Write in Response to Visual Art

June Perkins, author, poet, blogger, photographer and videographer, held a Writing Poetry in Response to Art, workshop which showed how visual art could inspire poetry or some form of writing. Aspiring and emerging writers and poets were given an insight into ‘how to think differently’ about writing poetry. This event was part of the mini Illumine Festival on 6-8th October, 2017 at…

Boxing Improves Reflexes & Fitness

Going to a gym, which has a variety of classes and varied time-slots is a bonus. When I saw boxing on the schedule, I raced over, slipped on my boxing gloves and was ready to defend myself. But no, it wasn’t that kind of boxing. It was hand-eye co-ordination, reflex and fitness building. Our boxing…

Marvel at the Costumes

What ignites your passion? As a theatre goer, the costumes have always attracted my respect and admiration for the costumer designer. When confronted with close-up detailed costumes of the Marvel Movie, time stood still.  Still enough, to appreciate the time expended not only on their intricate design but on their meticullous creation. With any production or movie,…

Sky’s Sun Rises

Take A Moment… … to wake up early one morning. See the Sun rise high in the Sky. Observe its magnificent hot fiery colours splashed across the skyline.  Unlike a landscape adorning a wall this yellow Star will make its canvas disappear. A poem to the Sun…                      …

Secret to Sparkling Mirrors

The secret to sparkling mirrors and windows is what to use and how you use it. This is according to my friend who trialled some of her home remedy tips on my mirrors and windows. Equipment 500mL spray bottle 1 part white vinegar 3 parts water newspaper chux cloth (if needed) Step 1 If really dirty, wipe mirror…

Tidy Pantry, Tidy Mind

Rows in a pantry work well for me. It’s a quick visual snapshot of what’s in there. In my mind, it helps me feel organised and prepared. It gives me a certain satisfaction after I’ve spring cleaned the pantry. When preparing for any unexpected eventualities, food is something you can’t do without. It’s good to…

Caring, Café & Cottages

Time for some health and wellbeing pampering. I took myself to a quaint Café in the little village of Yungaburra, up on the Atherton Tablelands. I was overdue for some special ‘caring’ me time. I hadn’t been in this little Café before, but it felt  delightful: the glistening white crockery against the mat timber table;…