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Ta-dah! Here’s the new book I wrote this year!

December 25, 2020

Hello there pals, Just checking in to wish you a peaceful and safe holiday season (whether you celebrate or not) and … to let you know that my new book is on the way! Gasp! It’s called Days Like These and it’s a book for tired and terrific mums who might need reminding that they matter, that they are brilliant and that they deserve a giant dose of TLC and self-care as often as possible. As an absolute priority. I…

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Fancy Grabbing One Of Four Mentoring Sessions With Me?

December 18, 2020
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Hello! Good news! Just in time for Christmas I’m offering four private mentoring sessions for interested people. Here are the details: Sessions are via video link (Zoom or Skype) or phone. Sessions are one hour with ongoing email support/chatter after that. You can ask me anything related to my career, life approach, writing and craft. Sessions can be booked in at your convenience from January 11th. You can buy for yourself or for a friend. Snap one up here, if…

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We Moved To Tasmania!

December 8, 2020

Surprise! Sort of! We moved to Tasmania a few days ago after months and months of planning and sorting and throwing things away and packing things up. We drove onto the boat in Port Melbourne and drove off in Devonport 12 or so hours later, ready for a different kind of life. I was born here but moved away when I was nine, visiting semi-regularly in between then and now. Here I am, back again for – hopefully – the…

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Favourite Melbourne Eats According To Pip and Max

December 1, 2020

So … We’re leaving Melbourne! Ari and Max and I are moving interstate on Thursday. I KNOW!!! It’s amazing and scary and great and weird. With this big move in mind, Max made a list of best-of, food wise for his housemate and I thought I should share it here and that it might encourage YOU to share your Melbourne Eats best ofs (if you are familiar with Melbourne!) Max’s favourite Melbourne eats Best laksa – Grand BBQ Best bento…

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A Speedy Pram Blanket For Bettie

November 16, 2020

I made a quick blanket over the last week or so. Perhaps you spotted it on social media? (Okay if not!) Lots of people have asked me for the pattern. I don’t actually have my own pattern, but here is how this blanket came to be … I used a bunch of bright and pastel yarns that I had accumulated – all different brands, but all 8ply/DK yarn. I made 20 granny squares using this brilliant circle inside a square…

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Let’s Dip Into Friday Night Lights?

November 13, 2020

I hope you’re having an okay time, dear reader. It’s a jungle out there, improving in some parts and descending into distressing madness in others. Here are some distractions, in case that’s what you are seeking … 1/ Kate Arends: 5 small morning rituals that don’t include working out. 2/ Julie Rybarczyk: How Facebook marketplace is getting me through the pandemic. 3/ Anne-Laure le Cunff: How to stop exaggerating (and more on why we do it!) 4/ The Simple Things:…

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Max. Snacks. Seeds.

November 10, 2020

Good morning, champs. It’s been so long since I just wrote a chatty missive to you … way too long, in my opinion. I’m sitting in my kitchen, listening to the doves cooing from their nest outside the window. The news is on the TV with the volume turned low. The pets are snuggled up preparing themselves for another warm day. The boys (Max moved back in after 3 years out of home!) are sleeping and I was just smoothing…

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