Talk & Tea With Tristan Bancks

Tristan Bancks

It's no secret I live in a pretty creative part of the world. The Creative Business Women's High Tea proved exactly that. So it's no surprise there are also so many cultural attractions - Splendour In The Grass, Blues and Roots Festival, Byron Bay Writer's Festival, Mullumbimby Music … [continue]

Quiet, you: Dealing with the internal saboteur

Facing the internal saboteur

Did I tell you how much I loved being interviewed on the ABC Gold Coast last week? Yes, I think I did. Actually, I was at home feeling blue just before it aired because I was worried that people were sick of me promoting it on various social media channels. Social media has so many […]


My big moment on radio

Zanni Louise

Had a beautiful, full-beaming day yesterday pre-recording an hour’s interview for ABC Gold Coast with Amy McDonald, who was my drama teacher in Year 11 & 12. We hadn’t seen each other in 14 years, until yesterday. It’s amazing how much can happen in a person’s life in 14 years. Despite being nervous and blotchy, […]


Thursday Talk & Tea With Lynn Ward

Sally Snickers' Knickers by Lynn Ward

Do you know The Big Beet by Lynn Ward and Adam Carruthers? I have written about it here before. It’s one of the books on our heaving shelf frequently requested by Elfie. The other day, we received Lynn’s second book, Sally Snickers’ Knickers, illustrated by Anthea Stead. Both my girls loved it, and we read it about five […]


Lately, in the Sunshine House

The Notorious Bee Suit...but it looks so cute!

It’s been a busy time in the Sunshine House, as you may imagine. We’ve been Quincy’ing, and creating, and working…Leading up to launch, Gregor told me to relax, it was all going to ease up after the big day, but noooo…Now the Quincys are alive, we need to look after them! Not that I am […]