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Published on October 30th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I really have no idea how it happens and I am not about to question it. But happen it does and I’m grateful: bonding with grandchildren. I have seven of the little darlings and I love... Read More


TV Promos

Published on October 28th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

As is the case with most promos for new shows that flash onto the television with annoying regularity, I didn’t take much notice of Sunshine. A new drama on SBS coming to our screens soon, promos... Read More


Technology In The Shower

Published on October 6th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

I like technology as much as a mature person who did not grow up with it can like it. I love my iPad and all the clever things I can do with it, same goes for... Read More


Returning Home

Published on September 20th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Coming back to Australia after a long break in Europe is always a cultural surprise. It hits me the moment the plane lands at Brisbane airport. In truth, it happens about half an hour before while... Read More


Did I Have Knees?

Published on August 26th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

“You’ve got knees.” This was said to me by a woman who had knees herself, and seeing as the majority of us do (funny that), I thought it was rather odd. What she actually meant was... Read More


Talking Good Stuff

Published on August 18th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

In Italy, we ate more truffles than anyone decently should. This expensive of all the world’s delicacies was abundant in the medieval towns of San Gimignano and Montalcino, and we have had it in unashamed lavishness on top of pizzas and over spaghetti... Read More

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