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National Museum of Australia: History of the World in 100 Objects

Last week the geek in me was let out big time. I haven’t looked forward to an exhibit so much since the National Library had the ‘Treasures from the World’s Great Libraries’ exhibit (oh, back in 2002). The cause for this girl getting her geek on was the Instameet for the National Museum of Australia’s exhibit… Read more »

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Surviving Book Week

This was my first foray into Book Week costumes – as a parent. Let me tell you, it’s a lot easier to get an adult ready than a child. But you’d know that already! I realise this post is a little late for everyone, but save it for next year! Oh, and this isn’t a… Read more »

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Book Review & Giveaway: Lift-the-flap Questions and Answers about Space

It is almost like a right of passage that at some stage of their life, every child will be fascinated by Space. Whether it’s the space rockets, the stars or the planets – something always manages to capture their fascination. When that day happens, buy this book. We loved reading this book together. I must… Read more »

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Finding Dory at SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium

A little while ago my daughter and I snuck off to Sydney for some mummy-daughter bonding. My Little Miss was most excited because she knew we were going to SEA LIFE Aquarium at Sydney Harbour. We hadn’t been there since she her brother had been born. Needless to say, we are big fans of the… Read more »

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Dear Disney, I have a favour to ask… Please don’t forget my son.

Disney have released a video on YouTube which re-brands the whole ‘Princess’ phenomenon. Until my daughter started pre-school, she was completely oblivious to all this. But now she has been completely informed. It’s all tiaras, ball gowns, dancing and pink in our house at the moment. So I really appreciate the change of pace that latest… Read more »

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Getting Crafty Like a Fox with Mikaela Danvers – Resin Bangles

I have a few friends who have that rather cool style that you can only get when you buy those one-of-a-kind pieces that you pick up at markets which specialise in hand-made goods. That or they are truly talented and make it for themselves. I admire them. How they pull together colours and patterns effortlessly. I… Read more »

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The Doldrums by Nicholas Gannon

  “Out of the thousands of children born every single day, at least one of them will turn out to be a dreamer.”   This is by far my favourite quote from the book The Doldrums and really sets the tone for the book. I absolutely loved reading this book and cannot wait until my… Read more »

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Teach Your Child How to Think by Edward De Bono

There are so many books on the market which purport to be able to teach you how to teach your child to think. Unfortunately many of these books are something akin to Chinese Whispers – the ideas that they aren telling you aren’t anything original. They are simply taking a spin on somebody else’s work… Read more »

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In My Heart: A Book of Feelings by Jo Witek

Understanding our feelings and expressing our emotions is a learning process that (I think) takes a life time. The good thing for children, is that there are a lot of books out there to help them understand how to express what they are feeling. A few weeks ago I reviewed the book ‘How Do You… Read more »