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Cinti’s Top Travel Tips…

Cinti’s Top Travel Tips…

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As I’m busily packing today, I thought it would be fun to share some of my travel hints. It is not an exhaustive list and some are quite obvious but here is what I know: (I’ve added some Japan specific tips towards the end) Planning your trip: – Make sure you know in advance any visa/documentation requirements you need to…

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I ♥ Japanese Bookshops

I ♥ Japanese Bookshops

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I came back with only a handful of books from my trip to Japan, not because they were expensive or the choice was poor, on the contrary. The selection and prices were amazingly good, but unfortunately books are heavy, so I had to control myself. Our hotel was next door to a massive bookshop, so I spent plenty of time…

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Flea Market Finds ♥ Camberwell market ♥

Flea Market Finds ♥ Camberwell market ♥

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‘Twas a beautifully sunny today, perfect for a bit of flea market fun. Camberwell market was our destination of choice, along with the rest of Melbourne it seemed. Ran into my pals Nat and Estelle who had stalls selling some pretty nice vintage wares, Emma just wanted doughnuts and Mr Man was in charge of toddler wrangling. I wasn’t looking…

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Can you afford to travel with Kids?

Can you afford to travel with Kids?

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Now if you read my post the other day ‘37 countries in 37 years‘ you’d probably think I was the child of a diplomat or came from a wealthy family, both untrue. I wanted to clarify these points because I think many people/families believe traveling overseas is beyond their budget when the opposite may be possible. It all depends on…

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37 countries in 37 years…

37 countries in 37 years…

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I was just reading Melissa’s blog One Crafty Mamma*, and her post on her Top 10 Holiday Destinations caught my attention. Why, because with the exception of 2 of the destinations I’d experienced 8 out of 10 of her choices. (Sorry, not trying to be a show off) (*One Crafty Mamma is a sponsor this month, but I’ve read her…

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I’m not a Mummy Blogger but…

I’m not a Mummy Blogger but…

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So I don’t really consider myself a ‘mummy blogger’, just because I am a mum and I blog doesn’t automatically put me in that category does it? (Not that there is anything wrong with being a mummy blogger…) I just I don’t really know where my blog fits into the whole scheme of things, craft/lifestyle/personal blog perhaps? Generally I steer…

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Blythe Stylin’ – Perty gets a Kimono

Blythe Stylin’ – Perty gets a Kimono

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I couldn’t resist making Perty a kimono, especially after picking up these adorable Blythe sized Geta sandals and Tabi sock combo (Japanese flip flops with special toe socks) from Junie Moon in Tokyo. It’s technically a Yukata as it is made of cotton for informal wear. I used some of my fabric scraps, and fittingly, I think the fabric I…

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Japan hearts Miffy…

Japan hearts Miffy…

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Most of you probably know and love Miffy, she is just the most adorable bunny that ever existed, yes? Well the Japanese seem to think so. They love Miffy BIG TIME! Probably not as much as Hello Kitty, but quite a lot. She is on everything you could possibly think of.I thought I’d share my Miffy purchases with you…You have…

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