The Delicious Dram

When it comes to whisky-making, the copper stills used to distill the spirit are often very very old, sometimes hundreds of years old. Over time the stills get a bit bashed and each develops its unique pattern of bumps and dents. The wild thing is, this affects the taste of the whisky that particular stillContinue reading “The Delicious Dram”

Top 3 Emotions of my First Week in Business

 Last week I finished up in my day job. After commencing coaching and NLP studies last year and working part time on my coaching, training and comedy business, I’m putting out my shingle for the business on a full time basis. I’m using my experience of 25 years in corporate communications, 23 years in theatre and 12Continue reading “Top 3 Emotions of my First Week in Business”

Cutting Ties to the Past

Way back in the mists of time, when dinosaurs stalked the earth and the gods still supped with the mortals (so, somewhere around 1978) I used to be an apprentice hairdresser. Yes, no shit. I spent four years shampooing, cutting, tinting and asking people where they were going for their holidays. I loved the job.Continue reading “Cutting Ties to the Past”

I Close My Eyes and Jump

Goodness gracious what a week! I had always imagined that when days arrive that will change my life, they would be huge and dramatic. Maybe fireworks and heavenly choirs, marching bands and trumpets, a boom or two of thunder and lightning splitting the sky. But what really happened was an unprecedented overwhelming wave of peace,Continue reading “I Close My Eyes and Jump”

The Best is Yet to Come

It has been a while since I’ve blogged again. It has been another time of great change, learning and processing. I’ve begun studies in Coaching and even in just the pre-intake learning, I’m learning so much about myself, about why I do the things I do and how I can take control of them, thatContinue reading “The Best is Yet to Come”

Stuffed Mums Strike Again!

  How do I describe the afternoon I’ve just experienced? Along with my Three Stuffed Mums colleagues Kate and Kehau I spent the afternoon at Goolwa, a small town south of Adelaide at the mouth of the mighty river Murray, and had the biggest amount of fun. We were there to perform a Three StuffedContinue reading “Stuffed Mums Strike Again!”

The Meaning of Life

It’s been a while since my last post, life seems to have sped up. Work is busy as always, plus getting a new job that I start in a few weeks time. Add to that preparation for the Adelaide Fringe including production and publicity work as well as actually writing and rehearsing with my ThreeContinue reading “The Meaning of Life”

The Pleasure Principle

Hang on – I’ll just go pour my coffee – BRB! Aaah – that’s better. It’s a cup made in the little plunger with a nice blend of bean pulverised in my birthday present from lovely hubby – a coffee grinder. I’d never had one before and its a well used present. I think asContinue reading “The Pleasure Principle”

Happy Halloween!

It’s Halloween in a few days time, on 31 October, and already I’ve heard enough people complain about us celebrating an ‘American tradition’ here in Australia that I’m moved to set the record straight. Halloween isn’t American. Yes they have a distinctive way of celebrating Halloween in the US with Trick or Treating and rewardsContinue reading “Happy Halloween!”