Almost every week I make a trip into the city. While I’m there I usually have lunch at a Japanese udon restaurant. With good food, fast service and inexpensive the noodle place is busy with a queue of people lining up. At the till a woman quickly tallies up my bill and automatically presents me … More Have you got cash?
A school playground across the road from my house has a set of swings in the far corner. It’s now school holidays and yesterday while outside, I noticed a child on the swings. Dressed in shorts and T-shirt and with their back to me, I wasn’t really sure whether I was watching a boy or … More Simple pleasures
Last week I wrote about all the interesting people I encountered while out and about on foot. I called this impromptu meetings, that is, unplanned and unexpected. It didn’t end there, the impromptu fun continued. Unexpectedly a friend invited me to accompany her that evening to a solo exhibition opening by an artist she evidently … More Impromptu fun
Every so often you will have an exceptional day. A day where you arrive home uplifted and happy. Such a day happened to me this week. It all started on the walk to the station. On the way I met a man in a wheelchair. The cast on his leg made me ask whether he … More Such an extraordinary day
Today on the ABC radio news was a report that the Australian economy was at its slowest since the Global Financial Crisis. This raised the spectre of whether the economy was heading for recession while acknowledging some sectors like retail to already be in recession. In fact, headlines are ‘Economy on the brink’. Concern was … More Recession looming – how to cope?
My last post was about the large role my bicycle played in how I get around. Doing everyday things by bike gives me what I call, free exercise. Riding a stationary bike at a gym has always seemed crazy to me when you could be enjoying a bike ride outdoors. But I digress. The reason … More Look what I found
Last weekend I spend on Rottnest Island. I took my bicycle with me on the ferry. All I needed for the weekend was packed into my panniers (saddlebags) and a backpack and then I cycled from home to the quay. One great advantage was by riding my bike I avoided the pricey car parking fees … More Cycle freedom
Last week was ‘Scams Awareness Week’. Scamwatch.gov.au website has all you need to know about types of scams, the latest scams and how to report a scam. The Scamwatch tagline “Are you too smart to be scammed?” tells us we’re all susceptible to scams. Scamwatch research indicates that almost everyone has been exposed to a … More Everyone’s after your money
Beside me, John, an older male friend, is taking a look at my washing machine which suddenly went on strike. John thinks there’s a blockage somewhere. After getting water all over the floor John’s now proposing to take the machine outside & flush out all the hoses. Like John, my father was a talented handyman. Whenever … More Product replacement – again
Now here’s an interesting thing; do we realise just how many subscriptions we have? Many of us pay for a heap of subscriptions; some we’re not even aware of mainly because we forget to cancel at the end of the free trial period which is usually the first month. If you’re like me you’ll have … More Subscriptions add up