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Touched by the Matilda's success for all the right reasons
I think, this week has been dominated by thinking about what The Matilda’s have given us. The kids all dressed up for school on Wednesday - and I think it was the best dress up I’ve experienced since they’ve been at school, so exciting. My boys have both read Sam Kerr’s books, Percy in particular loves them; and that was even before the last few weeks. Now, Sam Kerr (and the rest of her brilliant team) has written a much bigger book; one etched in our minds and hopefully our children’s minds forever. And it’s not about winning - it’s about a huge shift in so many divisive elements of our being. It’s such a leap forward .My 5 year old niece lives in Cowra and plays for the same club that Ellie Carpenter grew up playing for - what a brilliant real life inspiration for our young minds. This post on that is beyond brilliant. I also loved this post by ABC Queer showing the true diversity of this team - and the comment that women are just loving watching other women, who like them have messy buns and young children to look after at home - smashing records all over the place.
This newsletter is supported by Tamworth based business Peter Bill and its upcoming fashion show The Rural Runway.
Mark Bouris’ chat with Ash Barty’s mind coach, Ben Crowe has so many lessons - and particulalry relevant after watching Mackenzie Arnold’s (yes, my fave) steely defence in the shoot-out last week.
Lay your eyes on these instagram accounts
This pile of things to read
Stop it. Sophie Conran’s garden in Wiltshire.
The Ace Hotel in NY has an artists in residency program (um hands up, me) and the result of it’s latest one with Gerardo Gonzalez is a new range of liquers (amaro) made from plants foraged in nearby gardens in the city. How cool!
‘The Women’s Magazines of 2023 Are in a Facebook Group and Your Inbox.’ This week I wrote about 10 great newsletters that speak to me - and this article by the NY Times speaks to exactly why newsletters are having a moment, because readers trust the people who are writing them.
I don’t read the The Marginalian every week but this seemed to arrive at the right time. It’s a new moon you know. ‘There are more things likely to frighten us than crush us.’
New Newsletters- has been writing a glitterlist and I am so here for it. It’s a list of 171 things she would like to do in the next 25 years. Of course, I haven’t done one but maybe I will today or tomorrow. It is a new moon after all!
this week. She’s not on social media and this form of writing is her way of figuring out the world.
Read this with the idea that these are all to be accomplished over 25 years - some will incur actually having money to do them (so that’s like impossible right now) but thankfully for me, small steps working towards, planning, dreaming and researching doesn’t cost anything. And library membership is totally free.
I recorded an interview with Holly Goodman last week, she’s the brains behind The Rural Runway - a fashion show for regional clothing labels - who in my opinion are producing fashion that’s world class. It’s through initiatives like this, that the public can start to appreciate the amazing talent that lies beyond the cities. The show is on the 9th September in Tamworth. Book your tickets here.
I’ve decided to rewind the clock a bit and make this entire newsletter available to all readers for free. If you really love this newsletter, as I know so many of you do please think about about a paid subscription. I’m reticent to list off the extra’s it will give you as I’m hopeful that you will appreciate the love that goes into this newsletter and support that rather than an extra’s that come with the next level of subscription.