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Young farmer with his sheep

It’s good for the farmers

On rainy days, Mum used to love saying ‘It’s good for the farmers!’. As a child in the leafy suburbs of Sydney, it never really

The Last Vermeer movie scene

Movie Review: The Last Vermeer

As someone who typically avoids war films, I was drawn to ‘The Last Vermeer’ by the combination of Guy Pearce in a lead role and

A picture of chocolate wafer sticks

The Paper Straw dilemma

In 2022 the New South Wales Government banned single-use plastics, including bags, straws, cotton buds, plates, bowls, and cutlery. A significant stand in the war

Drop the swagger

Some years ago (and one of the many reasons why I became a web designer), I was a small business owner who was taken advantage

Ana de Armas as Marilyn Monroe

Movie Review: Blonde

‘Blonde’ is a powerful, yet disturbing exploration of the life of Marilyn Monroe. Driven by a charismatic, mesmerising performance by Ana de Armas (nominated for

King Richard movie scene

Movie Review: King Richard

Starring Will Smith in the title role of Richard Williams, ‘King Richard’ is the story of the dedicated father and coach of Venus and Serena

Woman with facial roller

Welcome to facial rolling

Recently after a particularly amazing remedial massage, I noticed that I was entirely relaxed and stress-relieved – but only from the neck down. My jaw

Fergus asleep on his dog bed

Life with dog

As a new dog parent of a gorgeous, West Highland White Terrier puppy (Fergus), I’ve been reading up on everything from behaviour training goals to

Timothee Chalamet and Rebecca Ferguson in Dune

Movie Review: Dune

One of my current excitements is that with audiences flocking back to the cinema, it’s an early peak season with a smorgasbord of major film