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Viktor & Rolf ‘Fashion Artists’

Unless you are into high end couture fashion, the names Viktor & Rolf may not be familiar to you. All I knew about these designers before I had the pleasure of getting a sneak peek at the media preview of the new NGV exhibition was that this design pair was Dutch, and their fashion, avant-garde. So much of this exhibition…

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Travel Bucket List - Eat Durian in Kota Kinabalu Sabah Malaysia

Travel Bucket List – For the Love of Durian!

When I found out we had the opportunity to spend some time in Sabah (Malaysian Borneo) recently, I got really excited, finally I’d be able to tick an experience off my Travel Bucket List! It wasn’t seeing wild orangutan or zip-lining over a coral reef (although both were pretty amazing), it was much more boring than that, eating Durian. Well…

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History week Victoria

My Top 5 Event Picks for History Week Victoria

Take a break from the present day – head out and explore Victoria’s fascinating past during History Week. Here is your chance to step back in time! An array of exciting activities will bring Victoria’s colourful past to life during History Week, which runs from October 16-23. Events that celebrate our heritage are being held across the state and there…

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port fairy light house - Weekend travel guide

Escape to Port Fairy – A Weekend Travel Guide

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic coastal drives in the world, it’s really a must do experience if you are visiting Victoria. With beautiful beaches, spectacular vistas, lush forests and wild life encounters, it’s really a journey you will never forget. But there is a little hidden gem waiting for you at the end of the…

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Tropical island day trip - Sabah Malaysia

A Day of Island Hopping in Sabah, Malaysia

When I imagine an island paradise I picture clear turquoise water teeming with sea-life and lush tropical vegetation, lazy days spent snorkeling and enjoying fresh seafood feasts with ocean views. The islands that make up the Tunku Abdul Rahman Marine Park do a good job of ticking all those boxes, with the convenience of being only a a short 15…

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Steam train - North borneo railway Sabah Malaysia

Trains, Tiffins & Temples – All Aboard the North Borneo Railway

I’ve always enjoyed train journeys, maybe it’s the gentle rocking motion and the rhythmic clack-ity-clack of the rails that I find comforting, like a type of meditation, or a primal reminder of the comfort and safety of my mother’s womb. Or maybe it’s that I’m a hopeless nostalgic that romanticises the idea of ‘The Grand Tour’, back in the day…

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retro laundrymat laundrette

THE LAUNDRETTE – A Story about Time Travel

Today I walked passed a very special place while I was showing a friend around my very favourite parts of Melbourne. This special place is unassuming, but if you let it, it will take you on a journey back in time, for a little while anyway. Sometimes you can find magic in the everyday if you look hard enough… In…

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we will rock you melbourne

Melbourne, Time to Rock out to ‘We Will Rock You’

Brought to you by Nuffnang and We Will Rock You Today we have a guest review by my sister Janet, who graciously saved the day after I was struck down with flu and couldn’t make it to the opening night of We Will Rock You. She has done and awesome job, I guess blogging runs in the family! I was…

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3 ways to wear a ruffled denim shirt

Wear My Wardrobe – Ruffle Denim Shirt 3 Ways

It’s been a while between Wear My Wardrobe posts because over winter I basically lived in track pants and a blanket poncho. But the trees are blossoming and spring is in the air, a perfect time to poke around my wardrobe and see if I can wear my old garments in new and interesting ways. Read the last installment of…

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Banana Cupcakes with Kaya Jam Frosting Recipe

Banana Cupcakes with Kaya Jam Frosting

Have you tried Kaya? It’s a delicious coconut milk jam made with eggs and sugar. Very popular in Singapore and Malaysia, this sweet spread is eaten almost daily by locals on thick on buttered toast for breakfast. We ate our fair share on our last trip to Singapore and was lucky enough to receive a couple of jars as a…

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Educational games and learning support recources

Educational games your kids will love

The classroom can be a very overwhelming environment for many kids, Emma is in grade one now and she is still finding her feet. With lots of new things to learn, social skills to develop and many distractions in a noisy classroom, it’s understandable that many children struggle to really consolidate what is being taught in class just during school…

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sushi ideas to make

Boring Sushi Rolls be gone! 7 New Sushi Trends you must try

Do you love sushi, but find a regular old hand roll just doesn’t cut it anymore? Well I’ve rounded up the most novel sushi alternatives for your consideration. Sushi Burrito Swap a tortilla for nori and you have a super sized sushi roll with all your favourite fillings in one. It looks health, tasty and super satisfying. Where has the…

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rice stuffed capsicum peppers

Rice Stuffed Capsicums – Tonight’s Dinner Sorted

One of my favourite dishes to eat as a kids growing up was Stuffed Capsicums. My mum always made them when red capsicums were in season and going cheap at the market. We’d choose the big fat stocky ones with flat bottoms and plenty of room for stuffing. The fillings would vary with whatever ingredients were on hand, but they…

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