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Easter ideas

Easter celebration ideas If you celebrate Easter you’ve probably got a family or friend gathering coming up next weekend, which might include religious celebrations too. Even if Easter is not your thing, chances are you’ve got a lovely long weekend...
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Wellbeing Week

This week my children’s school had a “wellbeing week” for the first time. My kids came home very excited, telling us they had no homework for the whole week, but gradually we got more out of them (and the school),...
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Dr Google

Is there even any point in having doctors anymore? We can just find out what’s wrong with us on Google, right? Well, not exactly. It’s incredibly important to get checked out by a professional if you have a health problem...
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Aussie winter garden hacks

Winter Garden Ideas

Ah, I remember London in winter. Leaving for work in the dark, arriving back home in the dark, all the puddles turned to ice, finally realising that beanies, scarves and coats are not just fashion accessories but actually have a...
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She Sheds

Perhaps unsurprisingly, I’m very taken with the idea of a ‘she shed’: the femimine equivalent of the man cave, a place for the woman of the house to be creative, catch up with friends or just a cosy place to...
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Anzac Day

Anzac Day, of course, commemorates the landing of Australian and New Zealand troops into Gallipoli 101 years ago on April 25. It was a disastrous military operation in many ways, but it is our country’s day to give pause and...
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How to embrace failure at home.

Embracing failure

It’s been a catch-cry in business for a few years now, but I hadn’t really thought about embracing failure until I noticed that my kids seemed worried about failing at school. It bothered me so much that I implemented a...
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Merry Christmas!

Our blog will be taking a break for the holidays but we’ll be back in January, so stay tuned for more reviews, competitions, recipes, articles and more in 2016! Meantime we’d like to warmly wish you a happy and peaceful...
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Foodies

We at Little Birdie love a good high tea (naturally) and we love a special dinner out, too. The new documentary available to own on digital platforms this week, Foodies, goes inside the fascinating, rarefied world of bloggers who only...
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Halloween Dilemmas

Well it’s that time of year again when Australians all start debating the pros and cons of jumping on the Halloween bandwagon. When I was a kid ‘Halloween’ was just an episode of Sooby Doo that I didn’t really understand,...
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Dress Warm!

This week a friend very cheekily took a screen-shot of a text message from her mother and posted it to Facebook. Why? Her very caring mother had given my friend detailed instructions for staying warm this weekend. It is technically...
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Watchful

Some time ago, I came across the website Common Sense Media. If you have small people in your life and you don’t know about it, you should. I found it one day because my kids (who are reaching tweenagehood) were...
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Overwhelmed

Some weeks it all happens at once. Family members fall ill, plumbing fails, internet goes down, washing machines break. I remember once when the kids were young and everyone had gastro, I went to the car to run to the...
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Before I Forget

In addition, of course, to this blog, over the past year or so I’ve been involved in another project that I’m delighted I can finally talk about! Christine Bryden is a remarkable woman – an advocate, a writer, a celebrity...
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