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Oz Comic-Con Melbourne – Family Pass Giveaway

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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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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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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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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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 & WIN a Prize Pack

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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Why Girls need Female Super Heroes AND Super-Villains as role models

Emma didn’t need much encouragement to dress up in superhero garb today for an event launching a new DC Comics property, the DC Super Hero Girls. I didn’t tell her we were going until yesterday afternoon, which was a mistake on my part because she insisted that I whip her up a movie quality costume quick smart. She’s always been…

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Succulent planting ideas

11 Clever Succulent Planting Ideas – No Pots Required

In an effort to add some more life to my outdoor space recently, I’ve been trying my hand at growing some succulents in containers. I’m pretty lucky that I have a ready supply on hand from my parents’ garden. My dad is a pretty lazy gardener so years ago he replaced all his high maintenance plants with drought tolerant succulents…

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3 Cute Easter Cupcakes to Make

I’ve got three cute Easter Cupcake ideas for you, perfect for all those Easter family gatherings, school events and get togethers on your calendar this week. Although they look pretty fancy, I guarantee they are super easy to make. I’ve included a Basic Vanilla Cupcake Recipe and one for Buttercream Icing too, but go ahead and use a packet mix…

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Port Phillip Mussel Festival

Flex your Mussels at the Port Phillip Mussel Festival

The Melbourne Food and Wine Festival is in full swing and one of the feature events on every foodie’s calendar is happening this weekend at the South Melbourne Market. The third annual Port Phillip Mussel Festival is a two-day seafood street party you don’t want to miss. I attended the media launch this week and got a sneak peek of…

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