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Would you rather?

While doing a cruise around some of my favourite blogs last week, I found a post called Would You Rather, by Shane at Sea Salt Secrets. I loved reading her answers so I thought I’d give it a go myself. Would you rather … Tour all the vineyards OR all the breweries OR all the distilleries […]

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Dear Mum

Dear Mum, I can’t even begin to count how many emails and cards I’ve started with those two words over the years, probably thousands, but I know you’ve saved each and every one. This Mother’s Day, I just wanted to say thank you. Thank you for the big things and the small things, even the […]

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With age comes knowledge

“A friend will come running if you call them at 2am; everyone else is an acquaintance.” —wizard10000— A couple of week’s ago, I was summoned to give a ‘reflection’ at our monthly team meeting for work. After unsuccessfully googling ‘reflection ideas’, I remembered a story I’d read about how old people give the best advice (can’t […]

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You killed Patrick?!!

Last night, in a split second, everything changed. The writers of Offspring—Australia’s favourite TV drama—killed off their leading man—anaesthetist Patrick Reid— and sent audiences across the country into mourning. For those who aren’t Offspring-addicts, Patrick (played by the handsome Matthew Le Nevez) was the partner of Nina Proudman (Asher Keddie) and the father of her unborn […]

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Vote for Blonde Ambition

Each year the Australian Writers’ Centre (formerly the Sydney Writers’ Centre) holds the Best Australian Blogs competition which aims to celebrate, showcase and support the outstanding writing that’s happening in the Australian blogosphere. I’m chuffed to announce that Blonde Ambition has been nominated for the People’s Choice Award, along with a staggering 1007 other Australian […]

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To the doghouse

As part of my brother’s 25th birthday earlier this week, we decided to surprise him with a portrait of his five-week-old Doberman puppies. While Michael was out for the day, we let his five pooches—two male and three female—run riot in the quest for one image to put on a canvas so that he would have something to remember them by when […]

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Love thy body

Love thy body. It’s a simple sentence but the reality of it is that so many of us see faults not the beauty when we look in the mirror. And the worrying news is that those finding fault with with their bodies are getting younger. The Australian recently reported that 75 per cent of “tweenagers” […]

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