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A Taste of Marseilles in Port Melbourne – The House of Wine & Food

Tucked away in the quiet residential streets of Port Melbourne, The House of Wine & Food is a hidden gem offering an authentic Mediterranean dining experience. Don’t let it’s old school pub exterior fool you, what was once the Cricketers Arms Hotel, has now been transformed by new Owner and chef, Alan Giles, into a warm and inviting venue where…

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Time & Tide Tea rooms - Port Fairy Victoria - High tea review -mypoppet.com.au

High Tea by the Sea – Time & Tide, Port Fairy

A few minutes out of the the historic seaside town of Port Fairy, you’ll find Time & Tide High Tea in an unassuming contemporary style pavilion perched right on over the water with views of the Southern Ocean. You could be forgiven for mistaking the property for a high end spa, but I guarantee the sensory delights that await you…

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Van Gogh And The Seasons – Debunking myths about Vincent Van Gogh

The paintings of Vincent Van Gogh are some of the most iconic artworks of the Impressionist era. Even those of us without a background in art history will recognise his signature use of colour and heavy brushstokes in his most famous painting such as Sunflowers or The Starry Night. Van Gogh is one of art history’s most recognisable figures, we…

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Bathroom renovation before

Avert your eyes – Bathroom Before Photos

Everyone loves a good before and after reveal, and in my experience, the key to having the ultimate ‘after’ result is to have a really crappy ‘before’ to start with. Well I certainly have that covered when it comes to my bathroom. Today we are off to the bathroom builder’s showroom to choose some fittings and really nail down our…

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Fruit party - Birthday party idea

Emma’s Fruit Themed Afternoon Tea Birthday Party

Here’s a cute and colourful kids party idea that you can put together in only an hour or two without breaking the bank – a Fruit Themed Afternoon Tea Party! It was Emma’s birthday this week, but because we’ve had a lot going on I decided an intimate gathering afternoon tea with immediate family rather than a big party.  It…

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Top 5 things to do with Kids in Greenwich

London with Kids – Top 5 Reasons to visit Greenwich

It’s been a while since Emma and I visited London, almost two years in fact. But because we were there for three whole weeks, we actually did a ton of fun stuff that I never got around to blogging about. In the next few months I’ll be sharing more about our past travels around the globe (and locally), because not…

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FIg and Almond Tart Recipe - mypoppet.com.au

Fig & Almond Tart Recipe

Figs are one of my favourite fruits and today’s recipe contributor Carina, is lucky enough to have not one, but two fig trees in her garden. I’m so jealous! Carina tells us about her delicious Fig & Almond Tart Recipe: “If I am not working, playing with my little man or crafting, you will find me in the kitchen, I…

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Bobux shoe giveaway

Bobux Shoes for Big Kids + 2 x $100 Voucher GIVEAWAY

A few weeks ago Emma and I were invited to attend the launch of Bobux’s newest range of shoes for big kids, Bobux KID+. They are designed for active children, and we got to test them out first hand at Clip’n’Climb in Richmond, a super fun indoor climbing center. I’ve always appreciated the quality of Bobux footwear, but until now…

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Healthy smoothie recipes

3 Plant Based Smoothies the whole family will LOVE!

I thought that once Emma was back at school and we settled into our weekly routine things would settle down a bit, but instead of having time to chill, our days have gotten busier! Like most mums, I feel like I’ve been running around making sure everyone’s needs are covered except my own, and have been ignoring my wellbeing in…

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Hepburn Springs Chalet - Retro Hotel Review - mypoppet.com.au

Hepburn Springs Chalet – Family Friendly Budget Spa Weekend

It’s not often that the words ‘budget’ and ‘spa weekend’ sit comfortably in the same sentence, add ‘family friendly’ and you’d think I was pulling your leg. But I’m here to tell you that I’ve found a hidden gem, Hepburn Springs Chalet, in the heart of Victoria’s spa country, perfect for a family weekend escape which won’t break the bank….

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