Vivid, Taronga Zoo

I’m a little late with my post as Vivid has now packed up and left town for another year, but this was such a lovely night out, I’ve decided better late than never. The reason for my tardiness is that for the last few weeks I have been working in an aged-care facility caring for […]

Australia Day

Australia Day is celebrated on January 26 and bonus, it’s a public holiday.  Normally we spend the day with family or friends or even both, enjoying a traditional Australian lunch of lamb and snags cooked on the barbie with pavlova for dessert. But this Australia Day was different because Alfie was asked to sing in […]

Better Homes & Gardens Live Event

One of Australia’s most successful and endearingly loved magazines is Better Homes and Gardens.  With a circulation of over 300,000/month, it has an extremely loyal following.  While the magazine is successful enough to stand on its own merits, it is certainly benefiting and remaining in the spotlight from the outstanding success of the Better Homes […]

It’s Passionfruit Season

Earlier this week I was invited to a lunch to celebrate passionfruit season and the sensational varieties of passionfruit we have growing in this country.  I do love passionfruit and even though I can’t say I have much of a garden or even a green thumb, I do have a golden panama passionfruit vine that […]

Mini-Mos 2015

If there’s one event our little guy looks forward to, it’s the Mini-Mos; a community event organised by the local primary school that’s now in its 33rd year.  Everyone is invited to take part in either a 2km, 5km or 10km fun run with funds raised from donations and entry fees going to selected charities.  […]

Balmoral Burn, 2015

My motivation for entering the Balmoral Burn, (a 450mtr sprint up an increasingly steep incline), was that having just celebrated a birthday, I would be the youngest in my age category and therefore, if ever there was a time to enter with all odds stacked in my favour, this was it. The problem however, was […]

The Zone Cross Country

After a two-week delay due to all the rain that set the course under water, it was time for Alfie to compete in the Zone Cross Country. In the big lead-up he trained once a week at Little Athletics where they worked on strength, distance and speed.  Even though he only had a few training […]

Mother’s Day, 2015

To all the mums out there, I do hope you had a wonderful Mother’s Day.  Mine was very relaxed and celebrated with my mother and three of my four sisters and their families. In the morning Alfie was a little upset.  He came into my room, empty handed, and said he didn’t have a gift […]

ANZAC Day March, 2015

The spirit of the ANZACs began in the trenches of WWI.  The day to acknowledge, recognise and show our thanks to the ANZACs for their sacrifice and contribution is April 25.  It was on that date one hundred years ago Australian and New Zealand troops, led by the British, made the fateful landing at Gallipoli. […]

Win Tickets to the Easter Show

Sydney’s Royal Easter Show is Australia’s largest annual event and this year, in its two-week season, is expected to attract around a million visitors. The Royal Easter Show was started by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RAS) in 1823 and for nearly 200 years, has been the darling of Sydney’s events. RAS is a […]