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 →
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 →
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 →
I 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 →
Today is International Peace Day, the day we all recognise the issues we face as residents of this planet. Continue reading →
A few weeks ago a friend and I wined and skyped, Continue reading →
Written by, Colin Nicholson.
I’ve have a mother, a pair of grandmothers, a couple of sisters, and an ex-girlfriend or four, two female housemates a good handful of lady friends – and still no freaking clue. Continue reading →
We are all human but sometimes as we pour our caffeinated / wine soaked hearts to one another we (women) sit and wonder if men aren’t in fact extra-terrestrial creatures. Or at the very least perhaps they have caught an alien infection that targets their behaviour? Because seriously …Why did he do that? Why did he say that? Is he deliberately being obtuse? Just why…? Continue reading →
You are holding on to a huge balloon that is bound to explode.
Its drags you along because the weight you are carrying keeps you low to the ground. You hold on tight to the balloon because it’s the only thing keeping you afloat. If you are honest you might admit you are afraid of what would happen if you loosen your grip, what if when you land you are swallowed whole? Continue reading →