• Poop

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    There is nothing quite like a good poop to make you feel better. The strange thing – even with all the talk of fermented foods, gut health, and probiotics – is that no one really talks about the end game. The Poop. I was shocked and delighted when a colleague of mine casually mentioned that she […]

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  • Joy

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017

    A few weeks back I read a wonderful post by Elizabeth Gilbert about how your soul is always guiding you towards joy (click here to read it). The basic premise is that the further you move away from what makes you joyful, the louder your soul will protest. Joy, not to be confused with pleasure, is […]

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  • Six things I didn’t know before I became a mum

    Wednesday, May 10, 2017

    It doesn’t matter how much time you have spent Googling and talking to people. There’s still a bunch of stuff that will surprise you – and, at times, blindside you – when you become a mum for the first time. Here are the main things that blew my mind. Sex is painful I had a […]

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  • Cockroaches

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Our apartment in Glebe is the epicentre of cockroach society. Every tier is represented. Every species. I have never known such activity as what happens in our kitchen after dark. Even when I opened my laptop (my laptop!), a tiny cockroach ran out. A couple of weeks ago I was feeding the baby in bed and […]

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  • Couples viewing

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Is this a new phenomenon? The mutual pleasure of loving a TV show so much that it becomes central to your relationship? The Spark and I have enjoyed many box sets and, in an alarmingly truthful moment, he once said that watching TV together is what we do best. That sounds kinda lame, right? That […]

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Apr
28

Travel Tales: Shawn Low, Lonely Planet’s Travel Editor (Asia Pacific)

Name: Shawn Low Age: Early 30’s Occupation: Lonely Planet’s Travel Editor (Asia Pacific) Favourite travel destination?: China. It has a long history, deep and vibrant culture, and sheer variety when it comes to sights. You have modern cities (Beijing and Shanghai) and rural countryside (Xishuangbanna) and everything in-between. It’s frustrating to get round at times […]

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where-do-you-belong
Apr
26

Where do you belong?

Do we ‘belong’ in the town where we were born? The community we grew up in? Or is belonging more to do with the people we surround ourselves with than any geographic location? I think it’s a combination of all three. I grew up in Tamworth, NSW and subsequently, I  feel more at ease in the countryside than […]

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what-are-you-doing-next-weekend
Apr
21

What are you doing next weekend?

Wanna help support Australia’s first Road Twip? My Klick team and I are organising a Twitter Road Twip and we need your help! We’re sending some people out along the Sydney Melbourne Touring routes, giving them a Mission List to complete and asking them to tweet about their experiences from April 30 – May 3. […]

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Apr
20

Festivus!

What is your favourite festival, out of all of the festivals in all of the world? Mine is Woodford Folk Festival. But enough about me; I want to hear from you! Are you a Homebake fan? A Narooma Oyster Festival freak? A Dia de los Muertos lover? Talk to me people – I love the […]

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we-will-remember-them
Apr
19

We will remember them

ANZAC Day is sad. It makes me think about suffering and destruction and The Last Post always makes me cry. Despite the fact that my life has been blessedly free from war, I imagine the pain of the people who have been touched by it’s cold, bloody hands. Like many Australians, both of my grandfathers […]

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beth-aka-buppa
Apr
18

Travel Tales: Beth aka Buppa

Name: Beth aka Buppa Age: 35 Occupation: Baker Favourite travel destination? Why?: USA- I get to see my family! Worst travel experience?: Japan Airlines. My husband didn’t fit in the economy seat and had to sit sideways for a flight to San Fran with the TV remote implanted into his hip. Kept being woken up […]

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lisas-deal-of-the-week-3
Apr
16

Lisa’s Deal of the Week: Cruisy

Lisa’s Deal of the Week When it comes to cruising, there are plenty of agents in the sea offering cabins for next to nothing which, funnily enough, also tend to be next to the engines or akin to a matchbox in size. Every now and then though, a deal comes up that includes a cabin […]

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i-bought-a-vintage-caravan
Apr
15

I bought a vintage caravan

This was not a smart financial decision but just look at it…   What’s not to love? I am going to do it up and then we can all go on a retro road trip together. Maybe we can even go back in time? Incidentally, does anyone know a good caravan mechanic? Or someone who […]

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melbourne-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly
Apr
14

Melbourne: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

There’s nothing like a 100 year storm to make a trip memorable. The Future Husband and I were just minding our own business when the skies opened up and emptied the freezer section on our heads. We were walking back from the Queen Victoria Markets and the weather was looking a bit shady, but hey, […]

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ethspagnol
Apr
12

Ethspagnol

I have an optimism problem. It’s getting to the point where my colleagues are making fun of me because my standard response is, ‘It’s easy!’. When I started Spanish lessons with the beautiful Ana at The Spanish Cat, I thought I would nail it. Not only was I going to breeze through the classes, I […]

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