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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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Top 10 things to do with kids in Lorne

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 - mypoppet.com.au

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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