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Environmentally friendly interior – minus the wooden pallets!

Environmentally friendly interior – minus the wooden pallets! I am, among many, someone who believes that we must do more to help the environment but guilty of not actually doing enough…I decided to look into environmentally friendly interior projects and materials available with the hope of making myself (and you!)…

Girl about Town • Pop to Paris for a romantic weekend!

Pop to Paris for a romantic weekend! London is a magical city, but with Europe on your doorstep, it is a shame not to enjoy the wonderful delights it has to offer and with low cost flights or the Eurostar, it has never been easier to do so.  Paris is…

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Drive Safely – A Date With A Douche bag

My flat mate, Stephen, was working as a writer’s assistant for a TV show and when filming was done he invited me to the wrap party in Hollywood. It would be the whole cast and crew, director and producers. “Hmmmm…maybe…” I said “It’s open bar,” he said. I said, “I’m…

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Space within Space

Interior Design Inspiration: Space within Space by Alexa Page There is something about interior architecture which involves a ‘box in box’ which excites me. This is partly the allure of a possible secret hideaway,which is externally visible and makes me want to explore further. I also like the fact that…

Book to movie releases

Chicks Picks • Book to Movie releases   Whisky Tango Foxtrot (The Taliban Shuffle by Kim Barker) Release Date – 22 April 2016 Former Chicago Tribune reporter, Kim Barker’s 2011 wartime memoir entitled “The Taliban Shuffle: Strange Days in Afghanistan and Pakistan” depicts her experiences covering conflicts in Afghanistan and…

Chicks Picks – Top 5 Books for Toddlers

Top Five Chicks Pick Books for Toddlers Books can teach toddlers about words, sentence structure and help them to better understand different concepts. That’s why it is so important to read with little ones. However, choosing from what’s available can be pretty daunting. Here are five books I would recommend…

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Adaptability – After giving Birth

Adaptability. Eleven days ago I had a baby boy! Nine days ago I was sobbing, coughing and about to give up on life. (Although my actual labour was blessedly quick I had two previous nights in the hospital with no sleep. Add to that a chest infection and a big…

Author Spotlight – Kate Morton

Author Spotlight – Kate Morton Australian author Kate Morton is one of my favourites, and with her newest book The Lakehouse just hitting the shelves, I thought it the perfect time to introduce you to her work. Morton has enjoyed international success with her novels, and it’s no wonder why….

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The Truth According to Us • Book Review

Chick’s Picks – Books The Truth According to Us by Annie Barrows Published June 2015 Drawing inspiration from her aunt’s home state of West Virginia, Annie Barrows (a noted children’s author best known for The Ivy & Bean series) has written her first adult fiction novel.  You may also recognise…

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Upcycling Varnished Wardrobe using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

Upcycling Wardrobe with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint I have been dying to Upcycle a wardrobe that came with the house. I believe it to be Victorian. I must admit I didn’t instantly fall in love with it, but it soon proved to be a very useful piece of furniture. It…

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Jaqueline of All Trades, Mum of one

My name is Casey Hill and I am a career hoarder. I don’t know if it’s a result of being self employed and therefore financially insecure but I am perennially being ‘something else’. I am professionally an actress, a dancer, makeup artist, hair stylist, model, writer and swimming coach to…