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Bridges and Bears at the State Library of Queensland. 

This Saturday, come to The Corner at The State Library for Bridges and Bears.    The program is a collaborative effort sponsored by Australian Engineering Week (Engineers Australia),  Women in Engineering and Save our Sanity. You can read more about these organisations by clicking through their links.     On Saturday, author Andrew King will be… Continue reading Bridges and Bears at the State Library of Queensland. 

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How I refreshed my dining setting with Valspar Paints – in the time it took my kids to nap this weekend!

This post is sponsored by Valspar! One of my favourite hobbies is collecting secondhand furniture. Many are Gumtree or Ebay finds, some are from antique shops (The Wooloongabbba Antique Centre namely), some from op-shops and others, to my husband's sheer dismay, have literally been picked up off the side of the road. I bought this… Continue reading How I refreshed my dining setting with Valspar Paints – in the time it took my kids to nap this weekend!

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Easy Easter basket – last minute craft alert!

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The dilemma: Eldest son has an Easter basket that he made at kindy (quite elaborate – paint, stickers, crepe paper, handle – the works). Other son has zip. Easter egg hunt at kindergarten begins in two hours. Hiding my panic under a wafer thin veil excitement, I rummage through the craft supplies in an effort to avoid cracking out the store-bought Easter baskets that The Bunny has put in short term storage in our walk-in-robe. Gosh being a mum is fun. Lucky I’m that spontaneous, fly-by-the-seat-of-my-pants-kinda-girl (insert snicker here).

Anyway here’s what we have:

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Little man is suitably impressed. Phew. Now we’re off to the Easter Egg hunt! Three sleeps until Easter everybody.

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Our Hellish Holiday; Part three: la réunion de famille

Dr Emilie must have been able to read the disappointment on my face. She says she was very sorry but it seemed nothing more could be done. She was so empathetic. I asked her "What about online bookings?", so she came with me to the computer and we searched. It appeared there was a flight… Continue reading Our Hellish Holiday; Part three: la réunion de famille

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The fine line I’m sad I’ve crossed.

I've often pondered this: When, exactly, does normal shopping turn into Insane Angry Every Woman for Herself Christmas Shopping? Well it would seem that this weekend, the world has crossed that threshold. Yesterday Rosie and I took to the shops on a rare big-boys-at-daycare-no-work-for-mummy day. We breezed in and nabbed a parking spot in a… Continue reading The fine line I’m sad I’ve crossed.

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Free Lego Christmas craft at Carindale this weekend!

Hey guys! You've got to check this out! This weekend at Westfield Carindale, children of all ages can create a Lego Christmas ornament to take home with them. Escape the scorching heat in the air conditioned comfort of the centre. The coolest thing is, it's free! Kids can make either a Santa or a reindeer… Continue reading Free Lego Christmas craft at Carindale this weekend!