About + contact

Welcome. I’m Narelle Hanratty and I live in Melbourne, Australia.

I started this blog in 2008 after reading songwriter, Clare Bowditch, say:

I believe in the solid gold power of creativity in everyday life.

This power was missing from my life at the time and so the blog was born. In the years since, the purpose has been fulfilled many times.

Professional life

In my professional life, I head up a specialist coaching consultancy based in Melbourne, Australia.

We show you how to take your business communication to the next level. Discover new ways of writing, speaking and relating for you and your employees.

Learn more at Business Writing Coach.

Contact me

You can contact me by email or twitter:

  • solidgoldcreativity@gmail.com
  • @solidgold99

About being ad-free

Any ads you see on this blog are placed by WordPress. At present, I do not feature other ads or sponsored links on this blog.


15 thoughts on “About + contact

    • solidgoldcreativity says:

      Hi there. Sorry for the delay in replying. Your comment accidentally went into the spam pile. The theme is a free WordPress theme which is called Skeptical with a couple of tweaks which I did myself using the CSS upgrade available from WordPress. Best wishes.


  1. fournier0917 says:

    I like what you do and will take a peek every so often. Would rather more frequent, but I am a full time writer of poetry, which for me is now a daily, and nightly occupation. Just published book # 5 and have 3 more new ones as well 3 prior books to re-publish etc. Oh! and almost forgot, need to remember to breath. Look you up soon anyway… JJ


    • solidgoldcreativity says:

      Welcome, Jean-Jacques. Very fond of your blog title. Takes a poet, I suspect. Magnificent achievement to have produced 5 books.

      Cheered by your wanting more. I sometimes have the experience of needing to ration posts so people don’t get overwhelmed. Most times when I post something I immediately want to post another thing. I will reconsider my stance in light of your comment. People can manage their own reading, and read or not read according to their fancy. SGCx


  2. Fiona Moore says:

    Hi Narelle, I ran into Russell at the 50th birthday of our high school on the weekend. He mentioned that you were in Melbourne and suggested I google you…which led me to your amazing blogs! I am enjoying reading your posts and have already taken away your advice for contradicting someone: “I have a different view about that…” I know I will definitely use it in the complex discussions that are a regular occurrence in a busy primary school. I’m currently teaching kindergarten and have 20 lovely little students and one student who is an almighty challenge every day. Some days I do think I may be getting somewhere with him and am celebrating that today was one of those days! I hope you too have something to celebrate about today. Fiona Moore (Helmrich)


    • solidgoldcreativity says:

      Fiona Helmrich????? Oh my goodness. Fiona, I’m so moved to hear from you. Wow. Do you remember our days at Manly Beach? Catching the ferry and you in your pink, crocheted bikini? You were beautiful and so full of grace in everything you did. I’m happy to hear you’re teaching and enjoying it, including the challenges. Your little student is lucky to have someone who cares about him. Thank you dearly for contacting me. This is what I’m celebrating today!!! I’ll be in touch via email xx


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