Now take a breath – things are about to speed up. We call it silly season for a reason, more socialising, more indulging plus time really does fly by as our ‘to do’ lists bulge! The crew at haven has put in the hard yards, researching awesome tips and tools to help you catch your breath – before things get wild in our typically busy season.


Revive, recharge, renew and take some lush tips on de-loading the ‘busy’ in your lives and letting go, so you can enjoy the buzz of year-end. For those of you with adventurous spirits dig in for some rad ideas on day trips with the family or make it a weekend away if you can afford the splurge. There is no greater gift for our children than our time.


Speaking of adventure what a thrill it was to rock the cover with Dreamworld’s tiger cub – they say don’t work with children or animals, well we had a blast and I hope you love our latest cover and tiger tales from haven’s junior reporter!


Now I can’t wrap this issue without a final brag about my interview with Hugh. Yes Hugh Jackman. What a superstar – but what a funny, kind, down to earth bloke. Do you remember when a boy (or girl) you admired from afar spoke to you for the first time … (insert mouth wide open and fist pump in the air)!!… Well that was me, after I hung up the phone with Hugh. Yes Hugh Jackman. We spoke about Pan, his latest movie (which is fantastic by the way) and you can read more in this issue.


We’re back October 21 with our haven business hub, so join us as we get major confident in public speaking with Moyra Major and introduce our panel of mamas and dads rocking their businesses. Bookings are required so follow the links online and we hope to see you there!


Read your copy of haven online here.


Happy days!




haven is all about family, life and style in Brisbane's inner city suburbs, the Gold Coast, south to Byron Bay. We have been keeping parents in the know for over eight years, with fun, fresh and helpful stories that they can take tips from or treasure in their own library.