I’m always on the hunt for books when I go to charity shops, specially children’s picture books… I simply love them! There are so many out there… so many to be discovered. You may wonder why I wouldn’t simply go to my local bookstore… well, there are a few reasons: 1) books in Australia are… Read More Mrs Wobble the Waitress and other stories…
I love the old style Lego Duplo figures… I think they are much nicer looking than the ones you get today. Here are some Mummys and Daddys (and a Grandfather), some of which date back to the 1980s:
I made pea and ham soup today for the first time ever. I’ve always loved pea and ham soup – it’s so tasty and really warms you up in the winter. I used a recipe from taste.com.au and doubled the quantities. When I make soup I always make enough for two meals plus an extra… Read More Pea and Ham Soup
When I was a little girl I used to love the Victoria Plum character from Angela Rippon’s Victoria Plum books written in the early 1980s. Victoria Plum is a young tree fairy with big curly dark hair who wears a flower hat (the flower from a bindweed climbing plant). Between my sister and I we… Read More Victoria Plum by Angela Rippon
I love old children’s books, particularly picture books. I found Ploof The Wild Duck at one of my local charities shops this week. I’d never heard of it before. It’s pretty old – probably dates back to the 1960s. It’s originally in French and there appears to be a whole series of these Pere Castor books. The… Read More Ploof The Wild Duck
I love buying second hand stuff, mostly because I don’t like paying full price for things. A lot of clothes, home ware, toys etc… are way overpriced and expensive. People are also very impulsive with their purchases and consume too much, so a lot of unwanted goods that end up in charity shops are like… Read More Thrifty finds
This is my very first post, so I thought I might introduce myself. My name is Rachel and I have been fortunate enough to take a few years off work to spend time with my daughter Lily-Méabh who turned two last March. My partner and I were not keen on putting Lily into daycare when… Read More Welcome to Hobby Mum!