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The real hobbies series: The art of Kombucha

And in a blink of an eye, we’re halfway through the year already!Before the rest of the year slips through my fingers, I’d better get a move on some of the key things I wanted to get checked off my to-do list for 2016.One of the ideas I wanted to try out in the bloggy space this year was to do a small series of feature posts on unusual hobbies or interests. It would be a very dull series if the series focused only on my own narrow range of projects. So I decided to turn to my cosy little network of friends to see some of the cool things they get up to in their spare time.So without further ado, here is the first post of this series which will feature: The Art of Making Your Own Kombucha.I first found out about kombucha from my friends Jon and Naryn when we went out to check out a raw food restaurant in Fremantle which apparently served up an amazing selection of their own housemade kombucha.I then found out that Jon had been keeping himself busy brewing up his own house brand of kombu…

Monthly play roundup: Little Green Peas

I am a couple of days late with my usual monthly post of some of the things I’ve been up to over the past month with my family day care kiddos. But I definitely did not want to miss this one as it has been a very fun little series of activities.Our main focus over the past couple of weeks in June has been based around one of the children’s current favourite books ‘Little Green Peas’ by Keith Baker.Apparently there is a whole ‘peas series’ of these books featuring these adorable tiny little peas… on alphabets, numbers, months of the year. This particular one that I picked up at the library featured colours.My kids were just nuts over the myriads of irresistibly cute little green peas dotted all over each page. Interestingly, they were not drawn so much to the colour theme of the book (they all knew their colours down pat very well anyway). Instead they were more focused on pointing out the large letters and trying to count all the tiny little peas of each page.So to extend of the child…

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