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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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The Blog Reno Part 2

The blog reno – Part 2 The second most important part of redesigning your blog, after choosing a graphic designer, is the low down on what kind of design you’re after and what outcome you want from the redesign. Are you trying to increase sales? Increase readership? Refresh a tired brand.  Getting the brief, or […]

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The Blog Reno Part 1

The blog reno – Part 1 That’s not Nicky you say and you are right, it’s Shae Irwin of Red Copper Blonde.  She is an agent of change…. Do you ever look in the mirror and think gee I need a change? A concave bob or some blonde balayage? Slouch pants instead of slacks?  Birkenstocks […]

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Out of my comfort zone with Wild Women on Top

I arrive for my adventure challenge and I’m greeted by Trek training leader Jo Vartanian.  I’m not sure I’m up for the challenge. It’s cold, a little bit wet and that Point looks like a mountain from here. Then I meet the other Wild Women on Top (WWOT) trekking ladies Michele, Christine, Mary, Karen, Barbara and […]

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Australia’s Top 100 Cafes

I love my daily cup of coffee, preferably while I’m out and about.  It’s my one little treat each day. Beanhunter have just released their take on Australia’s top 100 Cafe’s for 2014.  Sadly none made it in for my home town of Thirroul but their are some great ones near by in Sydney and across […]

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Losing my voice

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 come. Well, WordPress tells me that since that first […]

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Why I’m passionate about reading

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 from Kindergarten to high school, has 50% of adults who […]

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Why I’m passionate about learning

I’m no postcard uni student.  Studying is driving me crazy, nuts in fact.  I’ll be 42 0r 43 before I finish and I think about quitting every day. I’ve been studying by distance on and off for the last seven and a half years.  I’m not sure my precious child free hours couldn’t be better […]

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