• little announcement Further to my post during the week – I’m packing up, shedding my stuff… To this end I’m having a bit of a garage sale thingo, getting rid of books, gifts, beauty stuff, clothes. If you live in Bondi, Sydney, come along.
  • some indulgent bike stylin’ Today, because it’s sunny where I am, I’m posting some nice bike pics… and a great bike video from Kate Spade which Gala Darling sent to me. Ride on! (PS. stay tuned for an international bike-buying guide coming up). Via pinterest.com Via pinterest.com Me, with the Cooper Zandvoort in Byron
  • a video of a man and his son I’m sad tonight. I have no desire to hide from it. This touched me.
  • nutcase bike helmet winners come on down Congratulations to Megan and Lisa who have won the Nutcase bike helmets from the post last week. Lisa supplied this winning shot of a chick from some bike site she loves. The ‘tude, the layers of cardigans and the bike are perfect. And this is Megan – eight months pregnant and biking. Impressive!
  • our bike basket winner: Kathleen! Kathleen from Brisbane has a snazzy fold up Brompton which fits under her desk. She says “I haven’t figured out the clothes thing. I can keep my top cool, but am I the only one who ends up with a sweaty bum?” Um, nope. Kathleen, please email us at [email protected] with your contact details, and more
  • 5 pretty accoutrements to get you excited about riding a bike * plus a giveaway I’ve introduced you to Joyce from online store CycleStyle before. She is kooky as all get-up and is one of my favourite bike kids. AND, her baby is due this week! Blessings to her. I’ve asked her to share a few of her favourite bike accessories with you… Go for it Joyce: My bike is more
  • and the winner is….Ann! Thank you all of you for putting your hand up for the Same Sky bracelet from Kindred Gifts. There can only be one winner as drawn from my Tupperware lunchbox just now…this time it’s Ann Penhallow…a marriage celebrant who lives in Canberra (from what I can tell from your site, Ann). Ann shoot us an more
  • my dilemma with gifts…and a resulting gift giveaway for you I’m struggling at the moment. With being given things (yeah, yeah, poor me!). I’ll come clean with you all. I get sent some very lovely gifts by strangers daily. Some of these strangers are wanting me to promote their wares. Others are genuinely spreading their eagerness for something they really care about. Others are simply more
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  • office space for rent I don’t normally use my site to advertise things… so apologies in advance if you find this annoying. I’ll be quick… Perhaps you know a creative type who might like to share a great office/studio space in Darlinghurst (in Sydney). I work from here. Along with a well-known blogger, and five other web/writing creatives. And more
  • why you should quit alcohol with me in february Note: this page has been updated to include the password…“Wellness” I’m giving up booze during February. 28 Days. Bang. Done. I’m the patron for FebFast, a charity that raises money for drug and alcohol resource centres around Australia. Important! My job is to get people to abstain from drinking for the shortest month of the more
  • More 7PM Project…fun! And here, the links to the hosting segments I did just before Christmas… That dress is by Mimosa…Aussie label! Love Myf!!! We both got teary in the 2010 wrap-up in the second link below. It really was a big year…closing with the floods. Funnily Tom and I were on the same plane to Canberra in more
  • me on the 7PM Project Well. This week I was meant to host 7PM Project for a few days. But due to the floods, they ran flood specials instead and so I only got a guernsey on Monday night. Here are the links if you missed it. It was pretty incredible to be there, amidst it all, as the flood more
  • shootings and floods: a very good Arianna Huffington reflection A few hours ago Arianna Huffington wrote a deep, rich reflection on the craziness of the Arizona shootings, suggesting that it’s a reflection of a collective toxic immune system. Here the floods are a far more distressing issue. We’re all feeling powerless and at a loss as to how to fathom what’s happening. Arianna’s thoughts more
  • the best ever iphone apps: a listicle (part 2) A week or so ago I shared the apps I’m rapt about. Now a list of radical ones you use (albeit, not all of them are productive…in fact some are counterproductive…but I guess it’s that time of year), plus a few from people whose productivity levels we’re in awe of. My assistant Jo loves these (she more
  • people are awesome. Watch this if you have 5 minutes. It should probably read: Men are awesome at freaky physical feats. They really are. And I rather love them for it.
