Win it ... Copies of The Great Gatsby starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Photo: Supplied
I’m always interested to read about how high-profile women manage to do it all. Allison Pearson’s novel I Don’t Know How She Does It was published in 2003. Around the same time I began to wonder how you do it, just after the birth of my second child and a return to work, I’ve been fascinated by that very thing. How do other women do it?
In the case of our newly elected deputy opposition leader, Tanya Plibersek, it’s with the help of a nanny, her mother, and extended family, but, from reading Erin O’Dwyer’s profile of her at least, she’s still doing plenty of it herself.
She’s relishing this time in opposition, enjoying seeing her children in the daylight, and spending family time bike riding, bushwalking and swimming. Let’s hope it stays this way once Parliament gets back to business some time soon.
Good luck to her.
Watch it ... The Returned. Photo: Supplied
But then, as anyone who has read the book, or seen the not-as-terrible-as-it-was-made-out-to- be film version starring Sarah Jessica Parker, knows, you can’t really do it all. Some things have to give. It’s the choices we make about what it is that we’re prepared to give up on at different stages that sets us all apart.
Good luck to us all.
Want it ... Prints from Printspace. Photo: Supplied
Head out to Hall next weekend for a garden soiree and tours of the garden at Terroux and help support the Wallaroo Bushfire Brigade and Canberra Refugee Support. The garden soiree, a ticketed event, will be held on October 26, 5pm-7pm. Entertainment from Chanel Cole, pianist Adam Cook, African drummer Felix Machiridza and the Canberra Mandolin Orchestra. Local wines and light snacks will be served. $70. Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org. The garden is open both days. $7, 10am-4pm.
One of the most talked-about shows of the year, The Returned is a supernatural mystery thriller in which a small alpine town is faced with an unexplainable situation: the dead are returning - but this is a homecoming like no other. Only trouble is they don’t know they’re dead. First episode was freaky. Don’t miss it. Wednesdays, 8pm, on Foxtel’s STUDIO.
Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby was a star-studded visual masterpiece. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan and Joel Edgerton, it’s a story that is entertaining and gloriously overwhelming. Courtesy of Roadshow Entertainment, Relax has five copies to give away. Email email@example.com.
We love these gorgeous prints from Printspace. Whether they be fun and inspirational quotes or cute people or machines, there’s something for every child’s bedroom. Each print is signed and dated. Something to keep forever. From $45. moosaidthecow.com.au.