Facts and Tips

Where is Wally? Waldo?

Fun Facts

Where is Wally? Waldo?

Have you seen one of these and thought it is a close replica? We thought so too when a customer looking at the Where's Waldo playing card we have in store. They are actually the same character but call differently in different country. The title was first released in 1987 by illustrator Martin Handford. In Australia we know it as Where's Wally, but in the United States it is call Where's Waldo. There are also different variation around the world, in Sweden it is call Hugo, Iceland is Valli, Germany is Walter, France is Charlie, Israel is Effy. Do you any of his other names? Click here...

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Homemade Hand Sanitizes

Household Tips

Homemade Hand Sanitizes

It had been hard to find hand sanitizes on any shelves, or if you did found any, some prices are just shocking. Here I have included a few different formulas for homemade hand sanitizes, they are easy to make at home, but you have to be-careful when handle and storing the high alcohol content as they are highly flammable and can causes serious eye irritation. The first 2 formulas are from WHO, I have adjusted their volume to 1L, so it easier for you as most bottle comes in by liters. These 2 formulas are more liquid, the last formula will...

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Our National Drink

Drinks

Our National Drink

Lemon, Lime and Bitters Did you know more than 100 million lemon, lime and bitters are served in Australia every year. This is more then flat white. Here is my takes on LLB for this summer: Fill any tall glass with ice + 20 ml Lemon Juice + 20 ml Lime Juice + 20 ml Simple Syrup Top it up with Soda Water + 5 or more drops of Angostura Bitters Click Here to check out our mugs range.

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Is Queen Victoria Market the oldest market in Melbourne?

Fun Facts

Is Queen Victoria Market the oldest market in Melbourne?

After a customer asked us this question we did some research and the answer is no. Did you know there were the Eastern Market on the corner of Bourke and Exhibition Street and the Western Market on the corner of William and Collins Street, both operated between the 1840s to 1960s. The construction of the Queen Victoria Market only first started in 1868, and at the time there are also South Melbourne Market and Prahran Market already in operation. The Queen Victoria Market is the largest and most intact market that is surviving from the 19th century of markets in the city of...

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DID YOU KNOW SNOOPY HAS SIBLINGS?

Animation

DID YOU KNOW SNOOPY HAS SIBLINGS?

The famous Snoopy from Peanut has a total of 7 siblings; Andy, Marbles, Olaf, Spike, Molly, Rover and Belle. They had appeared in over 70 strips at various times. Briefly introduce them from left to right of the above animation snap shot. Andy, he is distinguished by his shaggy coat, but otherwise looks like Snoopy. Marbles, the smartest and also the quiet one in the family. Spike, the thinner looking Snoopy with whiskers, he live alone in cactus. Then there is Snoopy, next to him is Olaf, also known as the "Ugly Dog" as he had won the ugly dog...

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