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Melbourne Cup Day

Published on November 5th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

So, it’s Melbourne Cup time of year. Just like Christmas it comes around quickly, doesn’t it? I have always had an uneasy relationship with this big day of racing – and I was brought up in... Read More



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


Ravello – Italy’s Amalfi Coast

Published on September 10th, 2017 | by Ann Rickard

Following on from the story last week about Italy’s Amalfi Coast and its beguiling beauty (despite being over-run with tourists like me), let’s make our way to Ravello, the Mother of all the beautiful towns on... Read More

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