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A Particular View of an Ideal World

A particular view
Of an ideal world
Filled with workers, consumers
And good boys and girls
Where those who’re keenest
Can share in the spoils… 163 more words

Capitalism

A Question of Balance

“It’s a question of balance.” I guess, this might be the most often-used phrase on this blog. Today, again, I would like to write about an important balancing act that is not easy to achieve. 569 more words

Climate Change

Who is this Queen Of Matching Everything?

I remember my mother throwing out a perfectly good sheet a few years ago.

I asked why.

“Because one of the sheets has a hole in it, so now this one doesn’t match anything,” she replied. 696 more words

Budget

Cracks in the system...replacing a dinnerset

My beautiful dinnerset that I received for my 21st birthday is on its last legs.

I did a stocktake of my plates yesterday, and found that, of the original twelve place settings, only four dinner plates remain unchipped. 515 more words

Budget

My NEW old car! :)

I have a NEW car!

Except it’s actually an old car. It’s a 1997 Starlet, inherited from my husband, who ended up buying himself a more modern car (a 2007 Demio) to replace… 509 more words

Budget

Hot City

City people are crouching in the hot weather. Yet business goes on. Hot weather, according to the experts, equals good weather and good weather leads to a positive mood – and a positive mood leads to increased impulse purchases. 32 more words

Drawing

The seventies, the eighties, and what went wrong...

I remember the first time I saw an ATM machine.

I must have been about eleven or twelve. It was the early eighties, and I was amazed that you could just press a few buttons, and money would pop out of a slot in the wall at you. 611 more words

Budget