  • New Year ideas: surround yourself in green Over the next week or two I’ll post some reflections for a fresh start. This one is from DailyOm about the colour green. I’ll extract it in part. Green is a combination of the colors yellow and blue, … Blue exudes calm and peace, while yellow radiates liveliness and high levels of energy. As a more
  • jo’s four favourite posts I’m on leave, so this is a in-case-you-missed-it post. I asked right-hand chick Jo to highlight her favourite posts from the year. Here they are: (PS. this pic above is one Jo took from her flat…she sits here to think each morning…) 1. I love this post: The best reason I’ve ever found for backing more
  • Blogs that get people fired up So I’m having a little break for a few days. Digesting Christmas lunch! In my absence, a little rundown of posts you might’ve missed, especially if you’re new to this site. They’re the posts that attracted the most comments from everyone. I’m guessing that makes them the most controversial or annoying, not necessarily the most more
  • how to build a better blog (part 2-ish) One day I started a blog. I didn’t know where it would head. I spewed forth and it grew like a virus. I just wanted to share things. Like all things with technology, it moved faster than I was able to adjust. So, truth be known, it’s not really what I thought it would be. more
  • how i hired a virtual assistant to help with my blog Oh, I have to tell you about Alf and Freelancer.com.au. Oh, my. I’ve been making a few changes to my blog. It’s a gradual thing. Mostly I don’t really know what I’m doing and haven’t had the time to do it…so I hired a virtual assistant. And it’s made me so happy. A stack of more
  • i was on Good News Week last night. And i wore my glasses. Three things from the experience: 1. Akmal is a very kind man. A lovely heart behind those gags. 2. That jacket is from Sass and Bide (I’ve been asked a few times). 3. I consider myself very lucky to have had the experience. It’s a good one. Just sitting there and witnessing funny people in more
  • bike accessory porn on a Thursday Oooola! Pretty things for bikes. I post this by way of getting you excited about riding a bike. When you ride a bike you can enter this world of cool stuff. This is a new inflatable bike helmet that won’t ruin your ‘do. Unless you stack. To see how it works, check out the video more
  • Tuesday eats: a guide to grains (and my good news!) A few weeks back I got some tests back saying my immune antibodies have chilled out and are back to normal after three years of being off-the-scale-crazy. My body is no longer eating itself…and is slowly repairing! The doctor was impressed. How did I do it? It was a bunch of things, most of which more
  • really not much too much at all. I don’t have much to say. It’s early. I’m getting my hair and makeup done in my sunroom, ready to go sky-diving in Picton. I’m drinking this amazing Miessence antioxidant “Berry Radical” drink – a chocolaty “superfood” hot drink. Like a hot chocolate, but it only contains superfoods. You can add coconut milk, or have more
  • Tuesday eats: why i don’t drink soy milk I used to drink the stuff a bit. I got sucked in by the health messages. Then I got told it’s a no-go for anyone with thyroid issues. Then I learned it’s really a no-go for everyone. I know soooo many of you drink it in your coffee or tea.. Perhaps you’d like to reconsider more
  • stop. ask… what’s the most important thing? Just a thought for this morning. It’s an old Buddhist story. Of a student who asked his teacher, “What’s the most important thing?” The wise old teacher replies, “The most important thing is asking what’s the most important thing”. Asking is engaging, caring, being alive, diving in. Not really knowing for sure – having an more
  • sunday life: in which I shine the light on my judgmental, bourgeois, affected, quinoa-loving “white” self This week I face up to my whiteness I’m so white it hurts. I’m achingly white, not in the alabaster sense. But in the beige sense. Being white means I’m not the “other”. If you’re black or Asian, I’m what you are not. Whean they cast for home loan or Milk Arrowroot commercials, my type more
  • what’s your true religion? a quiz I’m 100 per cent Neo-Pagan and 96 per cent New Age. So says the results from the Belief-0-Matic test on Beliefnet.com that I just did. I’m only 16 per cent Catholic…which might horrify my mother. I was raised Catholic, but didn’t go to a Catholic school…thank goodness. Mum and Dad, mercifully, didn’t like the draconican more
  • How to buy a pretty single-speed bike A stack of you have asked me how to go about buying a single-speed bike.  Here’s a little guide, based on my experience. 1. Be very sure you want a SS bike! They’re not for everyone. They have NO gears. Correct, none. So it means riding it like you did a BMX as a kid more
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