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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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At 30 I had a very clear definition of success. At 42 I threw that definition in the bin.

August 16, 2014

I made the two-hour drive south to see my parents last weekend and on my bed, waiting for me, my mum had placed an old cardboard box sealed…

My life is great. So why is this thought keeping me up at night?

August 16, 2014

What I’m about to tell you makes me sound ridiculous. But I’m going to tell you anyway because I don’t think I’m alone.And what I’ve learned recently has…

Today I got on the scales. Things didn’t go well.

August 16, 2014

Take a seat. I’m about to tell you how much I weigh. But I’ll get to that in a sec. Here’s where I’m at. I haven’t exercised in…

Does this admission really make me weird?

August 16, 2014

I’m a freak, apparently. On a road trip on the weekend, I confessed to something that nearly caused my friend to swerve off the road and crash the…

A man came to my door on Saturday and wouldn’t leave

August 16, 2014

A man I don’t know scared me. That’s what this post is about. That’s it in a nutshell. And when I say “scared me” what I mean is…

I’ve turned into the type of mother I once criticised.

August 16, 2014

Once upon a time I was a smug mother. When exactly? 2009 to be precise. Kevin Rudd was the Prime Minster, Tiger Woods was crashing into fire hydrants…

I was hurting and this is what helped

August 16, 2014

I have a stock-standard answer that I give when people ask me – and they always ask me – how I survived the death of my daughter Georgie…

Join me on Sunday 8th June to launch a wonderful new blog …

May 17, 2014

Meet Emma.  She’s my babysitter. She’s 22. Loves a laugh. Loves to travel. And last year was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma. Stage 4 melanoma is terminal. Rather…

When Mothers’ Day becomes a painful reminder of what you don’t have.

May 17, 2014

I’m sitting here on Saturday morning writing this post. It’s Mother’s Day tomorrow and truth be told if I could close my eyes and skip a day –…

Peaches Geldof’s death is not about you.

May 17, 2014

I felt it. The rumble.  The quiet rage that started to roll yesterday when those initial whispers about the cause of Peaches Geldof’s death started to swirl. And…

About Bec

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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