Rainforestation, The Tablelands, QLD [Family Value]

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Rainforestation Nature Park has joined the Family Value Affilate program.  2 Adults & up to 6 Children for ONE family price.  So, if you are a resident around Cairns and the Tablelands or heading up there for holidays, be sure …

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Facebook and your maiden name

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My life is so enriched, however, I still manage to find the time to source useless, trivial information, so……… just in case you were wondering……….. thanks to Banannie I have worked out how to have your maiden name listed in …

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Six children in the family – Rinso best for everything

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I went to the St Andrews Market, VIC today and found some vintage women’s magazines I couldn’t resist!  On inspecting the contents I found this advert on Page 4 of the Woman’s Day and Home – March 12th 1951.  I …

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A little bit of fun! – “The Family Value Famous Photo Comp”

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We had a ‘chill out’ day in Ballina today and after a bike ride, a swim and fun in the games room, the kids were……… B.O.R.E.D. so I came up with a solution that kept them occupied for 1 hour!  …

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Thursday Plantation – a world of natural medicine

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A rainy, humid day in Ballina – our first full day here and what can we do?  We thought it risk-free to explore Thursday Plantation – a World of Natural Medicine.  It’s FREE to enter, has a maze for the …

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“I don’t like you” “I don’t want to play with you”

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Today I had ‘one of those moments’ – I just wanted to shrink and disappear!  Well meaning ‘ME’ thought it would be a wise idea to introduce 4 year old K5 to another child at kinder whom I think could …

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Fire drill with the fam

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With the bushfire season upon us, and living in a bushfire prone area, this mother of 6 is beginning to feel quite a responsiblity with her young brood.  So it was, I insisted that we decide on a definate fire …

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Happy New Year 2010

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Happy New Year! Like millions of families around the world, last night we celebrated the new year, 2010!  Is it Two Thousand and Ten or Twenty-Ten?  We had a fantastic time with two families very close to us!  Although, our …

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Alvin and the Chipmunks – The Squeakquel

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Alvin and the Chipmunks : The Squeakquel by Rebecca Mason [December 2009] Cutesy, funny & moralistic fun for all the family.  Alvin and the Chipmunks : The Squeakquel is a sequel our children have long been waiting for.  Having received Hoyts vouchers as …

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Merimbula Aquarium

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Merimbula Aquarium  From sharks to shrimps, octopus to the tropical fish, it’s all on display in our living theatre of the deep by Rebecca Mason [October 2009]  The Merimbula Aquarium is a must-see attraction both for entertainment and education about …

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