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13 tips for travelling to Bali if you are a newbie

13 tips for travelling to Bali if you're a newbie

* Updated October 30, 2013 Bali has always been on our list of places to visit. So many good friends had been and fell in love. When we booked and surprised the kids with this end-of-school-holidays trip, we had a pretty good …

The Model and Me: Bohemian Traders

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Every so often a frock style comes along that just captures my wardrobe heart. Oh who am I kidding? SO many summer frock styles capture my wardrobe heart. It's my favourite way of dressing as it only takes one garment to …

9 tips for packing clothes for a trip away

9 tips for packing for a trip away

I’m travelling again this week. This is far from an unusual occurrence. I’ve spent the best part of the last six months packing and unpacking ... for mostly work trips. The thing is, I don’t think I can hang on to my …

What to wear on the school run

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I've got extra kids around this week (their parents are teachers so are already back at school) and yesterday I took them to a newish "super" park in Brisbane. There was seemingly a collective vibe - judging by the simmering tantrums (and …

The Model and Me: Mojo Beach

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Hello. It's me. ANNOYING me on holidays. At the beach. Does it help if you know that this post was written BEFORE we went on holidays? Good. Let's go with that shall we? I'm talking about shorts today. Specifically wearing shorts. In Queensland there …

57 ways to change it up in 2015

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We're 21 days into the New Year. I love a list of goals like the next wannabe-over-achieving person. The trouble is that January always feels like one glorious, balmy (see I'm even romanticising the hot, humid weather) holiday. Even if I'm not on …

The Model and Me: Surafina

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I'll tell you something for nothing ... there was a lot of perspiring happening this past weekend. It was more than a small shock after five days in Tasmania where I even got to wear jeans and a cardi. The week before we …

Make the most of summer holidays

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When I was a kid the summer holidays used to stretch on forever. There was the pre-Christmas part and the post-Christmas part. Six weeks beautifully divided by a much-anticipated day in the middle. Most years we'd spend the first half at the …

Model and Me: Bella Lido

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I had to think last night was day it was. That's a good sign, don't you think? That I've let go of the everyday routine? That I've slipped into a go-slow period that's very pleasing? This time last year we were packing …

Meet the personal trainer for your pelvic floor – the PeriCoach

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Sponsored by PeriCoach Hands up if one of your goals for 2015 was to get your pelvic floor muscles in tip-top condition? Yep, didn't think so. I don't think it would have been one of my goals either until I heard about the …

Shopping staycation at Hilton Brisbane

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My friend Smaggle recently posted about how to shop on Boxing Day like a boss. It's an extremely useful blog post and I wholeheartedly agree with all of her tips ... but I now have a new one to add to …

What to wear on a long flight

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Do you know which are my fave celebrity paparazzi photos? The ones where someone beautiful and famous has just stepped off a plane looking like they've just been on a three-day-health retreat, not a long-haul flight. Yes, sitting (or lying down) …

Bells at Killcare day spa – and restaurant

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I am a Spa Rat from way back. This is not news to anyone who's been a regular around here. For new SY readers, a Spa Rat is someone who will purposefully book a holiday around its location in relation to a day …