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Samantha Turnbull Writer, mother, anti-princess

Jellyfish in Byron Bay

The non-hipster-mum-on-a-budget guide to Byron Bay

I’ve lived in ‘the Bay’ for about 15 years. That means I’m nowhere close to being a local… never really will be, but my kids are born and bred (they’ll just have to cop their mum being called a ‘blow-in’ – yawn).

I love it here, but have to deal with almost daily slandering of the place from colleagues and family who live in surrounding towns.

One relo called it ‘Nimbin by the sea’ at Christmas lunch… but I wasn’t sure if he meant it as a criticism or compliment, because the dude was actually from Nimbin himself.

I get why some people loathe it – it’s expensive, it’s busy, it’s a bit of a scene… but it’s not all of those things all of the time.Read More


Amy Poehler

Smart girls and the importance of being earnest

Have I mentioned how much I love Amy Poehler?

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Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus is no victim

Miley Cyrus is smart. A little lazy, but smart.

When I first witnessed her now infamous ‘twerking’ and absurd tongue flashing at the MTV Video Music Awards, I was a little depressed.Read More

Sorry

Millenials say sorry – for everything

I love this Youtube clip. LOVE it.Read More