• VEEP

    The power of fun

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    I used to think ‘professional’ meant no kidding around. I thought it meant suits and straight faces. Turns out, I was horrible at it so I starting mucking around. If they were going to fire me, dammit, I was going to enjoy myself. But a funny thing happened. I started getting better results. People seemed [...]

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    Top four packing tips

    Friday, January 23, 2015

    If you’re keen to ensure your next holiday is stress-free and full of fun, read on for the dos and don’ts of packing wisely. 1. Don’t Pack in a Rush It’s common to be running around trying to tie up a myriad of loose ends before you go on holiday. From making sure pets will [...]

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  • If you are wearing these shoes, I take it all back. Take a long, hard look at yourself.

    Give yourself some credit

    Monday, January 19, 2015

    It’s really easy to look around and give everyone else credit. You love that woman’s shoes, she has pretty eyes, she is so articulate … the list goes on. Why aren’t we this positive about ourselves? If you’re completely honest, do you think more negative than positive things about yourself? I am constantly criticising my [...]

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  • Jane found it hard to find jeans that fit her shape

    Top five: Big Island, Hawaii

    Monday, January 19, 2015

    Feeling out of touch with the spirit of life? Need to reconnect with yourself or your loved ones? One of the best places to shed the hard edges of city living and embrace the softness of nature is Hawaii’s big island. Get some sand between your toes, sun on your skin and head off on [...]

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    Cheap flights for dummies

    Friday, January 16, 2015

    I am a pauper with a Champagne-soaked work life which is brilliant except when it comes to holidays. A lot of my friends mistakenly believe that my work trips are holidays but no. Just no. Most of those trips involve me being cooped up in a hotel room, wrestling with the free WiFi and drinking bucketloads [...]

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VEEP
Jan
23

The power of fun

I used to think ‘professional’ meant no kidding around. I thought it meant suits and straight faces. Turns out, I was horrible at it so I starting mucking around. If they were going to fire me, dammit, I was going to enjoy myself. But a funny thing happened. I started getting better results. People seemed [...]

Read More
PackingTips_Suitcase
Jan
23

Top four packing tips

If you’re keen to ensure your next holiday is stress-free and full of fun, read on for the dos and don’ts of packing wisely. 1. Don’t Pack in a Rush It’s common to be running around trying to tie up a myriad of loose ends before you go on holiday. From making sure pets will [...]

Read More
If you are wearing these shoes, I take it all back. Take a long, hard look at yourself.
Jan
19

Give yourself some credit

It’s really easy to look around and give everyone else credit. You love that woman’s shoes, she has pretty eyes, she is so articulate … the list goes on. Why aren’t we this positive about ourselves? If you’re completely honest, do you think more negative than positive things about yourself? I am constantly criticising my [...]

Read More
Jane found it hard to find jeans that fit her shape
Jan
19

Top five: Big Island, Hawaii

Feeling out of touch with the spirit of life? Need to reconnect with yourself or your loved ones? One of the best places to shed the hard edges of city living and embrace the softness of nature is Hawaii’s big island. Get some sand between your toes, sun on your skin and head off on [...]

Read More
0000-8049-4
Jan
16

Cheap flights for dummies

I am a pauper with a Champagne-soaked work life which is brilliant except when it comes to holidays. A lot of my friends mistakenly believe that my work trips are holidays but no. Just no. Most of those trips involve me being cooped up in a hotel room, wrestling with the free WiFi and drinking bucketloads [...]

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This guys sounds like a cock
Jan
14

Dear Aunty Em

‘Dear Aunty Em, A guy has asked me out but I suspect he doesn’t respect women, and perhaps isn’t even a grown-up, and the more time I spend with him, which hasn’t been much so far, the less I seem to like him. I’m attracted to him and it’d be nice to have a fling, [...]

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Jan
12

Saying goodbye

It’s one of the most powerful things you can do, and also the hardest. What happens when you outgrow an intimate relationship? Most of us have been there at some point. The gut-wrenching realisation that you have to walk away from someone you love; someone you have a shared history with. Things don’t actually have to be [...]

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RUDDERLESS VINEYARD
Jan
7

Wine land

If drinking wine was a sport, I would be a gold medallist. I am very, very good at it. That’s why I feel a deep yearning to go to wine mecca. In the same way marathon runners line up to get to Hawaii, wine lovers dream of South Australia. I have been to the Barossa and guzzled ballsy, old vine [...]

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Get out of your own way
Jan
5

Dear Aunty Em

  ‘How do we stop being scared of living?’ – Scaredy Cat Dear Scaredy Cat, Stopping is not the point. Life is about being scared. If you’re scared, there’s a good chance you’re doing something. The point is the doing. What I understand from your question is that you’re thinking about doing something and those [...]

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Dec
9

Sponsored video: Airbnb’s fun new ad

I have had mixed experiences with Airbnb, the upshot being that I’m a terrible host but a good guest. I have stayed in Airbnb properties in Tasmania and Brooklyn, NY, with great success. What I found curious was that all around New York, there were ads promoting how Airbnb was helping residents pay their living [...]

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