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The circus is coming to town (including a giveaway)

UPDATE: Using random.org I drew the two winners of the passes and comment #1 and comment #5 were drawn – congratulations Mel and Lilly and thanks to all who entered.

Note: Sponsored post, thanks to Silvers Circus for hosting my family at an upcoming show.

It’s an often remarked on joke around here that we don’t have to run away to join the circus because it’s circus enough here already.

We are a family who really values family outings and experiences together but until now have not yet taken the boys to the Circus and as it turns out the Circus is coming to town, Silver Circus in fact.

I have some very fond memories of visiting the circus as a child – the smell of popcorn (do they still do popcorn at the circus?), ooohing at the tight rope walkers and my brother guffawing at the clown’s hijinx. I’m sure I saw Silvers Circus as a kid growing up in a large regional centre.  It was a very rare treat and we enjoyed every minute.  There’s a certain romance and mystery behind the circus and there’s no doubt the circus has changed since I was a child.

And it looks like something my boys will LOVE….motor bikes doing daring tricks anyone?

globe of deathI have two sets of family tickets – 2 adults and 2 children to give away for the Adelaide show on Thursday 10th April at 8pm in Bonython Park.   To win, please leave a comment below letting me know what your favourite event to attend as a child was!  See below for the “fine print”. Entries will close at 7pm AEST next Tuesday the 25th of March.

Here are some details for their upcoming Adelaide shows though I’m sure they’re coming to your part of Australia some time soon too!unnamed

Location:              Adelaide –  Bonython Park – Port Road

Dates:                    Thursday 10th April to Sunday 11th May

Tickets:                  Ticketmaster 136 100 or call the circus direct on 0413 880 044 or 0400 456 157

Prices:                    Adults $30, $35 or $40  Child (3-12 years) $20, $25 or $30

Pensioners/Students $25, $30 or $35

Location:               Elizabeth – Ridley Putting Green,  Main North Road, Elizabeth.  SA

Dates                      Wednesday 14 May to 25 May

Tickets:                  Ticketmaster 136 100 or call the circus direct on 0413 880 044 or 0400 456 157

Prices:                    Adults $30, $35 or $40  Child (3-12 years) $20, $25 or $30

Pensioners/Students $25, $30 or $35

The boring bits:

  • Only open to Adelaide residents
  • I will post your tickets out so you’ll need to ensure there is 1. a way of me contacting you by email and 2. you are happy to pass on your address
  • Winning entries will be selected at random based on comments
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Handmade Christmas Gift Guide 2013: Gifts for Teen Girls

Gifts for Teen Girls

Teenage girls are so fun to buy for! We’ve included a variety of ideas in this guide to cover young teens through to older teens.

1, DIY Miniature Embroidery Hoop  by Dandelyne – $19 AUD. Sonia from Dandelyne is one cool and clever chica.  Her stitched pieces are divine and feature heavily in my personal wardrobe and I’ve gifted a LOT of her pieces now.  This little kit is a fairly new addition to Son’s etsy shop here and mean that you can create and stitch a design of your own. Ace!

2. A three pack of choose your own hair bobbles by Raspberry Rainbow – $14 AUD by my co-curator, Cat! You can see her etsy store here

3.Set of 3 journals with lovely detailing by Buntmal – $21.93 AUD – etsy store here
4. Cosmetic Bag by Cloud Love Baby – $15 AUD – etsy store here
5. DIY tutorial: DIY Painted Tribal Bracelets – tutorial via Dismount Creative here – again, this DIY is totally achievable for even a crafty novice
6. Clutch purse in grey and yellow (super on trend yes?!) by byMART $35.09 AUD- etsy store here
And now to our GIVEAWAY…cue the trumpets!
Sonia from Dandelyne has offered up two of her five packs of DIY necklace kits (you can see them here) to a couple of VERY lucky people! Each pack retails at $45 AUD!
DandelyneOne kit will be given away via blog comments and another on instagram. To win via the blog all you need to do is comment on either of our posts saying which item you’ve liked most in our series to date.  Winners will be picked at random at the evening of Friday November 22nd.  International entries are most welcome.  For details of our instagram giveaway check our profiles later today – you can find me at @cat_beloverly and Cat at @raspberryrainbow  GOOD LUCK!