Pink on the agenda

I am about to move into a new apartment and so my attention has been turned to home wares and furnishings. So much choice, so many colours. It’s clear that pink is big big big at the moment thanks to the ascendancy of rose quartz as a co colour of the year.  Just to make sure […]

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Who do you think you are?

Today 12 March is Genealogy Day – a day to think about your family tree and your roots. It’s a bit of a busy day because its also ( among other things) National Alfred Hitchcock Day and National Girl Scout Day acknowledging the creation of the first girl scout group in Savannah Georgia in 1912. Genealogy has […]

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Keeping up with Ken

Happy Birthday to none other than Barbie’s boyfriend Ken. I have always have always been a bit intrigued by Ken who, according to barbiemedia.com has the full name Ken Carson. Ken’s official birthday is  11 March 1961, making him two years younger than Barbie. Some other important Ken facts… Ken is 12 inches tall (half an […]

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What a bottler

Daily Wrap Today 10 March I am continuing my blossoming love affair with tissue paper which I am viewing through new eyes. Used in the wrong places in the wrong way, tissue paper is well… wrong and thin. But used to wrap and flounce bottles, it’s a heap of fun. I matched pink spotted tissue paper with a strong […]

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The biggest stars of science

Today 9 March is the opening of the World Science Festival Brisbane. The World Science Festival , which began in New York in 2008, is an annual week long celebration which “takes science out of the laboratory and into the streets, parks, museums, galleries and premier performing arts venues of New York City”. The World Science Festival […]

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‪#‎Planet5050‬

Today 8 March is International Women’s Day –  a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.The day is also a call to action for accelerating gender parity as evidenced by the The UN 2016 theme “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”. Progress is being made but not […]

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Silver Dotties

Today 7 March I am in store wrapping for The Paper Empire which has expanded from its Melbourne HQ to another new shop at the Puk Collective under the Story Bridge in Brisbane. Loving Brisbane and loving the this fabulous silver dotty tissue paper with an aqua almost Tiffany colour grosgrain ribbon. Mmmmm. The tissue comes […]

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Full Beard

Today 6 March we acknowledge the  World Beard and Moustache Championship being held Schoenberg, Germany. The event draws more the 300 hopefuls competing in sixteen categories across three major groupings – moustache, partial beard and full beard. For the  moustaches, participants can choose from the Natural, the Dali, the English, the Imperial, the Hungarian and the Freestyle. Half Beard? Choose from the Goatee Natural, the Musketeer, the Fu Manchu Goatee, the […]

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Possum Magic

Today I say Happy Birthday to celebrated Australian children’s author and literacy educator Mem Fox, AM.  Born Merrion Frances Partridge, Mem has written over 38 books for adults and children which have been translated into nineteen languages. Her 1983 mega hit Possum Magic, has sold over three million copies and is the best selling picture book ever ever ever in Australia. Her […]

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Grammar rules

Today 4 March is National Grammar Day. The day was established in 2008 by Martha Brockenbrough founder of the Society for the Promotion of Good Grammar with the alluring acronym SPOGG. In 2016, National Grammar Day is hosted by Mignon Fogarty, the author of the New York Times best-selling book Grammar Girl’s Quick and Dirty Tips for Better […]

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