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Simone Graham
Works at Parenting Magazine (NZ) Contributor
Attended Inglewood High School, New Zealand
Lives in Auckland New Zealand
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I promised to show you "the corners of my home" and today I'm going to welcome you into my favourite corner of the house - the lounge room. We live in a 1920's Californian bungalow, which has many beautiful original features, including beamed ceilings, paned glass and - my favourite - a lovely ...
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What do you do when your baby turns eight, and he wants to have a party that encompasses all his favourite things? He loves Star Wars, he loves Super Heroes, he loves Video Games - and he just can't decide what kind of party he wants. Well, if you're me (and you're slightly mad) you find a way ...
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Today I wanted to write a post about my youngest child - the ray of sunshine affectionately known as Scrag. He turned eight this week. EIGHT. My baby. Scrag was born happy. He was a delight and a joy, the pet of the family, everybody's snuggle bug from his earliest days.
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Today I'm going to share with you how to create the beautiful (deceptively simple and gorgeous) cakes and cookies for a Paris Party. Last year's Café de Paris 11th birthday party was one of our best ever. It was fabulously gorgeous AND fun. I'm going to deliver the final installment on how to ...
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We were Mary Magdalene and the Apostle Peter come in a time machine to h ave dinner with them and tell them our memories of what happened on the first Easter. Mr G sounded like a Greek fruiterer and kept going on about fishing and "kebabs, peeps"! I'm not sure I sounded much better (a cross ...
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Last night I lay awake writing this post in my head. This week I've been discombobulated, out of sorts, tearful and nostalgic as the reality of this latest stage of parenting has made itself felt. I feel the need to put it all into words, so I can reconcile myself to our new reality: My kids ...
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This week we held a pop-up cafe in our garden - me, Miss Fab, a bunch of her lovely pals and Grandma. It was a raving success - and bloddy hard work - as well as super fun. This was part of our fundraising efforts to get our young cheerleader to Hawaii for her competition in June, ...
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On Saturday we went out to Piha Beach on the wild west coast in an attempt to break through the lethargy and blahness that sometimes descends on us all after an exhausting, busy week. Credit to the hubby, who rounded us up and packed the car with snacks, soccer ball and a never-before-used ...
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Stir fry some lamb chunks with cummin, cinnamon and coriander; or roast some lamb instead. Make a paste of olive oil and spices and smear it all over for a middle eastern flavour... Cut pita bread in half to make pockets. Stuff with lamb, rice and salad greens. Serve corn, olives, hummus and ...
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Did you know that I am no long the Glue Gun Queen? I have a SEWING MACHINE and I use it all the time. Most recently I used it to create a bunch of paper garlands to sell at our garage sale on the weekend. No longer the glue gun queen - I love my sewing machine. Sewing paper garlands at Christmas ...
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Last week I was talking to my friend Meg and lamenting the fact that certain little people seemed to have missed the concept of showing appreciation for things they recieve. They are so blessed, and get so much that they take things for granted. And sometimes, instead of, "Ohhhhh thankyou mummy!
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Education
  • Inglewood High School, New Zealand
    1985 - 1986
  • Forest View High School, New Zealand
    1983 - 1984
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Female
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Adventures on Life's Rollercoaster
Introduction
I'm a passionate blogger, wannabe writer, avid reader and DIY party kids party addict. I love to redesign blogs, and create printables for parties. I have two little from-home businesses which help pay a cleaner (I vehemently hate the drudge of housework ) and fund my kids' parties. I'm a mum of three energetic kids (aged 5, 8 & 10 yrs) and live with my British hubby in Auckland New Zealand. 

Etsy Shop selling persononalized Party Invitations (GreatFunDesign): https://www.etsy.com/nz/shop/GreatfunDesign
Bragging rights
Plenty of stamps in my passport and smile lines on my face to show I've lived. Last year I wrote a Childrens Christmas book which got turned into a short film and is now popular on YouTube: http://www.greatfun4kidsblog.com/2012/11/im-published-my-book-unexpected.html (One of these days I'll get it published properly)
Work
Occupation
Blogger, Blog Designer, Party Nut, Writer, Mother, Book Junkie
Skills
Blog Design, Party Printables and Invitations Design, Writing, Kids Party Planning
Employment
  • Parenting Magazine (NZ) Contributor
    Freelance Features Writer, present
  • Blogging at http://greatfun4kidsblog.com
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Auckland New Zealand
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