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Hair Cuts While Travailing

Published on July 31st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Travelling overseas for a few long months is a pleasure and an indulgence, and I deserve it. That’s what I keep telling my travel-mate husband who would rather we traveled overseas for a few short days.... Read More


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Technology Can Test You

Published on July 13th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I can handle power showers, those devices that almost blast you out of the bathroom…they can be fun. I can cope with two or three varieties of shower heads in the one system, although it is not easy to change the shower head from a gentle rain forest trickle to a spurting gush while you are all soaped up... Read More


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French La Canicule.

Published on July 2nd, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

A French La Canicule. We are in the grip of a heatwave, or as the French so delightfully call it: La Canicule... Read More


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Story Telling

Published on July 1st, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

It was a dark and stormy night… You can’t beat that sentence to start a story. Cliché it may be, platitudinous it certainly is, but it has withstood the trials of time, and I reckon it... Read More


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Don’t Break My Toe-Tappin’ Heart

Published on March 13th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Something strange happened to me. It occurred between a chorus of Achy Breaky Heart and a verse of Harper Valley PTA. And on the highseas, if you don’t mind. See, strange? For a number of years... Read More


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