No Frills

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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 →

The Unfortunate Case of Negative Nancy

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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 →

21 Ways To Form The Habit-at of Peace

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

The Wrapper

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

He Said, She Said Part 2

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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 →

GYM and I

Ever noticed how going to the Gym is a little like being in a bad relationship? Continue reading →

Doctor Google MD

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Do you know the fastest way to convince someone that they are dying?

Let them Google their symptoms. Continue reading →

The problem with ASSUMPTIONS

Assumptions, don’t you hate them?

Like when you assume you won’t need that dinner reservation on a Wednesday night and you find yourself having to wait at the bar for half an hour.

Or when you assume you will win lotto this week and you tell your boss what you really think about his comb-over.

Or when Maps tells you that you will arrive at your destination in 20mins and you are still in traffic 45mins later. Wait what do you mean the app doesn’t know about morning traffic? We make assumptions all the time…. like the assumption that you are making of where this blog is going. Continue reading →

All Aboard The Guilt Trip Express

 

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I hate being guilt tripped or shamed into doing things.

I hate going to a shopping centre to find down the middle isle either the sea salt people, who are constantly shaming me into buying bulk quantities of moisturizer Continue reading →