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 […]

Embracing food and bodies

by (Pictured: left, at the Regional Flavours Festival and right, with Taryn Brumfitt at the Q&A for her documentary, EMBRACE) We’ve had an amazing week in Brisbane. We have embraced some of the best of our regional produce and we have had […]

Cold Spiral Carvings by Madison Manning

by Madison ManningMadison Manning grew up in Brisbane, and is currently studying English and History within an Education degree. She likes to distract herself with all things artsy as much as she can; reading, writing, drawing, and playing music (violin, guitar and […]

Day tripper

by Nothing planned for the weekend? I’ve got you covered. One reason Brisbane is such a liveable city is that it has a multitude of day trips in every direction. Outdoor lovers are especially spoilt for choice with national parks, picturesque waterfalls […]

Treasure hunter

by I became interested in old bottles in 1972.  I had gone on a bushwalking filming trip to Port Davey in remote South West Tasmania with a work team. Our aim was to film around the Davey River that was virtually unexplored […]

Drama and the (L)aftermath

by (Pictured above: with the Premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk at the Queensland Premier’s Drama Awards) On Tuesday we were delighted to be invited to the annual Queensland Premier’s Drama Award winner announcement at the Billie Brown Studios, Queensland Theatre Company. Presented by The […]

French and fabulous!

by We did our best to be fabulous at the Be Fabulous Ladies Lunch and rumours of us having a French affair in Brisbane just might be true …  but don’t tell anyone, oh là là! Bonjour et Bienvenue!  South Bank was […]

Wet Paint by Madison Manning

by Madison ManningMadison Manning grew up in Brisbane, and is currently studying English and History within an Education degree. She likes to distract herself with all things artsy as much as she can; reading, writing, drawing, and playing music (violin, guitar and […]

Starting over by Carmel Elliot

by Carmel ElliotCarmel Elliot is a part-time Brisbane events organiser, mother of two grown men and grandmother of two girls and a boy. When she’s not working or babysitting, she likes to paint in oils, but obviously that doesn’t happen very often.

Enigmas and kaleidoscopes

by Indoors and outdoors! We’ve been sipping free-flowing champers in an underground world before rising to the surface to enjoy the sun and festival in Teneriffe! Cloudy but oh so fine! Cloudland is definitely the place to be …. we couldn’t resist […]

Ice Moon by Carole Horne

by Carole HorneAs a writer, news reporter, documentary maker and lifestyle television producer, Carole’s professional raison d’etre for more than 30 years has been uncovering Brisbane’s secrets (both dodgy and delightful). Happily, the latter are in far greater supply! Carole lives in […]

Tears and tiaras

by It was a week of highs and lows as we donned our tiaras at the races, but were humbled to join domestic violence campaigner Rosie Batty at the Business Chicks Breakfast. Business Chicks Breakfast with Rosie Batty We felt privileged to […]

The Sailor by Carole Horne

by Carole HorneAs a writer, news reporter, documentary maker and lifestyle television producer, Carole’s professional raison d’etre for more than 30 years has been uncovering Brisbane’s secrets (both dodgy and delightful). Happily, the latter are in far greater supply! Carole lives in […]

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