Just sayin’…

September 28th, 2020Just sayin’…

WHEN I lived in Japan, back in my 20s, Mum used to send me the Women's Weekly's Handy Hints.

They were either quite helpful, or just a good laugh. I still get the magazine today and nothing has changed.
The latest edition has a good idea to stop glasses fogging up when wearing a mask. Just wipe them with shaving foam and polish with a microfibre cloth. Not sure if it works or not. When I was a young swimmer we were taught to just spit in our goggles and give them a quick dip. Worked fine but I don’t think in the time of corona that anyone should be spitting.
But the handy hint that had me laughing was on how to remove a splinter. Simple. Just tape a piece of ripe banana, skin side up, over the offending area and leave overnight. Hmmm. Splinters generally end up in fingers but I can’t imagine going to bed with a banana peel taped to my hand. Who knows where it would end up during the night?

Away from handy hints and over to food, is the suggestion that “grazing tables, boards and platters are in fashion today” and they “allow guests to mingle”. Not sure what planet they are living on but the last thing I want to do is share utensils or mingle. Maybe the writer is from WA or NT, but here in Victoria I think it will take a while before we are all comfortable bumping into each other as we sample the camembert from the grazing table.
Another person who is from another planet is Gwyneth Paltrow, who has a company called Goop, and who has released a new candle with the catchy title of “This Smells Like My Vagina”. She says the candle is a “funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent” with “geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with damask rose and ambrette seed”.

Now, I am not going into details here, but wouldn’t you rather just a plain old “Vanilla Candle” or “Sandlewood Candle” or maybe go crazy and buy a “Vanilla Sandlewood Candle”. I mean, who would you buy Gwyneth’s candle for? I can’t imagine your grandmother would appreciate opening the gift with everyone gathered around the Christmas tree. “Oh, thank you dear, oh my, well, I’ll take your word for it…” WTF?
Anyway, back to my reality and I am pleased to say we are getting lots of nominations for Legends of Lockdown. Nominations close at the end of this month, with lockdown starting to lift, but we will keep recognising those we have received. And if you have someone who is going above and beyond, let us know anyway. And feel free to call. I just talked to Nola who said she is not a typer these days but had a nomination. We had quite a nice chat, which is always lovely, and you will find out who she nominated in another week or so! These wonderful legends all make me think what a fantastic place we call home. Strange time but lucky us. Just sayin’…

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