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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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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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5 things you might have missed last week #6

Every week there are millions of pieces of new information shared on line and in print, here are 5 things you might have missed last week. Wolfpack, a movie/documentary about seven kids raised and home schooled in a New York city apartment they barely left  was on in the Sydney Film Festival and will run again this weekend.  The […]

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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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