And welcome to Part 2 of News Views and Useful Shenanigans.
I love getting parcels, and when a package is delivered that’s all tied up with a pretty bow, and in a box, I love it even more!
New Aussie Taste Sensation
As I was feeling a little peckish, I’m sorry to say I tore into this without much finesse, when I realised what it was, and devoured a handful with lunch!
My children love Shapes from Arnotts, but I’m going to surprise them with a new flavour …
Shapes Vegemite & Cheese. A snack which brings Aussie mateship to our Aussie summer – Shapes and Vegemite together, a very tasty combo.
It’s a bit like the spirit of a nation in a cracker because the Shapes biscuits are baked in the shape of Australia, and come in a disruptive black packaging to reflect the colour of the iconic Aussie spread, Vegemite.
Arnott’s Shapes have been in Aussie homes for over 50 years, and Vegemite has been on Australian supermarket shelves for over 90 years – it’s always up for discussion in our household as some of us are Marmite babies from England!
Nonetheless I’m loving the new style Arnott’s crackers and I’ll be buying Vegemite Shapes for our next family get-together, that’s for sure.
Have you tried them yet? Let the discussions begin 🙂
Gorgeous Women and Skincare Products
I love finding out what other women of a certain age are doing now the kids have left home.
Even better, I love promoting other women entrepreneurs, and today lovely Min Gillespie from Queensland takes centre stage.
Min blogs at Write of the Middle about all things midlife and ways and means of obtaining balance of mind, body and soul.
Over to Min …
I became aware of the Gorgeous Woman Skin Care Products when I saw an advertisement from WomanOil8 Australia seeking Area Distributors shared on a friends Facebook page. I made contact and after discussions, meeting up with the co-founders and using and falling in love with the products myself, I became an Area Distributor.
- 100% natural botanical skin care ranges – Gorgeous Woman and ManOil8.
- 100% Australian owned and made.
- Handcrafted in small batches locally in Brisbane, Queensland.
- Made from pure plant oils and contain no petrochemicals, synthetic ingredients, parabens or toxic ingredients.
- Not tested on animals and cruelty free.
- Hydrating, anti-aging, nourishing blends.
“My skin has never felt or looked so good since I’ve been using these products. I love them all but have two favourites check out my site to see which they are!” Min.
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What I’m Loving
Oh summer in WA you are being strictly gorgeous. We’ve had a couple of corking hot days, but nothing that I’ve grumbled about too much – no heatwaves like over on the East Coast where it’s been scorching.
Our Little Bali Garden is, despite my lack of gardening knowledge, looking nice and colourful, and the beaches are blissful. I’m thankful for my Sequins and Sand Swimsuit with it’s long arms and zip front for sun protection – check out this post about Best Swimsuits if you’re needing a new one.
Movie Magic and Literary Loving
Dave and I are again on a quest to watch a movie on the big screen every month as we did in 2018 – check out our favourites here.
Last week we went to see Storm Boy, which hadn’t had great reviews, but that just goes to show you shouldn’t judge a movie by the reviews because we LOVED it, and I cried.
An Australian classic reborn for a new generation it’s heart-warming and interesting, the acting was fabulous, and the premise made me feel how cut off we are from the earth these days.
Take tissues – and fall in love with Mr Percival.
I’m loving it 🙂
Living a continent apart, Jo and Terry Anne made the commitment to email each other every Monday morning for six months. Part memoir, part diary, part self-help, the result is a vulnerable and insightful recollection of expatriate life between two friends.
It’s both uplifting and painfully honest with a helpful section at the end where experts in their fields give readers a deeper understanding of the various topics raised in the emails.
Monday Morning Emails
That’s all for now folks 🙂 I hope you’ve enjoyed these snippets of news, views and helpful shenanigans.
If you are a woman of a certain age, an entrepreneur perhaps, or you are doing something interesting, please get in touch and I’ll feature you in this series.
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