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The End of an Era and a New Beginning…

TSL Change

TSL Change

Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore. (L. Frank Baum)

Today marks the last post for ‘This Sydney Life’. Yep. The last post. Ever.

And, it feels weird to write that sentence. This blog, my ‘starter blog’, has given me so much over the past three years…

And, anybody who blogs will know what I mean.

When I started ‘This Sydney Life’, I had no idea where it would lead. No idea that I would give up more than twenty years in corporate human resources to pursue more study and a change in career direction. No idea that I would work out that my two-plus decades of chronic skin issues would finally be diagnosed as an autoimmune issue and lead me – after much research – to a radical change in diet, lifestyle and career. And, most of all, I had no idea I would meet so many wonderful people from around the globe through my wee starter blog.

Some of you have become cyber-friends. Some have become real-world friends. And some are a combination of both…

‘This Sydney Life’ has been an amazing ride and I am so grateful.

And in case you’re curious…

This post will be my 434th. That’s an average of 2.7 posts per week. I’ve worked out that I quite like posting twice a week.

At the time of writing 376,250 people have checked out ‘This Sydney Life’. There have been 6,251 comments.

My most popular post ever is Luke Mangan’s SERIOUSLY GOOD Osso Buco. He even trumps Jamie Oliver!

A pessimist is someone who has forgotten the joy of beginning. (Marty Rubin)

If you happen to be one of the peeps who check in with me regularly, you’ll know that for the past couple of years I’ve been on a pretty comprehensive health caper.

And, it’s been genuinely life changing.

So much so, that I made the decision to study at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. In February I qualified as a Health Coach.

Health Coach – A Health Coach is knowledgeable adviser who provides ongoing support and guidance as you set goals and make sustainable changes that improve your health and happiness. If you were place your health on a continuum, a Health Coach would be the bridge between needing to see your doctor and optimal health.

In my previous career in human resources, the bits of my role I loved more than anything were when I had the opportunity to make a difference to a person’s life by helping them navigate their world a little more clearly. I think many of us (including me!) are guilty of over-thinking things that go on in our own worlds.

One of my best things is the ability to work with people to unpack some of this confusion and create a clearer path.

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So, today I’m pleased to announce that I’m launching Joanna Frankham Coaching.

I’m helping people transform their lives by taking a look at what’s working for them now and making it better.

Some of that’s about food. Some of it is about looking at lifestyle factors that may need tweaking. But, most of all, it’s about finding individual solutions for each client. Because we’re all different.

I’m excited about where it may lead.

And, I’ll still be blogging. Just in a different place. I’ll continue to post recipes and health and wellness tips, along with sharing any other tidbits I think may be of interest to you.

I’m really hoping you’ll choose to follow me over to and continue what we’ve started here. You don’t have to do anything. At some stage over the next day or so, all my TSL posts will transfer across to the new site. A little bit of inter web magic.

Oh – and I’ll also be launching a fortnightly newsletter with my coaching practice, too. If you choose to subscribe (and, I’d love to invite you to do just that!), you’ll be able to receive these straight to your inbox.

The newsletter will keep you posted on what’s happening on the blog, but they’ll also be full of other stuff, too – articles on health and wellness, and giveaways.

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Featuring some of TSL’s most popular recipes

And, to say thanks for signing up for my newsletter, I’ll send you a link to download my free eBook featuring some of my most popular recipes.

Before I sign off today, I want to say a HUGE thank you to you for following my starter blog here at ‘This Sydney Life’. I’ve had so much fun.

I hope to see you soon over at


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Comments (18)

Thank you Jo for the wonderful information you have so generously shared.
I would like to be part of your new venture, I know how much your information has helped me over the last twelve months,
Looking forward to subscribing to your new blog.(I hope there is a subscription!)
Thanks Jo and well done.

Trust you to say just the right thing, Joan. Thank you.

There will definitely be a subscription!

…see you over at

I found you only a short(ish) time ago but I have learned a lot from you. (Not to mention your recipes!) Congratulations, and all good wishes for your new venture. I will certainly be following your new blog, I don’t want to lose you.

Oh – thank you for your lovely words, Judith. Really. Comments like yours make my day.

The recipes are all coming with me and they’ll keep coming, too. I look forward to seeing you at the new site.

Well done you …… I will follow you …the tallest paternal aunt

Yay! We can be giants together 🙂

Oh nooooooo my blogging buddy! But so glad it has led you on a path to something new and exciting, wishing you all the best in your new challenge I am sure you will rock! Keep in touch xx

BCD! Hasn’t it been a wild ride? I’ll still be here… just on a slightly different site. And, of course I want to stay in touch. You were one of my first ever blogging buddies. You’re special! 🙂

I’m so excited for you. I’ll miss TSL. It’s been like the kitchen we’ve had tea in for awhile now. But I’m thrilled I’ll get to keep following you and learning as I do~!

Petra – hopefully, the kitchen will just feel like it’s been renovated! This place wouldn’t feel the same with out you. I’m so glad you’re here.

Congratulations Joanna! It has been a lovely journey, which of course will continue… I look forward to following the new adventure. There is change afoot for me too. My art practice is becoming increasingly busier, thus have hit a crossroads with birdsong….. it is all good. Happy days, Kx

Oh K – That sounds exciting! Will you keep us posted?

Thank you so much for all your help as I started my health journey last year. I’ll follow you over to your new site!

Sally – looking forward to having you over at the new, improved site!

It’s great that you will continue blogging. I have lost so many blogging buddies who just stopped writing.

Still here, Jan. And, still following you, too 🙂

I’m so excited for you, your journey sounds similar to mine except I have gotten as far as you. I’m very interested in following you. I can’t find a link though.

You don’t need to do anything. This Sydney life will migrate across to the new site later today (I hope!) I’ll be announcing the new site when it goes live, too.

Very happy to have you on board!

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