Category Listen/Watch/Read

:: A New Album From Erlend Oye!

  Just popping by to say hello and tell you this important news! Erlend Oye (of Kings of Convenience and Whitest Boy Alive fame) has a new album out! It’s called Legao and was apparently “made at home with nieces running about”! How great. I am totally getting it. It’s on iTunes, if you want to get it too! It’s been out for a little while, but I didn’t catch on

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:: The Lorelei Gilmore-esque Christmas Gift Guide

I am obsessed with Gilmore girls. That’s a fact. I’m in Season Six at the moment and think that when I get to the end I am going to go back to the beginning and build some kind of Pip-GG-wiki (to rival the existing wikis!) and document all the bits I love about it the most, in one place. I really don’t know when I’ve enjoyed a series this much.

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:: A Year Of Australian Writing : A Handy List Of Australian Literary Awards

In case you didn’t know, I’ve set myself A Year Of Australian Writing challenge for 2015. Honestly, I don’t think I’m going to have any trouble reading Australian for a year, but a few people have mentioned that it will be hard, that a year’s a long time, that there are so many great non-Australian books we’ll miss out on. Hm. Okay. Some of that is true. The part of

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:: 2015 – A Year Of Australian Writing

If you know me (gee, I say that quite often, don’t I?!) you will know that every year I set myself a bit of a challenge, a bit of a mindful framework to promote good habits and good health. This year (2014) it was A Year Of Ethical Fashion. Last year I did A Year Without Booze. There were other years too, except the challenges were a little less public.

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:: The Rory Gilmore-esque Christmas Gift Guide

one: The GoGos Beauty and the Beat – because it’s the one Rory buys for Lorelai two: The Donna Reed Show – because Dean just doesn’t understand three: Chemex Coffee Maker via Coffee Supreme – because… coffee four: New York scarf by Kate Spade – because you won’t get lost in New York five: Plaid skirt via Dear Golden on Etsy – because Rory’s Chilton uniform six: Pizza Pepperoni Earrings by Lucy Folk – because

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:: 3 Great Australian Books I’ve Read Lately

  A few people have been asking me about what I am reading, or what I recommend. Here’s some thoughts and ideas on books you might like (and books I really did like!) I’ve put the Kobo eBook links* for each book at the end of my little blurb (in case you are not in Australia and have trouble tracking them down!) 1. The Strays by Emily Bitto Emily Bitto

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:: Thanks Four Corners

Gee. We’re so lucky to have Four Corners (and shows like The 7.30 Report and Compass too. Australian Story, even. I could go on). In these times of crappy, click-baity journalism it’s such a relief to see well researched, fact-checked, intelligently presented stories on our screens. Don’t get me wrong, sometimes I do like finding out about people’s amazing bums or odd things they got stuck in the plughole or lip-smacking

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:: Drinking – Reading – Eating – Watching

  Hello! I got home at 3am on Sunday morning and have wasted NO TIME doing a few nice things (including a bit of dozing on the couch!) Here’s a little catch-up… Drinking Aperol Spritz which I had never had until I went to Heart Attack and Vine with Rin. Now we are making them at home as an afternoon tipple and they are so deliciously refreshing and yum! The recipe

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:: A Year Of Australian Writing Buttons

    And more on A Year Of Australian Writing here. x Pip  

:: Win Beci Orpin’s MAKE & DO!

  Oh hello! Look what landed on my doorstep! It’s Beci’s new book! Argh! (You can order this cute book here!) I am a big fan of Beci and Beci’s work too.  This beautiful book is another perfectly, joy-filled refection of the clever things she does and the ace gang of people she does them with!  Make & Do is jam-packed, full-to-the-brim with exiting, fun, adorable things to DIY by yourself or

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:: A Film By Kirk & Gilmore Girls

HOW did I get to my age without watching Gilmore Girls before? I just don’t know. I’m at the end of Season Two and I have a whole world of Loreleis to go. Phew. I just watched the film night/car wreck/Jess persona non grata episodes. How great was Kirk’s film? How ace is it that Carole King runs the music shop? Really, I can’t write any more as I am too

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:: Track. Book. Show. Drink. Yum.

  A mini check in, because I like checking in with you! Track: Belle & Sebastian’s I Want The World To Stop – Like. Really. This is my fave road trip track at the moment. My fellow passengers might just punch me in the neck, I love this/play this song so much. There’s something about the rollicking pace of this that makes me so happy. Are you a Belle & Sebastian fan? Book: The Chairs Are

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:: Do You Want To Talk About SERIAL?

  How much do you love an interesting story? If you’re anything like me, the answer to that question is, um, heaps. Stories are  the stuff that growth, connection and chatter are made of, and are especially compelling when they are real-life experiences, recounted masterfully.  That’s the kind of story we’ve been soaking up. Like zillions of other people, our chosen (masterfully told) story is via Serial (Ira Glass’s genius-y new podcast,

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:: Good things. Nice cats.

Hey Babe-Faces! How are you? I am okay. I am. I think. I’ve been a bit ill, so I’m trying to sort that out. I’ll be right as rain before you know it! I thought I’d share some good stuff with you tonight. Beaming out the things from me to you! 1. A new song from Lisa Mitchell. She’s such an ace gal, right? I found this via my friend

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