yoce sept

Year of Creative Engagement – September and October

To explain: The Year of Creative Engagement (#yoce) is an attempt to document my creative journey in 2014. By putting greater stock in accountability and output, while also showing what new work I’m reading or listening to, I hope to have a richer, engaged experience. There's a few movies to go over so I'll get … [Read More...]

What I'm Reading October 2014

What I’m Reading October 2014

Michael Cunningham is an exquisite writer, one of my favourites, but I'm struggling with The Snow Queen for some reason. Granted, I've only just started, but my interest hasn't quite been captured … [Read More...]

Race to the End of the World

The Creative Life – Allison Tait

October is release month for The Mapmaker Chronicles: Race to the End of the World, the first book in The Mapmaker Chronicle series, written by A.L. Tait. The adventure series is terrific for children … [Read More...]

tips on running a marathon

Tips on Running a Marathon

Perhaps the alternative title of this post should be 'How I trained for a marathon'. I'm the first to admit I'm hardly the perfect example of what excellence looks like. I only did three runs a week … [Read More...]

Melbourne Marathon 2014

Living List Tick – Run a Full Marathon

  This photo, of the MCG and sky in the first few moments of sunrise, was taken as we made our way to the starting line for the Melbourne Marathon. The weather was mild, the atmosphere relaxed … [Read More...]

dad and keira

Last Call for Marathon Donations

In three days time I'll be lining up to run the Melbourne Marathon - no doubt full of nerves, excitement and a healthy amount of trepidation! My training after the gastro, and then injury was going … [Read More...]



You stepped off the bus from Scout camp with a resolute, yet pleased, expression on your face. Careful not to come over to me until you were sure you had been dismissed (unlike your brother...also at … [Read More...]

ford territory titanium

Destiny in a Day Trip

Last year, I published the speech from my NSW launch of Crying in the Car. As a child, what was my desire? My ambition? Here's an excerpt from that speech. Before I even really realised what I was … [Read More...]

10 poems to make you cry

10 Poems to Make You Cry

This post was inspired by a book review I read in The Australian about the release of Poems That Make Grown Men Cry. I haven't read it yet (I'm fourth in the hold line at the local library on a lone … [Read More...]

tips on changing blog focus

Tips on Changing the Focus of Your Blog

I received a question via email last week and requested permission to post it here so I can answer. The main reason for this is because I hear this question a lot, in varying forms, and have actually … [Read More...]

Veronica Foale Essentials

The Creative Life – Veronica and Kim Foale

For today's installment of 'The Creative life' I wanted to talk explore a mother/daughter relationship and how that contributes creativity and accomplishment and immediately thought of Veronica and … [Read More...]

InterContinental Planet Trekkers Menu

Family Friendly Dining at InterContinental with Planet Trekkers Menu

We were guests of InterContinental Melbourne The Rialto for the purposes of this post. The InterContinental hotel chain has recently released their Planet Trekkers menu. This menu was … [Read More...]

Ford Territory Titanium

When Boot Space Becomes Exhibition Space

The odometer read just over 500 kilometres when we took delivery of the Ford Territory Titanium. As you can see below, the road trip we took bumped that up big time.   Now it's school … [Read More...]