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EXHIBITION: Celebrating Colour and Friendship!

After an extended gap year of painting blooms, travel and time out in nature in all sorts of glorious spots, I’m joining 3 treasured friends for a group exhibition: Celebrating Colour and Friendship. We’d love Brisbane folk to join us on opening night if you’re free. 27th May at Aspire Gallery. I’ve popped all the […]

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Another Green Vanilla Tea Review – Jessie Street National Women’s Library

The Jessie Street National Women’s Library is an absolutely wonderful Australian resource.  I hope to drop in for a visit the next time I’m in Sydney.   It is a unique specialist library dedicated to the preservation of Australian women’s work, words and history. The Library was established in 1989 and is named after Jessie […]

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Cambodia

I recently returned home to Brisbane after volunteering in Cambodia for a few weeks. I’m still digesting my experiences in this exotic kingdom, there is so much to take in:  the beauty, the gentle spirits of the people I met, and sadness, too. The poverty, the scars of genocide, the trusting smile of a child, […]

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Chatting at St Mary’s in Exile

For those of you who can get along to St Mary’s in Exile this weekend – I’ve been invited to share stories from Green Vanilla Tea at all the community gatherings.  Books will be available at the drop shop with proceeds going to Micah Projects – have a browse on their website to see the […]

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Green Vanilla Tea – ‘Behind the Book’

Good Reading is a great Australian magazine (and website) dedicated to ‘everything about books’.  They published an article I wrote, along with a ‘book bite’, in their July issue and I’ve posted it here for you to have a read. (Just click on the image to make it bigger.) Hope you enjoy! Marie  

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Stories Matter

I have just emerged from the virtual library of Storycorps – [where] every voice matters. It’s been a morning spent on the computer, not something I imagined doing while on holiday in Hawaii but when it comes to projects like this, I say thank goodness for the Internet and what it makes possible. I’m here […]

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