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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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Cloggy McClogface

April 26, 2016

Let’s talk about toes? In a non-festishy way? (Don’t even get me started on why you should not put photos of your feet on the internet… I have learned some WEIRD lessons about that over the years… Insert eyes-on-stalks emoji.) I mostly have been wearing sneakers and Birks on my feet of late, but it’s getting cooler and I am thinking about CLOGS (and tights and frocks! Oh my!) I love clogs. I love their little wooden hearts and their scoopy,…

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I wood if I could

April 26, 2016

  No need to wince, grammar lovers. I know that I should have used the word ‘would’ in the header above. Get back. Get back. Needless to say I was taking my wit out for a spin (admittedly crossing dangerously into the vicinity of dad jokes) and it seemed like a good idea at the thyme. I mean time. I meant to do it, is what I mean. These wooden accessories by GravGrav of Istanbul are enough to make anyone a…

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Things we’ve been doing

April 25, 2016
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What have you been doing? Have you been doing some good things? Or is life kind of biting at the moment? I hope if it’s the latter you’re getting a bit of the former too. I have been doing all kinds of things. Sometimes it’s hard to capture the things and be fully IN the things, so I can just tell you about them, even if there are not matching photos for all of the things, right? I am sure…

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Virtue vs Character (I’m OK & You’re OK Too!)

April 18, 2016
mills and boon

This morning when I was on my walk, I was listening to On Being and Krista Tippet brought up a really cool idea that I couldn’t stop thinking about (podcasts often do this to me!) It was actually just a tiny gem in a much bigger conversation, but it kept going around and around my head because it’s something I think about a lot as I try to make sense of the internet, the world and my place in both. (And…

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Make It! Five Finger Discount PomPom Scarf

April 13, 2016
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THIS POST IS SPONSORED BY SPOTLIGHT   Woolly news! On Friday morning, I’ll be teaching a Masterclass in the fine art of finger knitting! It’s a Spotlight and Frankie Magazine joint venture and we’re going to be making these chunky and SUPER EASY pompom scarves! It’s to celebrate National Craft Month and I’m hoping it will encourage the world to make EVERY month National Craft Month! #Craft4Lyf Don’t worry if you’re not able to come to the Masterclass though. You can TOTALLY…

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Gilmore Girls Listen/Watch/Read

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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Pip-Life Taking Stock

Taking Stock: April

April 8, 2016
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I haven’t done Taking Stock for a while. I think I have been busying myself hanging out and admiring the view and having quiet and fun times and just staying on top of work and fam. But enough of that. Well… just for a tick. It’s time to take my own pulse, doing and feeling and being-style! (Maybe you want to do this too?! You can just write it longhand in a notebook – or cut and paste to Facebook,…

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Craft For The Soul Creativity

Inspiration Information: An Everyday Creativity eCourse

April 6, 2016
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One thing I have realised, as I go on my travels and talk to lots of people about creative living, is that LOTS of people feel bad about making time for creative pursuits in their life. They think it’s a guilty pleasure. It seems that when there’s not a tangible, immediate measure of gain (i.e. money or status) from a particular endeavour (like making or writing or drawing or painting), that thing is put on the back burner or deemed frivolous.…

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How To Make Gluten-Free Raspberry Madeleines

March 30, 2016

My mother-in-law Dure used to bring bags of Madeleines home from her restaurant when Rin was a baby. They’d have been cooked the day before – so could not be served to diners – but were still super delicious and perfect with a cup of tea. Those Madeleines had Leatherwood Honey in them. It made them taste extra-good and a lot like home (the honey was from Tasmania, where I grew up.) YUM. Today, I’m going in to the ABC to…

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Craft For The Soul Creativity

If you keep on flowing, inspiration will keep on growing

March 29, 2016
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I’m addicted to flow. I’ve been chasing it since I was a wee gal, sitting in my Nanna’s tiny lounge room, watching her knitting needles clatter away. Not only was it mesmerizing to see her at work, but I also recognised her slightly altered state and wanted to have a turn. She was clicking away, completely immersed in the task at hand, but also far away. Her output matched her skills and before her grew a project she’d hatched with someone…

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Easy Peasy Chickpea Pancakes

March 29, 2016
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  These pancakes are a quick and easy gluten-free alternative to (my favourite) roti, when it comes to curry dipping or wrapping. They are best on the day they are made, but that’s okay because they are super easy to make up quickly. No need to make and keep. As pancakes are wont to be, they’re pretty plain – nourishing and nutty – so they need something spicy or flavoursome alongside them or smooshed on top. Sometimes the gluten-free people…

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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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How To Make Famous People Coconut Ice

March 24, 2016
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Sometimes I make coconut ice for famous people. Once, it was for Chris Isaak.  Another time it was for Melissa McCarthy and Ben Falcone. You can hear more about that on the radio or online today at 2pm Melbourne time. I will tell you more about the amazing Melissa McCarthy aka Sookie St James experience (and her adorable husband Ben) next up. For now, here is the famous Coconut Ice… appreciated by many (…but not all!)   Delicious and Moist Famous…

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