Melbourne Writers’ Club: It was great to connect with fabulous people in the writing community at Melbourne Writers’ Club last week, which is a monthly networking event organised by Sandi Sieger, editor-in-chief on Onya Magazine. I was honoured to speak at the event at the The Honey Bar in South Melbourne.
Oscar’s Table: While we’re on all things writing, I do love restaurants with a literary theme. I had dinner at Oscar’s Table at Docklands in Melbourne. It is full of Oscar Wilde quotes, lampshades are made from pages from books and there’s a giant original painting of the man himself adorning the walls.
Getting ready for his closeup
My little doggie Rambo had a photo session with celebrity photographer Gina Milicia last week. He also stars in Gina’s latest book “Making the Shot” which is full of her pro tips on taking portraits.
A very pretty high tea
It was great to check out high tea at Christine Re Tea Rooms in Collingwood in Melbourne. This was the venue of Rhiannon Colarossi’s WellbeingWeb event. Check out how gorgeous it is!
Driving in silence
Earlier this week, I drove from Melbourne to Sydney with my little doggie Rambo. Regular readers will know that it’s a trip I’ve done many times. The Hume Highway and I know each other on an intimate basis.
Each time, I try something new when it comes to trying to make the 11 hours pass quicker. This time, I did 10 out of the 11 hours in silence. That’s right: no radio, no podcasts, not even a single song from Jon Bon Jovi.
I have to say that I think I’ve hit the winning formula. Eight hundred kilometre seemed to pass in the blink of an eye. Really. When there is no unit of measurement (like the number of songs or podcasts) against which you can quantify time spent on the trip, it doesn’t seem as long. Well, it worked for me!
Admittedly, this gave me plenty of time to mull over ideas and come up with new plans!
Best 20 business bloggers in Australia
I was thrilled to be named as one of SmartCompany’s “20 Best Australian business blogs”. It was great to be in the company of friends as well! These include:
Gratuitous pic of Rex