How we all want to keep passion flowing. Do you find yourself drawn to people, places and things that exude a bit of oomph, sparkle, depth, that extra-extra? Don’t we love inspiration. Just scrutinise the people having fun, those that have a glint in their eye. You want some of that. These are usually the people that arrange that dinner party, set that goal, go and get it. They throw themselves behind a cause. They Carpe diem. And they make a room zing. They leave a trail of light and magnetism in their wake as they court something extraordinary.  Love it, so this week I’m sharing some compelling finds and folk that keep the sun orbiting.

Sarah Wilson, author of bestseller, “I Quit Sugar”, and ex Cosmopolitan editor, shares thoughts on her auto-immune disease and provides recipes on her acclaimed blog.  She radiates her passion for eating and living well, and regularly puts her personal self on the line. This blog ticks all the boxes.


Photo via The Hoopla


The official Tourism Noosa website and Facebook page provides all you need to plan your Noosa holiday or outings. A highlight is the “This week in Noosa” tab on Facebook. The dynamic Tourism Noosa/ Visit Noosa team keep the globe inspired with a constant stream of Noosa images and updates on Facebook and Instagram.

"Cross here and you will find paradise" (via Visit Noosa Facebook)
“Cross here and you will find paradise” (via Visit Noosa Facebook)



Noosa author and Noosa News columnist, Ann Rickard, keeps Noosa entertained with her candid humour. I devoured her book, Ooh la la! A French Romp…and literally mourned when it was over. In 2005 Ann won the prestigious ASTW’s Australian Travel Writer of the Year and in 2007 she won the ASTW Travel Book of the Year. Ann takes a culinary tour to the South of France in June every year.


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Salt Magazine oozes zeal for our amazing Sunshine Coast – found in cafes and can be read online.



This Facebook page thanks Australia every day for taking on a horde of South African expats! It was started by Noosa architect Robin Bristow who has led the way here in helping South Africans integrate into Australian society by exploring Australian culture in a fun way.

Robin Bristow


Happily returned expat and South African blogger, Susan Hayden, writes her truth with verve on some gritty issues in The Disco Pants Blog. She provokes serious thought about life back in the mother country and stokes the debate: Is life better in South Africa with all its anomalies, versus expatriation?

Susan Hayden


Back on a glorious drive into the leafy Noosa hinterland, I uncover a fantastic new foodie find, Sunspace. The Doonan cafe serves wholesome biodynamic and organic food, fresh from the on site vegetable and herb garden. Gourmet coffee is made with the certified Fair Trade, Organic beans from Little Cove Coffee Roastery in Noosaville. Plans are for Allied Health Practitioners rooms upstairs and a group space for Yoga Classes.



One thought on “Passion”

  1. You hit the nail on the head, Darene. Passion is a necessary ingredient for life if you want to make the most of it. It comes in many forms and is well worth pursuing.

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