You can polish a piece of timber by rubbing it with a piece of leather. It takes a long time and is a pretty pointless exercise given the world of polishes and other finishes out there, but it can be done. A little oil in the leather will help to…
It seems the done thing for anyone with a website and an audience of one to write up their experience of the earthquake.
Unfortunately I didn’t notice — although I do remember not sleeping well. I shall resort to the coverage of others.
The egg whites glistened in the bowl.
The whisk thrashed air and sugar through the mix, turning the clear liquid into a silky white foam.
Heat made it hard on the outside and soft in the middle.
Whipped cream, passion fruit, and banana made it Pavlova.
The transformation was complete.
I wasn’t sure she liked me until she leaned across the table and smirked,
Don’t order the ‘special’ here!
I looked at her, then the waiter,
I’ll have the special.
She swallowed nervously. He returned to the kitchen.
I heard a muffled voice through the door,
“Cookie, prepare the harness?”
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On Medium, Damian Clarke writes for The Bad Influence and An Idea, 97 Things I Learned as a Stay-at-Home Dad and Our Albion. In the outside world, he writes for The Fifth Estate, The Green List, various other publications from time-to-time, and a range of corporate clients.
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