Giveaway: 6 x Wool and the Gang knitting kits

Posted on December 9th, 2014

This competition has now ended.
Congratulations to prize winners Mel, Kate, Chantel, Kirsten, Nicole and Rachel.

So, I knit. If you follow my blog, you’ll have read this post about my new thing for taking up Real Life Hobbies. I believe it’s making me a more interesting human. Keen to give it a go, too? You’re in fabulous luck, because today I’m giving away…

6 x Wool and the Gang knitting kits, total value $410

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The Cocoon jumper…which you can win ‘n’ knit, below

As a novice, I figured a “everything included” kit was the way to go. I scoured for a good one and found Wool and the Gang, a sustainable and ethical company with cool designs. No twin sets. No matinee jackets. This is the bit I like: the company supports small Peruvian villages (you can opt to have someone in Peru make it for you at a very reasonable rate if you don’t want to knit the thing yourself), plus the company is committed to reducing and recycling in a very innovative way – they re-purpose old T-shirt Read more

The IQS 8-Week Program goes global! Plus an international Getaway Giveaway…

Posted on May 20th, 2014

I’m not sure if you know – I Quit Sugar has gawn global. As in, my book is now on sale around the world and the online 8-Week Program can be done wherever you are on the planet. The impact of this, for me, has been huge. I now get feedback from people from cities I have to look up on Google who share their experiences with the Program. I meet people in the street in countries on the other side of the world who approach me to tell me how going sugar-free has affected them and their families. I am always touched and awed by the way messages can cross borders. Mightily humbled!

Screen Shot 2014-05-19 at 1.52.41 PMAnyway, as a sort of celebration of all this international-ness…I have a treat for you, wherever in the world you come from…

I’m giving away an international Mr & Mrs Smith Hotel voucher valued at $AU600
($US600/£400GBP). Details below.

The I Quit Sugar 8-Week Program now has participants from as far afield as Dubai, Kuwait, South Africa, Panama, Switzerland, Indonesia and Sweden. The impact of sugar on humanity’s health is crossing all kinds of cultures and borders and demographics – a massive concern in health circles right now is the rise of sugar-related diabetes and obesity in second world countries such as India and Indonesia.

  • You can read here about how Laura from the UK quit sugar after seeing an extract of I Quit Sugar in The Mail.
  • Read here about how Anita the pastry chef from Spain has changed her eating (and cooking!) through the Program.
  • Or here about how Lucy from New York  has completely changed her tastebuds after quitting sugar.
  •  Or here about how Daniela from Germany has healed her depression. Read more

Who loves Danielle LaPorte? Want to meet her in Melbourne?

Posted on April 24th, 2014

I love how the interwebs work! As time passes a growing number of the Good Eggs who I’ve met online have been finding a way to interconnect and circle back and form a lovely, supportive e-Tribe. I e-met bloggers Gala Darling, Gabby Bernstein, Tara Stiles, Danielle LaPorte and Clare Bowditch all through independent e-avenues. And whattaya know, in the past month all of them have collided and intersected, and somehow I’ve been included in the ride. It’s almost become funny how often it has been happening.

Image via Pinterest

Image via Pinterest

Anyway. Let’s chat Danielle and Clare. Clare and I connected a few years ago over Twitter, and then over a cup of tea in Melbourne, and discovered we have much in common. Clare has since shared on my site about her autoimmune issues and earlier this year she interviewed me for her site. Huge heart. Hearty contributor to life.

Danielle – I’ve been mesmerised by her writing and lifestyle for yonks and used to follow her site White Hot Truth regularly. She tells it straight. I once wrote about giving yourself permission to quit “low rent” experiences, pivoting off a list Danielle put together, which included:

  • check your email whenever the hell you want.
  • return crappy products to their crappy manufacturers (because you can vote with your dollars).
  • not finish reading books that you’re not really enjoying. Don’t force it, close it.

You can read the rest here.

Another time I wrote about how some of the most successful bloggers had ditched comments on their sites, Danielle being one of them. Read more