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You thought flamingos had weird areas knees that bent backwards? No, guess again.  The curvy birds actually get about on their tippy toes, making that fleshy joint you can see, mid length their ankle.  Their real knees are buried way up under the bloom of their feathers. During the war bacon was used to make explosives in the US. House wives saved the excess fat from their fry ups and donated it to the army. It was then used to make glycerin, which is pretty ace for making things blow up. Do you have a habit of buying loads of...

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It is a continuous process, but I have learnt to trust my instincts, as cliché as that sounds.  As a young brand designer, everyone wants to tell you their opinion and advice on growth and success.  It's hard to know what's noise and what's valuable, especially in this industry, where brands achieve success in a million different ways.  Our team is everything: we are family.  The team culture we've built in and around Oli & Gus, we believe, adds depth and value to the brand. Our mantra has and always will be, treat people the way you’d like to be...

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Travelling with Kids School holidays is upon us, and for some, that means travelling, from little trips to see grandparents or cousins to overseas adventures.  Here is a little list I compiled of things that have been helpful for trips with Gus. I wrote this with a plane trip in mind, but it could be adapted for any trip!  - 1. Always have snacks A child with a full tummy is a happy child, and let’s face it, plane snacks are not always the best or healthiest.  2. Bring basic medicine I carry Pamol and Eucalyptus oil wherever we go because...

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Sunday Funday or….Sunday clean-up day? School holidays are here and that has me pondering…. Leave the housework and spend as much time with the kids as possible, we’ll never get this time again! Back to the house…..I think the worst thing about having a house is that it is never quite finished.  No matter how much hair you pull out of the shower drain, or how many times you empty the cat litter or stack the dish washer, there is always something else to do… My ranking from the least horrible to the inescapable hell of house hold chores. -...

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A bucket list is all well and good when it comes to making us feel motivated and inspired about the things to come, but it can also render the feeling of being short changed sometimes.  Compiling a 'done' list is a good way to overcome this feeling. Write down what you have already experienced or completed. If something has made you feel good, smile, laugh, taught you something new, it's well worth noting down!  These are a few things from my ‘Done List’ Graduated from University Backpacked across the Middle East Stayed with Monks in Korea Went Sledding with Huskies...

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