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$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


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

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