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Behold! The Sallyfieldathon!

June 22, 2016
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I’m doing a new and special thing called The Sallyfieldathon. As you can well imagine, this involves watching television shows and movies that feature Sally Field. I have loved Sally Field very deeply since I was a little girl eating baked bean jaffles on a TV tray in front of The Flying Nun. My grown-up quest – The Sallyfieldathon – began a while ago, with the box set of Gidget. After that, it moved on to the entire series of Brothers…

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Monsieur Mayonnaise

June 19, 2016
mirka and philippe

I am really looking forward to seeing this film! I don’t know a huge amount about it, but what I did find out is this: It’s the brainchild of Philippe Mora – artist, filmmaker and son to Mirka and George Mora – and seems to scoop up a whole bunch of cloak and dagger resistance rollicking, French icons and beautiful art.  It’s due to premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival and cinema release is some time in August. You can watch…

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16 wee gems for the Outlander tragic

June 8, 2016
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(Does not contain spoilers!!) If you follow me on Facebook, you will know that I am a bit obsessed with Outlander. Of course, I am not the only one. The mere mention of the books or TV series and people flock to discuss tartan and castles and lochs and duels and boobs and red coats like it’s nobody’s business. Not only that, but they want to talk book vs TV. They want to discuss the merits of Season 1’s setting and…

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Things to read on the bus

June 2, 2016
winona

  Today I was going to write a totally emo post about how hard it is to be a writer, maker and a blogger in Australia. But I decided that would be interesting to ZERO people and that was probably best written in my diary and hidden under my bed. So INSTEAD I thought I would tell you about a few ace things I’ve seen around the traps lately, in case they seem interesting to you too. That’s WAY better than emo ramblings…

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Twelve things to read today. In case that’s helpful.

May 18, 2016
joan didion

A thing that’s happened to the internet is that there’s just too many things. If you are anything like me, there might be times when you want to tuck yourself away from it all and have someone tell you about just a few things that are interesting. Maybe if they could hammer and chisel them out on a stone tablet, so you could sit in the garden – far from the modern world – with your cardigan pulled around your shoulders…

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My friends have their own chocolate bars

May 12, 2016
molly and michelle at the boroughs

  My friends Molly and Michelle have their very own chocolate bars!!! Look at those words. Can you even believe it?! I found out about this marvellous turn of events at the launch of Care Packages last night. The launch party was at a really ace shop called The Boroughs (which, I must say, is brimful of things I want and is run by a gent called Alasdair – a gent I have not seen since I had a cafe…

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Look & Win! ‘Care Packages’ by Michelle Mackintosh

April 27, 2016
michelle mackintosh care packages 2

Hardie Grant sent me a review copy of this lovely book… and Obus sent me the cute socks-up-top! Once upon a time I got very, very sick while I was away from home. It was a horrible experience and when I was finally back in my own bed, safe and sound, someone delivered me a little package of yummy and cute things to help me to get on the mend. It was so nice to get some special things, but…

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Heaps Of News From Stars Hollow

April 9, 2016
gilmore girls luke and lorelei

I love Gilmore Girls. I love it so much that I throw things at the TV when Logan appears. I love it so much that I want to make Hep Alien tour merchandise. I love it so much that I sing songs of gemstones. There’s heaps of Gilmore Girls Netflix reboot news flooding the online world at the moment, so I thought I’d take a little bit of time to catch everyone up on what the hap is. Of course,…

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A new series about The Durrells!

March 29, 2016
the durrells

Every morning I trawl the media sites for good news/interesting stories.  Yesterday, for instance, I loved these stories/posts: + Crafting with David Beckham + Why Tracey Emin married a rock + Jemaine Clement (of Flight Of The Conchords) has a new bonkers podcast + A foodie blog that recreates recipes from great books TODAY I discovered (thanks to The Guardian) that a brand new series about Gerald Durrell and family – The Durrells – begins airing on iTV (in the UK) next week. Hopefully I can find a way…

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Things To Watch This Easter

March 25, 2016
the returned french version

I am so excited that Easter is finally here. The year has been so busy, so far. Easter was my line in the sand. When I got here it meant that I’d done a heap of important jobs and it was now time to stay close to home, hang with my peeps, cook and eat, make stuff and watch good things on TV. It is with great relief that I ease myself into the next few days. Ph-ew! I’m going…

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Listen: That Time I Met Sookie St James

March 24, 2016
ben and melissa

Okay. That’s not quite true. I did not really meet Sookie St James of Gilmore Girls fame. But I did meet… Melissa McCarthy aka the actor who played Sookie for seven years. And I met her husband Ben Falcone too. How is this possible? Well, if you follow me on social media, you already know that my friend Clare Bowditch not only is an award-winning musician and an actor herself, she also has a program on ABC radio. Clare was invited…

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Ten Things To Read Today

March 22, 2016
marcel marlier underwater

Here are some good things to read, in case good things to read are just what you are after… The amazing Sissel Tolaas – a Norwegian artist who works with smells/fragrance : more here Literary sensation (she of My Brilliant Friend and more) about to release a kids’ book : more here How to get unstuck and why science fuels art : more here Landfill-bound, used coffee pods could circle the globe more than ten times (and that was the count…

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A Thing I Love: Girl Talk at Motherland

March 15, 2016
motherland Elsa

I loved reading these little interviews over on Motherland. Seven Q & As with seven smart girls = interesting and awesome. Maybe you’d like to find out more about… Girl Talk 1 – Elsa, aged 9  (Above! Hi Elsa!) Girl Talk 2 – Tyler, aged 16 Girl Talk 3 – Layla, aged 10 Girl Talk 4 – Millie, aged 3 Girl Talk 5 – Rosie, aged 14 Girl Talk 6 – Lucia, aged 6 Girl Talk 7 – Lottie, aged 10 Here…

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Rad People: Daphne Sheldrick

March 12, 2016
daphne sheldrick

  Last night, I fell down a bit of a YouTube documentary-watching hole. Does that ever happen to you? I bet it does. One of the best things I watched was a short film about Daphne Sheldrick. Daphne is a conservationist, author and animal lover. Born in Kenya, she and her late husband David have worked together to study and care for African animals for most of their lives. Initially based in Tsavo National Park in Kenya, Daphne successfully perfected the milk formula…

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The Simple Home by Rhonda Hetzel

March 11, 2016
the simple home

Last night, Cam and I had our dinner – miso green beans, sesame + soy potatoes and sashimi’d salmon on rice – nice and early (and Ari did too) so that we might make it to Readings Books in Hawthorn to listen to one of my long-favourite bloggers, Rhonda Hetzel of Down To Earth talk about her life and her book, The Simple Home. We made it just in time for the (rainy! it rained!) 6.30pm start and took our…

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The one about biscuits, weird noises + airborne radios

March 9, 2016
cookies

  Do you ever hear noises in the night? I do. Last night, on what was the hottest March night on record EVER in Melbourne, I awoke at 4am to a sort of scrunching, shuffling sound outside my window. I got up to have a look, peering gingerly from behind the blind, but I couldn’t see anything, which made my stomach hurt. At the time I figured the noise was almost definitely coming from a walker a la The Walking Dead,…

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