20th Spanish Film Festival

by Hola amigos – although you don’t need to speak Spanish to embrace the wonders of Spanish film in Brisbane as you indulge yourself from the 27th April to 14th May 2017 at the 20th Spanish Film Festival. This week Palace Barracks held […]

Humbled To Meet This Grandparent

by It didn’t take long for me to contemplate how a grandparent may feel as a major child-carer. As I shared my lunch with inspirational women at SheBrisbane’s 2017 International Women’s Day (IWD) celebration I reflected on what was a particularly special […]

Lisa’s Soiree

by We were a privileged audience attend Lisa’s Soiree last Saturday night at the stunning Riverside Function Centre. As Walter Williams acknowledged most likely a ‘one off’ night to be entertained by top ranking professional Australian musicians and singers, many who perform internationally. The musicians, photographer […]

Women’s Informal Networking Lunch

by It never ceases to surprise me how powerful and humbling it is to catch up with a group of women who share the same philosophies, particularly when you are from the same workplace. Last week I attended a pre International Women’s Day […]

A Day On The Green

by Last weekend I was one of masses of people to attend “A Day On The Green” at Sirromet Winery, located at Mount Cotton Road, Mount Cotton, only a stone’s throw from Brisbane airport (approx 1/2 hour’s drive). Yes it was a hot 39 […]

Get Smart

by It’s exciting when you decide to upgrade your smart phone. You chat to your converted colleagues, look at their trendy new phone covers, discuss the latest features, do a little online research then off you trot to your retail service provider outlet. When I […]

Happy New Year

by As Oprah Winfrey once said: “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right” Be honest, how many years have you made one or more New Year resolutions and never achieved  your goal? You are not […]

It’s More Than Just Colouring In

by Time with my grandsons over the Christmas break was relaxing, but more importantly, precious. As a grandmother of two boys I treat every moment with them as a gift. Needless to say there are challenging moments as they develop their own […]

Walking On Sunshine

by The very first Walking on Sunshine Raceday to raise money for melanoma research was an outstanding success with more than 300 people attending the event in The Birdcage at Eagle Farm Racecourse. Special guests included WOS ambassadors  singer Pete Murray, poet […]

Roll Up, Roll Up!

by It is amazing how discussions in the workplace can arise out of nowhere. A conversation last week began after I bought a packet of  Home Brand chocolate-coated honeycomb squares and sat them in the lolly tray near my desk. Out of […]

Making magic

by We may well have been from diverse backgrounds socially, emotionally, culturally, financially and age range,  but there is one thing we all had in common,  a passion for making jewellery. Two hours on this particular Saturday morning  had been dedicated to […]

Trump Triumph

by I normally don’t fear the unknown, but this is precisely how the election of Donald Trump as US President made me feel. My first reaction to the approaching result was disbelief. Looking back, it has been difficult to  identify the Republican […]

What happened to Guy Fawkes?

by As I was driving home from work earlier this week I was amazed to see how many Halloween costumed children were paving the streets with parents and buckets in hand. It started me thinking about my childhood and my own children […]

Writing for a generation

by It is the psychological aspect of authors that fascinates me and there is nothing more interesting than to speak to the author of a book you have recently read to find out what makes them tick. I just closed the cover […]

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