Books, Writing + Blogging

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I’m Nearly Famous! Featured On Blogger Connect, Plus Tips For New Bloggers

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Hello, just a quickie this one. I’m a wee bit excited and delighted to be featured on Blogger Connect’s Blogging Journeys. Read the interview here.

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DPCon14 + Getting Home + A Travel Dilemma Too

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I win the prize for the Blogger Who Came Home To The Most Washing! The house looked like a bomb had struck it… dirty dishes across the kitchen, dishwasher needing emptied, drying racks stacked to the ceiling.  Admittedly the kitchen does look like that most morning… and my husband did clear up the whole kitchen, […]

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Imagine What Happens Next… Bringing back the art of storytelling through imagination

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Here’s my second ever guest post on this blog!  I met Anton recently and loved the idea of his book. 75% of my children love writing stories and one of them is a teller of the most amazing tall tales… which he swears are 100% true.  Here’s to the imaginations of children, and to our role […]

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Panasonic Lumix GM1 Review + Vlog

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So last week I showed you some photos I’d taken with a brand new tiny camera that will hit the stores next week. It’s a bit of a breakthrough camera, packing a whole lot of image quality punch into a very tiny body.

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Panasonic LUMIX GM1 – Some Photos Taken This Past Week

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A moody day down at Dee Why …. one of a bazillion photos taken this past week.

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Mother Love – New Book on Embracing The Emotional Ups And Downs Of Parenthood

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 This is a terrific new book for new mums and dads and yes, I am biased. The author, Dr Melanie Strang, and I have corresponded over the past few years. Melanie gave us some lovely quotes for Beyond The Baby Blues, and I am a contributor (in a tiny way ) to this book. You see, […]

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Commissioning Writers For This Blog – Do You Know A Fab Family-Friendly Sydney Spot?

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Good morning! The good news is that this blog has been earning some money this year. And the even better news is that I am going to plough some of the income back into the blog via the pockets of some Sydney-based mum and dad writers. What a good plan!

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My Mobile Office – Work At Home Mum On The Move

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I’m over at Kidspot today, chatting about the joys of packing up the WAHM office and setting forth to work in the Great Outdoors…. and also in the Great Indoors at my fave Sydney cafes.

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Boobooks on Owen – Cute Little Bookshop in Huskisson, Jervis Bay

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Well, life is looking up! I’ll be down at Jervis Bay when this post goes up, and, with a bit of luck, I’ll be re-doing a joyful little trip I did last time there. Is there anything better than a potter around an independent bookshop?

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Quick Question For Email Subscribers

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Hi there, I just have a quick question and would love to hear from you about it. I’ve always sent out a weekly email to subscribers of the blog. Hello and thank you, all 759 of you!! These email updates used to show an extract of the week’s posts, you could click through to the […]

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Working With Brands – How Easily Seduced Are You?

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I know that brands and disclaimers etc have been done to death, but bear with me whilst I take a look at it with a sex angle… I was looking at these lovely photos, taken during a gorgeous lunch last year……. and I thought… … I’m actually a very easy person to seduce. Ask any of […]

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Self Care on Sunday 10: Unsubscribe!

After last weekend’s e-switchoff, I got home on Monday night to the inbox from hell. OK, most of it is about the kids, that’s true. Teachers’ emails, class mums’ emails, sporting team emails, music teacher emails, kids social lives’ emails. Everything in their life seems to be funnelled through me and my brain’s exploding just […]

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The Superfoods Index – A New Book Hits The Shelves

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Hello on this wet Friday in Sydney. Here’s a wee vlog, a bit of showoffery! Only 40 seconds – go on, have a click! In some great news for myself and Jane Curry Publishing, this new book is on the shelves at Big W. And it’s been sold into the States. That’s a first for […]

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The Top Nine Websites For Sydney Families

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I was really thrilled last year to be named one of the 10 Best Sydney Blogs by UK travel uber-website 101 Holidays. Hooray! These were general Sydney blogs, not many were family-friendly, so I thought I’d write a wee list myself of the best blogs and websites for families in Sydney. It’s especially useful to […]

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New Year’s Resolutions – For This Blog

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I may have more things NOT to do than to do. As one of those over-committing type people, it’s good to have resolutions about doing less.

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My Home in Northside Magazine – Come In And Have A Look Around

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It’s always weird to be on the ‘wrong’ side of the camera lens. So when Northside Magazine called up to ask if they could do a story, it was a relief to hear that the topic was ‘My Home.’ Sudden urge to run around with a vacuum cleaner. My house doesn’t have any design style, […]

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My Favourite Joke In The Whole Wide World

The thing about living in Scotland is… you spend a lot of time sitting in pubs listening to your friends telling jokes. Oh, I absolutely bloody love a good joke. Love seeing a hilarious comedian too. I used to be the queen of the Glasgow stand-up scene, I saw THEM ALL. But have remained dreadful […]

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What You Focus On Is What You Become for Happiness Inspires Happiness

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What you focus on is what you become. I wrote the phrase down whilst listening to one of the speakers at the recent ‘Bloggers Brunch.’ I’ve got no doubts about the truth of that statement and its power to transform. If we go around feeding our inner whinger, that monster will soon take over. If […]

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When You Call for Help, You Will Find It – In Praise of PANDA

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A radio interviewer in Darwin once asked me: ‘If you had your time over, would you choose to go through PND again, would you say it’s brought so many positives to your life that you’d do it again.’ ‘No,’ I replied immediately.

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Off On A Digital Detox – A Wee iHoliday At Home

It’s hello and cheerio from me for a couple of weeks. Had been thinking of doing a digital detox all year and the time is right. My husband is off on Monday for about 6 weeks – shudder. An American girl is coming to live with us as an au pair whilst he is away. […]

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