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Best Mother’s Day High Teas in Melbourne – Classic or with a Twist!

I’ve never met a mum who doesn’t love a good High Tea, and why not, some traditions never get old. Sipping a delicately brewed cup of tea while sampling delicious sweet treats is the perfect Sunday afternoon pastime. This Mother’s Day, traditionalists can enjoy a classic high tea selection, while more adventurous mums might opt for a high tea with a…

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Top 10 Autumn School Holiday Activities in Melbourne

School holidays have already started here in Victoria, and Easter falls nicely within them this year. Term 1 has just flown by, and the Autumn school holidays are a well-earned breather before the hard work of term 2 sets in. Autumn is a fab time of year to enjoy the Autumn colour in Melbourne, as the mild weather is a…

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What's it like getting a mammogram

Ladies! It’s time to get your boobs checked

During my last visit to the GP, my doctor mentioned that maybe it was time to book in a Breast Screen. She suggested that even though I wasn’t 50 yet, it was probably a good idea to get a mammogram just so we’d have something to compare my future scans to down the track. A ‘boob baseline’ if you will….

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Succulent planting ideas

11 Clever Succulent Planting Ideas – No Pots Required

In an effort to add some more life to my outdoor space recently, I’ve been trying my hand at growing some succulents in containers. I’m pretty lucky that I have a ready supply on hand from my parents’ garden. My dad is a pretty lazy gardener so years ago he replaced all his high maintenance plants with drought tolerant succulents…

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Botanical Gardens Melbourne Autumn

Where to see the best Autumn Colours in Melbourne

Ask any Melbournian what their favourite season is, and I can guarantee most will say Autumn. We love our distinctive seasons down here in Melbourne, and as the shadows get longer and the air gets crisper, it’s the perfect opportunity to layer up, get outdoors, and enjoy the stunning displays of turning leaves in March, April and May. A Melbourne…

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Family travel guide Universal Studios Singapore - mypoppet.com.au

The Ultimate Guide to Universal Studios Singapore for Families

Universal Studios Singapore is a must visit attraction if you are travelling to Singapore with kids. As theme parks go, there’s something here for every member of the family to enjoy, no matter what age. On our most recent trip to Singapore this January, we spent a day at Universal Studios Singapore and had a great time. If you are…

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Ethically Made Kids Clothing Review- Eternal Creation - mypoppet.com.au

Ethically Made Kids Clothing – Eternal Creation

Finding well-made, age appropriate clothing for my rapidly growing tween has been quite a challenge of late! My Emma, who is 9 but wears a size 12, needs clothing that is durable and easy to play in. She isn’t a little kid any more and has grown out of most kid’s ranges which usually stop at size 8. But the…

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Alice in Wonderland Live on stage Melbourne Review mypoppet.com.au

Alice in Wonderland LIVE on Stage – Review

As I headed into the city with Emma and her cousin to see the latest production at the Athenaeum Theatre , Alice in Wonderland Live, the chatter amongst the girls was just how Lewis Carroll’s magical tale would actually be translated on stage. This timeless story of a girl who falls down a rabbit hole into a topsy-turvy world where…

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