Most long term relationships have their share of communication black spots. You learn to navigate around them, sharing day-to-day life comfortably but avoiding the issues that you suspect are likely to cause conflict or discomfort. Then suddenly the concept of retirement looms. Someone asks you outright “Are you planning to retire soon?" or worse still “So […]
I am thrilled to have booked tickets to a concert that I really want to go to. No, it's not Sting and Paul Simon. I really really wanted to go to that but my plans of a weekend with friends at the Pokolbin concert in a vineyard have fallen through. No, this concert is about […]
If you love reading chances are you have been part of a Book Club at some time. I believe that the key to a great book club is the combination of insightful people with opinions reading books that stimulate interesting, challenging, thought-provoking discussion. But it seems no matter how hard you try to select great books for […]
The Guardian newspaper in England has just released their list of the best holiday destinations for 2015 and I'm delighted to see that Brisbane is on the list. Once an overgrown country town, the Queensland capital has changed beyond recognition in recent years: Lonely Planet named it Australia’s hippest city last year. Alongside hotel and […]
Hannah Brencher – "Love Letters To Strangers"
Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love – "Your Elusive Creative Genius".
Every year many people are given puppies or kittens as Christmas gifts. Some of those animals are very fortunate and go into homes where they become part of the family. Others are not so lucky. After the holiday period is over animal shelters everywhere get many additional cats and dogs brought in to them […]
Ok Ok, I know it's corny, but it just isn't Christmas without Mariah Carey and Michael Buble singing this song…and singing it together is a special treat. Merry Christmas to you!
When you reflect on 2014, I hope it is with a sense of gratitude and fulfilment. Even if you haven't achieved your goals, even if things have gone wrong…there will be some parts of the year that stand out as positives. It is easy to give the glib answer "Yes, it's been a great year […]
Christmas hit me early this year. Usually I am a fairly self-motivated person. I don't need someone else to organise me, and I work perfectly happily setting my own agenda and following it. That's how it usually is. Then December hit! I don't know if it was that I had to get ready for an […]