Let’s Be Clear

We all go through cycles on baby showers.  One moment there is a baby shower every week and then things seem to go quiet. It’s the rhythm of life. I do enjoy a baby shower – not only because the inexplicably odd party games speak to my competitive streak – but because it gives me […]

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The Halloween Scene

Those who know me will attest to the fact that I am not a big Halloween person. I don’t quite get it and having been abused by teenage Trick or Treaters on more than one occasion for not having any sweets to give,  it will take a bit to win me over. However I am […]

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Ziva with a Z

Today 6 July it’s happy first birthday to Miss Ziva  wherein I get to wrap with one of my favourite letters and looks – the  Z monogram. The name Ziva has been described by Appellation Mountain (which features a baby name of the day and you know how much I like anything that has a daily […]

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What big eyes you have

Today 3 July it’s time for Fairy Tales and I am going straight to one of the biggies… Little Red Riding Hood. July 3 is also the birthday of one Tom Cruise but I did a Tom Cruise wrap last year and I decided to wrap a different wolf in sheep’s clothing this time round. I […]

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Black dotties

Today 14 April is all about birthday parties for little people which always, it seems to me, come in waves. I am not a huge fan of buying different wrap for every single occasion – too much time and too much waste. So I have a couple of go to pattern and I personalise or match […]

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High Tea for Mum

Today 8 May is Mother’s Day and so we have gathered en famille to acknowledge the grand matriarch Juda who likes nothing more than a high tea. It’s a chance to dust off the heritage tea cups, bust out the ribbon sandwiches and whip up the cream for the scones. It’s a beautiful mid May […]

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Ari man

Today 6 May is the fourth birthday of a lovely little man called Ari. He was looking forward to his birthday so much that he got up at 3.00am to open his presents. This meant everyone else in the house was up at 3.00am as well. And thus a day full of celebrations commenced. Racing […]

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Doctor Richie

Today 19 April my baby brother Richie graduated from Monash University with a Doctor of Philosophy. I thought my mother might burst with pride and so she ought, as they certainly don’t give doctorates away and as anyone who has ever achieved this qualification will attest, it’s a long long march. So congratulations Dr Richie […]

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Once upon a time

Today 2 April is the birthday of famed Danish author Hans Christian Andersen who was born in 1805 and whose fairy tales remain as popular today as when he wrote them. Some of his most popular works include The Emperor’s New Clothes, The Ugly Duckling, The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Little Match Girl, The […]

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Easter pastels

This year, I am trying to move to a sugar reduced Easter. I can’t quite get to completely chocolate free and there are a few little people in my family who certainly could not get there either. However, I am certainly going for other sorts of Easter gifts like books , small toys and a few […]

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