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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Surfing lessons, Noosa

“One of the greatest things about the sport of surfing is that you need only three things: your body, a surf-board and a wave.” —Naima Green— Last week while my friends and family were slugging away at the daily grind, I had the pleasure of kicking back in one of the most beautiful coastal spots in Queensland—Noosa. […]

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Today I saved three lives

Today, in less than 10 minutes, I saved three lives. I can almost hear you gasp and wonder who was crazy enough to let me—the girl who barely passed high school biology—loose near patients (I work in the marketing department of a not-for-profit hospital). Fear not!  I am not about to hit the headlines as the latest untrained quack to […]

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Sweet treats

“A great many things can be resolved with kindness, even more with laughter, but there are some things that just require cake.” The past few weeks have been hectic for me with work events leading to busy days and claiming half of each weekend. I have also been on countdown to a much-anticipated holiday which […]

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