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Category Archive: Christmas

Wee Birdy’s Top 30 Christmas Crackers 2013

Did I mention that we were moving? Well, we did it. We’re in our new home. The stockings are hung, the tree is up and we’ve strung a few Christmas lights. But the rest of the house is in chaos, and we’re now at around the 12-week mark of our Big Move from Little City […]

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33 gorgeous designer presents for under $50 (£30)

Being on a budget for Christmas presents doesn’t mean you have to steer clear of luxe names like Comme des Garcons, Vivienne Westwood, Lanvin, Mulberry and Dior. There are lots of little luxuries around that make special presents for people you want to treat, starting at £11. Here’s my round-up of the good stuff for […]

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A wee Christmas recipe: My Raspberry Cream Macaroon dessert

This, my dearest birdies, is my favourite Christmas dessert. It’s the perfect way to end a too-stuffed-to-eat-another-mouthful-Christmas-dinner, as it’s relatively light (well, depending on how much you eat) and the raspberries offer an edge to the sweetness of the macaroons and cream. I don’t really use a “recipe” as such (apart from the coconut macaroon […]

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7 Beautiful DIY Christmas Decorations

It’s less than a week ’til Christmas, but there is still plenty of time to get hands-on and make some really special and unique decorations for your place. I’ve gathered together seven gorgeous Christmas projects from Crafttuts+, the awesome new craft tutorials website (which I also happen to edit – quick, pop over there now […]

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Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Amazing presents for kids

Stuck for original and charming present ideas for the little ones? I’ve scoured the globe for the most amazing gifts for kids, starting at $10. 1. The Magic Tree House, AU$179 from Lark. 2. Tsumiki house, EUR91 from The Space Penguin. 3. Antique rose ballet bounce skirt by Collette Dinnigan For The Australian Ballet,  AU$39 […]

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Christmas Gift Guide 2012: Silver and Gold

Precious little presents under the Christmas tree are always welcome, but they don’t have to cost the earth – or come from the pages of chain-store jewellery catalogue. Here’s my round-up of some of the best little luxuries for Christmas from around the globe, starting at $36. 1. Georg Jensen Ilse stainless steel vase, AU$110 […]

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