Monthly Archives: January 2011

A sizeable post on Australian fashion

As a postscript to my previous post on having to endure the apologies of sales assistants that my bum requires a size 14/16, can I just suggest to the general Australian public that it’s clothes, not women, that come in … Continue reading

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It’s not you, it’s this zip

On separating your feminist objection to your body becoming an object of scrutiny from the assumption that you’re just embarrassed by your waistline. I went to be fitted for a bridesmaid’s dress this morning. I bounced quite eagerly into the … Continue reading

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Animals in times of crisis

I have said it on facebook and I will say it here again; please consider donating to the RSPCA in Queensland to help them deal with looking after some of the animals stranded or injured in the floods. Like everyone … Continue reading

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Wildlife on campus

[Written yesterday in my notebook] Wildlife today so far: the noise of kookaburras, echoing creepily; tiny rising bubbles and large splashes that resolved themselves into the dim shapes of the koi in the Reid Library moat, the red-and-white koi catching … Continue reading

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The Heaviness of Cupcakes

I have talked a lot with friends lately about the weight of housework: not so much the actual labour, although that is significant enough, but the feeling of having a burden of responsibility for the housework if you work mainly … Continue reading

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The Perils of Eco-Chic (Brown is the New Black)

New Year’s Eve: I’m in front of the mirror running an approving eye over my outfit, which is “vintage” (or close enough) from head to toe: vintage cotton dress, lace-up vintage boots, second-hand necklace fashioned out of an 80s earring, … Continue reading

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First Post

This is a space for me to scribble down some “First Thoughts” about what nature looks like in culture. Because it’s a blog, it will primarily be about the “culture” that I walk past or walk into everyday; things I … Continue reading

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