On a scale of 1-10, how was your recent supermarket experience this week? Were you fortunate enough to leave the store with a general feeling of goodwill to all men (and women), or was it instead a minefield of trolley rage, smash and grab tactics and a total lack of consideration for fellow shoppers that had you flee the store prematurely? If it was the latter, then here are a few helpful hints to ensure that the next shop you… Continue reading
Mobile phones! There, it’s said. Where do we start when we ponder the etiquette of these arm extensions?
Your choice of ringtone says everything about you. If you plump for classical music (‘I am cultured’), heavy metal (‘I’m experiencing a mid-life crisis’), or a movie theme (‘my choice of movie is really going to impress my fellow commuters’) it allows others to judge you, rightly or wrongly, but can you take that chance? If you are racing to… Continue reading
Do you have a job interview looming? Are you undecided about what to wear?
Are those nerves creeping in as to exactly what questions will be asked?
Here are our 5 top tips to help you on your way.
This time of year always appears to bring some fabulous theatre productions for us to enjoy locally in Geelong and in Melbourne.
As hosts to such high-brow visitors, it would be only good manners to ensure that our conduct is as impeccable as the performance of the actors themselves, so here are some guidelines as what, and what not to do, in the theatre.
It’s Monday morning!
For some, it means the start of another week commuting to work using a public transport system that is invariably overcrowded, under staffed and only running to time if you’re very lucky.
Is it any wonder then that commuters feel frustrated and short-fused before they’ve even stepped foot through the door of their workplace, but it’s so often other people’s bad behaviour that can turn a bad situation into a nightmare.
Here are our tips on how… Continue reading
Have you ever wondered what handbags (designer labels or otherwise) say about you?
One of the best ways to add the essential chic to an everyday outfit is to carry an elegant bag but it really doesn’t have to shout ‘designer’. The trick is to find a bag that is classic and understated so that it becomes a versatile favourite for your wardrobe and will last you years. So often a beautifully put together outfit can be ruined by the… Continue reading
Social kissing! What a minefield! One or two? Which side first?
Is it right to make contact between cheek and lips? Such a simple way of greeting people but one that can so easily leave you slightly embarrassed if you are left ‘stranded’.
Here’s our step-by-step guide.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the thought of entertaining guests for the weekend?
Do you wonder if the room in which your guests are staying will be warm enough for the chilly nights forecast?
Or perhaps you are undecided as to whether you should provide one or two pillows?
Well, take comfort from the fact that you are not alone, but if you can provide the following basics, you are well on the way to creating the… Continue reading
It was recently announced that Qantas are looking to recruit more cabin crew as international business grows, but more tellingly in my opinion, that there is a general shortage of staff for long-haul flights: one would hope that the reason for this has nothing to do with badly behaved passengers. If you are about to head off on an overseas trip, then here are some tips for ensuring your journey, and that of your fellow passengers, is’ plane’ sailing!
If you have had a family member or close friend just give birth, here are my top 10 tips on hospital visiting.