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The “Healthiest Fast Food” – Really? 1

The “Healthiest Fast Food” – Really?

I quite like Sumo Salad, but they can be a bit unpredictable, and I have had a bit of a bad run lately. I don’t think it is a franchise issue – the franchises...

Did someone die for my new cardigan? 1

Did someone die for my new cardigan?

The recent factory collapse in Bangladesh got me thinking about where my clothing comes from. As consumers, our most effective tools for change are our credit cards. So how would you know if what...

I hope they didn’t pay too much for that… 0

I hope they didn’t pay too much for that…

I was trolling around on the Liberal Party website this evening and I came across this funky little widget – Labor’s Interest Payments. You were invited to “Get Widget”, so I popped a copy...

The little book who tried (but not very hard) 1

The little book who tried (but not very hard)

It takes a lot for me to make a political comment, or even admit I have a political view. So let’s pretend I’m not. Let’s just look at this little post as an objective...

Feed Your Family for under $10? Here’s how I worked it out. 0

Feed Your Family for under $10? Here’s how I worked it out.

If you live in Australia you are probably sick to death by now of the Curtis Stone ads for Coles where he makes delicious meals for under $10. Sound too good to be true?...

Who’s fooling who? 0

Who’s fooling who?

I get so frustrated by unsupported claims that people accept without questioning. It’s not hard to check. Google Scholar is your free best friend. Here are two really irritating ones from a recently shared...

Red meat and Dennis the orangutan 0

Red meat and Dennis the orangutan

I am not one for topical posts, but this one is a factoid to be commented on. Australasians may well have seen the ads featuring Dennis the orangutan and Sam Neill. Now I am...

La Grande Randonee – Day 4 – Tremolat – Le Bugue 0

La Grande Randonee – Day 4 – Tremolat – Le Bugue

2008-09-19 Tremolat-Le Bugue After coffee, croissants, and yes, some cheese, it was time to say goodbye to our lovely green attic room and head off for the next town. Leaving our bags neatly piled...

La Grande Randonnee – Day 3 – Afternoon – Mauzac – Tremolat 0

La Grande Randonnee – Day 3 – Afternoon – Mauzac – Tremolat

Our afternoon wandered up and down hills, through oak woods and corn fields. Even though this was the shortest day (allowing for measurement errors and accidental detours), we were very grateful to arrive in...

La Grande Randonnee – Day 3 – Morning – Lalinde – Mauzac 0

La Grande Randonnee – Day 3 – Morning – Lalinde – Mauzac

well, this was it, the start of our walk. We jumped out of bed (only slightly slowed by last night’s cheese), ready to throw open the shutters and greet the French sunshine.It was raining...