2017 “Paddock to Plate” farm tour of Ireland, Wales, England & Scotland – F.A.Q.

September 18th, 2016

At last!  After a mammoth amount of planning, I’ve finished writing the 2017 farm tour itinerary. Here are answers to some of the questions I’ve been asked by people interested in coming on this unique ‘Paddock to Plate’ farm (& photography) tour: Tour dates: We’ll fly out of Australia on Tuesday 11th July 2017 & […]

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Latest news – workshops, webinars & dinner speaking engagement

September 17th, 2016

Unique rural travel tips workshops during October 2016: As well as presenting ‘Making photography work for you’ workshops, I’m thrilled to bits to be presenting a new workshop I’ve called “Ag travel around the planet – without costing the earth” at this year’s QRRRWN Conference in Roma (Queensland) and the NSW Rural Women’s Network conference […]

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Videoing the public (including at events) – legal & ethical issues

September 15th, 2016

As is often the case these days, laws have not kept up with rapidly evolving technology. In the case of videoing the public and uploading to social media accounts, generally accepted etiquette hasn’t kept up either.  In most circumstances it seems obvious to ask people close enough to feature in a film if they mind […]

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Business operating hours – dates away & events attended

September 12th, 2016

This is a one-person show – so you receive personal service.  But as there’s no staff here, when I’m away, the office is closed. Some of the days I’ll be out of the office & events we could cross paths at: 2016: WORKSHOPS & SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS: QRRRWN Conference, Roma (Qld).  6-8 October are the conference […]

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Conversing with people in agriculture, all around the world

August 22nd, 2016

Twitter provides fantastic opportunities for people involved in agriculture to meet and converse with people in other industries and countries. It’s easy to envisage a future in which digital agricultural communication booms globally, and in-person reciprocal farm visiting flourishes. Most of us love travelling and none of us can travel constantly (nor would we want […]

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Rural travel around the British Isles – 2017

August 19th, 2016

You’re invited to embark upon a once-in-a-lifetime fantastic journey around rural Ireland, Wales, England and Scotland, in the company of a great group of fellow travellers, during July-August 2017.  We’ll be attending a several of Britain’s best agricultural events, visiting interesting farms and meeting a variety of  locals involved in agriculture (farmers, rural leaders, agricultural […]

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How to run an agricultural event’s Twitter account

July 25th, 2016

Have you been asked to run an agricultural event’s Twitter account, and you’re not sure where to start – or how to do a really good job rather than just get by? Below are the basic essentials that must be included in an event’s Twitter account profile, plus some tips.  Some of these details may […]

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Ugg boots – be careful you’re buying genuine Australian owned & manufactured

June 22nd, 2016

*Please note – the main story below was written in 2009. Some of the links may be broken but they will be left as-is because they contain the original addresses for the reference information & quotes used. Other links were updated in June 2016; as Deckers has yet again launched legal action against an Australian […]

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Quality merino wool jumpers, coats, skirts, blankets

June 19th, 2016

I wrote this blog post listing Australian wool clothing makers who are online, because surprising numbers of people end up on my website after searching for Australian Merino wool-related subjects. Many are looking for woollen garments or information. So here’s a useful shortlist of some of the better-known retailers and manufacturers, so that you can […]

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Latest news

June 16th, 2016

LATEST NEWS: RIRDC’s ‘Rural Women’s Award’: This year I was honoured to be one of the Queensland finalists.  The project I proposed was to run a national, multi-industry competition for short videos featuring farm conservation; from positive every-day decisions farmers make in favour of the environment, up to innovative, large-scale projects.  This RIRDC project had […]

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