Hannah Ostini

A quick poem on Celebrations

Good morning – haven’t much time. I must away, to work, to play. But I thought I should write a quick poem on celebration. What is celebration? well I suppose it’s the way that every Christmas smells the same and the taste of tradition. If I were pressed for an answer, I’d summarise...

Celebrations – A Poem

Summer celebrations are a warm, sticky, fruity mess. Watermelon, togs and tinsel – Christmas time’s the best! Splashing Grandpa by the poolside (Grandma’s sitting inside) ‘Cracker’ jokes and paper crowns – Christmas is the best.   Autumn celebrations mean: my birthday and Easter! Chocolate eggs and chocolate bunnies in my big...

Do what you love doing

This time of year causes many girls to think about what they might become. What career choice they should make. It is cliché, but Do what you love doing. The video explains why, and why it makes a good career choice.  ...

— Weeds are flowers too once you get to know them. – A.A. Milne

The Teentrepreneur Guest

We are fortunate to be a guest in the The Teentrepreneur Blog in the US this month. The blog is about sharing and encouraging entrepreneurial spirit in teenagers.   The story is about providing an entrepreneurial experience that I believe anyone can replicate if they choose to. The...

Beneficiaries of their success

I had the privilege of watching a number of girls over the last twelve months take what we had created together (a unique Cookbook and a profit share program) and make the most of it. Each approached it in their own way, all earning some money for themselves...

— Never help a child with a task at which she feels she can succeed. – Maria Montessori

How I made $195

Kate Plowman, age 9, earned $195 pocket money by participating in the Profit Share program attached to "Cookbook".   We interviewed her about how she went about it and what she did with her well earned money. It is never too early to learn and talk about money...

Donating well earned cash

Georgi McDowall was interviewed at the Cookbook launch back in August 2015. This is what she had to say.   She has made a generous donation to Our Rainbow House out of the proceeds from the "Cookbook".  Georgi, based in Emerald Queensland, continues to sell copies of the book and...

Caring for Taffy

Adelaide Whitefield, gets to ride her 7 year old horse, Taffy, home from school. They live in the outer suburbs of Brisbane, Australia. Her mother, Rebecca, meets her at the front gate of the school in the afternoon. It is only a few kilometres ride, but a wonderful thing to see...