“When I got older I decided I wanted to be a real writer. I tried to write about real things. I wanted to describe the world, because to live in an undescribed world was too lonely.” Nicole Krauss, The History of Love, 2005

Hi, my name is Kate Boyle


Whats Catch Up with a Mate all about?  – Click here to find out

Catch Up with a Mate  (CUWAM)  was launched in May, 2011. In June of the same year I committed to one month of re-connecting with friends I held dear… in a cafe, an art gallery, rain forest, a new city…. I documented each  momentous catch up daily, in the hope that I would inspire others to jump on board and create their own catch up days, weekends, months etc

The  blog continued….so inspired by the month of catch ups,  CUWAM was incorporated into daily life…and I write, a little less frequently, about the wonders of friendship, both old and new….and whilst CUWAM will become an annual event each year in June… the joy that true friendship brings to my life  compels me to write and write and write…

So to new people who have stumbled upon this blog in the new year, here is what you can expect:

  •  Posts about life in the city of Sydney, the catch ups and friendship that continue to flourish, the conversations and the things that inspire…a gallery outing, restaurant, festival, weekend away….
  •  Posts titled ‘ Friendship Firestarters’, small snippets of writing designed to inspire the reader to ignite the friendships in their social circle. I might write about a great restaurant I visited, a play I saw, a beach I swam at…You can find out more by clicking on the category ‘ Friendship Firestarters’
  •  Creative writing pieces – I have been part of an  online writing group called ‘ Write on Wednesday’ You can find my contributions by clicking on the category ‘ Write on Wednesday’. I am now contributing to the online writing group ‘ Five Sentence Fiction’…and my weekly posts are found under the category ‘ Writing’
  • Seasonal Writing: Check out ‘  Twelve Beach’s of Christmas’ writing series, competed each December – Twelve summer beach reviews. You can find these posts under the categories ‘ Beaches’
If you wish to contact me about my blog, my writing..or just want to say Hi, email and facebook are ways to start up the conversation:
Email:  etak64@hotmail.com
Facebook : Search under the heading ‘ Catch up with a Mate’…My Blog has a facebook page
Thanks for stopping by
Catch up with a Mate / Kate

7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Suzanne
    Jun 01, 2011 @ 11:24:29

    Kate, this is going to be a fantastic read! Looking forward to laughing-my-tooshie-off..


  2. Iosu
    Dec 14, 2011 @ 17:43:44

    Very interesting blog!!!!! Well done!!!!!

    Kisses from Basque Country,


  3. Daphne
    Feb 03, 2012 @ 04:23:40

    Looking for the FOLLOW BUTTON?


  4. Catherine Rodie Blagg (Cup of Tea and a Blog)
    Jul 01, 2012 @ 02:26:12

    Hi Kate! great to meet you at Blogopolios yesterday. I’ve had a good look through your blog and really enjoyed it. I couldn’t find your contact buttons though.. are you on twitter/facebook etc? I’ve signed up to get email notifications. Hope you enjyed the conference! I found it pretty overwhelming but lots of useful information. Take care, Catherine x


    • Catch Up With A Mate
      Jul 01, 2012 @ 05:20:56

      Hi Catherine
      Great to meet you yesterday…I am a remedial blogger! I agree with you that yesterday was overwhelming!! I just signed up to twitter ( Kate Boyle@CUWAM) and have to get a FB page up and running…I enjoyed reading your posts too…Love the ‘ Please don’t read Mum ‘ post especially ( I can relate…my blog is a bit Vanilla as a result!!) I hope to take what I learnt yesterday and put it to use….watch this space!!


  5. littlecottagebiglife (@Claudialcbl)
    Jul 03, 2012 @ 08:56:15

    Hi Kate, I love your blog and think it is such a unique concept. It was so nice to meet you at Blogopolis on Saturday. Hopefully we can stay in touch and have a ”catch up” too one day x


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