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Posts published by “Sarah Britten”

During the day Sarah Britten is a communication strategist; by night she writes books and blog entries. And sometimes paints. With lipstick. It helps to have insomnia.

Are all racist scum equal?

“A R10 000 reward has been offered to anyone who identifies the racist scum who marred Saturday’s Springbok victory at Johannesburg’s Ellis Park.” It was…

Are you aspirational?

“Aspirational”. Of all the words I encountered whilst working in the advertising industry in South Africa, it was the one I came to hate the…

You’ve got to love Australian rednecks

I’ll start off this discussion about the Australian version of a favourite stereotype of the white rural underclass, the redneck, with this disclaimer: yes, I…

Knightrider, A-Team or Airwolf?

One of the themes I’d like to explore down the line in this blog is the power of popular culture to define generations and transcend…

Sisyphus in Ikea

An alternative title to this entry could just as well have been Vladimir and Estragon in Ikea, but it wouldn’t have had quite the same…

South African sjamboks Sydney gatecrashers!

My Sunday morning — the highlight of which otherwise was the purchase of a laundry basket — was considerably enlivened by the sight of this…

The wonderful, horrible world of spiders

Comments by readers of my entry on urban wildlife got me thinking more about spiders. Why do they inspire such horror? Why is it that…

Would you miss TV?

This weekend, I moved from my zhoozh fully furnished apartment with jaw-droppingly amazing view of the Sydney harbour (to go with discounted R4 500 weekly rent)…