Monday, 28 July 2014

Should you bother going for your goal? (The Voice 2014 Tour)

If you have a dream should you go for it, or should you stay on the couch watching others trying to reach theirs? By the look on the faces of The Voice Top 8 contestants performing at Perth Arena last night, the answer was a definite yes.

The Voice 2014 Tour © The Ponder Room

Friday, 25 July 2014

Revisiting old fun food times at Zapata's

Food creates memories, it can transport you back in time. Childhood lollies, teenage burgers and all ages chocolate fudge pudding. Last month I was reminded of my university days when we dropped into Zapata's.

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

The Keeper of Lost Causes

The Scandinavian Film Festival starts in Perth on July 24 and I managed to see the much heralded noir crime thriller, The Keeper of Lost Causes. The script was written by Nikolaj Arcel (the original Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and A Royal Affair) which may give you some idea of what awaits.
Thanks to Madman

Monday, 21 July 2014

10 tips for running a successful community event (pop up food market)

We’ve all done it, seen something happening overseas and thought that could work back home. But very few of us actually have the fortitude to bring the idea back home and make it happen. Last weekend I met Bev McGhie, a wonderful Kiwi lady who went to Boston and returned with an idea for a food market. Her idea is now a fully functioning popup food market in Victoria Park. I was fortunate to bump into Bev and asked her about the markets success.

© The Ponder Room

Friday, 18 July 2014

The Ponder Room recognised in WA Top 100 food blogs

Evidently on January 25 this year there were 275 food-related blogs in WA. That’s a lot of blushing beetroots being photographed in restaurants, and a lot of friends being asked to ‘hang on can I just take a photo first?’. I’m absolutely thrilled to say that The Ponder Room made it into the Top 100. What's more we came in at number 17 woohoo!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Finding balance anywhere

Lately we're always hearing about balance. I've even written a book about it (Me Time, for those who haven't been playing along). A few months ago I stumbled across these guys who reminded me about what it takes to find balance.

Balance © The Ponder Room

Monday, 14 July 2014

Five lessons learnt about female characters from Tara Moss (The Fictional Woman part 2)

Finally I get to the follow up promised post about the evening with Tara Moss. Funny how one evening can have such a lasting effect. I arrived at the Dolphin Theatre on a high having pressed ‘save’ on the 88,000 word draft of my first fiction novel. Afterwards, as I made my way home, I vowed to review what my female characters were doing. You might want to too. If so here are five things to ponder.

Tara Moss © The Ponder Room