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Surviving work trips 101

There’s something really special about travelling to rural communities and stations. It’s an honest beauty; sunsets and sunrises take your breath away in all their dusty pink glory. People aren’t constantly glued to their phones checking in with the world. I always seem to be more present without all those distractions, because frankly, without phone […] Read more…

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It totally never happens babe

When I first met my boyfriend, I may have seriously talked up my food skills. I marketed myself as a master of beef bourgeon and a baking queen, despite the fact that a packet of sugar hadn’t graced my pantry shelves for over a year. The first time he came for dinner I was freaking out. I […] Read more…

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Lavender and chocolate shortbread

I remember getting excited about a present for the first time when I was in grade two. It was my seventh birthday and I just knew something exciting was coming. Birthdays in those years were the most magical days. We would wake up and tip toe out into the lounge room to find mum (sometimes in […] Read more…

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It’s a G&T, darling

The first time I was introduced to Kombucha I was just about to head into a gruelling Bikram Yoga class about three or four years ago. I was huddled in a group of middle aged yogis, meandering around outside the studio wearing nothing more than bike shorts and a crop. They looked beyond fabulous. I […] Read more…

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Easy there Easter

Easy there Easter, you’ve well and truly snuck up on me. I’ve been tricked by the long days and what felt like even longer nights of a sticky summer which refused to leave us. Only last weekend I was gallivanting around Byron Bay in my far too short to be anything other than seaside appropriate […] Read more…

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Paddock to plate game changers

When I talk about food and produce, something lights up inside of me. The pace of my phrases pick up, my smile widens, I take shorter breaths and I seem to talk with somewhat furious delirium, falsely believing every person on this planet is enthusiastic as I am about food. It’s what we call an […] Read more…

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Peaches and cream

I’m from the peaches and cream generation. A few weekends ago, on probably the hottest Sunday Queensland has seen in about 20 years, I was stupidly perusing the halls of the biggest literary haul of the year at the Lifeline Bookfest. Given my shopping stamina is about the size of an almond, in the short […] Read more…

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Australia Day Birthday Bircher

Australia Day, three years ago I received a pretty important phone call. It wasn’t a mate, calling me five beers in from the comfort of his blow-up backyard swimming pool, yahooing about how it was the best hottest 100 party ever. It wasn’t even a SOS call from a very sunburnt housemate at the beach, […] Read more…

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You, you speaka my language

Just over six months ago a blonde, now pink headed, organic eating, apple cider drinking colleague bounded into my life. You know those moments where you meet someone and after only a few moments you start to realise that you are on the same planet? Like, the planet where you are not the only strange […] Read more…

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Piano lessons

I’ve got something to confess. I’ve lost my zest. And not the citrus kind. My job has been so crazy the past few months that after getting through each day, being on the road, eating some very questionable food and drinking at some very questionable places, the last thing I have felt like doing is […] Read more…

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