I shouldn’t be shocked

I shouldn't be shocked by this news, but I am: Qantas chief Alan Joyce reckons we won't be travelling internationally until July next year. And I think by "internationally" he means New Zealand. Joyce said yesterday that the “travel bubble” with New Zealand has progressed, but access was unlikely until 2021. “(For) international, we have... Continue Reading →

The Packer years

DD sent me an article yesterday from the SMH, featuring journalists reminiscing about their encounters with Kerry Packer during his rein at ACP. It was such a step back in time. The article slipped up when it said: "Overlooking Hyde Park, the top floor private dining room with its full time chef and waiters was... Continue Reading →

Boys on film

The youngest wants to get her cartilage pierced, so I gave her a lift to the shopping centre on Saturday to try her luck. She was convinced she could pass for 16 and get it done without parental permission. As if! I didn't even bother objecting to the cartilage piercing idea, I knew I was... Continue Reading →

Feeling special

When I was flush with cash I loved shopping on US & UK fashion websites. My favourites included The Outnet, Shop Bop, Lucky Brand and Gap. Outnet still sends me emails. I must remember to unsubscribe, because I'm pretty sure I will never buy designer sale items from there again unless I have a lottery... Continue Reading →

I can’t keep up

I was shocked to read an AFR article yesterday about Bauer selling its Australian magazine operations to private equity firm Mercury Capital. The sale comes just months after it was forced to continue with its acquisition of Pacific Magazines from Seven West Media for $40 million. Bauer entered the Aussie market in 2012, when it paid... Continue Reading →

Going downhill

A former colleague shared this disturbing infographic on her Facebook feed over the weekend: It's from a mob called ketocustomplan.com, who obviously have no interest in attracting female subscribers over the age of 50, as they will take one look at the sketches representing them and want to start a crowd-funding campaign for a cyber... Continue Reading →

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