Your April stars
by Stephanie Johnson
Your April stars
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Project launches appeal to continue its support of new mums doing it tough
In September 2018, Jacky Howgate was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Fortunately, it wasn’t cancerous, and since then Jacky has undergone surgery and rehabilitation to help her on the long road back to full health. Not being able to continue as a French teacher for the time being, she threw herself into exercising to help with her mental and physical health, and on January 1 this year she sat down to knuckle out some New Year’s resolutions.
Anna Smale is a marriage celebrant who performs weddings across the Mornington Peninsula and beyond. Alongside mum life with two young children, she’s got a third baby in the form of a flourishing Instagram page. Home Is Where A Bargain Is recently rebranded as Our Home Is Where, and with it she’s taken on the account with more than 80,000 followers. Anna speaks to Kate Sears about how it all began, her knack for creating popular content, and what catches her eye when shopping.
How would you describe personal energy expert Carol O’Halloran? Full of beans? Oozing with enthusiasm? Fitness pioneer? Well, probably all of the above and then some. With her ‘yours in energy and vitality over 50’ philosophy, this Chelsea resident who loves heading to Sorrento for a swim with the dolphins, cycling around Point Nepean National Park and relaxing at Peninsula Hot Springs, certainly makes the most of her time on planet Earth. How does this 65-year-old Kiwi-born, world-roaming fitness fanatic keep her energy levels up?