Where and how long have you lived in Sydney’s east:

Since I moved to Sydney in 1999 – flirting with a range of inner city suburbs before deciding the beach was best and partying for a few years (pre kids!) in Bondi then settling in the family friendly community of Coogee which we love.

Three words to describe living in the eastern suburbs?

Beautiful, community spirited.

How many children:

One, aged 7.

Favourite Park:

Centennial Park.

Favourite Beach:

Coogee, by a country mile.

Favourite kid friendly cafe:

Any café at the SCG – for a snack whilst watching the Swans, Sixers or Waratahs win. The food is poor but the sport and the atmosphere are superb!

Favourite Coffee Spot: 

Takeaway coffees on the beach

Favourite date night place:

Sugarcane, Coogee

Favourite Local Shop:

Any second-hand shop for clothing bargains.

Favourite wet weather location:

Catching a movie at Randwick Ritz, an amazing local cinema with the added bonus of being able to take a glass of wine into the movie….

Describe an ideal day in Sydney’s eastern suburbs just for you?

Watching my son play for the best rugby club in Australia, the Coogee Seahorses with a bacon and egg roll, a swim at beautiful Coogee beach or a walk on one of the coastal paths all capped off with a night out with my Hubby or dinner and giggles with the girls…

Work or Stay at home parent?

I work part time for the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy (NASCA), a small not for profit based in Redfern. I love being a small cog in a big wheel that drives real, lasting social change.

NASCA is an amazing organisation that builds the confidence of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people to take opportunities and fulfil their potential.

100% Aboriginal led, each year NASCA empowers over 1,200 Indigenous young people to:

Improve school attendance and school performance,

Develop specific career pathways and work-ready skills

Strengthen cultural pride and Identity;

Build life skills, personal development and long-term resilience.

Three times a year, NASCA takes volunteer role models to spend a week in a remote school in the Northern Territory as a cultural exchange and a full immersion experience.

We are looking for volunteers to take to the NT! Are you interested? See https://nasca.org.au/ For more info


Motherly advice?

Forge your own path – no kids are the same and no parents either, ditch the guilt and do it your way.

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