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play by philippa

a blog about all things play

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So yes, I know, it has been a while (a whole year and 2 months).  After all this time with no new posts it is assumed that I must of kept myself pretty busy for a whole year, and, well I guess I have.

One the main reasons why my posts failed to appear on ‘Play by Philippa’ is that I became a full-fledging, brief case carrying, Sales Executive again. I began working for a company that has been importing high quality Playground Equipment from Europe for 10 years and now more recently from America.

I was very proud to say that during my time at that company I have never worked so hard, attending meetings, submitting tenders and driving round the great state of NSW, with only enough energy at night to change television stations. Though that’s no excuse, I should be able to have a full time job and write a blog at the same time, loads of people have achieved that feat. So I promise to make it up to my readers, family, friends and ex colleagues, thanks for reading.

However all good salaries must come to end and I have just recently taken the big plunge by starting my own business, an ABN has been acquired and ‘Play by Philippa’ is officially a registered business name. Hooray!

I am so excited to start something I have been so passionate about for so long, and that’s creating wonderful outdoor play spaces concentrating on natural play and organic and sustainable design.

It has been discussed among many leading professionals in the play industry, that today’s kids do not get enough time to actually play as kids outside. Many children, such as those that live in urban centres, do not receive regular exposure to natural environments, such as farms and bushland, and it has been proven that children that miss out on these experiences do miss out on long term benefits.

‘Play by Philippa’ will aim to convert the everyday playground from ultra-safe, sterile spaces to creative, organic and magical environments that little people will adore and remember with fondness as adults. This blog will still be used as an outlet to express my views about the changing play industry and the new, unreal and fantastic playgrounds as well as the people who have made them possible.

Stay tuned, so much is happening for ‘Play by Philippa’ and I look forward to sharing it with you.