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Skimpy – Explained


Its ten days until the official release of my book , Skimpy ; Outrageous true tales of crocs , snakes and pulling beers in the Topend through Hachette Australia and excited is one word to describe how I’m feeling at the moment. After 2 years of tweaking , and wondering if my efforts would ever see the light of day , the last few months have been a whirlwind. Which is probably why I forgot about this interview with the publicity team at Hachette I recorded back in May. It basically explains where I got the inspiration from ( this blog , thanks guys 😉 ) and what a Skimpy is and basically why they exist in the first place ( apart from many reasons men will always love beer and boobs – well most men.Obviously not gay men.Or arse men. Or men with foot fetishes .. but you get my point). There is a serious side to the Skimpy role in mining towns though. They provide much needed light entertainment at the end of a long shift, in an environment where most workers are thousands of km from their homes/ families/mates/etc. I’m not saying Skimpies fill the role of any of these things but they are a welcome distraction and sometimes even a bit of a connection to the outside world. I remember myself , stuck in Gove for a few months surrounded by flood water and feeling like I was in the most remote place on earth , even I looked forward to the girls flying in from the Gold Coast ! Especially since half of them would smuggle in 5 bags of Hungry Jacks from Cairns. You know your in the bush when a whole pub starts fighting over a 4 hour old Whopper ….

*UPDATE – The full interview with Hachette can be found here on their website .. the youtube clip below provides different content which is hopefully just as riveting !! hahaha   :p

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2 thoughts on “Skimpy – Explained

  1. chiara

    Dear Kellie,

    Just finished your book. It was amazing! So inspiring and lighthearted.
    I moved from Italy to Australia few years ago and I’ve learnt myself that nothing is impossible if you really want it. I’ve done things and lived new adventures I would have thought impossible for me.
    You are totally right when you say that we have to grab life by the balls and make the most of it! 🙂

    Ciao!

    Chiara

    • Hi Chiara

      Thank you so much for taking the time to comment sorry for the late reply !
      I’m so happy that you enjoyed the book and the message I was trying to send to readers – life continues to amaze me and the last few years have definitely taught me a lot !
      Thanks again 🙂

      Cheers
      Kel x

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