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    Out of Focus – Experimenting with Bokeh Photography in Melbourne

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    What’s on these Summer School Holidays in Melbourne? Festivals, Workshops & Events

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    Add ‘Learning for Life’ to your Back to School List

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    Lorne with Kids – Top 10 Things to See + Do

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  • David Hockney - Current NGV International Melbourne Australia

    David Hockney’s iPad art will unleash your inner artist

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Out of Focus – Experimenting with Bokeh Photography in Melbourne

Have you ever wanted to push the boundaries with your photography and really get to know how to use that big camera beyond just the ‘Auto’ setting? If you own a Canon, you may enjoy taking part in some FREE photography workshops, located all over Australia. This post contains amazon affiliate links – indicated by an * I recently attended…

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Add ‘Learning for Life’ to your Back to School List

“I’ll take the biggest size” Mum had delegated the task of buying my high school uniform to Dad, and being a very practical man, he decided that buying school uniforms every year was for suckers; and anyway I’d grow into it, eventually! You can just imagine me on that first day, a lanky awkward teen just swimming in a size…

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Lorne with Kids – Top 10 Things to See + Do

Whether you are heading down Great Ocean Road for a day trip, a weekend escape or a longer adventure, spending some time in Lorne is always a great idea. It’s an amazingly family friendly destination with things to see and do for kids (and grownups) of all ages. I’ve rounded up our Top 10 recommendations for activities in Lorne with…

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Christmas Tree Cookies – A Fun & Festive Biscuit Recipe

These tasty Christmas Tree Cookies are so easy to bake, you’ll be whipping up a batch as gifts for all your friends and neighbours this festive season. The kids will love helping with the rolling, cutting and decorating. Get as creative as you like with the toppings, or decorate with a simple garland like I have here. I’ve used a…

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The Ultimate Australiana Gift Guide

If you have friends and family overseas and are looking for a uniquely Australian gift to send them this Christmas, I have the perfect selection for you from some wonderfully talented local Etsy makers. Is a loved one far away and a teensy bit homesick? Send them a little handmade taste of home. I love how these designers, artists and…

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Quick & Easy Christmas Gingerbread Recipe – Egg Free

I do enjoy a good bit of gingerbread at Christmas time. I always imagined it to be difficult to make, so I’ve never really tried baking it myself until now. Recently stumbled onto a very simple recipe that called for just six ingredients, all of which I conveniently had on hand already. I was sure the recipe was missing something,…

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David Hockney - Current NGV International Melbourne Australia

David Hockney’s iPad art will unleash your inner artist

The NGV is really killing it with primo exhibitions at the moment. Right off the back of a stunning winter season featuring the classic masterpieces of Degas, and running concurrently with the jaw dropping fashion exhibition Viktor & Rolf: Fashion Artists, we can now enjoy the exuberant colour of David Hockney: Current This solo exhibition features more than 1200 works…

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Claypots Barbarossa – Simple Seafood in Melbourne’s CBD

If you enjoy fresh, uncomplicated seafood you are going to love Renan Goksin’s new food offering in Melbourne’s Hardware Lane – Claypots Barbarossa. Renan is best known for his simple approach to seafood with European flavours at his St Kilda and South Melbourne venues, Claypots and Claypots Evening Star. Claypots Barbarossa is no different and takes the same approach to…

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Summer Holiday - Lorne - Great Ocean Road mypoppet.com.au

First Taste of Summer – Lorne

It’s been a long and wet winter down here in Melbourne. Underneath all the layers of coats and scarves and hats, one almost forgets that yes, the sun will eventually come out for longer than a day at a time. (Then we will all complain about how hot it is and start longing for the cooler weather again.) But not…

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Melbourne’s Best Asian Brunch + Cocktails! – Magic Mountain Saloon

One of my favourite things about travelling in Asia is their delicious approach to breakfast. Curries, spicy sambal, fish and grilled meats are all on the menu and pack a delicious flavour punch that help get the day started. Turns out I’m not the only one feeling the love for Asian breakfasts, it’s the hottest new trend taking Melbourne’s brunch…

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Get Moving in Movember

Yes, it’s that time of year again when we women are forced to tolerate well meaning attempts by our partners, friends and work colleagues to ‘Grow a Mo’ for Movember. I’m afraid there’s no getting around it ladies, we have a month of patchy facial hair ahead of us. But it’s all for a worthy cause, our fathers, brothers and…

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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 – 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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