• The most important thing I’ve learnt this year

    Thursday, December 20, 2018

    This year has been tough by any measure. The upside is that hard times teach you a lot about yourself and other people. The most important thing I’ve learnt is that if you focus on filling yourself up with peace, that peace will eventually overflow into other people’s lives. Same goes if you fill yourself up […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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 […]

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  • 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, […]

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Apr
8

Lisa’s Deal of the Week: New York, New York!

Lisa’s Deal of the Week The concept of globalisation is often loaded with negative connotations and lots of grumbling about McDonald’s and Apple, but occasionally it can be used for good instead of evil – like when the Travelzoo New York office tells the Sydney office about some amazing Broadway deals that we can then […]

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sparadise
Apr
7

Sparadise

I love made-up words; ‘excellerate’, ‘crafternoon’, ‘loonwalk’… I could go on. I realise that this is a very nichey niche thing I’ve got going on so it was with intense delight that I stumbled across a place called Sparadise. A spa in paradise … what could possibly go wrong? Well, here’s one thing. Sparadise is […]

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lost-and-dumbfound-in-london
Apr
1

Lost and dumbfound in London

Lost and dumbfound in London By Georgia Keighery I’ve been told a thousand times that London is overwhelming and amazing. Being overwhelmed by London is a cliche of the highest order. Hence, I decided in advance that I would not be part of it. No no, I decided that I would be excited to be […]

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the-best-short-breaks-out-of-sydney
Mar
30

The best long weekend breaks ex-Sydney

With the Easter long weekend coming up, I thought I would recommend some fun places to visit that are within a couple of hours’ drive from the big smoke. Patonga – About an hour and a half up the freeway from Sydney, you will find a sleepy fishing village with a killer fish and chip shop, a […]

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dreams-can-come-true
Mar
29

Dream a little dream

Today I want to talk a little bit about dreams. I know it’s a little bit off topic but I am a narcisstic blogger who likes to think I am both wise and interesting (and therefore surely neither). But I digress. Dreams. A lot of genuinely wise people have a lot to say about their […]

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bill-bryson-gold
Mar
28

Bill Bryson Gold

You know how I mentioned that I have a big old brain crush on Bill Bryson? Well, I finally finished The Lost Continent – Travels in Small-Town America yesterday and I just wanted to share some of Bill’s descriptions with you. He has the rare gift of being irreverent and cerebral; poetic and crass. I can only hope that one day, […]

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lisas-deal-of-the-week-island-dreaming
Mar
25

Lisa’s Deal of the Week: Island dreaming

Lisa’s Deal of the Week You don’t get much for free these days, but for a limited time Expedia.com.au is offering every second night for nix at the lush Radisson Resort Fiji on Denarau Island. That means you will pay just $142 per night — a genuine 50% saving off the regular rates of $284 […]

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win-a-palooza
Mar
24

WIN-A-PALOOZA!

SheGoes Travel Photo Competition I suck at photography. Seriously. If you have a head in real life, there’s a chance it won’t show up in any of the photos I take of you. That’s why I’m asking you to send me your best travel pics. The inaugural SheGoes Travel Photo competition opens today so without […]

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gardy-loo
Mar
23

Gardy-loo!

Hi Everyone, Today’s post is a shout out to one of our wonderful contributors, Georgia Keighery. If you are tired of dealing with all the, er, nonsense of the modern workplace, this story might inspire a ‘Gardy-loo’ or two! Click here for a laugh: http://www.georgiakeighery.com/?p=187

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Mar
22

Wine-dy Roads at Red Hill

Anyone who knows me (and I suspect most of you do), knows that wine is one of my favourite things in the world. In fact, I am drinking some right now. It was with no small amount of glee that I was given the opportunity to go to two of Red Hill’s best wineries for work. […]

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