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Joy To Remember Glorious Harmony

Published on January 20th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I’m not a church-goer. Not that you need to know that, but thought I’d pass it on because it’s relevant. The only times I attend church now are for funerals – more and more frequently as... Read More


Columns

Aunty Ann Gets Used To It

Published on January 16th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

At first I was enchanted, but then it turned on me. Now I’m not so sure. I’m talking about being called aunty. Aunty Ann. I am a fair-dinkum aunty to a few nieces and nephews and... Read More


Columns

Dazzling Diamond Loses Its Shimmer

Published on August 29th, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

I’VE NEVER yearned for diamonds – a fact I remind my long-time husband of when he shakes his head over my credit card bill each month. The only diamond I have owned has been the small... Read More


Columns

$13,000 Hearing Aid! Shout Louder

Published on April 3rd, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

One  of the myriad annoying afflictions many people experience upon entering their autumn years, is loss of hearing. My hearing is still good – dare I say excellent – despite my autumn years nudging into the... Read More


Columns

Literally Food For Thought

Published on April 1st, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

Let’s get picky about words again. It’s always a thorny subject, guaranteed to cause angst for anyone over the age of 45 who was taught right proper grammar in school. “If something is literal, it is... Read More


Blogs

Packaging – Not Meant To Be Easy

Published on February 9th, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

Here is a question for you and don’t worry, I don’t expect an answer. What do these items have in common? A new brush for an electric toothbrush? Lipstick? My Little Pony? A roll of cling... Read More


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