Captain Party Planner: The easiest Gig of all

I can’t believe that I never tried this before. When my sister had her third daughter, she actually contracted me to plan their parties every year. She knows I love doing it anyway, but I think she just felt way too exhausted to do it herself. Kudos to he ...

Backyard Gets a Drastic Upgrade

A garden consultant in Melbourne has been praised for his innovative methods of fruit tree installation, which include electronic diggers, hidden water channels and under-floor compost, an innovation thought to be impossible. Frederick Jones, who r ...

Booking the reception function room

Nothing brings people together quite like a weddings, even if they don’t WANT to come together! I’ve been planning weddings for sixteen years, and for a couple of those I had my own TV show on channel 46. You might remember Big Day With Dave? It becam ...

The Perfect, Scented Home

Everyone's house smells like something, and I want mine to smell like brownies. I know that if you keep smelling the same thing over and over again, there's a chance you'll just get used to it...but if it was brownies, then I don't think you would. I don' ...

Talking health with an old chum

Today I was on the tram and ran into an old pal from high school, Kasey. I haven’t seen her for yonks. We’d never been that close, but she seemed up for a chinwag, so I really went for it and told her all about my bung knee. She reciprocated by telling me ...

Surprise! You’re a Homeowner!

I think my fiance is being given a house by his great uncle. Not as an inheritance - just as a gift. This is totally news to me - I hadn’t realised I had impending family members in-law who are doing so well on the finances front. I didn’t even know my fi ...

For Want of a Nail…

Unfortunate, when your day gets ruined by an errant delivery of fish. I know having more fish than usual is supposed to be a good thing, but our fridge-freezer is currently not working as it should, and thus we have too many fish. Our fridge-freezer i ...

Let The Kids Party

Sometimes I wish I hadn’t signed up to be the coordinator of my daughter’s Under 7s dance team. I mean, she’s only six - how competitive can a team really be at that age? That’s what I’d thought when I put my hand up for the job. As it happens, they can b ...

Honeymoon in Aus: Great Ocean Road Plus East

Ever since we got engaged all Jamie talks about is our honeymoon. Before we had even set a date for the wedding he had decided we were going on a skiing trip through the Alps. He is big on his adventure trips. A week later it changed to a hiking expeditio ...