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Deepavali holiday – let your kids light up the festival this year

Deepavali / Diwali - bake your own Diyas. Kid-friendly activities

I recently celebrated yet another birthday, and right on cue, fuddy-duddy thoughts entered my head and started painting a halo on top of old memories. Nostalgia made itself heard even though children were testing their vocal chords’ ranges in the background, and I sighed for quieter days when the school holidays were not on. Then guilt entered the discussion, reminding me that Deepavali this year is coinciding happily with the school break, and nagged me …[Read more]

Deepavali cards: All you need is love … and glue!

Deepavali / Diwali greetings

Growing up, my sister and I could never understand why spring-cleaning was called so. As far as we could see, clearing out closets was an exercise our mother undertook with utter disregard to seasons. Every weekend, rain or shine, sweat or chill, entire rooms were overhauled and their contents interrogated on their usefulness, most of them ending sentenced to the recycle bin or a journey forward. Nothing was above reproach, nothing worth saving, except: Wedding …[Read more]

Beer Belly to Beer Belle

display your beer coasters

So you love beer, and all you have to show for it is a belly? It doesn’t have to be that way. With some yoga, spare five minutes and a bar of Blu Tack, you can proclaim your obsession much more elegantly. Just pick your canvas – table tops, shelf backs, doors, walls – and stick on. Even the most craft-challenged [and/or inebriated!] can execute this with pizazz. Just keep off the ladder if you …[Read more]