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Don’t Go Back

Published on February 8th, 2016 | by Ann Rickard

Never go back to look at your old house. It is likely to fill you with sadness and make you depressed. About 15 years ago, I went back to the house of my childhood: a modest weatherboard... Read More


A Lot More DIY Now

Published on November 18th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

This is not something I should be admitting but I’ve always been honest with you so here goes. I actually love, I mean really love…love, love, love…doing my own check-out at the supermarket. I know…sad. “If... Read More


Dud Rented Movies

Published on November 16th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

Don’t you hate it when you rent a movie with high expectations of a couple of hours in fantasy land only to find it is nothing like you expected? Instead of being entertained for a couple... Read More


We Came, Played and Stayed

Published on October 12th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

  Don’t you love this time of year? We’ve left winter way behind, the weather is warm but not yet hot, there is no steam in the air and our hair remains frizz free. Happy days.... Read More


Wardrobe Cleanout

Published on September 7th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

Don’t mean to get personal but have you cleaned out your wardrobe yet? Spring has sprung and it is a tradition in most Australian homes to get into that messy wardrobe, and purge. “Even though I... Read More


Financial Ignorance

Published on August 10th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

I’VE just come to the realisation I am financially illiterate. And I’m not alone. It seems many women of a certain age who have been in a long marriage or relationship share this affliction. And of... Read More

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