The Flood of 2010

We have had many storms and record rainfalls over the last few weeks and the place is a quagmire.? The dams are all bursting over spillways and the creeks are all swollen, there is some minor flooding and quite a few homes have sustained water damage. On Saturday, it...

Farmers Market Wonderland

Buying produce at a supermarket is a crazy alternative We had visitors coming for dinner on Saturday night, so in the morning, we decided to go to the markets to get some fresh produce. Normally we would have gone to the supermarket but these are friends who like...

Espionage in The Family

Leading a Double Life I recently went to a surprise party and as I was walking the dog this morning, it occurred to me that the whole idea behind a surprise party isn’t quite as simple as it may first appear. The obvious idea behind a surprise party is of...

The Inaugural Run 4 The Brain

Last year I went to a friend?s wedding; a celebration of life, of happiness, of love and devotion. Within months, my friend?s new husband was diagnosed with a tumour on the brain and given months to live. He underwent surgery and is of course, still having...

Two days they will never forget

I?ve just spent the last two days helping to officiate at a very unusual inter-school sports carnival. This wasn?t your typical inter-school athletics carnival, where the object is to find out which children are the fastest, strongest, most skilled etc. This was an...

Melbourne Cup Day Marketing Faux Pas

Anyone who lives in Australia will know that at around 3pm on the second Tuesday in November, the country comes to a stop. If Australians aren?t at the pub, the local racetrack or having a long lunch at a restaurant somewhere, they have most likely downed tools and...

Time for a Makeover

When I set up this blog in January 2007, it was a bit of an experiment. I didn’t really know what I would write about. Sure, I had a few ideas, but my main goal was just to start. Now, here we are, 3 years 10 months down the track and I think it’s time for...

My Adventure to New York

In my post last week, Learning and finding Inspiration, I wrote about an article I’d read in the New York Times. I wanted to know how far it was from where I was in Hall, ACT, to New York. (According to the site Time and Date it is roughly 16,233 km or 10,008...

Learning and Finding Inspiration

I was inspired to go to our local coffee shop by and article I just read in the new York Times by Benedict Carey titled, ‘Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits‘ (Sept 6th 2010) I guess this is chaos theory in practice’? I’m sure Mr...

Your Christmas Challenge Starts Today

Can you believe it is only 100 days until Christmas? That’s right, this week we countdown to the start of the silly season and if you’re one of my clients or a long time reader of this blog, you’ll know that I like to set ‘100 day’ goals...

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