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Top 10 things to do with kids in Lorne

Top 10 Things to do in Lorne with Kids

Whether you are heading down the 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…

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Her majestys theatre Melbourne Charlie and the chocolate factory - mypoppet.com.au

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Melbourne – Review

When Emma and I were offered to review the new musical, Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, we felt like we’d won a Golden Ticket! Melbourne winter’s can be so long and cold, so a trip to the theater is always great way to brush off those winter blues. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is one of our favourite…

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Carnival Spirit cruise ship

How Not to Gain Weight on a Cruise

The one thing that everyone raves about when they talk about their favourite cruise holiday is how great the food was. Then the next topic that often comes up is, how much weight they gained on their cruise! Read on for my tips on how not to gain weight on a cruise by eating well and staying active. We’ve just…

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Mushroom Shakshuka recipe - mypoppet.com.au

Mushroom Shakshuka – An Easy One Pan Meal

Shakshuka is a delicious traditional North African and Middle Eastern dish that can be eaten for breakfast, lunch or dinner! It featured eggs baked in a rich and spicy tomato sauce, and can be made quickly with just a few ingredients. Our local Israeli cafe does a delicious version topped with feta, and they also make an Egyptian style baked…

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minestrone soup recipe - mypoppet.com.au

Family Favourite Minestrone Soup

Brrr! It’s getting chilly down here in Melbourne, and I’m not sure about you, but I’m not a fan of the cold weather. But there are a few things I enjoy about Winter: being able to wear my Ugg boots all day, snuggling under blankets for a weekend movie marathon, and enjoying hearty winter comfort food. There is nothing better…

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winter school holiday activity ideas - mypoppet.com.au

Winter School Holiday Activity Ideas & Free School Holiday Planner

How are you surviving Melbourne’s wintry chill? We’ve been enjoying the unseasonably sunny weekends so far, and making the most of the clear weather to take some long walks along the beach. We usually do fine whilst school is in session, but as soon as the July school holidays hit, I find we get a little ‘stir-crazy’ if I haven’t…

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How to make Candy Sushi - mypoppet.com.au

Candy Sushi – A Fun Party Food Idea!

It’s International Sushi Day, and what a better way to celebrate than with a delicious Candy Sushi treat! This Candy Sushi is super easy to make with a few simple ingredients, and is a fun nut-free and gluten-free treat to pop in a lunchbox or for a kids party. I’ve used an assortment of dried fruit, fruit leather and some…

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Oz Comic-Con Melbourne 2018

Get your Cosplay ready! Oz Comic-Con is returning to Melbourne

As the first Oz Comic-Con of the year approaches this coming long weekend in Melbourne (June 8th-9th), it’s just dawned on me that I have less than 10 days to get Emma’s cosplay ready for the big event. There’s been discussion and planning since her birthday in April about who she is going as, (I refuse to discuss the topic…

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