Knick-knacks to impress Hollywood!

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It was really hot yesterday afternoon, but we managed to walk some of the fabric shops on Arab Street, looking for ribbons and other decorations.

And it always strikes me when I’m there, how pretty the area is, and how twee the Tourism Board’s description of it is:


Nothing beats Arab Street for bazaar-style shopping with true ethnic character! Where else can you browse in delightful hole-in-the-wall shops, haggle to your hearts’ content and come away with the most enchanting trinkets and keepsakes at bargain prices?

The goods spill out onto the pavements, anything from baskets, baby cradles and floor mats to serving trays, pith helmets and hanging chairs. Not to mention enough fashion materials and knick-knacks to impress even Hollywood!

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  • Thanks for all suggestions. Too hungry and baby I tow. Settling for Pizza Hut. #
  • And Kai weighs in at 9.25kg #
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A solid start

Let's try again...

Today Kai had a lunch of milk mixed with organic brown rice cereal. It was a messy but enthusiastic affair – Mama Naomi fed him from his brand new bowl with his brand new spoon, and for all the horror stories we heard about baby’s first meal, lunch ended with about a quarter of the 75ml of cereal-milk on the table, tray and floor, and more importantly, with smiles all round.

I am sure parents know of the relief of seeing their child take to their first foods well, and to see Kai take to his first “solid” lunch with so much gusto – he lunges at the spoon – is very heartening.

Happy, we has it.

Weekly Tweets

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  • Didn't feel tremors but apparently city hall evacuated. #
  • Crew says over P.A. that dress run will be at 8.30pm. #hossanleongshow #
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  • Off to theatre in a bit. It's Opening Night! #hossanleongshow #
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  • WTF $3 ERP! #
  • Want to encourage reading, arts etc., then turn off the blardy ERP leading to National Library and Drama Centre! $3?! Fark! #
  • In theatre. Half hour call. #
  • RIO #
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  • The Handburger lunch before matinee show. #hossanleongshow http://pic.gd/ec47b5 #
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  • Waiting for my seat allocation. #hossanleongshow #

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