Going postal

Last year, Australians sent more than 10 billion text messages. This year, I hope to send at least 50 handwritten cards to the people I love. According to a news.com.au story published this week, the art of sending a handwritten note—especially one of thanks—is dying out. The story explained how a recent study of 1000 adults, commissioned by Churchill Insurance, […]

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{Recipe} Peach Galette

Summer has well and truly arrived in Australia; in fact more than 10 million square kilometers of our land girt currently ablaze with bush fires. The days are long and understandably hot and, as per my Summer Manifesto pledge, I’ve been enjoying many dinners on my deck with friends. Saturday night was no different; after […]

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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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2012. A memoir.

Whichever way you look at it—12 months, 52 weeks or 366 days—2012 was quite a year. For myself and those around me, it was a year filled with change; new lovers and jobs, great adventures and triumphs. But there were also tough times, constant challenges and, for a few, the heartbreaking loss of loved ones. […]

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Apocalypse not

According to R.E.M, the end of the world starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane. In my opinion, today—21 December 2012—did not. It was tipped to be the day the world would come to an end; ancient Mayan prophecy predicted the planets would align, the sun would activate and the deluge would begin. […]

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The man who left me speechless

I am one of those women who loves to have the last word, especially when it comes to dealings with the opposite sex. I have been described as chatty, sarcastic, witty and downright annoying. What I have never been called is quiet. Until I met Harry. As in Prince Harry. The one who fights in […]

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