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Bosoms and bottom cheeks. That’s the flip side of the Australian Women’s Weekly (AWW) this month. The elegant and gracious Princess Mary and her girls on the front cover (with a creepy Prince Fred hand on her shoulder but no Prince Fred) and butt cheeks...

Organising, a Christmas party for 200 or a town party for 1000, no problem .  Have me organise  my own child's fifth birthday party for 12 and I start to sweat. I'm not kidding. The Rubinator turned five recently and a Batman party was high on his agenda for a perfect...

I lost my voice for two years. Not the words but my voice. Come to think of it when I started blogging I wasn't really sure what my voice was at all.  I just thought had to start writing, I had to start somewhere and the rest would...

NaBloPoMo is not a swear word.   NaBloPoMo is November's National Blog Posting Month. So for the whole month of November the aim is to write a blog post a day. So far I’m up to two, doing okay. I did miss Saturday and Sunday but...

Dear Adam Mansbach, when you wrote THAT book, Go the **#@ to sleep, politely dual-released as, Seriously just go to sleep, I read it and I laughed. I try not to make profanities a part of my everyday vocab, but I laughed the laugh of a...

Moving somewhere new can be hard work but finally, thankfully, it’s starting to feel like we have found our tribe (thanks Seth Godin) and in the village where we live the connections are getting stronger. Six months ago we moved from the close community of a...

Hotel Urban St Kilda Melbourne is no prince but there is plenty of milk. 35-37 Fitzroy Street, St Kilda Victoria 3182 Australia +61 3 8530 8888 https://hotelurban.com.au/melbourne We’d stayed at The Prince before. It was just around the corner from Hotel Urban St Kilda in Fitzroy Street.  Being unorganised...

What if you could read a book without taking your hands off the steering wheel? or discover the steps to a new career.  All this in the time it takes to drive from Brisbane to Sydney.  Would it change your mind about long distance driving? Our family drives...

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics I'm one of only 50% of adult australians who does or can read more than a basic form. I think that's scary and more than a little bit sad. Australia, the lucky country, where education is in abundance and free...

A book written by Kate Holden. I started reading it and then I wanted to put it down almost immediately. And I did. [caption id="attachment_1051" align="alignleft" width="225"] Kate Holden's maiden book[/caption] Kate Holden’s In my skin a memoir is her first book. Published in 2005 it’s not a...