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WINSTON BOOKS – where you can get them!

October 20, 2023

About this time every year I remind people to grab a copy of my favourite Christmas book: How Winston Delivered Christmas by Alex T Smith. I know what you’re thinking. It’s October. You’re like, “Calm your farm, lady.” But you see this book is an ADVENT story. Starting on 1st December and finishing on 25th December you read a short chapter every night to your kids. Or your dog. #nojudgement It’s one of my FAVOURITE Christmas traditions and we’ve been reading this book every December for years now. My kids still LOVE it. See, kids…

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First Sunday Club: Karuna – June 2010

July 10, 2010

Before I dive in to this month’s First Sunday Club selection, I wanted to take a moment to thank readers for their generosity so far. You donated thousands…

Sunday Mail Column for Sunday 30 May 2010

July 10, 2010

If someone asked me to define “feminism” when I was a teenager, I think I would’ve started randomly quoting lines from “Sisters Are Doing It For Themselves” that…

Sunday Mail Column Sunday 9 May 2010

July 10, 2010

So this is my second Mother’s Day as a mum and I’m delighted to reveal that I’m expecting bambino number two later this year.  Which means that I’ve…

Sunday Mail Column for Sunday 2 May 2010: FIRST SUNDAY CLUB

May 4, 2010

There’s a lot you can get away with on a Sunday.  Sleeping in (unless, like me, you have a toddler who wakes at 5.50am every morning and yells…

My appearance on The Circle talking about Find Your Tribe …

April 27, 2010

Okay, so I’m a techno-dummy and it’s taken me a week to work out how to load my Circle appearance onto my blog. (Sigh … it’s difficult being…

Sunday Mail column for Sunday 25 April 2010

April 27, 2010

There are many great things about being a writer.  You get to work from home in your pyjamas and write Very Professional Emails while eating cornflakes and watching…

It’s 5am and I’m awake because?

April 19, 2010

Because it’s Murphy’s Law that when you really need to get a good night’s sleep – you won’t.  I’m off to Melbourne today with Brad and Ava to…

The Way We Live: Sunday 18 April 2010

April 19, 2010

I realise I stand alone in many things. The fact I’ve never watched an episode of NCIS, CSI or SVU. My willingness to admit to buying Jason Donovan’s…

The Way We Live: Sunday Mail column

April 17, 2010

So I’m staring at another birthday. This week I turn 38. WHAT? Wasn’t it just yesterday I was putting on my best acid wash jeans and waistcoat, glazing…

FIRST SUNDAY CLUB: April 2010 Southside Education

April 9, 2010

I know what you’re thinking this morning: “Hurrah for elasticised pyjama pants!” Or is that just me as I contemplate Easter egg number 43?  (I refuse to feel…

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Over the past 25 years Rebecca Sparrow has earned a living as a travel writer, a television publicist, a marketing executive, a magazine editor, a TV scriptwriter, a radio producer, a newspaper columnist and as an author.

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