The art of great conversation

When was the last time you went to a social event without your mobile phone? Social media, for many, is anything but social. Sometimes when I'm out in a public place I stop and look to see how many people are walking or sitting while totally engrossed in their phone, oblivious to what's happening around them. I was recently invited to join a group of women who have been … [Read more...]

carrot + beer = media sensation

I carrot beer it anymore! Talk about hopping mad. The story about the carrot beer collaboration between Four Hearts Brewing and Kalfresh Vegetables has been insane. This week craft brewer, Wade Curtis, and my hubby Richard, appeared on The Today Show and The Project. Wade also did more radio interviews and the story has been followed up by more online … [Read more...]

Carrot beer has them hopping

Who says social media can't be positive? It's down to social media that we now have Australia's first batch of carrot beer. Shortly after the Kalfresh Vegetables Carrot Field Day last year, I received a message via social media from Wade Curtis, a craft brewer in Ipswich. Wade had visited Kalfresh and wanted to try making a carrot beer. "Do you think your husband would … [Read more...]

Ali shoots holes in quilting stereotype

I can't sew to save myself. A dodgy button repair is about as good as I get. But when I saw the work of Tarome textile artist Ali George I quietly wished I'd paid more attention in school home ec classes. Ali creates the most fabulous art quilts. She's been creating quilts for decades and this weekend for Open Studios of the Scenic Rim, you can meet Ali at her studio (an old … [Read more...]