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 →

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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 →

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 →

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 →

He Says, She Says.

 

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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 →

Let Go Or Be Dragged

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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 →

Why you should always choose to be kind or quiet.

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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 →