Things to do with teenagers!


With school holidays in full flow and three teenage children at home, this always begs the question in our household “What things are there to do with teenagers to keep them entertained and off screens?” During these holidays I decided to share my passion for melting glass with my teenage daughter.

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An Unusual Day Out in Brisbane – What’s On in the Studio …



The Easter holidays seem such a long time ago now … The children are back to working hard at school and the weekends are filled with sporting fixtures (not to mention the inevitable washing!). During the weekdays this has given me plenty of time to dedicate to Jocale Design … with time on my hands I am delighted to have at long last opened the studio to the public for the first time!

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Family Road Trip through the Australian Outback

King's Canyon, Northern Territory

For the first year that I can remember our children had no chocolate on Easter Sunday!  Instead they spent the school holidays on a whistle stop 8,000 kilometer Road Trip through the Australian Outback. At the beginning of April we packed up our camping gear (along with plenty of DVDs for entertainment on the road) and set off to see a bit more of this vast country. Now that we’re back to civilisation (and how lovely does that feel!) I thought I would share just a few moments from our journey with you…


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What’s going on in the Studio?


A little pot of glass pieces

This week has been one of those rare cloudy weeks here in Queensland. Everything seems a little grey and uninspiring. Looking on the bright side, its great to know that it won’t be too long before the sun is back with us again. This is the sort of week that reminds me how lucky I am to be living in such a warm and generally sunny part of the world.

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Glimpses of a Creative Space – Come Take a Look …

Lampwork Torch

The year is now well and truely under way, with summer holidays seeming like a distant memory and new year’s resolutions made what seems like a decade ago. My head is full of ideas for what I want to do this year and I have made a good start on what seems like a very long list. Included on this list is to start a blog for Jocale Design. So here I am at the start of my blogging journey.

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