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 →
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 →
Ever noticed how going to the Gym is a little like being in a bad relationship? Continue reading →
Someone much wiser than me once said ‘If you have nothing nice to say, it’s best not to say anything at all’ Continue reading →
Ever had a crush on someone who doesn’t know you are alive? Continue reading →
Legend has it that centuries ago, one of the many Saints named Valentinus was imprisoned for performing verboten weddings for soldiers. While serving time for his crime he healed the daughter of his jailer, Asterius. Some say that before he was executed he wrote her a farewell letter and signed it ‘Your Valentine’. Continue reading →
You know how you think that you and your friends are so funny you should have your own half hour sitcom? Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
This morning the sweet old lady at the deli needed to talk. She often talks about her favourite foods as she is surrounded by delicious treats from all over the world. I was paying when she told me her dad had passed away, I completely missed the lead into that conversation. Continue reading →