Monthly Archives: January 2017

School is back for 2017!

School is back for 2017 and I hear parents across the country let out a long sigh…no more “I’m bored”, no more juggling play dates and supervision, just the usual morning routine and after school activities to get back into.

Personally I always loved the start of the school year, new uniforms, new books and new opportunities.

While reflecting on this I realised 2017 is 30 years since I started secondary school…oh goodness.

Speaking of new opportunities, the new school year is a great time for parents to review their income estimates for Centrelink purposes.

We are just over half way through the financial year, your circumstances may have changed and this may affect your entitlements – so sit down for a few minutes to review, your bank account may just thank you.


Chinese New Year 2017

How appropriate to be calling for a World Ready Warrnambool on the day of our national holiday – Australia Day?

This weekend marks the Chinese New Year and Commerce Warrnambool have launched a fabulous initiative in recognition of the opportunities partnering with China can have for many local businesses and by way of acknowledging the tourism support of the Chinese (they love visiting our beautiful part of the world).

Businesses around town will be displaying this poster in their windows (I’m quite happy for you to use this image in your online promotions if you’d like to be involved – just be sure to leave the Commerce Warrnambool logo visible!)

The committee of Commerce Warrnambool have put together an information pack regarding Chinese New Year – you can get one of these by emailing and there is plenty of information on their Facebook page (take a look, give them a like and feel free to share any of the articles).

I wonder what’s in store for the year of the Rooster?


Australia Day 2017

It’s almost time to celebrate our nation’s day – Australia Day.

For the second year in a row I have been invited to MC the Australia Day Awards on behalf of the Warrnambool City Council – it is an honour to be asked but more importantly, I think I am very excited to meet our Australia Day Ambassador, the one and only Robert “Dipper” DiPierdomenico!

The festivities will be held on 26th January in the Botanic Gardens from 10.30am Р4pm and will include officially welcoming our newest Australian citizens, and the presentation of the Warrnambool Australia Day Awards followed by entertainment and fun for the whole family.

Please come down and support this event, and come and say “hi” if you see me – if you’re not in Warrnambool, check with your local council and see what they have planned.

Happy Australia Day mate!


Planning for 2017

We may well be just over half way through the first month of the year, but it’s not too late to get planning if you haven’t done so already!

I’ve started my planning and certainly haven’t finished, but I am loving my new diary and having my paper diary and full year social media planner in the one document.

For the first time I’m using the Passion Planner – it’s a gorgeous aqua colour, has a full year of month to view for my social media planning and a week to view for my day to day planning, as well as loads of tips and inspiration to keep me on track.

Even in this day and age, I am committed to my paper diary and I’m simply not ready to change just yet…

Of course, while I’m ion planning mode, if there is anything you’d like to see or hear or experience – just drop me a line and I’ll see what I can do.

What about you? Paper diary or electronic? Planner or not? Let me know.