Bravo Meals on Wheels

Today 31 August is National Meals on Wheels Day – a day to recognise the work of this most community driven of community initiatives and to thank the 75 000 volunteers across Australia who make it happen. This year the theme is Meals on Wheels is “More than Just a Meal” and that certainly is appropriate because Meals on […]

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Silvery Silverness

Today I am making a statement with accents of silver, for so long the younger and less sought after sibling of the precious metals family. I’ve opted for a silver ink pattern, silver ribbon with a silver edging and a silver cord. It’s part of my latest quest for gift wrapping equality for silver which […]

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All I Avo Wanted

They are questions that could well keep you wake at night. Is an avocado a fruit or a vegetable?  Is an avocado better for you than a banana? What are the top 25 famous artworks that could be improved with an avocado? Does the avocado really promote hair growth? What is the collective noun for a group […]

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Bow Tie Bow

Today 28 August it’s Bow Tie Day – a day to whip out your favourite Bow Tie, tie it with flair and wear it with panache. There’s simply no better day than today to join the esteemed ranks of famous Bow Tie wearers  who proudly wrap their neck in a bow. No one quite knows how […]

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Love Your Towel

Today I am continuing my quest to get in shape for my walk across England from St Bees to Robin Hood Bay. I am trying to get some serious miles under my belt so my feet are ready for eight straight days of walking with my dear husband literally up hill and down dale. I […]

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Monstera trending now

When I was growing up in Southeast Queensland, the entrance to our front door was overgrown with Monstera Deliciosa plants. My teenage sisters and I were appalled because we thought it made our house look really ugly and dated – but little did we know that years later the Monstera would make a big come […]

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Tequila Mockingbird

O Happy Day. Three of my all time favourite things all wrapped up in one! Blend together my beloved all time favourite book To Kill a Mockingbird, a range of cocktail recipes and puns (literary puns no less) and you get the wonderful little book Tequila a Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist by Tim Federle […]

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Treat Me Treaure Me

One of the joys of leading Gift Wrapping Workshops up and down the East Coast of Australia is the pleasure of meeting fabulous, interesting and inspiring people. Gift Wrapping, it seems, is a universal language. And so it was at my recent session in Lane Cove on Sydney’s leafy North Shore where I where I […]

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Sweetie Darling

Today I went to see the Absolutely Fabulous The Movie. It was never going to win an Oscar but for we die hard AbFab fans it was a chance to see the girls and the colourful flair of the fashion industry in full flight one more time. OTT Brit outfits including some Vivienne Westwood  statement […]

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Just a jump to the left

August 13 is International Left Handed Day and because I am one of the 10 per cent of people who are left handed, a percentage that has remained largely unchanged for many thousands of years, I take more than a passing interest in its annual observance. Males are slightly more likely to be left-handed than […]

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