Category Archives: Community

Customer Service and Shops

Customer service is so important in retail. Firstly, let me explain that I have a background in retail – I worked in retail (a fashion outlet) and was the Marketing Manager of two big shopping centres about 30 years ago.  … Continue reading

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How Many People Ignore Laws?

There’s no doubt that I grew up in a “different era”, and with a family that was Christian and law abiding.  I know times were different then.  I find the current behaviour of modern people very challenging. Laws Ignored. I … Continue reading

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Thrifty

Thrifty – it’s a word that I don’t recall hearing spoken very much in recent times.  I suspect it is a word that is not used very much these days.  A search on Google found that there were pages about … Continue reading

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On the Goldie

I have never been a great fan of the Gold Coast, Queensland.  I don’t mind visiting, but have seldom enjoyed staying here and wouldn’t live here. This week’s stay has not changed my mind.  I have only spent 3 nights … Continue reading

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Past NetWorking

Bayside Women in Business – BWIB Bayside Women in Business – a networking group that I was instrumental in starting quite a few years ago, contacted me.  They were after some history and I did my best to help them. … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget the Anzacs

Anzac Day, April 25th is the day Australians and others remember the day that Australian and New Zealand forces landed at Gallipoli during World War 1.  It was April 25th, 1915. Memories As a child, I don’t recall being involved … Continue reading

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And the Easter Bunny Came

I spend a lot of time reminiscing – and the celebration of Easter is one of those occasions when my mind wanders to my childhood.  I can’t help comparing it to life today. Easter starts at Christmas now – as … Continue reading

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Blue Toilets and Memories

At a local community function, there were two blue toilets on site – for those folk who needed to go.  I watched as children played in and out of one of the “cubicles” – clearly seeing the facility as a … Continue reading

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Dear Sir/Madam. Really?

Is Dear Sir/Madam old hat now? I do remember when I did my secretarial course way back in the 1960’s.  Letter writing was very formal in those days.  Without email etc, all mail was delivered by Australia Post or the PMG … Continue reading

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TED – A Best Friend of Mine

OK, let’s get it clear right now.  I don’t have a man named Edward, Ted, or similar in my life, other than the amazing website www.TED.com. It was when I was in Bali in 2012, that I learned about this … Continue reading

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