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Look & Win! ‘Care Packages’ by Michelle Mackintosh

April 27, 2016
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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  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
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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
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  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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Happy 30th birthday Pretty In Pink!

February 29, 2016
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Thank you, John Hughes. Thanks for making Pretty In Pink and thanks for making it possible for Molly Ringwald to meet the whole film-watching world, and thanks for Andie. The cutely freckled, red-headed, adorably teethed/lipped Ms Ringwald was one of the first girls I saw on-screen that diverted from the usual ‘type’.  Her Pretty In Pink character Andie made it okay to be unconventional, to not slot blondely into the 80s norm. Her home life was loving but felt a little precarious. She parented her parent…

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Prairie-Day Prepper

February 15, 2016
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  (Possibly) excitingly, they are making a Little House On The Prairie movie. Of course, for die-hard fans, there will never be another REAL Laura or Mary, no matter who they cast, but I’m kind of excited to see what they do with this much beloved series (of books and TV eps!) The project’s already had a bit of a false start, being dropped by one studio and then picked up by another. I’m looking VERY much forward to finding…

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The Bartholomew family do Cuba!

February 12, 2016
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  My friends Hailey, Andrew, Zali and Poppy went to Cuba for Intrepid Travel. Yep. They made a gorgeous film, as they are wonderfully wont to do and it’s going to have you itching to get out in the sunshine, travel, eat delicious things, twirl in colourful dresses and be all joyful and goofy with the people you love the most. I love these guys so much! They are the take-a-big-ace-bite-out-of-life type of people. Pretty much everything they do is…

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Gilmorealong: Season One: Episode Four

February 2, 2016
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After quite a long break, the confirmation of the Netflix four episode Gilmore Girls revival has me super excited. So let’s take up where we left off and Gilmorealong again, revisiting Episode 4! (Scroll down to the bottom for links to previous Gilmorealong posts!) Episode Title: The Deer Hunters This is the episode where Rory gets a reality check about the pressures of attending a fancy school, studying too hard and roaming wildlife. She’s also harassed by a boy (‘Later, Mary!) and bullied by…

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A Little Film About Ai Weiwei

December 13, 2015
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I’m so excited that Ai Weiwei is in town at the moment! NGV is showing Weiwei and Warhol and social media has been filling up with amazing and excited photos of various pieces (and people interacting with them!) I can’t get enough of it! I watched this short film about Weiwei last night, and I thought you might like it too. My pal Kirsty told me about it – in a roundabout way – so thanks Kirst! Amazing! This film…

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6 Doings : 5 Readings

October 26, 2015
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Wow. I had the nicest weekend. It was busy and then quiet. I am looking forward to having a quiet and quiet weekend soon, but that’s a whole other level to aim for. Here’s a little round-up of good stuff for you! Here’s some things I loved doing: 1. We did the Frankie + Friends Garage Sale on Saturday. It was a fun and exhausting day. Luckily we were under a big tree, but I still got a little too…

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