The Fix, The Mix and The Free

Those of you who have subscribed to my email updates would be aware that they have been broken for over a week now. Those of you who have subscribed to my RSS feeds may have seen a few weird things occurring in your Inbox as I have tried to fix the problem. (And if you haven’t subscribed, you really should 🙂 and can do so here.)

The root of my problem turned out to be that someone had hacked into my WordPress files. I have to say a huge thank you to some fantastic bloggers who spent time looking at my blog and helped me fix the problem. The folk in the Aussie Bloggers Forum are incredibly helpful and generous with their time. I truly appreciated their help, as I was completely lost as to how to fix it myself.

I now need to delve into more technical stuff and upgrade the blog to WordPress 2.5 so this can’t happen again.

Mixtape is a very cool little zine that comes out of Melbourne. It is a zine about making time for the small things – collision of craft, eco-cool and pop culture kitsch!

I am lucky enough to be having an article published in Issue 4 which is due out May 5. The article answers a question I posed to myself:

How did I end up in the ‘burbs’, with a people mover and a slight obsession for planning everything via a spreadsheet?

As well as a little bit about me, issue 4 features articles such as: Vickie Howell Interview!, How to make a mixtape, Numerology, 10 ways to green your lunch, Eating Green, Book reviews, Recipes, Crafty Lady Profile “Leah” aka hyena-in-petticoats, and much much more! 48 pages. A complete bargain at $6.00. (They do mail overseas.) You can purchase the zine online via their shop at bigcartel or check out the sidebar of the mixtapezine blog for Melbourne Stockists, which includes the lovely Meet Me at Mikes.

A good friend of mine, sells an amazing range of skin care products which I love (can’t actually believe I have hit an age where I worry about lines on my face 🙁 . )

He has very kindly allowed me to give to my readers the discount code I use when I make a purchase on line from Youthceutics. Entering the code “FC20V” will give you a 20% discount. If you would like to try before you buy, you can go to for a free sample.

DISCLOSURE: I will receive no monies/commissions etc from referring you to this product. My friend just happens to sell it and I really like it!