Pieces of Me

Everyone makes mistakes

Some things are just meant to be easy. Straight forward, easy and hassle free. Like the time when I was so rushed and distracted while reversing out of my mum’s driveway that I didn’t notice my sister’s partner driving in. Even at a few kilometres an hour speed I hit his front end. It wasn’t nice.…

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Pieces of Me

Kidspot Voices of 2014 Gala

I had good intentions to take photos on Saturday night. I even packed my camera into my evening bag, battery charged and ready to go. But the night didn’t play out the way that I had expected. I took my camera out only once. Two photos were snapped. Good intentions and expectations swayed to the…

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Conversations over Coffee

Conversations with Promises

When we were kids promises happened every day. “Wait for me after school?” “Yep!” “Promise?”  Sepia coloured days where promises meant everything. Today I am the keeper of someone else’s sepia days – my two boys. Their world is full of promises. Days that tick by to the tempo of one promise after another. “Sushi…

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Nine Months More

Imagination is everything

Hands up who is writing Christmas lists? List for Christmas presents, Christmas food, Christmas cards – it doesn’t seem so much the season to be jolly, but the season to be list making! At our place we are going around and around in circles trying to write a list for Santa. Not for any sort…

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The Kinnie Club

There’s no place like home

I have lost track of the number of times we have been to Sydney. Hubby’s brother lives there with his wife and their three kids. They are our only niece and nephews so we visit Sydney often. Weddings, birthdays, new babies, celebrations and just to say hello there is always a reason to pack up…

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Hot Off The Press

Three mums launch Melbourne’s first children’s festival

Melbourne is packed with amazing international, cultural, and music events, but three mums noticed one glaring gap in the city’s culture scene – there was no inner-city music festival designed especially for kids. This inspired Jo Bertrand to join forces with Jane Calvert and Zoe Shurgold to create Playfest – a two day music festival for…

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Pieces of Me

Lunch with Rachel Zoe

When I first got the email from Valerie asking me if I knew who Rachel Zoe was my answer was simple: “Rachel Zoe – as in the stylist extraordinaire? Never looks anything but amazingly fabulous – that would be the only Rachel Zoe I know – and by “know” I mean stalk her on her…

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Pieces of Me

Coffee, champagne and cupcakes

When my blog turned two and I invited four readers to join me for lunch to celebrate I didn’t know what to expect. I had the cupcakes, the champagne and the great food. But in essence we were five strangers about to sit down together in circumstances that perhaps to someone looking in were a…

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Conversations over Coffee

Conversations with Colour

Even if I were to sit here and write for hours, I could never capture the rite of passage a new baby goes through when they are born into the code of AFL, as perfectly as does Bruce Dawe in his poem Life Cycle (for Big Jim Phelan). When our two boys were born, applications…

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Hot Off The Press

When the bogeyman is real

It happened at five o’clock on a Monday afternoon, as we were sitting at our kitchen bench overlooking our suburban street. I saw a car drive up to our neighbour’s property and four men get out. The house had sold that day but this didn’t seem right. I turned to my husband and asked, “how…

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