Katrina’s favourite posts

I spend a lot of my writing time on book and music reviews and researching exotic travel destinations (alas, I don’t actually get to go to those places, in case you’ve been wondering!). So when it came to choosing my five favourite posts from the past year, I started with our Sunday Arts and Travel sections.

I get very enthusiastic about particular books – ask me from one week to the next for a recommendation and it is likely to be something different each time. No, I’m not fickle, there’s just so many fantastic books out there! However, if I had to choose just one it would be Alice Melvin’s The High Street. It’s a charming book that will be read over and over again and the unexpected ending is a bonus.

Choosing my favourite travel post was tough, particularly as there were some fabulous beach destinations in the line-up (such as Bora Bora and Mexico). Despite my preference for holidays that involve hot weather, sand and poolside lounging, my top pick is Iceland – what it had to offer as a family travel destination took me completely by surprise and I’m determined to one day visit the ‘land of fire and ice’.

For a purely nostalgic pick, let me remind you of the rainbow jelly oranges. Jelly ranges are my favourite (and only) party trick and invariably a parent will look at them in amazement and ask “How did you do that?!” They’re very easy and a winner with kids.

Last year we introduced you to Tootsa MacGinty, a unisex range of kids clothing. I love the concept behind Tootsa MacGinty – the clothes are designed for rough and tumble while still maintaining a design aesthetic that appeals to little kids – bright colours, happy patterns and a smattering of cute animal motifs.

I like a robust ‘discussion’ which is why my final pick is the post I wrote about the website, The Shape of a Mother. In fact, I barely had to write anything – Babyology readers and Facebook fans quickly made their feelings known about the shape of post-pregnancy bodies!

Katrina Whelen

Katrina studied planning and design, did the hard yards working in a big office building and then traded it all in for a relaxing (!) life at home with four children. She now fills her time with writing, completing a degree in genetics and taxiing her children around Melbourne to their various sporting commitments (not necessarily in that order).

Subscribe to Babyology

Our email newsletters keep you up to date with what’s happening on Babyology.

We also have special newsletter-only offers and competitions that are exclusive to Babyology subscribers.

Sign up below:

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Send this to a friend