Operation ‘Use It Up!’

by A few weeks ago I dug into the pantry looking for some vanilla paste and somewhere in the middle of pulling everything out onto the countertop, I realised I had a problem. There was a LOT of stuff in that pantry […]

Staying home but reading abroad

by It’s summer in Europe and my Instagram feed is filled with photos of people eating ice cream along the banks of the Seine, daffodils in the English countryside, and waves crashing on pebbly Italian beaches. Oh how I wish I could […]

Wednesday and weekends

by You know the feeling. It’s been a looooong day. You’re tired and hungry. All you want to do is put up your feet and ignore the world for half an hour to build up the strength to see you through the […]

Helene Young: award-winning romance author

by Whether she is soaring among the clouds as a pilot or cruising the east coast of Australia with her husband on their catamaran, love and adventure are driving themes in the life of Queensland author Helene Young. Helene is an award-winning […]

Rochelle Courtenay: share the dignity

by If there’s one thing that every woman can relate to, it’s the reality that getting your period every month can sometimes be inconvenient, awkward, and just a bit icky. But imagine if you were living on the streets, experiencing extreme poverty […]

Working in the city… again

by After nine years working in the suburbs, I’m back in the city for a new job – and goodness, how things have changed while I’ve been away! Peak hour traffic Oh, the joys of peak hour traffic… it has been a […]