Wow, this thread has gone bonkers since my last visit! Fantastic to see it keep going like this. Hello to all the Aussies who have dropped in since I was last here. (Ha ha ha, did two unfortunate typoes in that sentence and it ended up as 'Assies who dripped in'!
I'm really enjoying all the subjects. My suggestion for Aussie books for the baby is Blinky Bill. Hmm, might be a bit old for now but I remember reading it as a kid and really enjoying his naughtiness and all the Australian animals illustrated in it. Has anyone mentioned The Magic Pudding? also, you oculd get the buba a stuffed koala instea dof amore traditional teddy bear.
When my sis had her baby, I gave her a basket with lots of stuff to pamper herself in it. Not exclusive to aussies of course, but I wonder if you could find some Aussie lollies and gourmet stuff and things like that? My sister in law lives in kentucky now and she and her girls go nuts for twisties and chupa chups and all sorts of silly things they can't get there. And Vegemite of course!
Rav3en, lovely that you found Grandmother Oak! We have some oak trees here that we grew from acorns from one my Great Grandmother had in her yard. Many members of the family have grown trees from that one, and it is a lovely family tradition.
Boy oh boy, is our wonderful old country giving us merry hell just now, all over it seems. Be gentle with us, old mother! I hope you are all keeping well, and my very best wishes go out to the Kiwis as well. There is a Grove in Christchurch is there not?