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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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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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