Five fab things to do on Oahu

I feel like I’m betraying Australia by even thinking about a beach holiday in the US. But Hawaii – with its iconic beaches, volcanoes and distinctive place in history, is extremely enticing. And after just four and a bit days on the main island of Oahu – I see why everyone raves about the place. […]

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Social media etiquette for parents

‘Mum, that was really awkward when you liked that photo.’ So began another lesson on social media etiquette from my teenage son. My infringement on this occasion – ‘liking’ a photo he was tagged in, that had been posted by one of his friends. Apparently that is – not cool.  Liking my son’s photos is fine, but liking […]

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The definition of fun: NZ

Mothers are generally a risk averse lot, and I, having spent far too much time in hospitals and specialist rooms in the past few months, am a particularly risk averse mother right now. That’s why I am sitting on my own in a lake-front apartment in Queenstown – New Zealand’s adrenalin capital, with Hilary Mantel’s […]

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