La La Land

Last night my family and I headed out to the movies to watch the new Star Wars movie Rogue One. But while we were lining up for our tickets, my husband asked me if there was something else I’d rather see. I had a quick look at the lineup, read a review or two and…

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E20 Awards

I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at this year’s E20 Awards, committed to technology, innovation and best practice in education. While I was at the decidedly ‘low tech’ end of the spectrum, I met and heard from some really exciting people using technology in very innovative ways. Nathan Beverage from LinkSprite talked…

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Kids Activity Morning at Food Connect

I love the ethos of Food Connect and have been a customer of their locally sourced, freshly picked, non sprayed fresh fruit and vegetables for years now. I feel that we are on the same sustainable, ethical, healthy food journey and it was a real joy to work together with the children at a Food…

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Wynnum Manly Community Garden

I spent a lovely morning facilitating a lino printing workshop at Wynnum Manly Community Garden with local children in the school holidays. It was a beautiful crisp, clear and sunny Brisbane winter morning. We talked together about the structure of plants – fruit and leaves – how generous nature is when we counted how many…

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School Visit to Manly State School

I was invited to read A Patch from Scratch to Jesse’s classroom at Manly State School. We started with a game of ‘Simon Says’. There was lots of giggling as the children twisted themselves into the shapes of a bananas, bunches of grapes, apples,  worms, chooks and so on. Because the book is long, I stopped at the…

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I just came back from a wonderful weekend at the annual BIA Moreton Island Art Camp. Accomodated in M*A*S*H style tents, surrounded by inspiring fellow artists, including ‘Hot Lips Hoolihan’ aka Casey Macneil and the lovely Kristin Mountjoy, as well as Banksia Trees, She Oaks, curlews, the rhythmic sounds of the ocean, the sweet waters of…

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