inspiring folk · it's all about me · remembering / musing

On funeral slideshows

Being fifty-something, I seem to be attending funerals with unsettling frequency. The generation that went before is moving on, one by one. So I’m feeling qualified to make this personal observation. Those slideshows of photographs they show at funerals are growing on me. More and more, I look forward to the moment when everyone in… Continue reading On funeral slideshows

inspiring folk · out and about

The Wholehearted Success Summit 15-21 September

After yesterday’s ranty post about my “turning fifty-five” terrors, I have pulled myself together. Somewhat. I’m feeling much more like me again, rather than some age-obsessed weirdo stuck in a loop playing “too old, too old”. Crisis over. To keep the more positive vibe going, I want to share with you this upcoming (FREE and… Continue reading The Wholehearted Success Summit 15-21 September

decorating / homefront · inspiring folk · it's all about me · kitchen capers · Uncategorized

Jae’s Date and Almond Meringue Torte (for Father’s Day’s sake)

Today is Father’s Day in my part of the world, and almost 25 years to the day since my dad died. Inside I ached and reminisced, running my mind’s melancholy movie reel of that godawful time. Outwardly, I was swept up into family celebrations for the other fabulous fathers around me. Twixt the laughter and chatter, memories… Continue reading Jae’s Date and Almond Meringue Torte (for Father’s Day’s sake)

inspiring folk · out and about

Daring greatly: Creativity for Business Success with Clare Bowditch

Being fifty-something and a small business operator, I’ve been to a few business events in my time. Some might say: a few too many. I find them a bit ho-hum. Last night, Clare Bowditch put ho-hum in its boring little corner and filled the space with hoopla, imagination and down-to-earthiness at the Small Business Festival… Continue reading Daring greatly: Creativity for Business Success with Clare Bowditch

bookishness · inspiring folk

Book review: Eureka – The Unfinished Revolution by Peter Fitzsimons

“In 1854, Victorian miners fought a deadly battle under the flag of the Southern Cross at the Eureka Stockade. Though brief and doomed to fail, the battle is legend in both our history and in the Australian mind. Henry Lawson wrote poems about it, its symbolic flag is still raised, and even the nineteenth-century visitor… Continue reading Book review: Eureka – The Unfinished Revolution by Peter Fitzsimons

inspiring folk · it's all about me · out and about

Easter volunteering with BlazeAid

It’s 7pm Easter Sunday and I’m doing my best to hoover down the best roast turkey dinner in the history of humanity (as my neighbour would say). But my arms aren’t playing the game. They’re floppy and shaky; they refuse to elevate above shoulder height. They’re jelly. Thanks to two days of hauling tree branches,… Continue reading Easter volunteering with BlazeAid

decorating / homefront · inspiring folk · it's all about me · Uncategorized

Local Love Project – candles that pay it forward

Like many fifty-somethings, I no longer have my mum around to spoil on Mother’s Day. Finding a meaningful way to honour her is tricky. This year, Geelong Mums’ Local Love Project gives me a mindful way to celebrate Mum’s spirit while paying it forward to other mums in need. When I buy a beautiful Local… Continue reading Local Love Project – candles that pay it forward