Australia

Post LockDown Possibilities for Retail Centres

Worst-case Scenario I think we all are aware that brands and stores may not survive the financial hiatus resulting from the pandemic. Together with the shift in the popularity of online shopping, the enforced elimination of in-person appointments and alternative home delivery methods, what if shopping malls could become a relic of the past? Already… Continue reading Post LockDown Possibilities for Retail Centres

Australia, blogging, Food, Mental Health, Philosophy

Hollow Online Experiences

When the internet came along, it was suggested that everything would be done online, from shopping to employment and communications. Individuals would not need to leave home to live their consumer lives. The public however, has shown that we are primarily social creatures and are reluctant to embrace a completely virtual lifestyle. Whilst online shopping… Continue reading Hollow Online Experiences

Community

Buy one thing

Come on Aussie, come on. Support our smaller shops doing it tough. Buy just one thing from our smaller gift shops to keep them going through this crisis, or when it is over, we won't have those beautiful shops to browse through. Your purchase doesn't have to cost much. Australians are renowned for their community… Continue reading Buy one thing

Community, Environment

All Sorts of Crap and the PKR

It was a Saturday morning, 2012 and my phone rang impatiently. When I picked it up, an unfamiliar voice asked, "Is that Amanda?" "That is me," I answered. "Yeh?" [pause] " It's Susie. I' ve got your crap here." "Sorry," I said, about to hang up, thinking that this was a prank call. But then… Continue reading All Sorts of Crap and the PKR

Community, Photography, Travel

Takeshita Day Trip

Living in the wide open spaces of Australia, taking a "day trip" is something so commonplace, it is almost obligatory, but rather than showcase my own backyard, I have chosen a recent day trip in Japan, for this week's Friendly Friday Photo Challenge: Day trip. Making our way to Yoyogi Park via the highly efficient… Continue reading Takeshita Day Trip