Why aren’t mega-corporations worried about their image

A litter pile I walk past weekly.

If I owned a business, however small, I would HATE to see my bags/covers/containers defaced. Wouldn’t it be horrible to spend all that time and money on designed a beautiful ‘container’, and making it (out of paper, or plastic or wood or whatever) for it to be muddied? Defaced? Defiled? Having to mark up prices …
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Diner en Blanc 2014

The sponsor...

Somehow, this post never got posted, but the pictures are no less lovely, so why not now? Last year (ie 2013), we went to Diner en Blanc held at the surprise location of Bondi Beach.  I posted about it here.  This year (cough 2014!), we went again, and here’s a photo summary.  This year it …
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Thai massage

A robe - it's the little (reusable, washable) things that make you feel special.  Slippers... were not taken home Lucinda ;)

I love massages.  I’ve spent upwards of $100 recently to work on the soreness in my shoulders 🙁  I have worked very hard to find a massage place that suits my preferences – relaxing, but effective.  A sense that they know what they are working on, and focus where it’s needed. I have come to …
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Random ramblings

A book I gotta read!

Saw this book in a local bookstore – it’s about a woman who worked in fly in fly out (FIFO) mines in Australia – and was the only female, and only Muslim with her ‘tea cosy’ (scarf) Creative!!  This is in the same street where I used to live.  It’s becoming hip and cool with …
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One year as a field manager

Sunsets over the depot

It’s been one year since I took a sharp and unexpected career turn, from acting as a manager of a handful of office based workers, to becoming a middle manager, with other managers reporting to me with line staff.  I wrote my ‘first thoughts‘ after the first week on the blog.   In a similar …
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Thoughts on the US

More lanes than an Aussie could imagine!

When I wrote this, it was our second last day in the US, we hired a car to tide us to our 10pm departure tomorrow.  It’s a pretty smart way to handle our luggage as we’ll have ‘checked out’ of our Airbnb.  The travel took us to Sauscilito, then south to Palo Alto and Moutain …
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Clothes shopping spending habits

Silk top $120+

Last year, I don’t think I was very public on my blog about a challenge I set with my mother: We’d buy no NEW clothing from my birthday on 30th January, for a year.  My mother and I did spend two weeks in January 2015 in the USA, so my annual total does include ‘new’ …
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USA shopping

Old Navy purse

As I just spent two weeks in the US, it means I spent a LOT of time shopping.  I mean, I did my duty to help the economy and save myself from the cold 😉 My first day ‘alone’ whilst the BF worked, I went out to an outlet mall.  Here’s what I purchased Source: …
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Super Tuesday & the US elections

One of the presidential candidates businesses....

I’ve never cared much for the US political system, though lately I have been reading The Economist more, and found myself in the US at a critical (probably one of many) time in the race to the presidency.  I bought an Economist magazine prior to leaving Australia which meant I was ‘up to date’ once …
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