A Very Important Date

Well 27 February is indeed a very important date. It is the birthday of mathematician turned author Lewis Carroll, born on this day in 1832. This means I get to wrap with the fabulous Alice in Wonderland gift tag that my sister bought me in the UK. I have been saving it and saving it and today’s the […]

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Map It Out

It’s no secret that I love maps – most certainly for their primary purpose of helping me get from A to B  – but also as art, as design and, as appropriate, for gift wrapping. Because I am so enthralled with maps and wrapping, I now see possibilities to combine the two everywhere. Map greeting cards, […]

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Onya Dad

Today 4 September its Father’s Day and that means it’s time for a big shout out to all the Fathers and Father figures out there. A big Dad shout out, a big Dad thank you and a thoughtful Dad wrap is part of my ongoing quest (I appear to have quite a few passionate quests lately) […]

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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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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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My friend the Cylinder

One way to look  at gift wrapping is as the art of making three dimensional objects beautiful. Given a choice, I would always wrap a rectangular prism with its neat edges and hospital grade folds, but I have to admit to a soft spot for the cylinder. A cylinder is more challenging to wrap and certainly […]

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A lost voice now heard

My husband was privileged to be at a Book Launch in Melbourne this week. At a time where commemorative services and books surrounding Australian participation in the  First World War are coming out at a fast and  furious pace,  the launch of the book  Phillip Schuler The Remarkable Life of One of Australia’s Greatest War Correspondents made a deep […]

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Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever

Will you be one of the thousands today donning their floaty red dresses, wrapping a black floral scarf round your waist, pulling on the tights, tying a peony red rose choker round your neck and pinning  red roses in your hair before busting out some dance moves for Heathcliffe? Yes… 16 July is the date […]

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Reading in Oxford

I love going to Oxford. You feel a bit smarter when you step off the train and progressively smarter as you start to wander through its streets, grand colleges and into the bars and tea shops. Every conversation is just that little bit more learned, that little bit more considered. So it probably comes as […]

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