No Frills



When I was growing up there was a supermarket that stocked ‘No Frills’ products. A ‘no name’ brand that didn’t focus or depend upon a company name or identify with a boxed demographic.

To some people it signified cheap products. They were more affordable because you weren’t paying for a brand or fancy packaging.

Mum, a new immigrant with three small children and unaware of popular Australian brands, would buy some of these products. She liked them because they were easy to read. PEELED TOMATOES were Peeled Tomatoes. SUGAR was sugar. LEMONADE was, you guessed it, Lemonade. Continue reading →


Be Brave


I am surrounded by a lot of brave people.

People who risk their lives for others. Admirable men and women that answer the call when courage is a job requirement.

But bravery is not reserved exclusively for national heroes or fictional characters that wear a cape. Continue reading →

The Unfortunate Case of Negative Nancy


I had received a text as I was walking into work requesting that I cover a different area. I didn’t think much of the shift change other than I’ve never really spent any time there.

Ritually I stopped at Starbucks, sat there for a minute or two to catch my breath as I had picked that day to start walking to work again. Continue reading →

Love is…

love-treeLife has a way of complicating things that should be simple. More accurately, we complicate things that should not be complicated.

Fact: Love is love is love. Continue reading →

Confessions of a Writer

writerI had the strangest dream the other night.  I woke up only remembering parts of it and hazy remnants of events surrounding those moments. I hate not being able to remember dreams. Continue reading →

21 Ways To Form The Habit-at of Peace


Today is International Peace Day, the day we all recognise the issues we face as residents of this planet. Continue reading →

The Wrapper


A few weeks ago a friend and I wined and skyped, Continue reading →