Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition at Melbourne Museum

Review for KidTown Melbourne: Mandela My Life: The Official Exhibition at Melbourne Museum I couldn’t think of a better person to see this exhibition with than my good friend, South African born Nikky Agnello – an talented artist focused on social change & human rights. Nikky also designed KidTown Melbourne’s logo. This deeply moving exhibition, developed in…

WeekendNotes: Private Yarra River Cruise

Writing assignment for WeekendNotes: Private Yarra River Cruise My recent assignment with WeekendNotes proved to be one of my favourites to date. Cruising along the Melbourne’s Yarra River, watching the sunset over the city onboard a private boat, complete with a bottle of bubbles and cheese platter. In the 13 years I’ve lived in Melbourne,…

Latest Work: Junkies Magazine Australia

Junkies Magazine Australia Issue 14 hit the shelves in September.   My words can be found on pages 72-75. “The Wonderbag: changing the world one meal at a time.” Intro: “Imagine a cooking device that uses no fossil fuels, no fire wood, no electricity and minimal water. A portable device that allows you to slow cook…

Facebook Is Not Dead, Yet

Is Facebook Dead for Business? “No one uses Facebook anymore” – they say. “It’s impossible to get a decent organic reach from a Facebook post anymore” – they say. “Engagement on Facebook pages is non existent” – they say. To all of the above I say “Baloney!”  – Facebook is not dead. At least not yet. But…

Cook Islands Māori Proverbs We Should All Use In Our Daily Lives

The poetic beauty of Māori proverbs The Cook Islands. A tropical archipelago nation rich in Polynesian culture located in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. My family recently returned from the “Cooks” spending our time on the largest of the 15 islands; Rarotonga. What a beautiful part of the world. While I could carry on about…

Why You Shouldn’t Buy Social Media Followers

Reasons Why You Should Never Buy Social Media Followers Facebook recently announced that it had disabled 1.3 billion fake accounts in just six months. Considering the social media giant’s news surely that’s a sign to avoid buying followers. Yes indeed but why does the temptation to buy followers still linger? Easy temptation to buy social media…

Finalist in the National Business Brilliance Awards: Writing Excellence Award

Brilliant surprise. I have reached the final three in the National Business Brilliance Awards under the ‘Writing Excellence Award’ category. The National Business Brilliance Awards has been celebrating women in business for 4 years; 2018 being the 5th. Entries are judged on merit, there is no social media voting. I had no idea this business…

How to Stick to a Colour Theme on Instagram

Colour Theme Your Insta Feed Are you envious of those beautiful cohesive colour themed accounts you follow on Instagram? I know I am.. but, it’s not actually that difficult to do. Why should you stick to a colour theme on Instagram? Stick to a colour scheme on Instagram and your feed will appear much more…

International Women’s Day

International Womens Day; March 8, 2018 The following quote is by Charlotte Brontë, the eldest of the three Brontë sisters; famed English poets and novelists. “I am neither a man nor a woman but an author.” – Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855). This might not be a particularly common quote to see shared today, but it resonated…

11 Fun Not-So-Old English Words You Need To Use

There’s a whole bunch of fun words that we no longer use in the English language. Words such as caboose (a kitchen on a ship’s deck) or tapster (a person who serves at a bar) are age-old so you might not be familiar with them. However, there are less archaic words that are no longer popular…