Tales from the Shed

Tales from the Shed

My ancient lawnmower grumpily skulked in my garden shed. It hated the sunshine and being removed from the cool dark cave. It hated, even more, being forced to start and did everything in its ageing power not to do any work. First, it was spark plugs, and then the...
7 Business Lessons from Human Resources

7 Business Lessons from Human Resources

I was not always a small business copywriter and web designer. My first role out of uni was as a Personnel Officer with 500 staff in freshly built retail store in Bateau Bay on the NSW central coast. In that role, I had the dubious honour of sacking Santa the week...
Getting Unlost & Unstuck

Getting Unlost & Unstuck

Tears were pricking at the back of my eyes. I was gripping the car’s steering wheel so tightly that it left indentations on my fingers. Waves of panic were threatening to crash dump over my head and force any remaining calmness into the sand. I was a single mum with...
The Renovation Project

The Renovation Project

Normally Boxing Day is spent eating leftovers, visiting relatives and watching cricket on the TV. Not this Boxing Day! This Boxing Day was the start of “The Renovation Project.” This project had been 10 years in the dreaming, but had always been pushed...
Love in the Pleats

Love in the Pleats

“You know you don’t have to do this mum,” said my youngest daughter with her arms around me. “I know …. I want to do this for you,” I said with a sad, half-smile as I turned away to begin my long practiced routine. Turn on the iron....
What the Flu Taught Me About Life

What the Flu Taught Me About Life

This week I have been sick. Not the kind of “sick” snarled by a teenager wearing trousers that show more of their undies than a Victoria’s Secret model, but the curled up in a ball and quietly rocking in a ball of misery sick. I mean, who gets the...