All at sea

Brisbane was bursting with activities this week and we struggled to pick the best two to bring you. But we definitely could smell the salt air at the Polo by the Sea and Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea with a nautical-theme! Land ho! […]

To kiss or not to kiss? The work pucker-up!

What are your thoughts on corporate kissing? On cheek-kissing colleagues? On ‘x’ sign-offs in work-related emails? Back in my previous life as a solicitor, I never encountered any form of corporate kissing (well, excluding, of course, the lip-on-lip variety that may occur […]

Castle of Dreams: Intrigue and lies

Author: Elise McCune / Reviewer: JP Combe Synopsis: (Allen & Unwin, 2016) Growing up together in a mysterious castle in northern Queensland, Rose and Vivien Blake are very close sisters. But during the Second World War their relationship becomes strained when they […]

Lessons from parenthood

Parenthood is one of those things that changes everybody and for the most part, for the better. For me personally, it has definitely shaped the person I am today and in particular, highlighted the importance of three key areas in life: patience, […]

Felix for Goodness: Bar and Café

Felix for Goodness: Bar and Café I found this little gem on a hunt for a café in the CBD that served almond milk coffee. It’s tucked in down Burnett Lane off Albert Street, right near the centre of Queen Street Mall. […]

Helene Young: award-winning romance author

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 author […]

Create your own Good News Channel

In light of actress, Noni Hazelhurst’s recent plea for the media to focus on good news stories that inspire others, I’d like to promote the positive role we can all play by recognising and sharing the good news in our own daily […]

My Greek writing retreat

I have the utmost respect for anyone who has written and published a novel, especially now that I have undertaken some study to do so. In late 2015,  a colleague mentioned that there was a writing retreat in Greece. It didn’t take […]

Inala and me

I haven’t seen the SBS series Struggle Street, but I have seen the news lately and the hype/furore (depending on which side of the fence you sit) regarding the much talked about series and it’s apparent intentions to film the second season […]

The baby’s nursery: a big, happy mess

I am now into my third trimester and feeling a combination of excitement, anticipation around managing two kids and lower back pain. Everything is going well and I think I need to start packing my hospital bag. Should I include my crochet […]

Six must-have winter fashion items

With the nights getting darker earlier and the mornings getting cooler, it’s time to start looking at your winter wardrobe. I know it seems like winter is not coming, but best to be prepared. So, let’s begin: Before you go shopping … […]

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