Spring Is Cancelled. Delayed Blooming.

by   A letter to my child in a time of plague. by Kelly Lyonns   The transition points are always difficult to cross. That unknowable shore on the other side. It is the first flutterings of stubby feathered wings plunging bravely […]

Living The Café Dream

by   When a book launch is sold out you know there’s something resonating with people. Dr Judy Gregory’s book ‘Newbies in the Café’ launched to a packed house at West End’s Avid Reader on a humid, thundery Brisbane night. As Judy […]

Scandinavian Festival 2019

by Goddag. Hallå. Hei. Tere. Hei. Sveiki. Hello! The Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Estonian, Finnish and Latvian communities hosted Brisbane’s annual Scandinavian Festival on a glorious blustery blue September weekend.  There was plenty of music with Nordic songs from Kupaleja, the vocal and […]

A Little Bit Of Time Travel

by I have a confession; I’m a bit of a historic costume tragic. So, on a brilliant blue Brisbane winter weekend, we headed off to History Alive at Fort Lytton National Park. Fort Lytton’s history Fort Lytton National Park is a historically […]

Homespace

by Homespace by Darren Palmer Using real life interior design projects, Darren Palmer inspires us to change the space we have into the home we love. The blurb is a lot longer but that is all you need to know about this […]

Wine, laughter and amateur dramatics

by Literally, wine, laughter and amateur dramatics; that’s what’s on offer at one of Brisbane’s northside community theatres. I caught up with director Jason Sharland between rehearsals this week to catch an insight into what it takes to help run Growl Theatre. […]

Maggie’s Kitchen: courage of conviction

by Author: Caroline Beecham / Reviewer: Kelly Lyonns Synopsis: (Allen & Unwin, 2016) When the Ministry of Food urgently calls for the opening of British Restaurants to feed tired and hungry Londoners during the Second World War, Maggie Johnson is close to […]

Something borrowed, something white

by Story: Kelly Lyonns / Research: Michelle Beesley / Models: Noah and Kat Let me start by dispelling any rumours – Michelle and I are not getting married … our husbands would not be impressed. But we were spotted reporting from the […]

The one hour dress

by I found myself in the strange circumstance of attending a sewing class. I say strange because I claim no great skills in this area nor have I ever really aspired to create my own, or anyone else’s wardrobe fillers. Some of […]

The Watercolourist: enjoy the garden

by Author: Beatrice Masini / Reviewer: Kelly Lyonns Synopsis: (Pan Macmillan 2016) Nineteenth-century Italy. A young woman arrives at a beautiful villa in the countryside outside Milan. Bianca, a gifted young watercolourist, has been commissioned to illustrate the plants in the magnificent […]