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Exercise and staying motivated

Back in July I wrote about venturing into the scary world of boot camps. After years of turning up to the gym, sometimes to gossip or because bacon was waiting afterwards, I made the decision to end my membership. Eleven weeks later and it’s taken roughly 4-6 training sessions per week to lose around eight… 

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Wonder Women

I recently watched a fascinating documentary Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines.  Tracing the history of Wonder Woman, the film focused on strong female roles in comics, film and television – their importance and the consequences of being powerful. 97 percent of the choices made in the film industry are made by men… 

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Camping Camping Camping

I haven’t camped in fifteen years.  There was that one time my husband and I stayed a night with family.  We remember it because he swept and washed dishes for 17 hours straight. By the time you’re reading this I will be on my way to Wilson’s Promontory.  To camp.  With children.  At the moment… 

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Arts Centre Melbourne Giveaway

If blogging gave me nothing but free tickets to art gigs in Melbourne, I’d be a happy clam.  I love my home town and its penchant for weird and wonderful and hidden and tasty and hip. The summer series at the Arts Centre is currently home to some great shows.  I’ll be stalking checking out… 

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Blogging questions

I’ve been thinking about blogging, more specifically why it is that certain genres of blogging seem to be the focus of criticism whenever someone mentions monetisation. Mummy blogging has become lazy shorthand for any woman that writes in a digital space and it implies all sorts of things – usually negative – and it seems… 

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Good Intentions

I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions.  Sure there’s an allure to starting afresh on the first day of a new year but it’s all a bit like only starting diets on Mondays.  It doesn’t work. A few weeks ago I began entertaining the idea of booking a hotel for our sixth wedding anniversary… 

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Maurice and Me

Last year beloved children’s author Maurice Sendak passed away. I grew up on Where the Wild Things Are and In the Night Kitchen. My cousins and I adored that Mickey nuded up in the night kitchen and were oblivious to the controversy the book caused. It was ranked 25th in the “100 Most Frequently Challenged… 

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