Time for more change

Would you believe it is seven years since I started this blog. How do I know that? Because (and I know you should never start a sentence with because!) my daughter is about to turn seven years old, and I started this blog – then called North Melbourne Mum – three weeks after she was…

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Kid’s Big Book Spectacular

I am not someone who normally promotes events, however as someone who has read to her daughter since she was about 3 months old, and following in my beloved Dad’s footprints have commenced taking my daughter, at the now princely age of 3 and 1/2 years, on a semi-regular basis to our local library, I feel…

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WOMANz: How to be a Rock Star

I never thought I would be taking my three year old to a Melbourne Fringe Festival event. I imagined this was the exact opposite of what the Fringe was all about.  But hey I am open to being proved wrong… and I was totally wrong.  In fact when you go their website – kids is the…

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Free cleaning – for you

I really love it when I have something tangible to offer you.  And I think you will like what I have on offer.  How would you like to win three hours of free cleaning at your house? Yes you did read that right – three hours of someone cleaning for you! There is a new online…

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Fare thee well North Melbourne Market

As the saying goes, all good things must end.  And truth be known it is now quite some time since the North Melbourne Market farewelled North Melbourne.  But I have not yet said my goodbye, and I wanted to – primarily as I had not had a chance to acknowledge the stalls that had caught my…

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A Guide To Brunching In North Melbourne

I’m cheating this week, and letting someone else tell you some great things about North Melbourne. I haven’t been to Fandango or Miss Katie’s Crab Shack, but otherwise I would have been very hard-pressed to better this post.  My other inclusion would have perhaps been Hot Poppy, another local favourite of mine.

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This is the postcode of North Melbourne

I am not a fan of graffiti, certainly not the senseless ugly tagging.  Lack of respect for other people’s property is a pet peeve.  However I will admit to occasionally appreciating the truly artistic or clever graffiti.  As I was walking the other day this caught my eye.  Hard not too really.  As this is…

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The Desolation of Smaug

Ok, well not quite, but a fire breathing dragon could have done that to my hydrangea with a wee accidental burp.  Alas it is something more prosaic, the fact that Melbourne is experiencing the most sustained period of heat above 41 degrees Celsius since records commenced in the 1850s.  Roll on the cool change tonight…

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Just a reminder about the North Melbourne Market

I haven’t made it back to the North Melbourne Market (hosted by Thread Den) since I indulged in a wee treat all the way back in March.  It is on again this Sunday (15th September) so hopefully I will get a chance to wander by and perhaps pick something up in their Spring Studio Sale.  For those…

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