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How I stay healthy & happy while travelling

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Earlier this month, I spoke to Juna Xu from Body+Soul about staying healthy and happy while travelling - without exercise. Here's the story... "Catriona Rowntree (aka Australia's most travelled woman), reveals how she's learnt to stay healthy and happy while travelling, despite her non-existent love for exercise. We grew up with these big dreams of wanting to become ...

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Find your extra with Clarins

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Feel like a wander around my garden with me? Recently the Clarins team were welcomed to our farm, for a little chat about my love of their products. I’ll admit, after 40 days of no rain, my heart was in my mouth, but hopefully you’ll enjoy what you see, you be the judge. As for the ...

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A quick Christmas Q&A with author ​Jane Webster!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

1.What would you suggest for a Christmas afternoon tea? Brioche rolls filled with smoked salmon, cucumber and horseradish cream fraiche.... Sprinkle tops with finely chopped chives. NOTE:There's a great Vietnamese baker calledTopbreadthat make the little brioche buns. ( chicken and leek mini pies) ( Tiny fruit tarts and mini orange cakes) 2.What must I have on the table ...

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Love, mum

Sunday, May 4, 2014

​Love,Mum is a new book that I'm both proud and humbled to be a part of. Proud that I can contribute in some small way to the amazing charity Miracle Babies (proceeds from the book go towards this), and humbled to be included in a book with so many inspiring women. ​I received an email a ...

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The Art of Publishing

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Art of Publishing, with Annette Barlow of Allen & Unwin. Since going through the process of writing my book 'A Grandmother's Wisdom', I've been fascinated by the role of The Publisher. In my case, it's Annette Barlow of Allen & Unwin and i can hand on heart say "there'd be no book, if it wasn't ...

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Glamour and luxury escapes

‘Top 5’ Glamour and Luxury Journeys

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Starting with the beautiful hotel which inspired our 'glamour and luxury' special on Journeys To Come radio last weekend... 1.The Ritz, Paris The newly refurbished Ritz Paris has just undergone a €200 million refurbishment. It was 3.5 years in the making and believe it or not the huge focus was on the plumbing! The hotel management asked guests what ...

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