Rural travel around the British Isles – 2017

July 25th, 2016

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

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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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Latest news – travel workshop & dinner speaking engagement

July 1st, 2016

Travel workshop in Queensland – October 2016: I’m thrilled to bits to be presenting a workshop called “Ag travel around the planet – without costing the earth” at this year’s QRRRWN Conference. Because this unique workshop is not just designed to inspire; it will provide practical information to help the dreams become reality. Just a […]

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Business operating hours – dates away & events attended

June 26th, 2016

You receive personal service because this is a one-person show.  Unfortunately this does mean that when I’m away, the office is closed. Some of the days I’ll be out of the office & events attended: 2016: PHOTOGRAPHY COMMISSIONS:  Excited to be returning to Birdsville in late August/early September, to take photographs for the Birdsville Roadhouse, […]

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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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New Australian outback greeting cards

April 4th, 2016

Outback greeting cards sold out before Christmas, but new 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, […]

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Sydney Royal Easter Show

March 8th, 2016

I loved holding the month-long exhibition in Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion in 2008, and finally I’m returning for 2 weeks at the Sydney Royal Easter Show  this year: Thursday 17th March until Wednesday 30th.  Sydney hosts the largest agricultural society show in Australia, with around 800,000 people attending, and it runs for more days than any […]

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Rural Women’s Organisations – Australia and other countries

February 20th, 2016

Australia is fortunate to have a number of strong state and national rural women’s groups.  Each is unique, though perhaps these differences aren’t immediately apparent to anyone on the sidelines. Rural women’s organisations (worldwide) include at least one of the following aspects.  Some include all three: A strong emphasis on directly lobbying governments to improve […]

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