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Posted on Mar 1st, 2012

Virgin Australia wouldn't know compassion or customer service if it bit them on the behind

Virgin, I bow before your ineptitude and poor customer service. I hope you are feeling very proud of yourselves.
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Posted on Oct 25th, 2011

my favourite lines from a TV show

i have a shocking memory for lines from a tv show (sorry to sam and hamish in particular who know the good ones but just get a blank look from me because i don't remember the...
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Posted on Oct 7th, 2011

fast cars

this weekend is bathurst! cars go round and round.
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Posted on Oct 6th, 2011

rugby fanatic

it won't come as a surprise to you as you already know i am a rugby fanatic, so the last four weeks of the rugby world cup have been brilliant. except of course for the mostly...
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Posted on Oct 4th, 2011

borrow the family

i am part of a small family - there are only three of us - and sometimes i like to borrow someone else's family.
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Posted on Sep 27th, 2011

men with pants too short

So possibly I am the only person that this bothers, but what is with men who have pants too short?!
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Posted on Sep 20th, 2011

different words for said

years ago, when I was in grade four, i wrote a list (in very neat cursive) of all the different words for said.
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Posted on Aug 30th, 2011

obsequious, bodaceous, traverse

There are words, aren't there, that just make your heart sing? That sound fabulous as you say them.
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Posted on Jul 26th, 2011

don't you sometimes wish ...

Don't you sometimes wish that feelings were a little easier to control?
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Posted on Jul 22nd, 2011

the buck stops .... anywhere but with me.

if you, like me have been following the recent Murdoch saga, you may or may not have been suprised by some of the responses at the recent parliamentary committee.
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Posted on Jul 19th, 2011

my girl crush

I have a TOTAL girl crush on the fabulous Emma Watson.
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Posted on Jul 12th, 2011

the mighty queensland reds

As a mad keen rugby fan all my Christmas' came at once on Saturday night.
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Posted on Jul 10th, 2011

the new world order

As a renter, I have known for a while that renters are seen as second class citizens.
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Posted on May 24th, 2011

things to think about it

there are couple of things that have popped into my inbox in the last week or so and i just wanted to share them with you.
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Posted on May 17th, 2011

i heart drawing

i took a holiday away for the first time ever. i know. kinda tragic. almost thirty and this was my first trip.
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Posted on May 10th, 2011

cometh the hour, cometh the man.

man or woman, I believe that at some point in our lives, and indeed maybe at more than one juncture, that saying is for us.
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Posted on May 3rd, 2011

v necks are best

I vote to ban scoop necks, short necks, round necks, turtle necks.
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Posted on Apr 28th, 2011

well hello strangers!

i have been incommunicado, i know!
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Posted on Mar 21st, 2011

floristry vs forestry

things that make you go hmmmmmmm.
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Posted on Mar 15th, 2011

a rose filing system

I certainly do love them. I take photos of them whenever I get the chance. In fact, I am taking a short trip to Canberra in the next few weeks and I definitely plan on hitting up...
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Posted on Mar 11th, 2011

awards season ahoy part two

i know it has been more than a week since the Oscars, but this is the first time I have had to chance to sit down and corral my thoughts.
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Posted on Mar 9th, 2011

new job

i am very excited ... i start a new job in about a months time. i have been in marketing and communications for the last decade or so, and while I have loved it, i need something...
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Posted on Mar 4th, 2011

my little pleasures

I was asked the other day to write a list of the little pleasures I have in life, and I thought I would share them with you.
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Posted on Mar 1st, 2011

happiness montage

That moment in a movie when two people are blissful in a relationship and the film maker wants to demonstrate it.
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Posted on Feb 25th, 2011

the ridiculous notion of fashion in the third millennium

I read a story the other day, and posted the link on my facebook page about the ridiculousness of using a male to model women's fashion.
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Posted on Feb 24th, 2011

sometimes

sometimes ...
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Posted on Feb 21st, 2011

tamara drewe

on the weekend i went with my mama and my sister to see tamara drewe (it's a movie).
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Posted on Feb 16th, 2011

a change is as good as a holiday

they say that a change is as good as a holiday. so i guess the four hours i will spend at the hairdressers on saturday morning will be like a holiday!
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Posted on Feb 14th, 2011

part of the catholic mafia

many of you know that I am catholic - a catholic who goes to mass every sunday. yep, one of those! i was at a youth training day on saturday and heard the amazing fr richard...
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Posted on Feb 10th, 2011

how stuff works

many of you will know of the fabulous website howstuffworks.com - last week i was introduced to their podcasts. i am addicted!
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Posted on Feb 2nd, 2011

