I survived Nookfest 2017

I’m just back from Nookfest 2017 – it felt pretty special to be invited again, especially since I had such an awesome time last year. One of DD’s besties, DE, is one of the organisers of the annual event. It’s a private musical festival, held on his farm down south and it ROCKS. This year […]

Given up

I got a bit of a shock when I saw these words on fellow blogger Pinky Poinker’s site yesterday: I’ve given up my personal Facebook page for Lent after the disgraceful post I accidentally put on my dear friend, Alana’s Facebook feed. It was the least I could do. I just don’t trust FB anymore. […]

Maybe it never happened

Yesterday was a bit weird for me. Mia Freedman was the guest speaker at a Women in drinks International Women’s Day event I attended. I was in charge of the communications and helped out on the day. Mia and I didn’t cross paths. I could have woven my way through the 450-strong crowd to say […]

Hot stuff

DD is getting so svelte he’s had to go shopping for smaller pants … but that’s not the hot stuff I’m talking about. (Although I did make him do a reluctant twirl in the Coronary Care Unit at the hospital on Saturday so my mum could check out his fitness progress. She was very impressed. […]

Just keep walking

Exercising – with friends or alone – was a bit of a life saver three years ago when my dearly beloved departed. I noted in a blog post after he left that I’d step into a gym class or put my runners on and go for a walk whenever it felt like I was going […]

Boxing it up

Two years after moving into my house, I still can’t park my car in the garage because there’s so much removal stuff jammed in there. Boxes are stacked everywhere. I’m a little ashamed of that chaos and my failure to resolve it. My chest feels a bit like my garage at the moment. So many […]

Back to earth with a crash

The real world can be a bit of a shock after the beauty of the Margaret River. On Monday morning, as I sat working remotely in a Perth hotel room, I got a call from my sister: our dad was on his way to hospital in an ambulance. Our mum was on a cruise ship. […]

The MOST beautiful memories

There were moments during my weekend in the Margaret River when my jaw would literally drop at the beauty of the scenery. Put it on your bucket list. In pen. I can’t believe I tried to talk DD out of driving down from Perth. We only had three days for the trip, I thought we […]

Over too soon

I’m sitting at Perth Airport waiting to fly home, feeling a little sad to leave a place I really haven’t had a chance to explore properly. We arrived on Sunday evening and wandered to a local pub for a dodgy marinated lamb pizza (it tasted a bit like the marinade was toothpaste) and a few […]

Oscars madness and sadness

It’s a strange Oscars for me this year. I’m feeling a bit off following the news that Bill Paxton has died. I hung out with him one night at the opening of Planet Hollywood Sydney. He was so lovely. Here’s what I had to say about our meeting in Cosmo magazine: “I spot Bill Paxton […]