A trip through Instagram

Instagram is a social media platform used by millions of people the world over. It is based on photos that you can crop, manipulate and add filters to, to make it appear that you live a fabulous life, to strangers who follow you.

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Being the social media tragic that I am, of COURSE I have an instagram account. But instead of posting inspiring quotes, sunsets, green smoothies, pictures of exercising people, outfit shots and carefully placed vignettes, I tend to photograph things that actually do, inspire me.

Like my lunch yesterday. Delicious. #cleaneating

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A few weeks ago, I posted a response that I got from Bruce, who witnessed me falling down in front of a crowd at a workshop.

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Wha else do we have…. Oh yes. This was  VERY SWEARY Huffy Puffy session where I had to plank, while completing this puzzle. I used every profanity I could recall and when I ran out, I made up some new ones. ARSEMANIA!

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When I was a craft blogger for 8 minutes…..

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I loved this day. I took a bunch of local writers and bloggers (not all pictured as I only thought of it after people started to leave) out for a literary lunch, where we drank bubbles and talked all things writing. I loved this lot, and my mate Wendy came along for added pizazz. Will be having another one in the new year. Wanna come? PS Not up the duff, just appear that way….

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Oh ye of little faith! A while back I wrote about Mr. Woogs tapestry monkey that was his Grandmas and how I would not let it in the house, so it lives in the shed. A few of you doubted my story. (silently lifts middle finger to the screen)

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This is a photo of a bottle of antibiotics from our ADORABLE chemist. Doesn’t take much to be awesome hey!

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My instagram account has dozens of washing shots. DOZENS. Maybe I would be better off folding all that shit, rather than taking photos of it and walking away….

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Ok, so I actually love this photo. It was taken at my friend Lisa’s 50th Birthday Party. I had gone to get a beverage and when I came out of the house I realised the speeches were on. I felt like a bit of a tool as I was clearly on the wrong side of the crowd but something struck me, and I snapped it. Lisa lost her beloved husband Andrew a few years ago, and was speaking while flanked by her gorgeous sons. Strapping young men. You can see the love and strength these three have, as they continue to live their new normal.

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This is the audience when I spoke at an industry event. As you can tell, I was very compelling. Look at the excitement on those faces!

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Sometimes things are just far too good not to share.

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Kids decor ideas.

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This post might never end. This is what I turn to when I get a bit stressed.

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This is when a can of Diet Coke was left in the freezer overnight.

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But in all seriousness, I will stop now because otherwise it will be Christmas and I haven’t started my shopping yet.

If you want to follow my inspiring and exciting life on Instagram, you can do so here.

Who do you follow on Instagram? Anyone worth noting? Share!



  • Jane Pauli

    ❤ Love it! I’m a realist and I love your instagram. Nothing beats an ironically used hash tag.

  • Tracey

    I don’t do Instagram but I do look at your photos when you link to them from Twitter. Which reminds me, I’m really annoyed with Twitter for removing the auto preview feature and making me click on a link to a photo like SOME KIND OF ANIMAL. Bastards. Keep up the good work Mrs Woog!

  • I love your insta feed you help me feel completely normal and remember that normal is what I need to aspire to not the crazy!

  • Barb Fisher

    Oh lady, you make me giggle!! I genuinely laughed out loud a number of times reading this. What fabulous way to start the day, with a few hearty guffaws

    • Barb Fisher

      PS. It’s my job to make things pretty on social media, yesterday alone it took me 45 mins to snap about 50 pics of legs, choose one and then another 30 mins to edit it – all so it looked completely effortless and carefree

  • Kathryn

    I have an Instagram account, and Facebook. I actually prefer Instagram. My photos will never inspire anyone, but I follow lots of home décor pages etc. I love your crafty mandarin, I loved out loud too 😀

  • Kylieswifelife

    You should all follow me at @kylieswifelife LOTS of photos of baked goods, cats, shoes, wine and the odd selfie thrown in with some semi-motivational statements!

  • Kelley @ magnetoboldtoo

    My insta is full of random shit straight out of my camera. Apparently I am supposed to use filters and stuff to make me look beautiful and glamorous and WHO HAS THE FUCKING BRAIN CAPACITY FOR THAT? I am just thankful the damn thing doesn’t ask me for a password.

  • Heidi D

    I don’t do instagram, I have been a bit worried it would just be something else for me to spend hours on. I am very tempted now, although I can’t imagine I would be taking any interesting photos I think it would mainly be me following what other people are doing……….will have a think ☺

  • The exploded Coke can photo. Right hand edge, middle. Penis in your freezer.

  • Maria Ledwidge

    menwithcoffee, menwithwine, drpimplepopper (ugh factor high but in a “I can’t look away” way), humansofny…some of my faves. Always love a good hashtag.

    I do FatMumSlim photo a day – gets me out there and thinking…not that I’m that inspiring.
    I found you through her 🙂
    Noticing now though that when I go on the ‘discover’ page I see a lot of boobs and bums…all based on photos I like apparently…dunno how, I like cats and food. *shrugs*

  • Hahah, I choked on my chocolate when I saw your #cleaneating one yesterday. You are a breath of fresh air in a mad, mad world… and I don’t just mean online. Can I PLEASE come to the next literary lunch. I am able to discuss Scottish literature before 1600, also the best clothes legs ever. And other stuff. XXXXXXX

  • Heck I’d fly down to the next literary lunch, anything to escape my madhouse for a day! My IG is a bit the same, nothing fabulous to see just a whole lot of crazy real life. I was told to follow Shane Warne, for a laugh at his expense, poor Warnie!

  • Oh Mrs Woog I love you. I’m sure I ‘liked’ every one of your photos above when they popped up in my insta feed. My instagram is full of photos of my chooks and my garden, buildings, my kids, local events and, this morning, the cash that I managed to put through the wash. None of it is premeditated, most of it is of very little interest to anyone but me but all of it inspires me and is very real.
    And how do we get to your literary lunches? The idea of champagne and writer talk with clever women is swoonworthy (totes a word). x

  • We must have the same stylist, your kid’s room decor looks very similar to mine, ha!

  • Elise

    Love your real pics. My Instagram has a lot of gardening photos.

  • We ride in the slipstream of your insta-brilliance Mrs Woog. And you can screen shoot that and instagram it if you’d like.

  • A Deus print in the boys room… you could literally judge The Block!

  • Jess @ Thefitspirit

    Hahaha love the laundry one and the kids room decor ideas! Can solo relate. In seriousness though that pic of your friend and her boys is beautiful!

  • Kate

    I follow alot of quilting and interior decorating pages on Insta as that is what I am into … A couple of my fave ‘just cos they rock’ pages are = @humans.of.new.york, @nois7, @mattcrump, @dailyoverview, and @willemungermann 🙂

  • Shelley

    I follow @jothornely. I’m not sure why.

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