This week has been a week of endless tasks and rising panic that I am going to forget something.
Al tells tale of a speaker he saw, the author of Getting Things Done, who had an extensive list for travel. Every item on the list was forgotten at least once.
It is said to . . . → Read More: What’s on your mind?
It is with heavy heart and tear-laden eyes that I announce the end of Splat On.
This blog, along with its predecessor written by the talented Evan Maloney (of Tofu Landing fame), has provided a sense of community to many of us that is rarely found in the vast and varied online experience.
16th of . . . → Read More: Splat On: the final frontier
We will remember them.
The fathers and brothers, uncles and sons, who never came home and still lie in those places abroad that they fell. We remember those who came home and were never the same.
The mothers and daughters, sisters and aunts, who served equally with their male counterparts and perhaps weren’t recognised.
. . . → Read More: And at the going down of the sun…
It was recently announced that Margaret Thatcher has passed away.
Her policies and politics certainly divided the United Kingdom, and sometimes beyond, but it can’t be denied Britain’s first female Prime Minister it can’t be denied that she blazed the way for many other women, possibly including our own first female Prime Minister in Australia.
. . . → Read More: Baroness Margaret Thatcher 1925 – 2013
An article has surfaced this week about the relatively new SAMOA Airlines causing a big stir. They’ve now started charging passengers and their luggage purely and simply by the kilogram.
On one hand this could be a very sensible and logical move. After all, particularly on smaller aircraft, the cost of the flight and fuel . . . → Read More: Wednesday Weigh-In: Would you still come fly with me?
The other day, while enjoying my lunch, I stumbled across this. It made me smile. It made me feel good. It made me want to do a run and jump hi-five to the girl who wrote it. Finally a positive article about weight that doesn’t skinny person bash – just says ‘I’m big and I . . . → Read More: Big love
A headline recently caught my eye, ‘Watchdog approves 3-parent IVF babies’.
After giving myself a headache trying to visualize how 3 parent conception might work, I read further as you can from the following link:
Read here for the story
As even your lowliest geneticist will tell you, DNA (DeoxyRiboNucleic acid) is made up of . . . → Read More: This is my Dad, my Mum, and my other Mum…
Mr Nerd used my laptop the other day to look up something, and commented on the tabs I already had open.
“They’re all shopping websites!” he said to me, a little puzzled. “Aren’t we supposed to be saving money? Aren’t we in the process of moving into a tiny apartment together? Why do we need . . . → Read More: Relax!
There is a theory in business that it is better to make a decision, even if you make a bad or wrong one, than it is to leave matters undecided. I tell myself this every time I get annoyed that someone else cannot decide on something or when I make a hasty decision and it . . . → Read More: Pick a side, any side, just pick it now
My family is Caucasian, hailing from Western Europe, but from so many generations ago that there are no traditions from their homes.
Our traditions are few and far between. Hot dinner on Christmas Day with pudding containing shillings and pence. Fishing in the summer at the back beach. Fruit salad in the morning with my grandfather. . . . → Read More: What are your traditions?