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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


Travel – Getting There

Published on August 3rd, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

The trouble with travel is the actual act of getting there. If only we could snap our fingers like Samantha in Bewitched, and instantly be at our destination instead of bracing ourselves for a 20 hour... Read More


Short Stay After Birthing

Published on June 29th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

My very old mother was shocked when Princess Kate left the hospital the morning after she’d had her baby. I wasn’t. I have had two daughters and one daughter-in-law who had all left hospital within 48... Read More


Picky Eating

Published on June 22nd, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

This is a trivial subject, I am aware. But with so much horror going on in the world, so much sadness, so much heartbreak, you need a bit of fluff and nonsense…and no-one does the fluffy... Read More

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