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Woah baby: the second trimester

It truly feels as though this trimester has flown by. Maybe that's because we announced baby Squid (our womb name for our baby) to the wider public when I was 17 weeks pregnant. Maybe it's because Christmas and beach holidays fell right across the middle of the trimester, or maybe it's because the saying is… Continue reading Woah baby: the second trimester

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From the archives: And so it ends…

First published on September 20, 2012.  Steve and I finished our year of madness travels with a trip around Turkey, and the country left us both captivated. Both frustrating and beautiful. A bizarre mixture of tradition and modernity. And let's not even mention the food! They say everything has to come to an end, and… Continue reading From the archives: And so it ends…

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Well-brewed women: Katie Irwin of Waste Not Collective

Mama, wife, zero waster, midwife, small business owner. It seems there's nothing Katie Irwin can't do. She's one half of the duo behind Waste Not Collective - created together with her husband Tom - a Brisbane-based business aimed at educating the wider public about living a low waste, earth-friendly lifestyle.  However, it doesn't stop there… Continue reading Well-brewed women: Katie Irwin of Waste Not Collective

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Finding the bliss within Christmas

Originally written for Australia Yoga Teacher Training. You can read it, and more ponderings about life, motherhood and the lessons of yoga here. I stand in the middle of the shopping centre, a carefully curated shopping list saved in my phone, that week’s audiobook playing in my ears. “OK, let’s do this” I say to… Continue reading Finding the bliss within Christmas

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From the archives: I heart Leeds

First published March 27, 2012 To this day Leeds is still one of my favourite places to have visited in the UK. #justsaying Dangerous. Boring. Dirty. It's fair to say Leeds was one city I travelled to grudgingly with my many pre-conceptions, all of which were bad, firmly in place. I stepped off the bus… Continue reading From the archives: I heart Leeds