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Wishing Bells Lijiang China - mypoppet.com.au

The Wishing Bells of Lijiang China – A Journey of Understanding

“Ding, ding” jingled the cow bells as we scrambled up the hillside in search of wild raspberries. The cows too caught up in munching on their lunch to notice us hunting for little orange coloured berries just a new meters away. Sweeter than any raspberries I’ve ever tasted, we gobbled them up as quickly as we could pick them undeterred…

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Lounge Room Refresh: Patching, Painting & Planning

Remember back at the start of the year when I told you about how I hoped to have all our home improvements ‘done and dusted’ by the end of the year? Well it seems that timeline was a little bit ambitious. The bathroom renovation took much longer than expected, and it was quite chaotic too. (It’s finished now and when…

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Aloo Gobi - Cauliflower and Potato Curry recipe

Aloo Gobi – Cauliflower & Potato Curry

Spice up your dinner repertoire with this tasty one pot meal – Aloo Gobi, or my version of it anyway. I love vegetable based Indian curries, and this one is so versatile. Enjoy this easy Cauliflower & Potato Curry with some naan bread or rice as a main meal, or serve it as a side with some grilled chicken or…

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Tasmania Driving holiday intinerary

Exploring Tasmania’s East Coast – Road Trip Itinerary

When your Mother-in-law offers to look after the kiddo for a whole week so you and your significant other can have a child-free break, you say “Thank you” and then scramble to your laptop and book flights to Tassie immediately! Well that’s what I did anyway. As much a I love travelling as a family, sometimes just getting away as…

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Very easy Slow Cooker Rice Pudding Recipe - Make in your crock pot, just set and forget. #recipe #ricepudding #slowcooker #crockpot mypoppet.com.au

Easy Recipe: Slow Cooker Rice Pudding

I love rice pudding, there’s something really comforting about a bowl full of sweet, cinnamon fragranced, creamy rice. As a kid rice pudding, or it’s creamier version Rice Cream, was often a dessert treat, and I especially loved baked rice pudding with it’s golden skin, yum! All those carbs after an evening meal tend to be a bit too much…

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Best ever Chewy choc chip cookies recipe - mypoppet.com..au

Best Ever Chewy Choc Chip Cookies

I’ve yet to meet anyone that doesn’t enjoy a chewy chocolate chip cookie. Sure some may prefer dark choc chips over milk chocolate (I know I do), but there’s no denying choc chip cookies are almost everyone’s favourite. This recipe is versatile and can be easily adapted by adding chopped nuts or dried fruit with, or instead of, chocolate chips….

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Bathroom Renovation – Nearly There!

We’re nearly there you guys! Our portable en-suite is being taken away today because we finally have flushing toilets and a functioning shower. Yay! Still not ready for a big reveal though, it will take a while to really settle into the space properly. I haven’t even decided where my towel rails will go, probably have to purchase some first…

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summer drink recipes with soda stream

Fun Fruit Infused Sparkling Water to Keep the Family Hydrated

As the weather warms up it can be hard to keep the family hydrated, sure plain water is good for you, but it can get boring after a while, and is no fun when you’re entertaining. Rather than opting for soft drinks, that are just full of sugar, I’ve got some tasty, non-sugary sparkling water drink creations, that the whole…

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Easy Homemade Sausage rolls recipe mypoppet.com.au

Super Easy Homemade Sausage Rolls

Nothing tastes as good as a homemade sausage roll straight out of the oven. When the Mr suggested I pop over to the local bakery to pick up some sausage rolls for lunch, I whipped up a batch of my Super Easy Sausage Rolls instead, with just a few ingredients already sitting in my fridge. There’s hardly any prep worked…

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There’s a Magical Redwood Forest in Warburton

The rain was setting in, but I wasn’t going to let it stop us from visiting on of Victoria’s best kept secrets, the magical Redwood Forest in East Warburton. I didn’t know about the forest before I’d booked our impromptu Spring escapade to Warburton, so it was a lovely surprise to discover another reason to visit this underrated little town….

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Bathroom Renovation – Tiles for Miles!

We’re on the home stretch and now that the tiles are in, it’s all finally coming together! Even though our bathroom isn’t large, there was quite a lot of tiling to do, and ‘Graham the Tiler’ was here for about a week and a half working on it. He was a real character with his thick Scottish accent and singing…

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