Creative Writing for Young Geniuses

Creative Writing for Young Geniuses

Creative Writing for Young Geniuses aged 10 to 18 years Helensvale Cultural Centre, Sir John Overall Drive, Helensvale, QLD 4212 (below Helensvale Library) Are you staying home over the summer holidays but still want to go on adventures? Creative writing gives you...
I’m Giving up Sugar – Day 28!

I’m Giving up Sugar – Day 28!

I can see the finishing line! I can smell chocolate! The reason I decided not to write every day was because it would add to the torture to have to write about not eating chocolate and the benefits of not eating sugar – I love sweets! But I have to say that the saying...
I’m Giving Up Sugar – Days 17 to 23

I’m Giving Up Sugar – Days 17 to 23

If you’ve been wondering where I’ve been, I just recovered from my sugar-free coma! No, I’ve had a writing deadline due so I had to knuckle down and prove that there is some intelligence somewhere in my brain because giving up sugar seemed to show a lack of it. I’ve...
I’m Giving up Sugar – Days 12 to 16

I’m Giving up Sugar – Days 12 to 16

I’m on Day 16 of no sugar and things are running quite smoothly. I have moments of intense craving but I seem to be able to get my mind off it. Having my family visit had its challenges when I would open the pantry and find 2 family blocks of chocolate staring...
I’m Giving Up Sugar – Days 8 to 11

I’m Giving Up Sugar – Days 8 to 11

Days 8 to 11 I know, you haven’t heard from me in a few days and you’re probably thinking I’ve failed my mission. Those chocolates I posted up were the nails in my coffin! I walk in shame with my tail between my legs. I was caught unashamedly licking my computer...
I’m Giving Up Sugar… only Day 7… seriously!

I’m Giving Up Sugar… only Day 7… seriously!

Ok, it’s Day 7… that’s one whole week of giving up sugar. Doesn’t sound like much but to me, it’s a big deal. 1.35pm – I can’t tell you how badly I’m craving a triple-choc brownie with white chocolate, dark chocolate and...
I’m Giving Up Sugar – Days 5 & 6

I’m Giving Up Sugar – Days 5 & 6

I was doing fine this morning. I made sugarless pancakes with St Dalfour sugarless cherry jam and I was a happy girl. I was kept busy so I was fine until I entered the supermarket to get some supplies. My trolley dragged me towards the confectionery aisle where I...
Take a Chance on Me theatre review

Take a Chance on Me theatre review

This is an unloved story. Take a Chance on Me follows six people, from various ages and professions, on their hilarious journey through the dating circuit after finding themselves suddenly single. Take a Chance on Me is so well written that many would be able to...
I Remember You theatre review

I Remember You theatre review

Wow, what a spectacular surprise! I Remember You is an absolute blast from the past showcasing the hits from the 50s and 60s. There is no way you can sit through this show without singing along and tapping your feet. If it was possible to dance, I would have done that...
I’m Giving Up Sugar!

I’m Giving Up Sugar!

Ok, I’ve decided I’m giving up sugar for one month and the only way I think I’ll be able to do it is if I hold myself accountable by blogging my way through it. I have a sweet tooth and sugar is my best friend. I know I’m addicted to it because I go crazy if I can’t...
Lady Windermere’s Fan theatre review

Lady Windermere’s Fan theatre review

You may be thinking Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde would send you to Snoozeville. The very thought of Ladys, Lords, Duchesses and Sirs conjures up images of stuffiness and arrogance. It was after all the Victorian era, an interesting era if you consider...
Plunge by Kate Shearer

Plunge by Kate Shearer

Plunge is innovative theatre at its best. What an extraordinary experience to be able to be a part of a production where you follow the actors across various locations of The Gold Coast Aquatic Centre, soon to be centre pieced for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. The...
Billy Liar theatre review

Billy Liar theatre review

Billy Liar will knock your socks off. The lies that flow out of Billy’s mouth will make your head spin. I had a blast watching this production with its array of colourful characters that will make you laugh, cry and possibly infuriate you. It didn’t take long to warm...
Tweed Endeavour 4.5 hour Luncheon Cruise

Tweed Endeavour 4.5 hour Luncheon Cruise

Tweed Endeavour Cruises offer a 4.5 hour Luncheon Cruise along the Tweed River that is perfect for unwinding and releasing pent up stress. I was welcomed aboard the Golden Swan by Captain Wayne and hostess Celeste. The Golden Swan seats 60 passengers and is fully...
70 Girls 70 theatre review

70 Girls 70 theatre review

  What a delightful production presented in vaudeville style. Don’t ever underestimate the ability of senior citizen’s to shake a leg or two. 70 Girls 70 is a musical about a group of senior citizens living in a run down New York hotel that is about to be sold off to...
Matt Hollywood Illusions Magic Show Review

Matt Hollywood Illusions Magic Show Review

If you’re looking for a drug-free night where you’ll still be tripping, I recommend booking VIP tickets to Matt Hollywood’s Illusions Magic Show, although it’s been rumoured that Matt Hollywood doesn’t really exist. Rumour has it that he’s a figure of the imagination,...
England by Tim Crouch Theatre Review

England by Tim Crouch Theatre Review

  England, a thought-provoking play by British playwright Tim Crouch where the value of life is comparable to a work of art. What is the price of a heart? The very source of love and life is taken from one to give to another as flippantly as trading a piece of...
Sweet Road theatre review

Sweet Road theatre review

Sweet Road was written by award-winning Australian playwright, Debra Oswald, better known for her television series Offspring and The Secret Life of Us. Performed at Javeenbah Theatre, Director, Gaye Gay did a wonderful job of staging multiple road trips, on a small...
The Gathering Feel Good Festival

The Gathering Feel Good Festival

The Gathering Feel Good Music Festival was launched on Australia Day, 26 January 2017 on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Set at Country Paradise Parklands, a superb venue on lush acreage tucked away in the outskirts of Nerang, there’s no doubt that this festival has set its...
Night, Mother theatre review

Night, Mother theatre review

Night, Mother will hit a nerve with some people. When Jessie calmly announces to her mother that she intends to kill herself, in a couple of hours, a barrage of emotions between mother and daughter ensue. The play written by American playwright, Marsha Norman revolves...
Jasmin Organics Skincare

Jasmin Organics Skincare

Jasmin Organics –  When Only the Best Organic Skincare Will Do Lihua Song realised her dream of creating luxurious organic skincare on Mount Tamborine, in the Gold Coast hinterland. It’s a special place where the air is crisp and pure and the pristine mountain...
The Smell of Money theatre review

The Smell of Money theatre review

The Smell of Money is a witty play written by Queensland local, Peter Maden. It centres around the Helensvale Jets Aussie Rules Football Club that has been on a losing streak since the world began. A committee meeting reveals that their only star player is constantly...