Boys from Balamara return to the Capricorn Coast

Twenty-five years ago, eight year old Pete and his six year old brother Mick Ireland sailed onto the Capricorn coast with their mum, dad, four brothers and sisters on the way to Lizard Island. This week they revisited the journey on their own boat Balamara as part of a documentary Return to Lizard Island. MTV […]

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Tips for back to work mums

I’ve just made it through my first two months at work and probably my first desk job in about five years. Going back to work is a real eye opener for you and for the family.  There’s stress, and tears, smiles and pizza on a Tuesday, BBQ chicken on Thursday when you’ve had enough.  The baby […]

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Piss off the pantry moths

  Out of the corner of my eye I see it.  The flutter of tiny wings. I freeze.  My heart starts racing. Bloody pantry moths, they’re back. Kitchen’s, cooking and cleaning drive me batty at the best of times but pantry moths do my head in. A little while ago, Nicole Avery of Planning with […]

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Painting notes to self

Today I decided to paint the toilet during Hugo’s nap time.  That lead to….oh well he’s still asleep I’ll keep going and painting the whole side of the room including doors and frames. It also lead to me encountering a few little painting ‘notes to self.’  In the interest of a good laugh and maybe […]

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