Social Media Day Melbourne! Tuesday June 30, 2015 #SMday

As a social media enthusiast, I am very excited for #SMday - Global Social Media Day!! On Tuesday, June 30th 2015, we will celebrate Social Media Day! This initiative has been running around the world for six years globally and this year I'll be celebrating in Melbourne! #SocialMelb are hosting an event in Melbourne on … Continue reading Social Media Day Melbourne! Tuesday June 30, 2015 #SMday

Social Media Workshop Sydney: Maximise your efforts on Social Media

Emma will be running another social media workshop through her business Lovelly Communications in Sydney. Get in quick for your early bird tickets at just $87

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After a great workshop in Sydney in May with some really engaged participants, Lovelly Communications is again hosting a Social Media Workshop in Sydney.

Tickets available at Eventbrite: 

Social Media Workshop Sydney: Maximise your efforts on Social Media


Whether you’re a business or a budding professional, social media is a powerful medium for you to connect online and reach a larger audience. You can promote yourself or your business to audiences you may have never reached otherwise.

Shameless self promotion you might say? Why yes! We believe that if you’re not talking about yourself, who will?

Emma Lovell, social media professional and owner of Lovelly Communications, wants to help you by giving you the skills to promote yourself in the best way possible using social media.


In the two hour workshop with Emma, you’ll gain valuable skills and tips on how to enhance your social media. It’s not hard… it’s…

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Nailing it

Just found this wonderful blog on mental health! Though I am not yet a mother and don’t understand this particular perspective, I do understand how important managing our mental health is.

I also have a massive problem with stress nail biting. It’s actually the skin next to my nails and it’s gross, annoying painful. Perhaps if I stress less about perfection and having it all together, I won’t take such a savage attack on my nails.

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I have something to admit….  I’m a nail-biter.  I’ve got a stack of nail files in my bathroom cabinet that never get used.

My nails will no sooner start growing… then I watch a scary movie, or sit through a boring talk, and all that’s left of them is a jagged mess.

I was reminded about my poor nails this week at work, when I got chatting with a lovely colleague while making a cup of tea. Looking down, I couldn’t help but notice her lovely long, shiny pink nails wrapped around her tea cup.

Before I could stop myself, I found myself commenting on her beautiful nails – and asking what it took to keep them looking so stunning.

She enlightened me on the world of acrylic nails… and then told me something that suprised me.

Apparently – underneath the shiny exterior of her perfectly shaped pink nails – her real

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My Top 6 photos from reaching Everest Base Camp

I guess I've held off on posting these since the terrible devastation that was the #nepalearthquake. I had planned to write post after post about my experience and share my story of reaching Everest Base Camp with Team World Vision Australia in March 2015. But 3 weeks after I returned... disaster struck and my focus … Continue reading My Top 6 photos from reaching Everest Base Camp

Could you survive on one small box of food for a week?

It's always incredible when someone takes a stand not only by clicking a button and saying "I support that" but by putting themselves physically through a process to make a point. My friend Rebecca Melrose is doing just that and standing up for Refugees in crisis. She is living this week on a set of … Continue reading Could you survive on one small box of food for a week?

Epic bike fails of Melbourne

Since living in Melbourne I've vowed to get back into my commuting lifestyle of the cyclist. With all my good intentions, it's turned out to be nothing but epic failures. Perhaps having a half decent bike would have been a good start to my cycling habits but alas no. I tried to dust off my … Continue reading Epic bike fails of Melbourne

One Tree Hill & the 1000 Steps, Dandenong Ranges National Park – 2 March 2014

Thanks to Dayna for this great blog post on the 1000 steps in Melbourne. I’m off to do the track and haven’t done this one in a while so was curious as to which route to take. I think one loop of the old and one loop of the new will do the trick! I’m taking a group of nine adventurers from Inspired Adventures for a training trek. An excellent way to test whether you’re ready for the Great Wall of China, the mountains of Nepal or the heights of Kilimanjaro!

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Just because you’ve done something once before, doesn’t mean you can do it again – without directions, at least.

Which is how we came to be walking by some very nice houses on Kia Ora Parade (with some other locationally challenged walkers) wondering which turn we should/shouldn’t have made to get to the 1000 Steps. But lets rewind a bit and I’ll explain…

It’s not long now until we’re off to Wilsons Prom to walk down to the lighthouse. My office day job provides, as you might imagine, ideal training for a 20-24km hike (probably to be repeated 3 days in a row, unless we’re too knackered on the middle day). The slightly downhill 3km walk home of an evening has also really helped to boost my confidence.

Even so, we though a bit of extra practice wouldn’t go astray.

We’ve been meaning to go back to One Tree Hill…

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