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Archive for September, 2012

Aren’t these great?  We love them.

This is called ‘A World to Discover’.  It is a customised world map for your child’s room.  As you can see in the picture, the map is customised by adding your child’s name to the map.

This is so clever because not only does it look great, it is educational.  Together you can explore the world from the comfort of your child’s room.  Inspire your Indiana Jones or Dora the Explorer to find different parts of the world.

This A3 sized poster is printed with an ‘aged paper’ background to give your child the feeling of being an old-world discoverer!  It is a gift that suits all ages (yes, it doesn’t have to be for the kids!) and it suits both boys and girls.

The print measures 297 × 420mm (11.7 × 16.5 inches) and is printed on 160gsm archival, Chlorine Free (ECF) and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) paper.  It will come to you in either a hard mailing tube or a sturdy flat mailer.

This map is from MySweetPrints and was created here in Australia.

Order yours today and tuck it away for Christmas.

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Sometimes you just need to get out of the house, don’t you?  There is nothing like a change of scenery to help you get your energy back.  Kids love to go somewhere different, or even to do something different in their usual outdoor space.

A simple way to please everyone is to pack a picnic and go outdoors for a while.  Really, you don’t need to go far.  Try your local park, drive to the next town or suburb, or even create a tent out of a sheet and sit in the wilds of the backyard.

The explorer theme is a great one to play with.

Make binoculars out of the cardboard tube (cut in half) from your cling wrap or use empty toilet roll tubes.  Glue them together, punch holes at the end and tie a length of wool to each so that the binoculars can be worn around the neck.

Grab a magnifying glass and write up a list of things to hunt for, give them both to the kids and set them free.  They can look for bugs, examine rocks or leaves and discover new species.

Every intrepid explorer needs to maintain their energy levels so don’t forget to pack an insulated bag like the Built Gourmet Getaway with food and drinkMake sure the food can be managed in one hand.  Explorers need to keep moving, you know!  Roll ups, small bread rolls and pieces of fruit are all good choices and they will stay cool in the insulated bag.  Pack plenty of water, too.  Exploring is thirsty work.

Now relax and let your explorers make discoveries, all without having to go far from you.

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Every home needs a Kiddy Lock Vita GuardThere are so many tablets these days that are as colourful as lollies and just as tempting to little fingers.  How is your toddler supposed to tell the difference between a brightly coloured vitamin or tablet and an M&M?  They don’t distinguish by shape.  It’s the colour that attracts them.

One of the things most parents dread is finding that their child has taken medicine that was not prescribed for them.  A toddler can’t tell you which or how many tablets he or she took.  There is nothing else to do but dash off for medical assistance just in case.

In many homes the medicine cupboard is the one highest from the ground. Often that is the one above the oven but the heat that rises up from below can damage delicate vitamins and prescription medicines.

The best solution is to store your medicine in a cool place where your children can’t get to them.  That’s why we love the Kiddy Lock Vita Guard – Child Safe Container.

This is compact, portable and small enough to store anywhere.  It has been designed to hold medicines and small items which would normally be stored on table and counter tops and in other areas around the house.  It is tough and sturdy but most importantly, it is secure.

The container features a unique patented locking system which stops little fingers from accessing whatever is inside. Also included is a small service tray for storage of small items, non-slip stickers for the base and an emergency data label.

Every home should have a Kiddy Lock Vita Guard – Child Safe Container.  This is a simple and effective way to prevent your child from accidentally poisoning themselves.  It is a small amount to pay for peace of mind and for your child’s safety.

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Spring has arrived in Australia so it won’t be long before you will be pulling out the sleeveless tops and dresses and catching some sun.  To me that always means it is bangle season.  The seasons in Kununurra are a little different to those in most other parts of Australia.

I love bangles no matter what the season, but they look so good against the skin and shining in the sun, don’t they?

We are proud stockists of a gorgeous range of bangles (and earrings) from The Bangle Business, another clever Kununurra business.  These are not only stunning pieces, they are also fair trade.

We stock bangles for all tastes, occasions and budgets.

The Alana is a set of 5 slim, multi-coloured bangles which are lightweight and easy to wear.  They are colourful and make a really satisfying little noise as they jangle together when you move your arms.  It is only $12 for the set.

For more formal occasions you might choose something like the Jocelyn.  This is glamour.  It is a hinged bangle decorated with intricate flowers of clustered crystals.  It is an eye catching piece with the feel of old Hollywood.

I also love the sparkling black Trixie bangle.  The colour makes it a very versatile piece and the shining black crystals really shimmer in the light.

These bangles are all handmade by artisans in rural India.

A bangle or two can give a lift to any outfit and the bright colours are very cheering.  Wave goodbye to winter with the happy jangle of bangles at your wrist.

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Cape Leveque is a truly spectacular area of the Kimberley that combines a vast wilderness with the turquoise water of the Indian Ocean and the dynamic red cliffs along the coastline.

Located at the tip of the Dampier Peninsula it is approximately 220 kilometres north of Broome and accessible by air or 4WD.  On the trip to Cape Leveque there are some great places to see along the way that includes Beagle Bay with the famous Sacred Heart Church, Middle Lagoon that has some great fishing and swimming as well as the aboriginal community at Lombadina.

There is an eco-resort at Cape Leveque called Kooljaman which has all the amenities and facilities to make your stay very comfortable and enjoyable.  The Djarindjin and Ardyaloon Aboriginal communities jointly own this resort which has won many awards and is close to the coastline and beaches.  You can undertake a range of activities from bird watching, catching mud crabs, snorkelling or exploring Hunter Creek but beware of the crocodiles.  Between July and October you can watch the humpback whales pass by or get in a boat and go fishing.  The local Aboriginal guides can teach you about bush tucker and they can help you make your own ceremonial spear.

The Cape Leveque lighthouse located at the entrance of King Sound is another attraction to visit.

At the end of the day you can wind down and have a meal and drinks while watching the incredible sunset and then wake up the following morning to the spectacular sunrise.  Cape Leveque is a great place to visit with plenty of tours and activities available or if you prefer you can just sit back, take it easy and simply enjoy this great location.

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