This afternoon I went to my local Coles and deli to pick up some staples. At the checkout I had a conversation with the sales assistant about how surprised I was that quite a substantial amount of groceries came in under $40. She laughed, and sang the 'Down Down' jingle to me. I corrected her, saying there is now the new jingle, and told her how I was tweeting Coles' social media department about how I think there needed to be a transition period between jingles because the new one wasn't easily identifiable as Coles - it's to the tune of 'There's no business like show business'. I have been extremely impressed with Coles' social media department - they are engaging and quite funny.
I heard on the news this morning that NSW is banning tanning salons by 2014. While this is welcome news, and I hope my home state and the rest of Australia gets on board, I wish the ban could be implemented immediately. The Australian states up to 43 people could die from solarium caused skin cancer if the ban is not implemented immediately. And while it's impossible to legislate going out in the sun, it is a big step to ban companies from selling a means to get skin cancer.
Fat Mum Slim's February Photo A Day challenge. Lots of people are taking part, and the hashtag on Twitter and Instagram is #febphotoaday. It's fun! It is new for me to think about visual interpretation and presentation, and I can honestly say I am enjoying this iphonography thing! I am displaying my pictures on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram if you want to see. Are you taking part in it too?