A chat with…

A chat with

Raffles has taken an increasing interest in contributing to “his” blog. And as much as he continues to enjoy bringing you his restaurant reviews, an opportunity to interview the lovely Ian “Herbie” Hemphill has inspired him to go all Oprah on the blog with a regular interview section by him about food and travel.

I admit that at first I balked at the idea as this just sounded like a bunch of extra work for his already busy PA/mama/slave. But then I recalled the words of a very wise and successful woman who I admire greatly. It was she who, during a recent chat about some of Raffles more grandiose plans, said “Why not? Don’t put limitations on him.”

That stopped me in my tracks. Why indeed? So I’m not. In fact I’m actively encouraging his love of words and interest in the people who inspire him and his desire to share their stories.

Given he has literally just turned seven please don’t expect Parky, just honest and occasionally bizarre questions from a curious little man who loves to get to  know people as he eats and explores the world. Please indulge us… you might be surprised just how much people will share with an enthusiastic young boy.

Raffles & surfer Alex Hayes

Raffles chats with… Alex Hayes, Pro Junior Surfer

Popular Pro Junior surfer Alex Hayes has a legion of loyal fans on Instagram but the self-confessed shark fan is better known for his recent “shark selfie” that had the world’s media in a spin. The well-travelled and talented teen chats with Raffles about sports travel, competitive surfing, sharks, and that selfie… I think you are totally awesome. Not only […] Read more…

Raffles and Rebecca Kerswell of Coco Chocolate

Raffles chats with Coco Chocolate’s Rebecca Kerswell

The lovely Rebecca Kerswell – Valrhona Ecole du Grand Chocolat trained Chocolatier and owner of Sydney’s award-wining Coco Chocolate – knows a thing or two about great chocolate. By astounding coincidence, Raffles knows a thing or two about eating it! So when the two of them got together over a connoisseur chocolate tasting at her flagship Kirribilli store, it […] Read more…

Amanda Woods at the Penguin Post Office, Antarctica

Raffles chats with Radio 2UE’s Amanda Woods

When she’s not exploring far flung locations around the glove, the gorgeous Amanda Woods presents weekly travel segment, Adventures All Around, with Tim Webster on Radio 2UE sharing travel tales and tips on her blog of the same name and hanging out with her cat, Miss Kitty Fantastico. Having explored more countries than she can remember, Amanda […] Read more…

BindiIrwin Bindis Island Australia Zoo.

Raffles chats with Wildlife Warrior, Bindi Irwin

Raffles has long been a fan of The Crocodile Hunter, and counts the late Steve Irwin as one of his idols. My wannabe Wildlife Warrior is just as enamored with Steve’s multi-talented daughter, Bindi Irwin, so when the opportunity to interview the Australian actress, singer, television presenter and passionate conservationist came along, it was one […] Read more…

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