A Manifesto

There are a few things in particular that I believe in life.

There is a story in everything and everyone.

Stories are our legacies and our future; our imagination and our lived experiences. Stories build our culture and communities.

Whether they’re ancient tales found in folklore, the journey from grapevine to glass, the culmination of colour and creativity, or the 24-hour-long snapshots lurking up there in the cloud — they connect us to each other.

I’ve written stories longer than I can remember and before I even learnt how to write them down with my own hand.

Amongst the ones I discover and share here are the ones I’ve written.

Make room for more champagne moments.

If 2020 taught us anything, it’s that life is short and precious. And we ought to make it what we want — not what others insist it should be. Were we to wait for the perfect moment to pop the bubbly — whether the literal or the metaphorical — we might simply never find it.

So, don those sequins.

Quaff that fizz.

Life is handed to you on a plate at it’s there for the taking.

We need more progress over perfection.

It’s been a hard lesson to learn, but after a few decades’ worth of journeys around the sun, I’ve discovered it’s not how well you do something but how much you enjoy doing it and starting what you want to finish. Never let the fear of perfection get in the way of that first step.

I subscribe to the wabi sabi philosophy.

I surrender to ‘done is better than perfect’.

I strive to start what I intend to finish.



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A colourful, curated blend of books, wine and creativity, with a soft spot for Australian work and female-centric narratives.

Fable and Fizz would like to acknowledge the Whadjuck Noongar people as the traditional owners and continual custodians on the lands and waters this content is primarily written on. I pay respects to their Elders — past and present. This always was, and always will be, Aboriginal land.