Wineglass Bay, Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania
Loving: This week I was in Tasmania. I’ve had a soft spot for Tassie ever since I went there for my version of Schoolies at the end of Year 12 … decades ago! This trip, I visited Freycinet and it was stunning. Apart from sampling some amazing Tasmanian produce, here’s what else happened:
I did my best Stig impression when I went quad-biking.
David the activities coordinator showed us how to shuck oysters straight from the marine farm, then brought out some bubbles to go with them.
My favourite bridge in the world, Spiky Bridge, on the way to Freycinet. I go there every time I’m in Tassie because it’s just so weird looking.
I’m wearing fly-fishing gear but I can’t focus because I’m annoyed at the missing apostrophe (there should be one after the n).
Meeting: Wonderful writers in the Australian Writers’ Centre community in Brisbane and Perth. My travels have enabled me to connect with our students and they never cease to inspire me with what they achieve!
With Cassy Small in Brisbane
Marvelling at: 3D printing
I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these. Startup blogger Steve Sammartino invited a bunch of us over to see his new 3D printer in action. This one prints plastic but you can also print glass, titanium, a range of metals and even wood (using wood chips).
Here it is in action. A program on your laptop provides the specs and then you simply watch your product take shape.
Here is the final product.
Recording: SMaC Talk
I’m having a ball recording our weekly episodes of SMaC Talk, my new podcast with fellow authors and bloggers Kerri Sackville and Allison Tait about what’s been going on around the social web. You can download it on iTunes or listen to it here.
L-R Kerri Sackville, Allison Tait, Valerie Khoo
Thrilled: To spot my book Power Stories: The 8 stories you MUST tell to build an epic business at Brisbane Airport just minutes before I received an email with the news that it’s being translated into Spanish. Hola!
“Power Stories” is going multi-lingual!
Talking about: All things blogging. I could talk about blogging for hours. And I almost got my wish. Well, for an hour anyway on ABC Radio last weekend. Thanks to all the callers who rang in with questions!
See you at: The third seminar in the Let’s Talk Business seminar series. This one is about “People and performance in the new workplace”. I’m be MC-ing. If you stop by, come say hi!
When: Tuesday 21 May 2013
Where: Lower Town Hall, 483 George Street, Sydney (enter via Druitt Street)
Time: 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Cost: Single Tickets $55.
You can get tickets here.