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Melbourne star giveaway - July school holidays

WIN one of 3 Skate & Fly Experiences for the Whole Family (CLOSED)

Winter school holidays are tough! It’s hard to keep the kids active and entertained when it’s cold outside, but I’m here to tell you that two great Melbourne attractions have partnered up to bring you a fantastic school holiday package that the whole family will love – Skate & Fly! Offering two great experiences for one great price, Melbourne Star’s…

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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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Oz Comic-Con - Australia win Family Passes

Oz Comic-Con is Back – Win a Family Pass (Closed)

Oz Comic-Con is back baby! It’s time to celebrate your inner geek, get dressed up and have some fun with the whole family. The 2017 event kicks off in Perth and then heads to Adelaide, Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney, and the exciting news is I have a family pass to giveaway to one lucky reader. Oz Comic-­Con hosts a number…

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Melbourne star wheel - Win a family pass

Melbourne Star turns 3 – WIN family passes (CLOSED)

Guess what? The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel is turning 3, and to celebrate this major milestone, I have 5 family passes to giveaway to five lucky readers. Keep reading for details on how to be in the running. The only giant observation wheel in the Southern Hemisphere, the Melbourne Star has grown in popularity in the past few years and…

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KOOZA by Cirque du Soleil

Cirque du Soleil’s Kooza brings out Melbourne’s inner child

“Guess what Emma? We’re going to the circus!” I thought she’d be excited, but instead her response was lukewarm, “Can’t you take someone else? The circus isn’t really my thing.” Geez, kids these days really don’t know how to have fun! Turns out she was a little bit worried about the clowns, but once I explained that Cirque du Soleil…

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bokeh photography with butterfliesmypoppet.com.au

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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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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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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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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