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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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Movember - Get active for men's health - woman running

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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we will rock you melbourne

Melbourne, Time to Rock out to ‘We Will Rock You’

Brought to you by Nuffnang and We Will Rock You Today we have a guest review by my sister Janet, who graciously saved the day after I was struck down with flu and couldn’t make it to the opening night of We Will Rock You. She has done and awesome job, I guess blogging runs in the family! I was…

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Educational games and learning support recources mypoppet.com.au

Educational games your kids will love

The classroom can be a very overwhelming environment for many kids, Emma is in grade one now and she is still finding her feet. With lots of new things to learn, social skills to develop and many distractions in a noisy classroom, it’s understandable that many children struggle to really consolidate what is being taught in class just during school…

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rice stuffed capsicum peppers

Rice Stuffed Capsicums – Tonight’s Dinner Sorted

One of my favourite dishes to eat as a kids growing up was Stuffed Capsicums. My mum always made them when red capsicums were in season and going cheap at the market. We’d choose the big fat stocky ones with flat bottoms and plenty of room for stuffing. The fillings would vary with whatever ingredients were on hand, but they…

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Knowledge Market Victoria Harbour Docklands

Knowledge Market – Melbourne’s New Creative Hub

I always love discovering new neighbourhoods in my home town of Melbourne, exploring a new hood is like going on a mini adventure. Recently I took the number 11 tram to its very last stop at Victoria Harbour to check out the new pop-up creative hub, Knowledge Market. The Docklands precinct seems to have been under construction for, well, forever!…

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Easy oven baked Singapore Chicken Rice Recipe mypoppet.com.au

Cheat’s Chicken Rice – A taste of Singapore at Home

One of Emma’s absolute favourite things to eat is Singapore style Chicken Rice, also known as Hainanese Chicken Rice. Conveniently for me, she’ll choose it over nearly any meal on offer, so when we were in Singapore recently, eating out was a breeze because you can get Chicken Rice at every hawker centre, cafe and restaurant in town. It’s a…

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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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