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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


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


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

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