Welcome to my Blog site.

I’ve worked as a journalist and TV newsreader for many years, and now amid the fast-changing media landscape, I’ve become a Blogger.

I’ve also begun a new career path – in RADIO – joining the smoothfm Breakfast Show with Mike Perso. I’ll be bringing you news updates and traffic reports from 6am, as well as chatting with Mike about what’s going on in Melbourne, so tune in!

It’s hard to believe, but the months have whizzed on by and it turns out I’ve been Blogging now for more than 18 months. I don’t think it’s correct spelling to start the word ‘blog’ with a capital ‘B’, but it makes me feel like what I’m doing might be vaguely important, and because I’m my own boss, I can get away with it. That’s another reason I love this Blogging caper so much. I can write about anything I like in the time-frame I choose and not feel the pressure of deadlines.

Some say Bloggers should stick to a particular theme. Coming from a general news background, I prefer to call my Blog a ‘magazine-style’ website – covering a range of topics. My interests are varied and I don’t like being restricted by focusing on one area of life.

I love telling stories and I love helping people. I also love writing about issues and products that interest and inspire me, that I hope will interest and inspire you too. Everyone has a story to tell. So even if I am talking to you about a product, I hope I can find a story within to bring some humanity and meaning to the subject.

If I’m talking about my family, I refer to my husband (whom some of you may know as Dr Karl Kennedy from Neighbours) as Fletch, and our children are Veronica (Ronnie) and Tom. And yes, I’m supposed to check with them first before blogging about anything that concerns them… (supposed being the operative word)

My views and opinions will of course be entirely my own. I am the writer and editor of all the content so there will be no political or mining magnate interference. I also look forward to reading your comments and feedback.

Thanks for joining me on my continuing venture into the Blogosphere.