Laugh and the world laughs with you, snore and you sleep alone.

~ Anthony Burgess ~

Archive for June, 2012

What has being clean got to do with the joys of slow food?

The Slow Food Eating Clean Swindle

June 30th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 12 secs

Does slow food have anything to do with being “clean”?

How  could I have missed the slow food eating clean swindle until now? Must be because of my tendency to live under a rock down at the bottom of the garden. Scams tend to  escape me there. Why do I say it’s a scam? Let me tell you. Read the rest of this entry »

How many funny place names do you know of in Australia?

25 Cities and Towns to Remember

June 29th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 0 mins, 59 secs

Australia has more than its share of cities and towns to remember (including Stinkpot Bay)

Living in Australia, there are plenty of cities and towns to remember. They come to mind, not just for their sense of place, but also their memorable names. Some immediately come to mind and I’ve listed them below. To get the most out of these unique cities and towns, I recommend reading them out loud. Perhaps, if you’re lucky, you might even be able to visit a few of them one day (Now, wouldn’t that be a feather in your cap?): Read the rest of this entry »

Have you ever been bullied by your boss or co-workers?

Colleagues and Bosses Who Bully

June 28th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 3 mins, 25 secs

Are you sick of bosses who bully you?

How come they get away with it? Unlike those hardworking types who work long hours, and lead the way with encouragement and vision, the problem of colleagues and bosses who bully persists. Read the rest of this entry »

Despite having such an incredibly wide variety of flowers to choose from, there's nothing so potent as a rose.

Rose Types That Are Easy to Grow and Smell Divine

June 27th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 30 secs

I love growing roses!

Now I know.  Some of you will be asking, how can Christian be talking about Lady Ga Ga one day and then rose types that are easy to grow the next? Well, as I’ve said before, I’m nothing if not eclectic. Besides, it’s good to have broad horizons, and apart from all the other justifications, I admit it. I love roses. Read the rest of this entry »

Some people will stop at nothing to claim fame. Though, as a dog, I find it degrading.

Feeding Her Fan Base

June 26th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 4 secs

Will this feed her fan base?

When it comes to feeding her fan base, you have to hand it to Kim Kardashian. Using a well-massaged strategy that any publicist would be bursting with pride over, Ms Kardashian took the public’s he said/she said fixation and milked it for every drop. Effective? Millions say yes. Of any enobling value to humanity? Hmmm… Read the rest of this entry »

Why do I keep posting?

Keep Posting

June 25th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 1 min, 49 secs

Some things are a labour of love.

That’s all she says, “Keep posting.” That’s what my IT lady tells me. When I say, what about that search engine optimizing stuff that’s supposed to keep you up to the blog post joneses? She just shrugs and repeats her point, “Keep posting.” Read the rest of this entry »

How good are you at detecting the telltale signals that a man is in love?

Signals That a Man is In Love

June 24th, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 33 secs

What are the telltale signals that a man is in love?

What would you say are the signals that a man is in love? A goofy grin perhaps? Or, maybe, lots of smiles, singing, and humming? It’s tricky to be precise about every man’s reaction. So lets look for clues that could be of use. Read the rest of this entry »

Between you and me, what do you think it takes to have a happy marriage?

21 Great Ways to Have a Happy Marriage

June 23rd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 5 mins, 44 secs

What does it take to have a happy marriage?

Having been in a wonderfully happy marriage for 30 years, I want to share 21 tips to a happy marriage to help you in your own relationship. Most likely, some suggestions will resonate and some won’t. That’s fine. Add what you like to your existing wisdom (because, no doubt, you already know a lot). Read the rest of this entry »

The how of happiness? You'll be wanting more than that!

It’s Not The How Of Happiness But The Why

June 22nd, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 39 secs

The how of happiness is fine. But it’s the why that really counts.

Funny how we jump the gun. The how of happiness sounds like a compelling thing. After all, you can read a book or two, discover the formula, and ta da, you are happy. Wonderful. Shame so much of it is a load of rubbish. Read the rest of this entry »

Marriage by the book? Nah! Skip it and see the movie.

The Trouble With Marriage By the Book

June 21st, 2012 ~ Est. reading time: 2 mins, 51 secs

What do you think about doing marriage by the book?

You know what’s so silly about talking about marriage by the book? Simply that there isn’t one!  True, there are many areas common to all relationships that can be covered. But marriage by the book? Ridiculous! Read the rest of this entry »