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Friday Celebrations #12

This year-long Friday celebrations series is my way of documenting the good things that have passed my way during the week and being mindful of these, and more. Have you heard of Myotherapy? Ever tried it? I had my first appointment this week, in the hope of working through some Fibromyalgia issues that have decided to flare up again. It was … [Read More...]

August 2015

What I’m Reading August 2015

My reading this month has been scattered, divided between these three books. I haven't finished any of them, but I'm making decent ground, and I think that's a pretty good recommendation. (Truth be told, other months when I've written these recounts, I haven't gotten nearly as far through some … [Read More...]

What is the future of blogging

What is the Future of Blogging Over the Next 2 Years?

During question time at the blogging workshop I taught this past weekend for the Melbourne Writers Festival, I was asked my thoughts on where I think blogging will head over the next two-plus years, in terms of trends and developments. I thought this was an excellent question and have been … [Read More...]

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Friday Celebrations #11

This year-long Friday celebrations series is my way of documenting the good things that have passed my way during the week and being mindful of these, and more. I took this photo the other day at the kids' school. I'm loving all the green that's starting to appear around the place! It's so … [Read More...]

Happy 9th birthday

9 of the Best Blogging Decisions I Ever Made

It's my blogging birthday today. After nine happy years, I'm still here and plan on sticking around for a whole lot longer! In the spirit of tradition, I thought I would write a helpful 'what I've learned' style of post around the subject of decision making. Our blogging stories are full of … [Read More...]

Friday Celebrations

Friday Celebrations #10

This year-long Friday celebrations series is my way of documenting the good things that have passed my way during the week and being mindful of these, and more. With a brief appearance of sunshine and warmer temperatures this week, I feel hopeful that spring is, in fact, on the horizon. This … [Read More...]

4 Instagram Accounts to Fuel Your Creativity

4 Instagram Accounts to Fuel Your Creativity

If you are on Instagram, I'm sure you follow people for any number (or all) of these reasons: you have some kind of personal relationship or friendship, they are leaders or inspirational figures, they teach, they enrich your mind... and I'm sure there are many more. The following accounts fit the … [Read More...]

Hotels vs AirBnb

Hotels vs Airbnb – Which is Better?

I will say straight away that though I have been to many, many hotels over the course of my life, I have only had three stays at an Airbnb. You might wonder if, or how, I can make any sort of comparison based on that imbalance. I would argue that each of our Airbnb experiences were for reasonably … [Read More...]

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Friday Celebrations #9

This year-long Friday celebrations series is my way of documenting the good things that have passed my way during the week and being mindful of these, and more. Keira was invested into Scouts. (More badges for me to sew! Yippee!) Speaking of Keira, she has begun to read these: Well, … [Read More...]

#julycreativechallenge

#JulyCreativeChallenge – Complete!

July was long. July was busy. Hard. And still I managed to finish the #JulyCreativeChallenge - I honestly don't know how, especially when I put everything together. There's a lot! Of course, there's a fluctuation of quality in the micro poems: I can spot a few I like as is, a few I'd like to … [Read More...]

plain pasta

A Family Guide to Eating in Europe (In Pictures)

Europe is famous for its cuisine. This fame comes in many guises, including the "oh my goodness, how delicious, we are never leaving" way to the "why does everyone make such a big deal about it, I could make something better at home" complaint. To be honest, we experienced both ends of the spectrum. … [Read More...]

Friday Celebrations

Friday Celebrations #8

In all honesty, I don't feel like celebrating. If you read yesterday's post, you'll know why. I've sat down to try and work these few days and my thoughts vaporise like frost in the morning sunshine. But as I stepped outside my door this morning to take the kids to school I looked up and snapped the … [Read More...]

voiceworks NYWF 2015

7 Steps to Kat

Yesterday, the Australian literary community lost one of its own. A treasure. A glowing, wonderful treasure in the form of Kat Muscat. This is for her. I count the steps in my head. If I was sitting down at my desk I would swivel the chair around, stand up and walk three steps to the door and … [Read More...]