what is it going to take: the sad story of charlie sheen

with yet another story today of charlie sheen's out of control binges, i have to ask - what is it going to take to get him off our screens?
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Posted on Feb 1st, 2011

awards season ahoy part one

i must admit that this time of year never grows old - i love awards season! it is a bit like being a kid in a candy store.
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Posted on Jan 30th, 2011

more inspiration

my lovely friend brett has travelled extensively, and seeing my photos of waterlilies, he sent some of these through to me, and I had to share with you all. thanks brett! they...
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Posted on Jan 24th, 2011

the wonder of butterflies

it has been wonderful the past few weeks with the warmer weather (finally!) - the butterflies have been bursting from their cocoons. barely a day goes by when I don't see at least...
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Posted on Jan 17th, 2011

silk painting inspiration

sometimes, and other creatives will relate to this, you just have too many ideas running around your head! it is hard to pick one to focus on.
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Posted on Jan 16th, 2011

#qldfloods

We watched this week as our town of Brisbane went under, becoming part of 75% of Queensland that is flood affected. It has had an enormous physical effect on Brisbane, but also...
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Posted on Jan 8th, 2011

the day audrey came to visit

we got spoilt yesterday at work because uncle dave (aka my boss david) let his lovely wife bring in their cat, audrey, for the day!
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Posted on Jan 3rd, 2011

family reunion

this is my excited face! my family (on my mother's side) are having a reunion! it has been 130 years since we set up camp in northern new south wales and we are having a shindig.
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Posted on Jan 1st, 2011

new silk

i have been silk painting madly and want to give you a sneak peek of my new silk creations.
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Posted on Dec 30th, 2010

friends vs acquaintances

It is funny isn't it, we just get into the habit of doing something and only when we take a step back do we realize we are caught in a vicious cycle.
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Posted on Dec 23rd, 2010

kittens!

I got home one afternoon this week to see a mama cat and four kittens playing in my back courtyard.
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Posted on Dec 14th, 2010

getting rid of my iPhone

this is my cranky face - between vodafone and my iPhone, effective telecommunications seem out of my grasp for now.
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Posted on Dec 7th, 2010

really? is there where I am?

I am not sure exactly what my life would look like at twentynine and a half, but I can tell you I didn't think it would look like this.
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Posted on Nov 24th, 2010

google me up scotty

Google, the search juggernaut (a word not used often enough) is again making changes to the way we think of search.
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Posted on Nov 23rd, 2010

my mama

my mama has been taken poorly
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Posted on Nov 10th, 2010

i watched the death of a possibility today

i wrote this a couple of years ago, and for the same person today it resonates.
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Posted on Nov 9th, 2010

the agony and the ecstasy of social media

i have been tossing about two posts recently - the agony and the ecstasy of social media and the nature of compelling people. and i think that they are not two different blog...
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Posted on Nov 5th, 2010

get your fix online

more and more of us are shopping online more and more frequently. bricks and mortar retailers are concerned that online retailers (particularly those from overseas) have an...
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Posted on Nov 3rd, 2010

an era of gentlemen?

i read there is a new trend for what we call men .... gentlemen. who'd have thunk it?!
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Posted on Nov 1st, 2010

shopping is heinous

i went shopping last week and it was heinous. simply heinous. i hadn't been shopping in a while. i had forgotten that it can be so traumatic!
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Posted on Oct 27th, 2010

my dream job

my dream job would be to work for tony cochrane (he runs v8 supercars). i mean, the guy is a visionary and he absolutely knows his target market, so it seems like everything he...
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Posted on Oct 25th, 2010

a wave of changes

i haven't been posting much lately sorry lovelies. there has been rather large upheavals in my life. but am now in the right mind space to share.
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Posted on Oct 12th, 2010

easy a is an easy a in my book

although i used to call myself a movie buff, i don't get to the movies much these days but i definitely made time for this one!
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Posted on Oct 10th, 2010

inspiration wall

I am having a wee launch party on friday night and i am getting everything ready, check out the inspiration wall.
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Posted on Oct 7th, 2010

i like it on ... (otherwise known as missing the mark entirely)

There are so many instances where companies or people don't understand social media, but use it anyway. But worse still is when they don't understand their audience, their...
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Posted on Oct 4th, 2010

the end of the world as we know it

yep, there are several signs that the world is ending soon. Not least of which is that the Commonwealth Games chief medical officer has suspected typhoid.
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Posted on Sep 29th, 2010

fact or fiction on antm?

so if you haven't heard today about the wrong winner being announced for Australia's Next Top Model you have been living under a rock. But was it an accident or a clever ploy?
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Posted on Sep 27th, 2010

new girls

i really love my girls ... georgiana and lillabeth. so i made them some friends. coming soon to my online store!
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Posted on Sep 21st, 2010

the gentle art of saying 'no'

i realise that this is something i need to learn. i have been trying for a while, but i always slip back into the 'yes' mode.
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Posted on Sep 18th, 2010

i am not in love with ...

