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Luschka van Onselen
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#Australiaday celebrations for kids
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet My mom loved Australia. She became a citizen in 2008 and whenever we traveled, she made a point of using her Australian passport and making sure the local consulate knew she was there. She was proud of Australia and I assure you there are Australian-born nationals with less national pride than... Read more: 11 Fun Ways For Children To Commemorate Australia Day
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#ChineseNewYear  dances - great to watch with children if you can't get to any celebrations yourself
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet Last week we spent a whole week doing fabulous Chinese New Year Crafts. We made lanterns, masks, ancient coins, dragons, hats, rice, wontons and more and had a huge amount of fun doing it. Chinese New Year celebrations go on to the 15th of February, but today our closest celebrations were... Read more: Gong Xi Fa Cai, Gong Hey Fat Choy And A Happy New Year To You
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How to use the Portable North Pole in your Advent Calendar #christmas  #advent #adventcalendar
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet Portable North Pole is an internet based system whereby you can send phone calls and video messages from Santa to your child. We’ve done this a few years running now, always including it in our Activity Advent Calendar ideas The parent logs in, sets up a voice or video call, adds …
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Wintery crafts for rainy days! #winter #mobile #crafts
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet We’re participating in the Bostik Bloggers campaign for a few months, which means every month a box of crafty goodies arrives in the post and my children’s faces light up because they know what’s coming! This month the theme was ‘snow’, and in our box of tricks we received something that …
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The new #Easiyo is modern, and has had a fab redesign. And making yoghurt is so easy a child can do it! 
0 0 0 Don't be shellfish...I’ve been using the Easiyo for a number of years now and last year I posted about how I use the Easiyo along with the Thermomix to make yoghurt for breakfast, and yoghurt pouches for the girls snacks too. I posted a recipe for stewed fruit to have with my daily yoghurt as …
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#Autumn craft activities #autumncrafts   #fallcrafts  
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet I’ll admit up front that I cheated with this craft and didn’t use real leaves. All the leaves, buttons and embellishments were provided in the craft kit from Bostik as part of the #BostikBloggers challenge, and we did a few Halloween crafts, but we also did two Autumn crafts (you can …
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#Narnia  is such a magical place, or idea, that when Ameli wanted to turn her birthday party into a Narnia party, I couldn't resist!
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet Last year, before her birthday, Ameli and her dad finished reading the Narnia books, so when she asked for a Narnia party we were all very excited. We did, in the end, decide to limit it to a Lion, Witch and Wardrobe party, which she loved. I had so many plans and... Read more: Narnia Party Decoration Ideas
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How to use the Portable North Pole in your Advent Calendar
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet Portable North Pole is an internet based system whereby you can send phone calls and video messages from Santa to your child. We’ve done this a few years running now, always including it in our Activity Advent Calendar ideas The parent logs in, sets up a voice or video call, adds …
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Christmas #Thermomix  recipes - enough to get you through the whole season!
0 0 0 After months of preparation, it’s finally here! A Very Thermie Christmas is close to my heart as it contains many of our family’s traditional Christmas recipes. Christmas for much of my childhood wasn’t very traditional. Growing up in South Africa, it was hot and sunny, and the family would come together, all …
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The new #Easiyo is modern, and has had a fab redesign. And making yoghurt is so easy a child can do it! #kidsinthekitchen   #kitchengadgets  
0 0 0 Don't be shellfish...I’ve been using the Easiyo for a number of years now and last year I posted about how I use the Easiyo along with the Thermomix to make yoghurt for breakfast, and yoghurt pouches for the girls snacks too. I posted a recipe for stewed fruit to have with my daily yoghurt as …
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#Autumn craft activities #autumncrafts #fallcrafts 
Be Sociable, Share! TweetTweet I’ll admit up front that I cheated with this craft and didn’t use real leaves. All the leaves, buttons and embellishments were provided in the craft kit from Bostik as part of the #BostikBloggers challenge, and we did a few Halloween crafts, but we also did two Autumn crafts (you can …
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Fun-tastic Halloween Recipes for #Thermomix  users 
0 0 0 Don't be shellfish...It’s coming up for spooky time again, and all our groups and activities seem to like Halloween parties, so I’ve been on the lookout for quick, easy, and frightfully fun Halloween ideas. I want these to be as quick and uncomplicated as possible, so I’m on the lookout for Thermomix …
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A WAH mama, choosing every day to be a gentle parent, learning to live naturally in a modern world.
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Writer, reader, researcher, I like to learn, and share what I've learned. I'm a wife of almost ten years, a mother of almost five. I blog for my sanity, and because I enjoy it. I love the perks of blogging, but I work hard at it. Anything else to know? Just ask!
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A fabulous fun book about a boy and his pet, and trying to get adults to listen to him. This book gave us the opportunity to discus making s

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How to host a brilliant LEGO party on the cheap - here are some fantastic ideas, and versatile variables.

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