When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That’s when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch,...

Hyperlinks take you to stores for online or offline sales.  The year both my children started in kindy/school, I invested in those Tupperware lunchboxes that everyone raves about (I'm not a Tupperware girl...just not okay)....

Tell me I am not the only person who gifts their children items for Christmas which *technically* are also part of the 'back-to-school' shop! Every year I get personalised labels, water bottles, bag tags,...

‘The Tales of Mrs Mancini’ celebrates the wonder of cake and the magic of friends to solve most of the worries of the world; it is pure creamy, sugary delight and you can read...

...gifts that meet needs not wants. Gifts that tread lightly on the earth. TEAR Australia was established in 1971, and I first came across them in the late 90s. If you've been reading my blog...

I've talked here a few times now about how my girls don't do dance, but how we love going to the ballet and theatre - highlights this year have been 'The Peasant Prince' and...

QPAC in Association with Tall Stories Theatre Company  presents... The Snail and the Whale I know they are best known for ‘The Gruffalo’, but my favourite Julia Donaldson/Axel Scheffler book has always been ‘The Snail and the...

I always end the year with a gift for the teacher and teacher aid and also start the year with a gift because...well...if you'd met my children in real life, as opposed to online IN STILL...

Title: 'The Tales of Mrs Mancini' Author: Natalie Jane Prior Illustrator: Cheryl Orsini Publisher: Harper Collins Age Range: early childhood; cake and/or cat lovers of all ages. Themes: community; friendship; family; cats; cake; pastries; bakery; adventure. From the creators of...

The Violet Mackerel series, written by Anna Branford, illustrated by Sarah Davis and published with care by Walker Books, is without a doubt the series that I will most remember from my children's early...