#SheWatches The Keeper

by When movies are based on a true story, you often discover astonishing tales you may never have known about otherwise.  The Keeper is one of those movies, about a German Prisoner of War, Bert Trautmann, who was sent to Northern England […]

#SheWatches – Red Joan

by Red Joan, an historical drama based on an extraordinary true story. It poses questions. Was Joan Stanley (played by Sophie Cookson as a young woman and Dame Judi Dench post war years), as naïve as we thought, or simply doltish? Did […]

You Too Can Live The Grecian Dream

by Living the dream Maybe I am trying to live the dream from The Durrell’s mini- series, based on Gerald Durrell’s true life adventures in “My Family and Other Animals”, as Louisa Durrell a widow, who in 1935 moves her family from […]

Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s – Dreamscapes

by Music for your wildest dreams was our gift from Queensland Symphony Orchestra’s (QSO) latest production of DREAMSCAPES. Aptly named for the audience as we settled in the Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC) majestic Concert Hall. Another packed audience was transported to […]

Life In 1985

by I remember the eighties well, we lived through one of the most predominant fear related topics of our time, the acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) epidemic. It had a substantial impact on the health and economy in countries all around the world. […]

#SheReviews Breaking Habits

by The story Ever thought of farming cannabis for a change of career? Well, Christine Meeusen did exactly that. When the movie, Breaking Habits began I wondered what was to come as the intro was somewhat different to the normal commercial films […]

#SheReviews Five Feet Apart

by When I hear of a disease, yet know little of it, I realise it’s time to find out more. The recent screening of Roadshow Films, “Five Feet Apart” prompted me to do this. I attended on behalf of She Society and […]

Remembering Simone de Beauvoir

by It was during my days studying philosophy when I was introduced to what became one of my most powerful and inspirational literary influencers. She was also my mentor, although she was never aware of it. Given it is International Women’s Day […]

#SheReviews Stan & Ollie

by Do you remember Laurel and Hardy? I do and as a young girl thought their movies were funny, sometimes silly. Thanks to She Society’s invitation from Entertainment One, I attended the preview screening of STAN & OLLIE and was reintroduced to […]

The French Film Festival’s 30th Birthday

by Quel moment excitant d’avoir trente ans en 2019.   How exciting for the Alliance Francaise French Film Festival who once again exceeds its reputation as it presents a line up ‘pare excellence’ of 54 features and documentaries. The biggest ever in […]

It’s About The Sleeves This Summer

by It’s hot in Australia right now and for older women clothing choices becomes a challenge, particularly when we fancy a social outing and need to make an effort to look chic. Dress choices can be limiting as many designs are made […]

Go On, You Can Do It In This New Year!

by I hadn’t planned to travel earth’s annual orbit of the sun in last year’s new year resolution, but according to my Fitbit, my step count was kind of close. Really? Close to over 940 million kilometres? I don’t think so. However […]

Christmas Stresses & How To Cope

by Christmas is almost here and with it comes particular stresses whether we want them or not. It is difficult to avoid and truth be known by the time Christmas Day arrives most of us force ourselves to dig deeper for that […]

No More Secrets For Heide

by It was a cloudy morning when we parked our SUV at 7 Templestowe Road, Bulleen in Victoria. Despite out-of-towners assumption about Melbourne’s weather, November was a pleasant, warm and breezy 31 degrees. I was thrilled when my cousins suggested we visit […]

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