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Parents are impressed with mum’s four-gift rule for birthdays

Try this for your kids’ birthdays (Picture: Facebook)

A savvy mum from Australia has shared the hack she uses when sorting out birthday presents for the kids.

Mum Jypsie said when picking out the gifts, she considers four things – something her daughter wants, needs, can read, and can wear.

Jypsie wrote on a Facebook group that her daughter was turning five and wanted a skipping rope, hair chalk, and a secret diary.

The daughter also picked out sandals, a swimming costume, a pair of shorts to wear, and chose a fairy book to read.

The youngster also needed a new toothbrush. 

Jypsie also chose to book a haircut for the little girl as she wanted the youngster to experience new things.

Though the simple hack has wowed other parents who said they’d be trying it out with their children, it’s not a new concept.

The ‘want, need, wear, read’

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Indian-Origin Couple’s Drive-In Wedding To Bypass Covid Guest Limit Rule In UK

Under the UK guidelines, only 15 people are allowed to be part of wedding ceremonies.

London:

 An Indian-origin couple, keen not to delay their wedding plans despite a strict restriction on the number of guests allowed to assemble under England’s coronavirus lockdown rules, are celebrating this week after pulling off a first-of-its-kind drive-in wedding near London.

Londoners Roma Popat and Vinal Patel were originally due to get married on April 20 but when lockdown disrupted their plans, they discussed the concept of a drive-in wedding with their wedding coordinator, Saheli Events, almost as a tongue-in-cheek thought rather than a serious plan.

However, what began as a joke became a reality last Friday, when the couple were married in front of a small gathering of their immediate family with the ceremony being projected onto a big screen in a field next door to friends and family seated in more than 100

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At The La Maestra Competition, Women Conductors Are The Rule, Not The Exception : Deceptive Cadence : NPR

Chinese conductor Jiajing Lai performs in the first edition of La Maestra, an international competition for women conductors, held at the Philharmonie de Paris this September.

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Chinese conductor Jiajing Lai performs in the first edition of La Maestra, an international competition for women conductors, held at the Philharmonie de Paris this September.

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The world of orchestra conducting is still a mostly male-dominated field. In the United States, around 9% of major orchestras are directed by women. In Europe, it’s less than 6%.

Founders of La Maestra, a Paris-based organization, set out to change that by promoting the talent of budding female conductors in their very first competition, held in mid-September. Out of more than 200 applicants, 12 female conductors from across four continents competed for three top prizes, including cash, mentoring

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fashion

Fashion tips: Understanding the rule of thirds


Esther Muchene
The rule of thirds helps you and I put together flattering outfits with ease (Photo: Courtesy/jolynneshane.com)

Listen, before you write this off as a photography skill you clearly have no interest in, there is more to it than meets the eye.

The rule of thirds is a concept created by fashionistas to help you and I put together flattering outfits with ease.

Who knew there was a rule that would help you dress up with much ease and still look breathtaking and why have you never heard about this until today?

We all go through the struggle of finding the perfect outfit in the morning or for an event and it takes ages to make a decision.

Well fear not lovelies we found the secret and here is how to use it to your advantage.

This may sound complicated but I assure you, it’s quite easy. With this

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