During the five months that I was employed as a props and graphics assistant in the art department for the television show Winners and Losers, I had to make many things. I cut and pasted pictures into scrapbooks, wrote fake letters, baked strangely shaped cakes, reheated pizzas, fried mountains of eggs and wrapped a lot of presents. But my proudest moment was learning to carve watermelons in a matter of hours for Callum's 21st birthday, a brilliantly realised 'Full Moon Party' theme which was filmed at the St Kilda Cricket Club last November. I watched the episode carefully this week, and while my banana 'hash' cake was featured, the melons did not seem to make an appearance. Never mind. Like my go at macrame which appeared briefly in the hands of Denise Scott in episode one, I was paid to learn a new skill. And that makes me feel like a winner.