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Cadbury’s Vegemite Chocolate?

Published on June 15th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

It happened in the supermarket. Something so profound it stopped me dead with fury, riveted me to spot with outrage, it even made my bosom quiver with indignation. It was so contemptible, so offensive I could... Read More


Time Saving Acronyms

Published on June 8th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

One of the many strangely wonderful things I noticed when I was in Singapore a few months ago – and there were many – was the love of locals to use acronyms. Singaporeans rattle off the... Read More


Caviar and Champagne

Published on June 1st, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

“We are the luckiest people in the world today.” So said our host as we sat down to a caviar tasting at a full house at berardo’s bistro on the beach on a Sunday afternoon during... Read More


Winter Approaching

Published on May 18th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

Personally speaking (is there any other way?) I am not at all happy about the approach of winter. I hate the cold and I’m not fond of the cool. Even spring with all its bloom and... Read More


Package Frustration

Published on May 11th, 2015 | 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


Rude Use Of Phone

Published on April 6th, 2015 | by Ann Rickard

There you are sitting in a big chair, being treated like a princess as someone kneels before you attending to your feet – not the most attractive part of the body – and you ignore the... Read More

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