Cut Your Inner Apple a Break

I’ve been on a bit of a learning curve lately. And it’s a tough one. When you work alone, as I do, you set the projects and you set the deadlines. And during COVID it’s possible I may

Fighting Bah! Humbug

Despite the cheeriness of my happy Fruit people I haven’t actually been feeling so Christmassy this year. I’m tired. I want to be all Scrooge and bah humbug but the Mango within won’t

Impossible to ignore – hello Mango!

Are you a storyteller? Do you love people? Are your party shoes always at the ready? Do you tend to be late – but believe you’re worth the wait? Hello you big Mango! If you don’t know

Giving Thanks

Whilst we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia, I’ve always loved the idea of marking a special time to give thanks. And with a new book in the wind (in case you hadn’t notic

Locked Down in Love?

The idea of lockdown with the person of your dreams had much appeal. COVID, for some, was seen as a gift. A dream come true. Instead of spending hours commuting, we’re both going to be

handling financial stress

I know what it’s like to be broke. And not the I’m down to $20k in my savings broke, or I’ve only got $250k in super broke, I mean no money. Where you look behind the couch to find the

Mangoes are Human Too (hang on, that’s weird)

Four weeks into lockdown and I want to do a bit of a shout out to a much maligned Fruit, the Mango. They tend to cop a bit of flack around the office for talking too much, laughing too loud,

Help at Home Through Corona Virus

A thousand years ago I lived in Tahiti for 3 years. My husband had been transferred there and I had been promised a work visa, having come from a high powered hotel job. When we arrived, tha

The Corona Diet

And you know I’m not talking beers with lime wedges. As being at home becomes the new normal, I’m noticing a trend in eating habits around my place. My friend baked us a loaf of warm bre

How We Cope in Crises

It’s been a pretty rough start to the year here in Australia. There’s no one who hasn’t heard of the bushfires which have torn through the country, at unheard of times and