Dark Emu – Australia’s true history

Dark Emu – Australia’s true history

I must admit this is not the sort of book I usually choose. I was prompted to purchase Dark Emu when author Bruce Pascoe was referred to Australian Federal Police. In case you missed the controversy, Peter Dutton, Minister for Home Affairs, referred Pascoe to police....
Becoming – Michelle Obama

Becoming – Michelle Obama

I absolutely loved this well written biography by the United States’ former First Lady, Michelle Obama. It struck me that recent reads that I’ve loved (both this and Leigh Sales’ Any Ordinary Day) have been ones where hope is a central feature. I’m definitely a glass...
How to choose the right white paint

How to choose the right white paint

You’re in the process of building your dream home and it’s time to choose your external and internal paint colours. Not a problem. You have your heart set on white. You’ve seen many beautiful homes use white to great effect. Then you see the colour chart – and there...
Could you do The Block? To renovate or not?

Could you do The Block? To renovate or not?

Every year when a new series of The Block starts, my husband who is in the building trade, turns and says “We should go on The Block!”  My response is always a laugh and “no chance!” While I love reality TV (my guilty pleasure), I would never be silly enough to put...