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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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You see them everywhere on Pinterest these days: gorgeous whimsical woodland-themed parties. I've been admiring them for a while now, and when Miss Fab was making noises earlier in the year about "not having a themed party" (gasp) I pulled up this theme on my Pinterest board and showed her the ...
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Here is our magical #woodlandparty - one of our best ever! x
You see them everywhere on Pinterest these days: gorgeous whimsical woodland-themed parties. I've been admiring them for a while now, and when Miss Fab was making noises earlier in the year about "not having a themed party" (gasp) I pulled up this theme on my Pinterest board and showed her the ...
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Tap. Tap. Hello. Is this thing on? Oh good! It's working. Um, hi. I know it's been a while. I can't go into the details of *why* because, um, well, I just can't. But trust me when I say that I would never neglect my beloved blog for so long without good cause. However, with this post, I am back.
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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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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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Tap. Tap. Hello. Is this thing on? Oh good! It's working. Um, hi. I know it's been a while. I can't go into the details of *why* because, um, well, I just can't. But trust me when I say that I would never neglect my beloved blog for so long without good cause. However, with this post, I am back.
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It's hard to believe, but WE DID IT! Me and Miss fab raised the money necessary (around NZ$2500) and we're GOING TO HAWAII tomorrow night! Phew. It seemed like an unattainable goal, in the beginning, but the two of us worked together to pull it off. We used every skill and bright idea in our ...
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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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428 people
jonathan wood's profile photo
Rubina Mumtaz's profile photo
Aaron and Nicole Budiman's profile photo
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Angela Wilson's profile photo
Mouad Chtioui's profile photo
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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 long-time blogger, wannabe writer, avid reader and DIY party addict. I am mum to three quirky, energetic kids (aged 13, 12 and 8 years) living in Auckland, New Zealand. I'm dyslexic and have battled depression and anxiety for years, but lived to blog the tale. I also write freelance stories for Parenting Magazine and am a signed up member of the NZ ADHD Support group AND NZ Dyslexia Support group on Facebook. (Quirky is the norm in our family).

Etsy Shop selling personalized Party Invitations (Great Fun Design): 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. In 2012 I wrote a Children's Christmas book which got turned into a short film and is now popular on YouTube with over 600,000 views to date.
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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