stoopid computers and software at the moment. I have more than enough to do in my life without everything taking 6 hours!
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Posted on Sep 16th, 2010

the perfect nailpolish colour

always a tough one, isn't it? and then there's the question of different colour for hands and toes or the same?!
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Posted on Sep 13th, 2010

a rocking post by someone else

read this.
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Posted on Sep 11th, 2010

style maketh the woman

I think the original saying is about clothes maketh the man, but definitely more and more style (or lack thereof) maketh the woman.
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Posted on Sep 10th, 2010

the lovely caprice

I absolutely love discovering something new about someone ... and love it even more when the thing I discover is creative!
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Posted on Sep 7th, 2010

too much of a pressure cooker

So unless you have been hiding under a rock, you are aware of the runaway success of Masterchef. And it's new spin-off, Junior Masterchef.
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Posted on Sep 4th, 2010

teeny tiny frogs

nature is really quite cool.
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Posted on Sep 2nd, 2010

shoot and shoppe

it sounds kind of rockstar ... shoot and shoppe. But for me it has just been a hard but satisfying slog.
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Posted on Aug 31st, 2010

a shout out

it is awesome to be surrounded by women who are doing the lady-craft thing with such finesse and beauty. I would like to introduce you to some of my faves. Check them out and...
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Posted on Aug 29th, 2010

discovering new places

last friday i attended a going away drinks event - i hadn't been to the restaurant before, but kinda knew where it was. I know I am out of the loop - the whole area has been...
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Posted on Aug 23rd, 2010

is anyone else scared?

It has taken me a while to get round to the scared part. For ages I was focussed on the bit where we haven't had a hung parliament for 70 years.
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Posted on Aug 19th, 2010

justin bieber was behind me

Well, not really him, but his little Australian clone, with his mother driving behind me this morning.
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Posted on Aug 18th, 2010

felting .... i love felting

I have always wanted to learn to felt so I tried to book myself into a course, but they were full. So I went online, watched a video on youtube and taight myself to felt on...
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Posted on Aug 2nd, 2010

colours

I thought I would give you a sneak peek at the colours I am working with for my first range.
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Posted on Jul 30th, 2010

election, schmection

blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah
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Posted on Jul 28th, 2010

what i am reading at the moment

some of my favourite reads at the moment are a bit like popcorn - they give you that little salty hit and then they are forgotten. But I say that is not all a bad thing.
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Posted on Jul 19th, 2010

more silk painting

I didn't get as much time as I wanted to do silk painting on the weekend (the drying time between layers really cramps my style!), but I am working with a great colour palette.
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Posted on Jul 17th, 2010

textiles

So, as I alluded to in my last post, the world of textiles is really very cool. And very inspiring for me.
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Posted on Jul 14th, 2010

wedded bliss

The lovely Lisa (my boy's sister) was married last weekend and it was just beautiful! I do love weddings, and this was fabulous!
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Posted on Jul 12th, 2010

fabulous dresses and fabulous people

As I mentioned in a previous blog I am sewing a dress to wear to the lovely Lisa's wedding. I am in love with it! It has inspired me to work more with textiles.
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Posted on Jul 9th, 2010

monkeys 1, scientists 0

I love this article that appeared in today's Sydney Morning Herald.
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Posted on Jul 1st, 2010

picnic at the gardens

a few weekends ago we had a family reunion at the botanical gardens. And while it was great to see everyone, I wasn't missing the opportunity to photograph the flowers and...
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Posted on Jun 30th, 2010

bad kate

Yes, yes, Bad Kate hasn't been blogging much lately. Not for lack of love or inspiration, just well, I have a lot going on!
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Posted on Jun 17th, 2010

winter wear

I love winter! I love layering clothes, the shape of the clothes, the look of the clothes, the accessories ... it is all winter wonderful! (I also like the colours of nature and...
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Posted on Jun 15th, 2010

communication problems

Communication problems happen all the time, in all sorts of situations and relationships. But how does one sort them out? And what impact can they have?
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Posted on Jun 8th, 2010

chartreuse and fuchsia

the results of my silk painting on Sunday ...
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Posted on Jun 7th, 2010

more job!

