl and their hit song “Beautiful People”. For those readers not old enough to remember the Crawl, this was back in the ...

READERS of a certain age will recall Australian Crawl and their hit song “Beautiful People”. For those readers not old enough to remember the Crawl, this was back in the day when vinyl was a necessity, not a hipster ...


May the weather be with you


THERE was minor consternation in our household this week after it was revealed that one of the commercial television stations had hired someone new to present their ...

THERE was minor consternation in our household this week after it was revealed that one of the commercial television stations had hired someone new to present their weather reports. 

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