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Thoughts & musings from a wife, mother, marketer, dancer and chronic over-sharer…

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If you’re hoping to find the secret to success and world peace, you’re in the wrong place.  But if you’re looking for a slice of life from someone just like you – with dreams, career problems, children who don’t eat and itchy feet?  We might just get along fine… <wink>

How To Make Authentic Focaccia

How To Make Authentic Focaccia

How To Make Authentic Focaccia Ever wondered how to make authentic focaccia?  This is a traditional Italian recipe and is exactly how modern-day Italian focaccia made in homes all over Italy.  I've been using this recipe, given to me by good friend Valeria, for...

‘Better Than Heinz’ Tomato Soup

‘Better Than Heinz’ Tomato Soup

Disaster There is no Heinz Tomato Soup. Well, there is.  But it's not the same as the one we used to buy in England.  It's concentrated soup and my eldest hates it. Huge problem because he doesn't like much food.  But he LOVED Heinz Tomato Soup and it was my go-to...

Two Biggest List Mistakes

Two Biggest List Mistakes

So you've gone to the trouble of creating a list - but here are the two biggest list mistakes I see small business owners make. 1.  Not doing anything to actually grow the list 2.  Not communicating with the list   The Value of the List If you've learned anything...

Becoming A Dance Teacher

Becoming A Dance Teacher

Never Say Never Again Especially about being a dance teacher!  Yep - I'm becoming a dance teacher again.  January 2021.  With Island Dance.  I'm not usually one for 'going back' but this feels much more like a new chapter than a revisit to an old one. Maybe we should...

7 Steps To Image Success

7 Steps To Image Success

Step 1 – Know Your Colours   You will never look good wearing a colour that doesn’t suit you.  Colour is so important. Yet we get so many mixed messages about what to wear, we rarely know a good colour from a bad one. So we end up sticking to the same old, same...

Colour Analysis

Colour Analysis

Back in 2011 I trained in the fascinating science and art of colour analysis! Here I’ll share how it works – in the formal way as I was trained. But elsewhere, Ill talk about colour in a more casual way! Colour Characteristics The Munsell Colour system is one of the...

The Secret Language of Colour

The Secret Language of Colour

Did you know there’s a colour for every personality type?  And did you know they create an instant, subconscious reaction in all of us?  It’s TRUE! Colour is a powerful tool when it comes to communicating and sending a message. So it’s really smart taking some time to...

What Body Shape Am I?

What Body Shape Am I?

Why So Complicated? If you’ve ever asked “What body shape am I?” then you’re in the right place! Knowing your body shape is super useful. Especially when it comes to creating a capsule wardrobe. No matter what size you are – the shape of your body is what determines...

6 Months Down Under

6 Months Down Under

18th February 2020 was a big day for us. First up, it was our 13th wedding anniversary. It was also exactly 6 months since we arrived in Austrlia. And (felt like Christmas!) our boxes FINALLY arrived from England!!!!!!!!! It was a Tuesday, so my morning was spent...