Reverse your ways

31 January is Backwards Day… A day to do everything backwards and an opportunity to reverse our ways or attack things from the opposite direction. The neuroscientists would have a field day with this day, because mixing it up is just the workout the grey matter needs. I have resisted the temptation to write this post […]

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Oh la la

Oh la la…30 January is Croissant Day. All those layers of buttery goodness. There’s some debate as to whether the croissant is French or Austrian with a little bit of an Ottoman Empire twist. But do we care about that? Non! We are more interested in the fabulous pop art wrap with a melted butter […]

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The puzzling fox

You have a fox, a chicken and a sack of grain. You must cross a river with only one of them at a time. If you leave the fox with the chicken he will eat it; if you leave the chicken with the grain he will eat it. How can you get all three across […]

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Finger on the pulses

Today 28 January is the UN International Year of Pulses Launch Gala Dinner held by Pulse Australia at the Melbourne Museum. It’s true. And may the gala dinner be a top night because pulses are important. So who or what are pulses? According to Pulse Australia, grain legumes are generally referred to as ‘pulses’.  The six major pulse groups grown in Australia are […]

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Colour my world

As the kiddies go back to school today, I am thinking about pencils and paper and stationery packs. And it took me back to the first time I read in the Financial Review about Johanna Basford, the Scottish artist and commercial illustrator who specialised in black and white patterns for wine labels and perfume bottles. It […]

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Advance Australia Fair

Its Australia Day today and what else do you do on a public holiday but wrap a gift to take to an Australia Day Triple J Hottest 100 pool party? Something like those chocolates you bring when you’re told not to bring anything. That’s what you do. Now this wrap presented me with somewhat of a […]

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Bubble my heart

After all the excitement of BWAD (Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day), you will forgive me for needing a little Bubble Wrap fix. I just love these heart shaped Bubble Wraps from Japan which come in a range of sweet colours. Will have to buy rolls and rolls of this – though it will be a bit bulky to […]

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Pop pop pop

Today 25 January is Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day (or BWAD to the cool kids) –  a day to acknowledge those special little pockets of air that go pop pop pop when you dance like no-one is watching on a sheet of the good stuff. One of the best early childhood teachers I know in the whole world gets […]

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Tour down under

Today 24 January is the final day of the Tour Down Under with a race around the  streets of Adelaide. I’ve been to the TDU heaps of times and it is fabulous hubbing out of Adelaide and into the picturesque surrounds of beaches, mountains and wineries. I’ve seen a few of the really big names […]

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What a corker

Today 23 January I have decided to push the envelope on the materials I wrap with. Generally I am a paper girl through and through but I was strangely drawn to sheets of cork that I spied when I was out paper grazing in Melbourne recently. I showed it to a couple of paper gurus […]

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