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Steve Pennells  One of the faces of Channel 7's “Sunday Night”. Five-time Walkley Award winner. Sydney-based when I’m not on the road. Email:

Over the past couple of months, this girl has become my regular lunch date. She’s a great listener.
And every day I’ve seen her, someone had put fresh flowers in her hands.
It’s something I expect to see every time I walk past.
But this afternoon was the first time I saw her hands completely empty.
So today, the flower there is mine.
#iwish #dreamer #royalbotanicgardenssydney #sydneylife

Hanging out backstage with Vance Joy ahead of his sold-out gig at Sydney’s Hordern Pavilion.
Tonight, we’ll be running down to the Riptide...
PS. I’m not really this short. He’s just very tall.
#vancejoy #nationoftwoworldtour #hordernpavilion @unified_mg @hordernpavilion #riptide #nationoftwo

Today is RUOK? Day - the national day of action and a reminder to everyone that you’ve got what it takes to have a life-changing conversation.
Suicide is the leading cause of death in Australians aged between 15-44. More than 200 Australians attempt suicide each day, and about eight will die every single day. On top of that, three million Australians are living with anxiety or depression.
Suicide and depression know no boundaries. They don’t discriminate. People you know and people you are close to might be suffering in silence.
So today is about asking family members, friends and workmates if they are okay. It’s about listening and being there. And if someone needs help, it’s about taking that step.
If you’re overwhelmed or feel like your world is closing in, there are people you can call. Lifeline has a 24 hour crisis support line. You can call 13 11 14 any time of the day and talk to someone.
Another organisation doing great work is Beyond Blue. You can speak confidentially and for free with a beyondblue counsellor, 24/7 on 1300 22 4636. They also have a webchat available from 3pm to midnight every day at
Today is about keeping an eye out for mates, family and colleagues who are struggling. Be kind to each other. Be there for them today. And for every other day.
#RUOK? #RUOKDAY #RUOKDAY2018 #RUOK2018 #RUOK @ruokday @lifelineaustralia @beyondblueofficial

Another fake account has gone up from someone pretending to be me. This guy is apparently messaging my followers. If you get a message or friend request from this account, please ignore it. The account is a fake and has nothing to do with me. Instagram has been contacted. My verified account - stevepennells - is the only one I use. I honestly have no idea what people get out of doing something like this. #creepy

Sun’s out, guns out. ☀️💪
#sydneybotanicgardens #stunningday #hellospring

I’ve sprouted Opera House wings. What’s my superpower?
Thanks to Queensland’s @ashmoreoptical for the very cool shades!
#lunchtimewalk #readytofly #sydneylife #initiumeyewear #initium @ashmoreoptical @initiumeyeweargoldcoast

Saturday night vs. Sunday morning.
#weekendvibes #24hours #splitpic #sydneylife

Flashback to 27 years ago. I was a student at Perth’s Curtin University and the glorious @therealkateceberano came to the uni campus for a gig. It was before mobile phones and digital cameras. I had a second-hand Pentax SLR and one roll of ISO 400 black and white film. I took this pic, developed the film in the university darkroom and made a print. I recently re-discovered it. So here’s to the old-school glory of black and white film, those carefree teenage years and the wonder that was - and still is - Kate Ceberano.
#flashbackfriday #1991 @therealkateceberano @curtinuniversity #kateceberano #curtinuniversity #blackandwhite #concertphotography #oldschool

A lunchtime jog around Sydney Harbour today for a really good cause. I’m practicing for the upcoming Wellness Walk and Research Run.
Myself and a bunch of other Channel 7 personalities will be joining the gorgeous Olivia Newton-John in Melbourne on September 16 for a walk to raise money for her ONJ Cancer and Wellness Centre.
You can join on the day but even if you’re not in Melbourne, you can still be a part of it.
Walk with me and Olivia in Melbourne or walk wherever you are in the world like others will be doing in the UK, USA, Canada, Belgium, Spain and France. Head to the website to register:
Olivia is a national treasure and this is a really great cause.
@therealonj @onjcancercentre #MakeYourStepsCount  #WWRR2018

Sydney, you’re cold and wet and a little bit depressing. So in an effort to cheer up, I’ve gone and bought myself a ukelele. Now all I’ve got to do is figure out how to play this thing. Any tips?
#ukeleletherapy #sydneydoingspringallwrong #howdoiplaythisthing

Thanks tonight to Ken Allen and his incredible (and rapidly growing) family. In one life-changing phone call, the retired father of four found out he had 11 more children he didn’t know about. Spending time filming with this remarkable bunch was an absolute joy. There are seven more of his biological kids still out there somewhere. The hope is now that they’ll make contact. #donordad #sn7

@milo.the.cavoodle loves a shameless selfie. Happy Father’s Day, everyone! #dogsofinstagram #cavoodlesofsydney #dogsitting #doguncle #duncle

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