Whats the second best advice you’ve been given?

Makes your wee red.

Part 2. I know some of these pieces of wisdom don’t exactly constitute advice, but you all forgave me in part 1, so here goes: On domestic matters The lady of the house is always right: Never disagree with the lady of the house, even if she is a man: Whether at dinner, a party, […]

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My portmanteau guide to life, well, words:

Makes your wee red.

There’s some things you should know about me. I love wordplay. I love to abbreviate words. And I laugh at funny acronyms in what I’m reading. I love a good double entendre, a good pun, and the occasional spoonerism. But above them all, I love creating my own portmanteau, a literary tool for combining, or […]

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A lament, to the bookmark…

One thing I truly lament, with the passing of hard copy books into eBooks, is the associated passing of bookmarks, which inspired this:  From fancy to plain, Reading will ne’er be the same, From the exquisitely crafted, To the message stuck in passing, The ticket stub, Much creased with love. The airplane ticket, Marking a […]

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The “No Assholes” policy

Recently the unit complex that I live in had a facelift, a refresh, an update into this century, of both aesthetic aspects, and necessary maintenance. At the time it was like tradie-palooza at the complex with pliers of various trades coming round to provide quotes into the quote lottery draw. It was a truly stressful […]

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Have we lost a bit of style?

I was watching a doco the other day about type- setting, and how, in the USA,  old type presses are becoming community restoration projects, and how they offer a different product to the current media, in terms of texture and shape, look and feel, of a printed product. I love this resurgence into these crafted, and sometimes […]

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Thank you for your random acts of kindness (in case no one thanked you at the time)!

Kindness matters! All these things matter. Our acts of kindness. Our generosity of spirit, our humanity. It is so, so important. And we need to make sure that we stretch our kindness muscle every now and then. In fact, more often than that. Sometimes we do things in the street (that sounds bad!) that make […]

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