A fantastic travel prize to be won!

February 18th, 2017

One lucky passenger on the 2017 Ireland/United Kingdom ‘Paddock to Plate’ farm tour will win a fantastic ‘early booking’ travel prize – the icing on the cake of an inspiring and memorable journey. This prize draw has been planned since last year and was meant to be announced weeks ago. But I’ve had so much […]

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Care for the environment – like charity – must begin at home

February 12th, 2017

Pheasant coucals are one of Australia’s most splendid birds. They are quirky characters with disproportionally long tails, a habit of engaging in disorganised, ungainly dances in bare spaces that include roads, and a hauntingly memorable call. I heard a pheasant coucal long before I ever saw one, several decades ago, in the thick vegetation lining […]

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Business operating hours – dates away & events attended

February 4th, 2017

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, in 2017: Queensland Rural Press Club – monthly luncheon in Brisbane; 16th February.  This […]

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

January 7th, 2017

Have you ever dreamt of a relaxing trip around Britain’s iconic rural landscapes – off the beaten track as well as to famous locations? En route enjoying great food and interesting conversations with locals involved in agriculture, as well as other farmers on the tour? Then I have the ideal journey for you! After a […]

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SkyPixel – drone photography rights grab

December 31st, 2016

Who scrutinises pages of Terms & Conditions prior to ticking ‘yes’ and downloading apps, updating software, joining well-known global groups? We all know we should – but life’s too short.  And it is reasonable to expect that well-known businesses will protect their corporate reputation by at least feigning respect for their customers. Which means not […]

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Global agricultural networking

December 2nd, 2016

Twitter plus Google Translate offers amazing opportunities for global networking.  It’s fabulous for business reasons – spreading ideas and innovation around the planet in seconds and creating a fantastic rural travel network for in-person encounters.  Online networking is especially beneficial for rural and remote residents, being less likely to network in person at events and […]

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Website updates

October 24th, 2016

In case you’ve clicked on any website pages and found them blank or received an error message – please note that we are working on updates until mid November. New pages are in the throes of being added, and some old pages amalgamated or deleted. Apologies for any inconvenience.  

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New Australian outback greeting cards

October 4th, 2016

New outback greeting cards are now available! Because I am finally able to produce smaller quantities of a larger variety of designs, what is available will change more regularly.  So images of these new cards will not be added to the online ordering system (this keeps admin costs down, and thus the cards remain very […]

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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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