Nikky Agnello: Art Adventures for Social Change in Peninsula Essence Magazine

Latest Published Work: Peninsula Essence Magazine My first published article in Peninsula Essence Magazine is out – “Art Adventures for Social Change.”  This is a piece about Nikky Agnello, one amazing visual artist whose work stimulates conversation around human rights and environmental subjects. Such important topics were not at the start of Nikky’s artistic journey….

Travelling in Iceland on a Budget

Save your precious Icelandic króna for your essentials Iceland is an incredible country, known for its dramatic ‘other-wordly’ landscapes and phenomenal natural wonders. However, visiting this strange Nordic land comes at a price. According to Numbeo’s Cost of Living Index, Iceland ranks as one of the most expensive countries in the world. How then, do…

Visiting Lisbon with Kids

Lisbon With Kids Portugal’s capital Lisbon (Lisboa in Portuguese) is a wonderful city to visit with children. This spectacular city exceeded all our expectations. I’m going to go as far as say this is our (certainly my) favourite European city to date and we only just scratched the surface. If you are considering a visit to Portugal…

Magpie Goose in Junkies Magazine Australia

Latest Work: Junkies Magazine Australia Issue 17 Magpie Goose: Weaving Indigenous stories into ethical fashion. I had the pleasure of interviewing the two incredibly inspiring founders of Australia’s newest fashion social enterprise Magpie Goose for my latest published piece in Junkies Magazine Australia. Intro: “Bright, bold and unapologetic. These are the three words Maggie McGowan and Laura…

Dave Pollot in Junkies Magazine Australia

Latest Work: Junkies Magazine Australia Issue 15                             I’m a little delayed in my updates, but better late (whoops.. 8 months!) than not at all. I really enjoyed writing about New York-based artist Dave Pollot in Junkies Magazine Australia (issue 15) late last year. Dave…

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 hot…

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…