Last week, we looked at the term ‘meme‘. This week, we will unravel ‘yarn bombing’ (pun intended!) What is yarn bombing? A Very Modern Dictionary defines yarn bombing as: A form of street art that uses knitted or crocheted yarn to decorate public spaces (rather than paint for instance). A distinctly hipster phenomenon that started to… Read More I wonder what ‘yarn bombing’ means?
The Impossibility of Downsizing by guest blogger, Cherie Bombell Downsizing. A wretched word. It’s like fitting an acre of wheat into a breadbox; days of grinding down, sifting and getting rid of the chaff yet it will never fit into the breadbox. Diminishing a five-bedroom home into a two-bedroom apartment, if one possesses a soul,… Read More The Impossibility of Downsizing
Here is the first post in a new series about modern expressions. A Very Modern Dictionary defines meme (noun) as ‘an image, video or piece of text that is usually humorous in nature and is copied and spread rapidly by internet users.’ According to Lifewire, the majority of internet memes originate from 20-something millennials, the age group… Read More I wonder what ‘meme’ means?
Picture a thought bubble, ‘I wonder what ‘sadiculous’ means?’ Have you ever listened to a conversation and realised you don’t understand what people are talking about? It can be awkward to interrupt and ask for an explanation. You don’t want to come across as ignorant or out of touch. But honestly, there are so many… Read More ‘A Very Modern Dictionary’ – demystifying modern language
The birth of the Classic Women blog A big thank you to the of you who have followed Classic Women over the past six months. In January 2017, I took a trial break from my paid job. I launched the blog, Classic Women. My qualification??? I love writing. I know about being a 50+ year old woman.… Read More The birth of Classic Women and my story (of transition to retirement)
Estate planning: five steps to help make sure your assets end up in the right hands Welcome back Kurt Fitzgibbon, from The Navigator Network. Ensuring the future is financially secure for you and the people close to you goes beyond planning for retirement. None of us likes to think about what will happen when we… Read More 5 tips for estate planning
The role parents and siblings play in helping family members to break the rental trap. What is the rental trap? It is getting increasingly difficult for young people to get into the property market. My sister and her family live in Sydney. They rent their home for $750 per week, or $39,000 per year. The… Read More How to help your kids break through the rental trap