I got the very exciting news this week that I have been extended for another six months in my contract role.
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Posted on Jun 4th, 2010

robin hood

I saw the new Russell Crowe film, Robin Hood, last week and I surprised myself by loving it (you see, I am not a Russell Crowe fan).
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Posted on Jun 4th, 2010

slave labour, my be-hind

I almost fell of my chair in shock this morning. Seriously. Anthony Mundine is describing rugby league players as slave labour. Excuse me, but WTF.
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Posted on Jun 3rd, 2010

dinner for eight: birds (part two)

Well the dinner for eight ended up being a dinner for six because illness. But woot! it was a fabulous evening!
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Posted on Jun 2nd, 2010

painting

I am the proud new owner of some beautiful new silks and silk paints, ready to create something wonderful!
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Posted on May 31st, 2010

zoom-zoomers and rule breakers

I have talked previously about being a nerd, and generally I don't break the rules. But boy, sometimes I would love to, or at least have someone stop those who do!
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Posted on May 28th, 2010

picnics

I love picnics - this possibly makes me a nerd in this day and age, but I don't think you can go past a picnic!
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Posted on May 27th, 2010

social media for noobs (part four)

So we have had a quick look at blogging and how you can do it from a micro business perspective. Let's take a look at twitter (and I can feel many of you shuddering!).
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Posted on May 26th, 2010

10 essential virtues

A while ago I was reading an article about the 10 essential virtues in a person.
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Posted on May 25th, 2010

i love food

i am a bit of a foodie. I just love good food. And when I was cleaning my studio out, I found my book of grocery lists.
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Posted on May 24th, 2010

yes with the love

I was watching the movie hes just not that into you the other day and it prompted me to think about several of the messages in the movie.
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Posted on May 21st, 2010

the too many options itch

It's a bit like a drug there might be something better out there.
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Posted on May 20th, 2010

harness our energy

I am on my gen y soapbox again. This might become a regular thing!
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Posted on May 19th, 2010

social media for noobs (part three)

We have looked at the concept of social media and some statistics behind the massive adoption rate of different forms of social networking. Now let's look at how to start a blog...
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Posted on May 18th, 2010

social media for noobs (part two)

Today I look at who social media and social networking has infiltrated our lives and the way we live them.
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Posted on May 17th, 2010

dinner for eight (birds) - part one

I love entertaining. The process of choosing guests, putting together a dynamic group of people. Selecting the meals and matching the courses together, even only subtly. It might...
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Posted on May 16th, 2010

social media for noobs (part one)

well, not really noobs, but for those among us who want to or need to get into social media and aren't really sure where to start.
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Posted on May 15th, 2010

life

This one isn't mine, but written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio. "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It...
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Posted on May 14th, 2010

how would you describe me to someone

It is one of those things we wonder ... what do people really think we are like? How would they describe me to someone. I am about to find out!
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Posted on Apr 27th, 2010

personal branding

I think the combination of my marketing background and my strong personality means that I definitely believe in the concept of personal branding.
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Posted on Apr 14th, 2010

the five rules for being a good guest

I first wrote this post for my lovely friend's site, but I thought it was worth republishing here as I am just about to get into the swing of entertaining again. Guests, be...
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Posted on Apr 6th, 2010

a little something else ...

It is amazing how little you can do if you just do, well, nothing. And how much you can do if you just add one little thing a week to your life.
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Posted on Mar 28th, 2010

what's with the animal kingdom?

It seems it is a topsy turvy world. In most species it is the male who has got the 'pretty', who has got the 'fancy', the male who has to do the work to to attract the female.
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Posted on Mar 21st, 2010

message to self ... get over self

Yep, that is the message to myself.
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Posted on Mar 9th, 2010

magic for breakfast

How wonderful was the fog to wake up to this morning?
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Posted on Mar 4th, 2010

generation y-bother

Last week I was at an industry breakfast, and as the workshop was concluding, one of the men on the table turned to a school girl who was representing school interests and asked...
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Posted on Feb 23rd, 2010

the reason they want you to fit in ...

(and this is a very good one)
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Posted on Feb 18th, 2010

colour

Don't you just love colour?! That blast of colour that makes you smile, takes your breath away?
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Posted on Jan 15th, 2010

the art of flipping pancakes and other magical talents

Several years ago I read a wonderful article about the skills that women should have in this day and age. It was a mixture of quaint and necessary.
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Posted on Jan 12th, 2010

new year ... new blossoms

With the start of the new year, I have been refocusing on what I want to achieve this year. Not 'resolutions' per se because I have a phobia about resolutions, but making sure all...
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Posted on Jan 1st, 2010

the year in pictures

because they say a thousand word, I have included some of my favourite images from the year that was.
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Posted on Dec 31st, 2009

'twas the season

With the year drawing to a close, I hosted an Open House for my family and friends. It was lovely to spend the day with so many wonderful people.
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Posted on Dec 29th, 2009

the story of my emancipation ...

yep, that is right. the story of my emancipation. it has been a long time coming. and this is only the start.
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