Novatel Wollongong North Beach

Novotel Wollongong North Beach

Novotel Wollongong North Beach needs an upgrade There is a buzz in the air when I arrive at the Novotel North Wollongong.  The sunken lobby bar is filled with School Principals finished with their day of conferencing and ready for the 60’s dress up dinner that’s on later. The Hotel is full and the only […]

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3 things that you might want to know this week

3 things that you might want to know this week Each Sunday night I check my calendar and see what when’s footy practice, which kid needs to go to the doctor got on for the week for me and the kids.  Outside of my little world there’s a lot more happening.  Here’s three that you might […]

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iphone photo editing tips

Editing iphone photos fast

Editing iphone photos fast is not a skill I possess and a good iphone photo is all in the editing.  That much knowledge I do possess. As I go from exercise to school to daycare to coffee, to bashing at the keyboard, hanging out the washing and sorting out dinner, any editing I do has to be fast.  Like […]

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pod cast

Listen, just pick a podcast

Listen, just pick a podcast – 3 steps to get podcasts on your phone. A podcast is like the radio shows you choose for yourself with none of the stuff you don’t want like ads. You pick your topic and you can bet there’s a podcast on it. They’re prerecorded conversation you can listen to on […]

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The Chalk Man by C J Tudor

Review: The Chalk Man

My head in a book….a review of Chalk Man The Chalk Man by C J Tudor Crime & Thriller Penguin Books recommended retail price $19.99 AUD “They lifted up her head, dusted off a few leaves that clung to the ragged edges of her neck, and placed it carefully in a bag.” Well after a […]

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Rainy days, relax.

10 top things to do on a rainy weekend

It’s raining. I know right.  What did you do the last time it rained? Oh yeah that’s right you filled one day pretty easily but what did you do for the rest of the weekend?  Here are a few suggestions to get you through your next rainy weekend. 10 top things to do on a rainy weekend […]

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Quick school holiday meals

Quick school holiday meals are a must during the long summer Christmas break. During the school term I’m relatively organised.  I know what we’re having for dinner in the morning, the meat’s usually defrosted by the end of the day and the meal usually contains some form of vegetables. Come school holidays my meal planning gets […]

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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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