• Soul gardening

    Monday, December 3, 2018

    Do you know about how crop rotation works? How farmers don’t plant the same crop in the same place year after year? Humans are the same. We can’t keep producing, producing, producing without a rest. We need inputs. If you were a garden, you would need to be weeded, composted, fertilised and replanted. You may […]

    Read More
  • Inspiring villas free wellness programs

    Free wellness programs with Inspiring Villas

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    It’s about this time of year that mama needs a long lie down. But here’s the thing: I have a 20 month-old toddler who wakes up at dawn every single day. There is no holiday on earth that can get around that crushing fact. So how can you combine a family holiday where you get […]

    Read More
  • Meet the artist: Cathy Stait-Gardner

    Monday, November 19, 2018

    If you have spoken to me recently, you have probably heard me banging on Camden’s answer to Quentin Blake. Meet Cathy Stait-Gardner – gifted artist, Buffy fan and all ’round hilarious woman. How long have you been an artist? An artist. It sounds so high-brow! I’m not sure how long Ive been an artist. I’ve […]

    Read More
  • Christmas gifts for people you hate

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018

    In keeping with my current Christmas gift-buying obsession, here’s my fail-proof guide to gifts for people you loathe: A leaf blower: You hate them. Soon, everyone else will too. A chutney gift pack: Has anyone ever used a Christmas chutney? This will live in their pantry and/or fridge and be moved from house to house, […]

    Read More
  • Christmas presents for people like me

    Tuesday, November 6, 2018

    It’s around this time of year that I do terrible things to my credit card. I love Christmas and I love buying presents. If you are looking for gift ideas for middle-aged women who love Marimekko but wear K-Mart, here’s some things that I can personally recommend as being both ethical and excellent. Original artworks Art […]

    Read More

the-east-gippsland-tafe-travel-writing-awards
Jul
26

The East Gippsland TAFE Travel Writing Awards

Do you love travel writing? Are you a fan of money? Do you love travelling with money? If you answered yes three times, boy, have I got the competition for you! The East Gippsland TAFE Travel Writing Awards are on again. All you have to do is write a 1500 word article in any style […]

Read More
q-a-with-love-and-other-u-turns-author-louisa-deasey
Jul
25

Q & A with Love and Other U-Turns author, Louisa Deasey

Love and Other U-Turns author Louisa Deasey gives us a behind-the-scenes glimpse into the road trip that inspired her brand new book about a ‘city girl, an unruly comedian, a love story and an amazing adventure’. 1. What is your favourite place in Australia and why? Anywhere you can leave your door open at night […]

Read More
21-off-intrepid-tours
Jul
23

Lisa Travel Deal of the Week: 21% off Intrepid Tours

Birthdays are great. Especially when the person having the birthday decides to share the love – i.e. presents – with everyone else. In 2010 Intrepid Travel is turning 21 and to celebrate they’ve done away with the oversized novelty keys and knocked 21% off a range of tours around the world instead. This week we […]

Read More
running-away-to-the-hunter-valley
Jul
22

Running away to the Hunter Valley by Tammy Warner-Wilson

Running away to the Hunter Valley By Tammy Warner-Wilson Past Petersons Champagne House, down Broke Road and beyond Brokenwood wine cellar, is the oval at Hunter Valley Gardens. It is here that I find myself at 6.30am on a Sunday morning in July. I am surrounded by some of NSW’s finest wine country, but all […]

Read More
blogger-love-blogs-that-rock-my-world
Jul
21

Blogger love: Blogs that rock my world

When I first heard about blogs way back in 2000 and something-or-other, I thought ‘yeah, WHATEVER’. This from a girl whose greatest career ambition in high school was to be a flair bartender. Clearly, I am not a) very bright, b) an early adopter, or c) in any way psychic. Blogs rock my world. In […]

Read More
where-am-i-wednesday-6
Jul
20

Where am I Wednesday?

Today’s Where am I Wednesday is brought you by the lovely Margarita Peker. Where on earth are people that relaxed about gun ownership? First person to get this right, wins a Giant Caramello Koala.

Read More
tipster-tuesday-thailand-and-vietnam
Jul
19

Tipster Tuesday: Thailand and Vietnam

Guess who’s going to Thailand and Vietnam in two weeks’ time? Uh, that would be me.   The utterly delightful people at Thai Airways are sending me on a little adventure. To say I am excited would be like saying the Dalai Lama is a good bloke. I am beside myself. I am travelling from 3rd […]

Read More
the-top-10-travel-highlights-so-far
Jul
18

The Top 10 Travel Highlights (so far)

I have a highlight reel that I run through my mind whenever I think about my travels; favourite moments that I flash back to with a sense of dumbfounded elation; ‘How did I wind up there?’   Here’s my Top 10 Travel Highlights (this week, anyway): 1. Watching the sun rise over Macchu Picchu 2. […]

Read More
lisas-travel-deal-of-the-week-barthelona
Jul
16

Lisa’s Travel Deal of the Week: Barthelona!

Lisa’s Travel Deal of the week: Barthelona! Of all the cities I’ve visited in Europe, Barcelona is the one I could picture myself living in. Admittedly that doesn’t require a huge stretch of the imagination given how damn captivating this city is, but there was just something about its combination of beachy, laidback vibe with […]

Read More
sarah-ayoub-freelance-journalist
Jul
14

Travel Tales: Sarah Ayoub, Freelance Journalist, PhD Student & Blogger at www.wordsmithlane.com

Name: Sarah Ayoub Age: 24 Occupation: Freelance Journalist, PhD Student & Blogger at www.wordsmithlane.com Favourite travel destination?: I loved Paris, Switzlerland and Santorini but my all-time favourite place has to be Lebanon. My parents are Lebanese and I have been there twice in my 24 years. I am hoping to take my Anglo-Saxon man there […]

Read More