Is it ever ok to be angry?

Is it ever ok to be angry?

At my place we have this ongoing argument about which butcher to use. I like to use the guy closest to us because he’s local, he always looks a bit like life has been hard for him and he has award winning sausages. He’s like Kath Day- Knight’s Kel, without the personality. My partner doesn’t…

Embarrassing Moments of 2022

Embarrassing Moments of 2022

I started to write this piece based on my Embarrassing Moments of 2022. After all, as I lead often with my inner Mango, I am spoiled for choice when it comes to my pool of Doh! situations. But as I began I realised that I don’t have embarrassing moments any more. Somewhere between the start…

Lynne, Lynne, Put Her in the Bin

Lynne, Lynne, Put Her in the Bin

Sometimes it can feel like everything is out of control. And apart from the odd crazy Mango, no one loves that feeling. The pandemic dumped huge quantities of this on us and shifted the way many of us view our worlds. Career wise many have made the transition to being self employed or taken early…

Queen Elizabeth II – a model Lime She was 96. We knew her time was almost up, and yet it still came as a great shock not only to Brits but to many of us who’ve never known a world without Queen Elizabeth II in it. What a woman.  What a study in Lime qualities….

The Trials & Tribulations of a Woman on the Road

The Trials & Tribulations of a Woman on the Road

It all started one dark autumn morning when I drove through beautiful Bundjalung Country in the northern rivers of NSW. A watery sun washed through dark clouds. I was in good spirits having prepared well for the keynote presentation I was to give that day in Canberra, had my lovely new apple red velvet jacket…

Family Matters

Family Matters

My dad and I are polar opposites. He’s a conservative man who lives by the rules. I’m a leftie bleeding heart who likes to colour outside the lines. In my parlance Dad is quite an extreme Lime and I’m a loose mix of Mango/Banana by nature. Building relationships with close family is not like those…

Three Experts: No Idea

Three Experts: No Idea

Prior to the pandemic, a business buddy and I had been talking about forming a small group to get together and shoot the breeze on a regular basis. The intention was to share wins and losses, fears and problems, and provide strategic advice on business growth. We’d meet once a month on Zoom, then quarterly…