2014 in review

December 30, 2014

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

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Fins & Feathers

December 16, 2012


Yes, this is a takeaway food shop in Brisbane. You can guess what it sells. My guess is crispy-skin dolphin and spicy salted parrot.

A lesson for graphic designers

September 21, 2012


Consider carefully the use of white space in your ad. Especially if it is going to be reproduced as a billboard.

New technologies in baby transport

September 21, 2012


Happy holidays from Snippets

December 22, 2011

I hope that all the Snippets readers have an opportunity to lie down and relax – just like these palm trees napping whilst they wait to be re-planted.

The things that people say you cannot do…

November 14, 2011

This is a photo of a lawyer’s front window. “Uttering” means to put forged money into circulation. I had to look in the dictionary for that one.

Shopping for jeans the other day…

October 3, 2011

Me: “I’d like a pair of stretchy jeans for riding my bike.”
After they didn’t have any of the good styles in my size, I was asked by the Shop Assistant: “What about jeggings?”
Me: “What are they?” (Hiding my terror and thinking it best to play dumb)
Shop Assistant: “They’re a cross between jeans and leggings.”
Me: “Oh, no, they’re not for me.”
Shop Assistant: “Have you considered chinos?”
ME: “What are they?” (Again hiding my terror and thinking it best to play dumb)
ME: “…and do they always come in that fawn colour?” (recoiling)

I didn’t buy anything.