How to Join A Women’s Shed

Women's sheds have teken off around Australia. Photo by Priscilla Du Preez on Unsplash

Whether you’re looking for new skills, friendship, or a place to practice a hobby, women’s sheds around Australia have open doors for women of all ages. Here’s what you should know about women’s sheds, from how they work to how to find one near you. What are women’s sheds Like men’s sheds, women’s sheds meet… Continue reading How to Join A Women’s Shed

A hobby becomes a career: Tonya Trott is a furniture DIY expert

DIY furniture redecoration expert Tonya Trott loves being in her workshop.

Tonya Trott had a problem. It became an award-winning business. It was 2012 and Tonya and her husband had just moved to coastal NSW from country Victoria. They’d brought most of their country-style furniture with them. But it didn’t match their new home’s coastal surrounds, and that just wouldn’t do: Tonya, a qualified interior designer,… Continue reading A hobby becomes a career: Tonya Trott is a furniture DIY expert

It’s 2021: Here’s how to recycle your takeaway coffee cup

In 2021, we have three options for reducing our coffee lifestyle’s impact on the planet. Image: Tamara Bellis on Unsplash.

In 2020, when we weren’t allowed to sit in cafes or bring reusable cups, I accumulated about 60 takeaway coffee cups and put them in my garage. You know the ones: tapered, with holey lids, nice to sip from on car trips and walks with friends. We see them daily, cradled in people’s hands or… Continue reading It’s 2021: Here’s how to recycle your takeaway coffee cup

Best things to do in Cape Tribulation

Whether you’re free to travel or stuck at home waiting for borders to open, the ancient Daintree Rainforest awaits you in Far North Queensland. This UNESCO World Heritage rainforest has been on the comeback since it became protected in 1988. It’s just been handed back to the indigenous owners, the Eastern Kuku Yalanji people. This… Continue reading Best things to do in Cape Tribulation

Style, attitude, and taking risks: Part three of our interview with Tricia Cusden

Don't tone down style or life decisions because of age, says Tricia. Photo: Look Fabulous Forever

Tricia Cusden is an expert on makeup for older women. Eight years ago, at 65, she started multi-million dollar business Look Fabulous Forever to provide makeup products that would work for older faces. Find out how she did it, her personal style, and her attitude to life at 73 in the final part of our… Continue reading Style, attitude, and taking risks: Part three of our interview with Tricia Cusden

Makeup is just one part of beauty for older women: A conversation with Tricia Cusden.

Tricia Cusden talks makeup and beauty for older women. Photo: Look Fabulous Forever

It’s 7pm in the UK, and Tricia Cusden looks beautiful even on Zoom. Dressed simply, she’s wearing light makeup and striking pink lipstick that matches her earrings. “Makeup made for a younger face didn’t work on my 65 year old face. It would disappear without a trace. it wouldn’t look as luminous as I wanted… Continue reading Makeup is just one part of beauty for older women: A conversation with Tricia Cusden.

Makeup in lockdown: part two of our interview with Tricia Cusden

Thousands of women connected through makeup in lockdown. Photo: Look Fabulous Forever

Tricia Cusden is a makeup expert for older women. In part two of our interview, Trisha tells us what makeup means to her, and the unexpected role makeup played for women around the world in lockdown. Find part one here. “Women started to post photos of themselves on our Facebook page wearing makeup, even though… Continue reading Makeup in lockdown: part two of our interview with Tricia Cusden

From art to astrophysics: The 8 best online course platforms in 2021

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Did you take advantage of the online classes boom during the pandemic? Ever wanted to learn embroidery? Interior design? Digital marketing? How about sitting in on a whole Harvard course, or taking conservation advice from Jane Goodall? After reading this article, you can do all that and more. Thanks to the events of 2020, there’s… Continue reading From art to astrophysics: The 8 best online course platforms in 2021

Book Review: Makeup and Beauty for Older Women

'Living the Life More Fabulous' by Tricia Cusden

Do you struggle to find makeup products that actually work for older skin? Do you want makeup brands to celebrate you rather than tell you to look younger? Do you wonder how to do eye makeup so that it looks stunning, not tragic? There’s a book for you. “Our society seems to value older women… Continue reading Book Review: Makeup and Beauty for Older Women

6 Things Spock Would Say About Granny Flats

Spock has some things to say about granny flats. Photo by Stefan Cosma on Unsplash

Granny flats are a thing of the future. They’re increasingly popular in Australia as investments and homes for family members. So what better way to dive into the world of granny flats, than as seen through the eyes of Star Trek’s Spock? Enjoy classic Spock quotes, heed his warnings, and soak up what you need… Continue reading 6 Things Spock Would Say About Granny Flats