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Affordable Christmas catch ups

The festive season can sometimes cost an arm and a leg. With work functions and family and friend catch ups, it can feel like you’re constantly reaching for your wallet from November until January. But having a social summer doesn’t have to send you broke. Here are some cost-effective options for spending quality time with friends, […]

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Any body can float

There is great comfort in the habitual activity of everyday life, but every now and then, I like to challenge myself to break away from routine and get out of my comfort zone. That’s why I’ve become a solo globetrotter, taken the road less travelled and recently I signed up to close myself in a dark room and float […]

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Monday Moment: Thank you for the music

My old piano teacher died last week. I began piano lessons with Miss Thompson in 1979, and was terrified of her from Day One. I loved music, just not the way she taught it, and I think she found my ‘non-purist’ mentality infuriating. She had exceptionally high expectations for her students, and I did not […]

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Digital Revolution: from grassroots to government

In this age of digital disruption, from little things big things grow. With an IT native generation (that is, those who learned computer skills as children) becoming the next wave of parents, business owners and thought leaders, there are even more voices calling for processes and services to be moved online for both ease of […]

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Making friends in a new city

Picture this: you move to a new city and want to make friends. Luckily, your workplace has an active social calendar and is filled with lovely, like-minded colleagues. You already know a handful of people who welcome you with open arms into their social circle. You envision chuckling with your freshly-minted mates at after-work drinks, […]

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Get your Christmas shopping done while helping PANDSI

Are you searching for the perfect Christmas stocking filler, teacher gift, foodie dream, unique local souvenir or a gift for the ‘person who has everything’? The Canberra in Cake book ticks all of the above, plus you’ll be helping local charity PANDSI. PANDSI supports over 300 families a year experiencing perinatal depression and anxiety. Although […]

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How to cope with delays in the Family Law Court system

If you know someone recently involved in family law litigation you’ve probably heard them talk about delays in the Family Law system and how courts struggle with dwindling resources and increasing caseloads. The Australian Government has asked the Australian Law Reform Commission to conduct a wide-ranging review into the Family Law system and to provide […]

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I don’t need a hero

“I don’t need a hero. I can save my own world.” There was a moment before last week’s opening night of the musical I’ve co-created with composer, Sally Whitwell, where I stood up the back near the sound desk and thought, ‘Why do I do this to myself?’ I looked at the extraordinary staging (donated by Infinite), the […]

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Car maintenance for women: guaranteed no mansplaining

How much attention do you usually give your car in the lead up to hitting the highway, other than filling up the tank? If you’ve ever broken down and stood gazing helplessly at the ‘bits under the hood’, wondered if your tyres are safe to drive on, or blown a headlight while driving at night, we’ve got some […]

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Tears, Laughter, Champagne and Bushfires

Canberra bushfire survivors have launched a crowdfunding campaign for new book. A group of nine local women, working with independent publisher Obiter Publishing, have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Pozible for their cookbook come memoir Tears, Laughter, Champagne: A story of friendship forged through fire and food. These nine women forged an unbreakable bond in […]

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