Life + Stuff: Wild women

Orchid

I’m sorry for being so quiet lately. I know that it’s not like me at all. I have been settling into my new country home, planting a veggie garden, buying chickens and generally breathing a little easier. On the upside, this period of reflection has given me an idea for a book. It’s called Sensible […]

Travel Tales: Helen Byrne

Name: Helen Byrne Age: 65 Occupation: Fashion Designer and owner of HB Studio and Cake, women’s ethically produced clothing and accessories labels. Favourite Destination:  India – I’ve been travelling there on a regular basis for 10 years. I go three times a year to oversee the manufacturing of my clothing ranges, and on each trip I […]

The Big Egg?

The Big Egg

Have you heard about the campaign to borrow Australia’s big things and transport them to Christchurch? Mayor Bob Parker is trying to attract more Aussies to the Garden City by relocating the Big Pineapple, the Big Merino and other big Aussie  icons to his city. Well, Bob, I have another one for you: The Big […]

Tamworth is friendly

Dressing table

So I went to Lifeline to pick up a cute little vintage dressing table that I bought for $35 and two strangers helped me in a completely unsolicited fashion. I was carrying aforementioned dresser out to the car when Helper Number One, an old cocky (the Tamworth word for ‘farmer’) with sticky taped-up glasses stopped me and […]