NNNY – Day 1.7 – This is harder than I thought

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Oh, dear. Christmas markets. Sucked in. But let me see if I can justify any of the items I purchased or if I need to create a new…

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NNNY – Day 1.5: Craft fail

Thursday, December 19, 2013

While it sounded good in theory, the execution left little to be desired; instead, the Christmas ornaments and door decorations that I had attempted to make resembled something…

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NNNY – Day 1.4 – Retail voodoo

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Yesterday I was in the mall, and as much as I hate to admit it, popped into some stores just for a browse. And like a siren song,…

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NNNY Day 1.3 – The great pen saga

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Needless to say, the box of pens kind of freaked me out. And, oh yes, I did find many more around the house – nightstand, side table, under…

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NNNY – Day 1.1

Sunday, December 15, 2013

I’m already amazed at the stupid things I wanted to buy today, and probably would have, had I not given them a second thought.

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Nothing New, New Year: an experiment in restraint

Sunday, December 15, 2013
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Earlier this week I had an appointment that required me to bring in some completed forms. No problem. Except there was a problem; my printer was low on…

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For Want of a Good Book – bypassing the mints, magnets and mugs

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Yes, we’ve all heard how the digital era is killing off the paper medium. Naysayers will point to the skeletal remains of a once thriving bookstore as proof…

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Celebrating the 4th of July…in January

Thursday, July 4, 2013
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Like Christmas in July, sometimes you have to just make due with what you’ve got. So, since I can’t be back home watching fireworks and nibbling on tender…

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“What’s with the scarf?” – Lifting the veil on Muslim Friday Prayers

Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Asma and I compare Muslim and Catholic rituals and demystify some other strange assumptions.
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The Daily Telegraph columnist, Miranda Devine, wrote “Miranda Devine spends a day at a Mosque,” an article about going “undercover” as a Muslim woman at Friday prayers. Intriguing, I…

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Glebe Markets and my $1 designer shoes

Sunday, May 26, 2013
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“One dollar. One dollar.” Nine hours, 40 minutes and it all boiled down to one dollar.  My delusions of luxury, riches and Manolo Blahnicks shattered by one dollar….

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