Think more than twice before you add to your furry family

We adopted a dog during the pandemic. That’s right, we were one of the record numbers of Australians who consoled themselves during lockdown with a new furry friend. We didn’t go into it lightly. We had lost our two very loved dogs to snakes in the space of a year and left it a while … Read more

Could rising fuels costs be just the impetus we need?

A couple of decades ago, I stood for some time looking at a petrol bowser in Bedourie, Queensland, where petrol cost more than $1 a litre. We were amazed at this astronomical price, but the service station owner had motorists in a corner. There was no fuel in this direction for about 200km, and no … Read more

Sunflower strikes a bright note in dark days

It does not take a pandemic to show us that we all live in the same world. Here, in New South Wales where we live, sunflowers grow in paddocks and on roadsides. Some of them are wild, ragged things that turn their faces to the sun heedless of the traffic, the trucks, the cars full … Read more

Facing a world without our iconic friends


We have come to a sad place in our evolution when we are having to list one of our best-loved animals as endangered.Who wants to imagine a world with no koalas? They are part of our national psyche, a creature whose features conjure up gum leaves and the serenity of the bush – ironically some of … Read more

Learning to help our kids cope with education

If there is anything that has proven to be an indicator of the changing times of COVID, it is education. We are now two years into this rotten adventure and the ups and downs, the fears and small triumphs, the confusion and the ripple effects – all of them have manifested in the classroom. From … Read more

Nature and disasters are a natural marriage

As a species, we are legends in our lunchtime. We are pretty sure the world is ours to do what we want with, whether it is throwing Hungry Jack’s wrappers into the Mariana Trench or dropping atomic bombs on each other. We are free to expand into every tiny corner of habitable land, elbowing out … Read more

When Love Island becomes Lord of the Flies

Once, the inappropriate car driven by my husband and myself became lodged in the mire of a blacksoil road between Charters Towers and Aramac. It could not be dislodged. People smarter than ourselves did not use that long and unreliable road. We watched, from memory, two sunsets from the front seat of our car, surrounded … Read more

Dropped pants and mulberry stains 

It has often come to my attention that we do not lead regular lives. Visiting other families is like going to a foreign country – different food, different customs, generally a whole different level of responsible living. My daughter is also aware of this. I noticed her fascination with other families in her early years, … Read more

Loving our sunburnt country to an unlovely end

A friend has just opened an exhibition of paintings based on Dorothea Mackellar’s famous poem My Country. The exhibition and the poem have made me look at our own paddocks in a new – and old – way. How is it that a homesick girl of 19 wrote words that still resonate with us today, more … Read more

Seizing on windows of opportunity between lockdowns

This year has been all about windows. Windows of opportunity, windows to outside, brief windows of time to seize the day. Yesterday, it was all about the window in the engine of a freight train. It was about the man at the window, leaning out to wave and blow the horn. That horn sounded a … Read more

Masks finally reveal the truth – we are all the same

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I was watching Law and Order: SVU the other night – don’t judge, some of the bad guys are more likable than our reality TV stars – when something strange happened. The detectives stormed a perp’s apartment … wearing facemasks. It was like our worlds aligned. Finally, I had something in common with Mariska Hargitay. It was … Read more

Counting your blessings, and your COVID fears

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Anyone else feel like they are standing on one of the last pieces of the cracked glacier as it melts around them? For the first few days heading back into COVID territory, it seemed pretty easy to leap from one piece of ice to the other, delivering what was needed to each of my family … Read more

Why Two Cats Creative uses WordPress​

There is no one solution that is perfect for everyone, but for most people serious about their business and building their online presence, self-hosted WordPress is the best fit.

It allows you to own all of your content, and you aren’t left hanging if the platform (i.e. Wix, Weebly etc) decide to close their doors, or remove functions that you rely on.

Your WordPress website is also open to unlimited growth. You can start with a basic site and then evolve to include e-commerce, memberships and much more. You aren’t restricted like you are with other platforms that are closed.

Additionally, the SEO potential of WordPress is powerful. WordPress is extremely SEO-friendly from the outset and it only gets better when you use SEO-friendly themes and plugins.

Clients often come to us because they’ve already got a website built with Wix or Squarespace, but as their business has grown, their website is unable to grow with them. For example, they need features that the other platforms don’t offer (or, not at least without their monthly fee sky-rocketing). 

Having said that, some smaller businesses do just want a presence and that’s it. They don’t care about being found on Google, they don’t need anything fancy, and they don’t want to pay someone to maintain their website. If that’s the case, then one of the other platforms may be a better fit.

You may have heard that WordPress is more complicated to use but we make it as user-friendly as possible and we will guide you every step of the way.

We use WordPress because it is a future-proof solution that gives you the most options, no matter how much your business grows.