Trotter turns scrap into sculpture

One of the things I love about living where I live is that it's home to some amazing artists. I'm running out of walls in the house to display the local art which I buy. My love affair with the work of Suzy Buhle, Patena Moesker and Fiona Sutherland is enduring. Another of my favourite Boonah artists is sculptor Christopher Trotter. He takes scrap metal and turns it … [Read more...]

6 ways to survive kids (and be rich)

I often lie awake at night thinking of all the ways I can become a millionaire. Lately most of my imaginings lead back to children. Well their parents really. I dream of inventions that will help parents survive parenting. Children are noisy, messy and expensive. I spend most of my waking hours trying to combat their noise, mess and expense. My efforts are largely futile, … [Read more...]

Bridging the city country divide

I love meeting farmers who are making an effort to spread the word about how they do what they do. I believe that if their consumers - who are largely city based - understand the challenges of food production they will care enough to buy local and buy Australian. Never has that been more important than in the dairy industry, where the decision to buy cheap $1 no-name milk vs … [Read more...]

All hail for Kale

If you haven't heard about Kale and it's incredible health properties then I'm not sure where you've been these past couple of years. Every time I log onto Facebook or scan Instagram someone has posted a photo of their latest green smoothie, juice or salad which features Kale as the key ingreidient. I was keen to speak to someone who grows Kale and found father and son … [Read more...]

Be proactive about your fertility

Before I had children I just assumed falling pregnant would be easy. For so many women their early 20s are spent focusing on career and NOT falling pregnant. So when the time comes to start a family it's rather shocking when it doesn't happen easily. I still remember the first time I fell pregnant. It happened very easily and quickly. We told EVERYONE. Sadly it ended in … [Read more...]