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France

Van Gogh in Auvers

Published on June 9th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

You have to wonder what Vincent Van Gogh would think if he could look down from where he surely rests in a special section of heaven reserved for artistic virtuosity, to see the extraordinary interest in... Read More


Ann's Blog

MELBOURNE’S FABULOUS LANE WAYS

Published on April 30th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I really loved exploring Melbourne’s laneways.  When I lived in Melbourne in the 50s and 60s it was a quiet, staid place and the laneways were hidden, empty, un-used. Their purpose was to provide back entrances... Read More


Travel

Travel To New Worlds-Gay Locations

Published on March 16th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Let’s face it, those in the gay community seem to have far more fun than the rest of us, so it makes sense to follow their instincts and holiday where they do. Check out these eight... Read More


Columns

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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Packaging Makes For Difficult Life

Published on January 24th, 2017 | 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... Read More


Australia

Ocean Adventures From Our Doorstep

Published on January 22nd, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Royal Caribbean’s Ovation of the Seas is almost 50% complete and promises the newest and most technologically advanced ship to ever call Australia home. It will debut down under in December 2016 and bookings are now... Read More


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