General Reporting

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Last night I was lucky enough to get out of my trackies and into a dress. I grabbed my Mum and Maxabella and into the city we went. We rocked up to the Women In Media Cocktail Party.  My usual negative self talk of “You don’t deserve to be here, you lame mummy blogger” began to manifest itself in the lift, so I told Prue to FUCK OFF and sent her back down to the ground floor. Walking onto event, all the big makes were there! I was like a kid in a Candy Store! I had a few wines, took a deep breath and went and introduced myself to Jenna Price.

Jenna Price is a columnist that I admire and to meet her was a thrill. She was HILARIOUS. So funny. I was totally gushing in a way that one does after three glasses of wine.

Women in Media do very important work. Recently their annual report was released.

Mates over Merit: The Women in Media Report

A blokey culture that rewards ‘mates over merit’, tolerates sexual harassment and abuse, pays lip service to work-family balance, and perpetuates the gender pay gap has been exposed by a landmark survey of women in the Australian media.

If you work in the media, or you are just interested, you can read the full report here.

YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. MUM BRAG AHEAD. YOU CAN SKIP THIS SECTION IF YOUR EYES ARE BEGINNING TO ROLL INTO THE BACK OF YOUR HEAD.

This dude.

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Awarded “Most Improved” at his ballet studio! I also got a  bit teary as I watched him get inducted into the school’s Leadership Team and he was also awarded the Creative Arts Award for the year. This little person who kept me up at nights when he was a baby, sick with worry about what the future help for him. He continues to astound us.

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My gorgeous friend Kate Sutton has been secret squirreling away on a very important gift for my Mum. I have been rather sneaky and stole a card that my late Step Dad had written for my Mum and she tuned it into this amazing cuff. We gave it to her this week. I can honestly say that there were tears all round, but I am happy that a little bit of John gets to stay with Mum every day. For details, please click here.

AND FINALLY…

James Valentine is hosting a Home Office Christmas Party on ABC 702 this afternoon AND I AM READY TO PARTY!

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Please note that the Vodka is organic and the cordial is diet, this making me full of virtue and health.

And that is how one has quite a good week in a horrendous year. Cheers!

So, that’s all my news.

What’s up with you?

Fan-Girled anyone good lately?