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Lara-Jane Townsend. Creating. Clever. Craft
Lara-Jane Townsend. Creating. Clever. Craft

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Rediscovered rituals.
Or, how old friends become reacquainted again.   Welcome back Mistress of Zip, Madam of Zap.  It's been a long time. Last century, 1991. Early 20-something single female living solo for the first
time. Her own TV, her own front door key, her own washing mac...
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Affirmation angels
Or, New Year, new you!   Be the person you'd want to meet. As this post is made, it’s New Year’s Day today .  Despite what may have been, this day has a special resonance for most; it's a re-set, a new start, another chance to make good, be good, do good. T...
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The Father Christmas correspondence
Or, a glitter signature always means magic... It was the night before Christmas, and as the sun began to set a little girl wrote a note to Santa Claus. She chose some treats to give Mr C energy during his long night of delivering presents, and a small bottl...
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Crissy
Or, bespoke is best. Crissy, 2014, in her original dress from Ideal. Thirty-eight years ago I was given a doll for Christmas.  She arrived boxed, wearing a gaudy ankle-length pink gingham dress, with a broderie-anglaise collar and cheap white plastic shoes....
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Summer gifts
Or, why is the grass always greener? As I write this post today, the 19th December, the forecast temperature is 43 degrees, (that's 109.4 in Fahrenheit).  Should we reach this figure, it will be the hottest day in December in South Australia for 80 years.  ...
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The Kewpie doll angel
Or, explaining the transforming power of pretty. Excuse me angel, but my, you sure are pretty! There is a game I play whilst completing my quotidian duties.   Grasping errand and shopping lists in hand, I
secretly people-watch as I add items to my supermark...
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Things that need to stay the same....
Or, never change Dior Creme Abricot Fortifying Cream for Nails. 1963... Since 1963... This brilliant product has been helping keep cuticles across the world chic since 1963. If you are diligent and apply the cream to each of your fingers every night just be...
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I'm in love with... Peace roses
Swoon! Every year my climbing Peace rose offers to us the most beautiful of blooms, despite the harsh growing conditions; the wind, and the very low temperatures.  As the days become warmer the roses open and release their delicate scent.  This year my Peac...
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Sylvie's Giant Squid Themed 6th Birthday Party
(Or, how a mother made a Cephalopod party theme a little bit chic). Individualism is a good thing.  After all, to be beige is to be dull.  Thinking outside the square is always fun.  When your five year old requests a Giant Squid Theme for her 6th birthday,...
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