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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Fun Flag Facts

Today 3 September is National Flag Day and what better time to explore the endless possibilities of flags as a gift wrapping motif (particularly flags featuring the classic red, white and blue colour combo) while simultaneously discovering a few fun flag facts?  Okay perhaps not hysterically funny facts but fact enough to put you ahead […]

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Birth Flower of the Month

September 1. First day of September. First day of Spring. Warmer weather and lots more flowers. Along with the Forget Me Knot, the official birth flower of September is the Aster. January gets the Carnation, February gets the Iris and June gets the Rose but September gets the Aster. Which is fine by me because […]

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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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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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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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