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"Would you like a brochure?" A Spider in Aldi Byron Bay

I’ve always found shopping at Aldi to be a strange experience. For me, it’s such a dehumanising place. I always get flustered trying to pack my groceries into the bag as quickly as possible, before the cashier mechanically announces the price of my shop. Apparently the workers are timed on how quickly they can scan a shopper’s items, and they get incentives for the “quickest cashier of the month”. This means that they are rewarded for the least amount of interaction with the customers. They have an incentive to ignore you.

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Why I started the Book Club of Byron

Are you like me and sick of Netflix? Do you want to de-screen at bedtime? Are you trying to find a good book to read but don’t know where to start? I’ve always wanted to join a book club so here it is: the book club of Byron @bookclubofbyron

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Rescuing Wollie-Poa — A Wombat Tale

So here we were, a baby in a pram, an inquisitive yet slightly over-whelmed four-year old, and two stunned adults, bent over a huge stiff wombat on its back, about to perform our first veterinarian surgery. “I’m not doing it, I’m not, you’re way better at stuff like this, I mean, you’re a fishermen,” I said to Jeremy as I thrust the surgical implements into his unwilling hands...

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Why Vintage?

Esmae vintage is a collection of quality vintage and pre-worn children’s clothing. All items have been hand-selected by us for their style, functionality and quality. We have collated this vintage montage through our travels around Australia and overseas. We believe that clothing should be part of an ongoing narrative. Each of our pieces has a story to tell, of past games, adventures, dreams, and mischief. Each item is waiting for renewal, for new stories to be written in her seams. Esmae vintage continues our sustainable and mindful philosophy. If we want to impart a more sustainable planet to our children, then it’s time to start shifting our consumption practices. This means sharing, exchanging and breathing new life into pre-worn clothing. Join the sustainable...

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