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Whole Orange Almond Mini Cakes with Orange Syrup

Whole Orange & Almond Mini Cakes with Orange Syrup

Winter may not be my favourite season, but the one thing I do love about it is the abundance of juicy oranges. We’ve been having fresh squeezed juice every day, lots of Orange & Fennel salad and of course, Orange & Almond Syrup cake. I love this recipe, when you boil the whole oranges it perfumes the kitchen with a…

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lemon ginger and honey sore throat tea recipe

My Honey, Lemon & Ginger Sore Throat Tea Saves the Day

I was laid up for a couple of days this week with a terrible sore throat, chills and a whopping headache. Looks like Winter has announced itself with vigour and I’m hoping it’s not a sign of things to come. From my experience as a pharmacist, I know that most winter lurgies are caused by viruses which don’t respond to…

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Hotel Fort Canning - Singapore - review

Luxury, Location & History: Hotel Fort Canning Singapore has it all

As soon as Emma and I walked through the doors of Hotel Fort Canning, we both simultaneously exhaled a sigh of relief and contentment. After an eight hour flight and an uphill trek with our luggage on a hot and humid evening, the cool and sweetly perfumed lobby welcomed us in, we knew we’d found our special home in Singapore…

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Easy vegetable tart recipe

Easy Pumpkin & Fennel Vegetable Tart

  Today a delicious recipe from guest blogger Kyrstie of A Fresh Legacy. Our family meals are inspired based on what is available from our backyard vegetable garden. A walk around the various garden beds each day provides me with an idea of what will be ready to harvest during the week and I plan accordingly. I love avoiding a…

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A tour of Little india Singapore

SINGAPORE: The colours of Little India

As soon as I booked our trip to Singapore, the one place that I really wanted to visit was Little India. Singapore is a melting pot of cultures having no less than four official languages: English, Mandarin, Malay & Tamil, and through it’s history has attracted people from all over the world that now call Singapore home. Due to it’s…

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oz comic con melbourne ticket giveaway

Oz Comic-Con Melbourne – Family Pass Giveaway (closed)

Oz Comic-Con is back in Melbourne this June long weekend and I have a family pass to give away to one lucky reader. Emma and I went to last years event and had a great time. We’ll be heading back this year and Emma is already planning her cosplay. Oz Comic-­Con Melbourne will host a number of fun features for…

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Sinagpore Little India MyPoppet.com.au

Singapore – Four days of Fun, Food & Thrills

Wow, what an adventure Emma and I had in Singapore! We’ve just returned and I have so much to share that I don’t know where to start, so today’s post will be a little overview of our itinerary so you can get a feel for what we packed into around four days. We were lucky to have really great weather…

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Singin' in the Rain Melbourne Premiere - review

Melbourne, let Singin’ in the Rain put a Smile on your face

It seemed almost ironic that in Melbourne, a city constantly being poked fun at for it’s less than stellar weather, the only umbrellas required on the opening night of Singin’ in the Rain were for the performers on stage. “Brought to you by Nuffnang and Singin’ in the Rain “ The city was abuzz under clear skies this Saturday night as…

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vintage wardrobe restyle

Wear My Wardrobe – An 80s 3 Pc Lives Again

When I added a ‘Style’ section to My Poppet LIVING I did it in the hope that it would encourage me to talk about something I enjoy, vintage, independent and recycled fashion. I’m not a ‘fashion’ or style blogger and don’t shop for clothes very often, in fact most of my wardrobe is years old. I love to wear what…

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Asian Chicken and corn soup

Asian Style Chicken + Corn Soup

Mention Chinese Chicken & Corn soup to anyone growing up in the 80s and they may have flashbacks of gluggy cornflour thickened soup that may or may not have looked like slime. Rest assured, this is not that soup. More like a broth, this soup is warming, light but hearty at the same time. I made some last week because…

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Travel to Singapore

The Countdown to Singapore

There is nothing quite as exciting as counting down the days to an overseas trip, marking off the calendar as the big day approaches will never get old for me. In a couple of weeks Emma and I are taking off to Singapore for a mini adventure. We’ll only be there for four nights, but I’m intending on packing in…

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Fairy Bread Puffed Rice Party Treats – Allergy Friendly

It was Emma’s Birthday this week, so there was plenty of cake, sugary treats and sprinkle coated edibles on offer to celebrate another year passing (so quickly). We are very fortunate that Emma doesn’t suffer from any food allergies, but the same can’t be said for many of her class mates. Just in her class, there are several kids with…

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Craig’s Royal Hotel High Tea, Ballart

Best Mother’s Day High Tea in Melbourne – Classic or with a Twist!

I’ve never met a mum who doesn’t love a good High Tea, and why not, some traditions never get old. Sipping a delicately brewed cup of tea while sampling delicious sweet treats is the perfect Sunday afternoon pastime. This Mother’s Day, traditionalists can enjoy a classic high tea selection, while more adventurous mums might opt for a high tea with a…

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Bunchems Review - Creative play toy

Encourage Creative Play with Bunchems

If you like toys that encourage creative and open ended play, don’t require batteries, and will keep the kids entertained for ages, you’ll love Bunchems! Brought to you by Nuffnang and Bunchems Emma told me about Bunchems a while ago after seeing them on TV, so when we were asked to try them out for ourselves and share our creative…

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