5 days ago
Vivienne Pearson

Do you believe in magic?

Do you believe in magic? Local author, Sarah Armstrong does. Her new book – and her first book for children – is called Big Magic. It’s about an 11-year old...

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May 5, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Focussed foraging

Have you ever foraged for food? Until recently, the only time I put the words ‘foraging’ and ‘food’ together was while raiding the fridge for a hopefully-forgotten wedge of brie....

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April 21, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

The sound of recovery

Might the sound of recovery be music? The floods of 2022 saw so much loss and devastation. In addition to the tragic loss of life, the inundation of water saw...

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April 14, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Do you know how pineapples grow?

When I first moved to the Northern Rivers, my garden offered a fruit-salad; mulberries, passionfruit, custard apples…and pineapples! “Do you know how pineapples grow?” I would ask visiting friends, completely...

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April 7, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Get wrecked!

Has your kid ever told you to ‘get wrecked’? They might even spell it ‘rekt’. Previously slang for ‘drunk’, ‘wrecked’ has creatively morphed into also meaning ‘I beat you /...

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February 24, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Ocean Shores is 50 years old

When do you celebrate the anniversary of a town? In the case of Ocean Shores, the town across the river from Brunswick Heads, the 50th anniversary is a rolling affair,...

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February 18, 2022
Vivienne Pearson

Swimming in the Rain

Do you walk and swim in the rain? I learned a valuable lesson about sub-tropical rain not long after moving to the Byron Shire seven years ago. After settling the...

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February 10, 2022
First National Byron

Lessons From My Tennis Coach

By  Vivienne Pearson Did you watch the Australian Open? As I caught a few games here and there, I reflected on the lessons I learned from my tennis coach. Not...

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March 25, 2021
Sarah Bell

Typos

As a writer, I’ve been prone to the odd typo. Sometimes it is a slippery little one that slips through the cracks of proof reading and sometimes it is more...

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