Saturday, November 28, 2015

Day 2235 - The model Vlog

Today I'll hand you across to my daughter ...

Tahlia has just started her own You Tube channel. Here is some behind-the-scenes of this week's fashion show in Sydney with a snippet of her walks on the runway for Fashion Design Studio.


Friday, November 27, 2015

Day 2234 - The Life of a Struggling Writer

This week I was transported into a windowless world ...

Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974 – 1975) feature Carl Kolchak (Darren McGavin)

I spent the bulk of this week back in Sydney doing the whole Mumager thing.  Rather than spending copious amounts of money on quality accommodation we decided to rough it.  The model daughter is getting paid but so much of her money goes on travelling to her jobs that she ends up with very little coin at the other end.  

So with her holding onto the purse strings we stayed in a place that was somewhere between a student resident and a backpackers hostel.  It was very much the dingy back street vibe.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Day 2233 - Food for Health Muesli Pods

Need a healthy breakfast on the run?

Maybe these innovative new Muesli Pods might be just what you need.

Research suggests that around 50% of Aussies skip breakfast because they're just too busy.  I know I often "forget" to eat in the mornings because I'm too damn busy trying to fit in exercise, making lunches, helping with homework and getting ready for my everybody's day.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Day 2232 - Carriageworks in Sydney, NSW

Have you heard of Carriageworks?

It's another one of the hidden Sydney gems I get to see when on Mumager duties.

Our model is in Sydney this week for the Fashion Design Studio end of year runway events.  FDS is a TAFE program that has produced designers such as Alex Perry, Dion Lee, Nicky Zimmerman and Romance Was Born. This end of year show is a big deal with two days of rehearsals and three days of shows.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Day 2231 - Second hand smoke

Confession: I used to smoke

As with so many women my age, I have smoked.

I was never a very convincing smoker.  To be honest it gave me a headache.  I'd simply do it to "keep up with the Jones's".

Monday, November 23, 2015

Day 2230 - Is Sugar ever a good thing?

Sometimes sugar can be the smarter choice.

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According to a study at the University of Michigan, the latest research suggests that sugar may well be better than artificial sweeteners when it comes to weight loss.

Foods that say 'sugar-free' or 'low-calorie' are often filled with artificial sweeteners which can actually cause us to over indulge.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Day 2229 - The Tetris Diet

Playing Tetris can stop food cravings!

A study run by Plymouth University in the UK found that people who played Tetris for a few minutes at a time were able to curb cravings for a whole bunch of vices including food.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Day 2228 - The Cheer Chick Charlie Pop-up Shop

Today I got to sign books which is one of my favourite things to do.

A friend (and fellow business chick) and I shared a "pop-up shop" space today in a Canberra shopping centre where I not only got to sell my books direct to the public but I also got to sign them!

I love signing books.

The best news is I get to do it all again tomorrow..

If you want to say "hi" you can find me at the Jamison Plaza in Macquarie ACT.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Day 2227 - Chasing the air conditioning

How hot can a Friday get?

It was hot hot DAMN HOT in Sydneyville today.  It was around 41 degrees and I was hanging out trying to fill in time while the daughter did those modelling things again.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Day 2226 - Cheer Chick Charlie the 2nd Edition

Today I am confessing to being a dodgy writer.

As an author, when your book is ready for a reprint, there's lots to celebrate.  With less than 100 copies left for distribution I'm madly trying to get Cheer Chick Charlie: The Journey Begins ready for its second edition print run.

One might think this is an easy task right?  You just say "Oi Mr Printer, can you run me off another 2000 of those please".  

Alas, that is not the case for my favourite cheerleader.  For me, that second edition print run means the opportunity to finally get the book ship-shape and to a point that I can be proud of it again.