‘As a day well spent brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death’ Leonardo da Vinci.

The Ponder Room aims to help you make the most of your life, be it at work, rest or play.

  • Play – this section provides a wide variety of ways to get the most out of your social life, especially reviews of movies, events, and restaurants.
  • Work – this section highlights things to learn and inspire, including interviews with inspirational people.
  • Relax – this section is a space to have a giggle, something to ponder about and some advice on health issues

Books, Freelance writing. Another reason for starting TPR was to blatantly promote my books. For more information about my novels and freelance writing go to the links on this blog.

Comments. We welcome any discussion on topics you may have pondered, although we try to stay away from politics and religion. We aim to keep The Ponder Room a positive place to visit.

About Me. Like most people I grew up testing … how high the swing would go; the fastest way to inhale chocolate before being sprung; and incessantly asking – but why? Unlike others, adulthood did not stem the semi-conscious flow of questions.

A 30+ year career in consumer psychology, researching why we do the things we do, got the monkey off my back for a while, but alas he seems to have jumped back on. While my consumer psychology business, The Customers’ Voice, helps I’m hoping The Ponder Room will also kept him distracted. For more information go to www.glennysmarsdon.com


Seth Godin – In 2011 Glennys was profiled in internet and marketing guru Seth Godin’s book about people making a difference. The book is called Tales of a Revolution: True stories of people poking the box and making a difference.

City of Perth Community Citizen of the Year 2020 -nominee

Consumer Protection: Rona Oakely Award 2019 – winner

Rigby Award 2009 – winner, for services to cartooning

Telstra Business Women’s Award 2012 nominee

Zoomato blog ranked in the top 5

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Rigby Award

View my food journey on Zomato!

Guest Speaking and workshops

Over the years I’d been lucky enough to meet amazing people through a wide variety of guest speaking and workshop engagements. More information about workshop and guest speaking topics go to that tab.


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