One year later …

Around this time a year ago, I was just about ready to throw up.  I was full of nervous anticipation, and had written, and was rehearsing, the acceptance speech for the Rural Women’s Awards, “just in case” I was lucky enough to win. We stayed in...
Don’t panic – have a party!

Don’t panic – have a party!

Spring on an orchard is traditionally a time of high tension. As the sap in the trees rises, so does the blood pressure, because it’s make or break time in many ways. Fruit trees are at their most vulnerable when they’re flowering, and a frost, or too much...

On not being afraid to win…

RIRDC Victorian Rural Women’s Awards – week 26. Half way! Last week I had a powerful and unexpected experience, and as a result, received one of the biggest gifts the Rural Women’s Awards journey has offered me so far! It was at the awards ceremony for the...

Frocking up in Canberra…

RIRDC Victorian Rural Women’s Awards – week 24 We’re off to Canberra next week, and we’ll be all frocked up and ready to meet politicians of every persuasion at the Gala Dinner at Parliament House on Wednesday night. Hugh’s collected his...