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Painting Cafe Mint?

I can’t believe it. Melanie actually had a good idea today. She has been bombarding me with all these ideas over the last few weeks, and none of them have been any good. I asked her to stop, but she said she’s just brainstorming and will come up with something good eventually. Of course, I …

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Super Team

I’m putting together a super team. Something dangerous is coming, and we need to be prepared for it. I’ll gather Earth’s greatest defenders, forming the Superhero Alliance of Super Justice. Of course, it won’t be all superheroes. Every superhero team needs some normal people too. That’s why I’m starting with an old friend of mine, …

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Tint My Windows!

If Alyssa doesn’t agree to have the windows of our office tinted soon, I think I’m going to lose my mind. Even though our office is right at the back of the cafe, we still have customers wandering down there all the time, especially when they’re looking for the bathroom. I’m sick of them peeking …

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Building A New Bed

I’ve been sleeping with a mattress on the floor for the last year. This has never really bothered me, because in my opinion the mattress is your bed, regardless of where it is. But I just got a girlfriend who I really like, and she wholeheartedly disagrees with me. I obviously want to keep her …

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Home Laundry

I’m sick of going to the laundromat every week to do my washing. It’s about three blocks away and I don’t have a car, so I carry my tubs of laundry there and then carry the heavier load home when it’s all done. I’ve honestly started growing muscles, which at the start was quite a …

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Road Trip Breakdown

Have you ever been on a road trip with four kids, two dogs and a wife and had your car breakdown in the middle of nowhere? I have. It was an absolute nightmare. We had just driven thirteen hours from the border of Western Australia to the outer suburbs of Perth, and our car broke …

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New Floral Arrangements

Oh my goodness, what has Melanie done with this place? I go away for a few weeks to move house and she’s completely redecorated Cafe Mint. When I walked into the shop I had to pretend I loved it, but I must confess: I really don’t. What was she thinking, decorating with lilies when roses …

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Cafe Hyperbaric

I never thought a hyperbaric chamber would increase revenue, but here we are. Customers are loving it. There’s nothing like getting some tea, coffee or cakes in the morning, then relaxing with a five-minute session in the portable hyperbaric chamber we rented. It has really put Cafe Mint on the map! It was Alyssa’s idea, …

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Not A Fan

Things I’ve learnt over the past month: nobody wants to drink their matcha latte in anything less than an ideal ambient climate in Melbourne. As a cafe owner, that’s important information to be privy to, and I wish I’d known it before thinking I could get away with a busted air con system. It’s just …

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Barefoot Baker

Somewhere along the line, it’s been decreed that cafe staff must wear shoes… apparently. When and by whom this was supposedly established is something I’m not clear on. To my knowledge, people can wear whatever they darned well please on their feet, short of strapping on a pair of lamb cutlets – that would be …

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