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Picnics for the uninitiated…. or even those in the know.

October 26, 2013


There are a number of elements that need to align for the perfect picnic. It’s the weather, the people, the location and of course, the food.

When you get it right, picnics are a wonderful thing… get it wrong, and it’s not so fun.

I was recently invited to write a little dummies guide to picnics for Yahoo7 and I thought I’d let you guys in on my handy hints for successful al fresco soirees.

Nothing heralds the coming of balmy afternoons spent with friends than sand in your car or nudie runs under the sprinkler (children only, please) quite like those first blushing blossoms on the trees.

Spring is well and truly in the air and longer days are perfumed with these flowers, sunshine and a sense of community. It’s the perfect time of year to slip your sandals onto your winter-soft feet and hit the great outdoors.

Spring is perfect because it doesn’t have the raw heat yet, and the air is filled with sweet fragrance. It is a time of spring-cleaning, and renewal. It almost carries an essence of hope about it.

The season is also conducive to building community once again – shared outdoor experiences with friends and family are almost an Aussie-spring right of passage. But if the word ‘picnic’ fills your mind with images of sweaty cheese and soggy sandwiches, maybe this is the optimum time to perfect your picnic prowess and dazzle your friends with your delicious al fresco offerings.

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Note the author is Danielle Holsby? Cute. Might run with that one in future!


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  • Reply Zanni Louise October 26, 2013 at 11:02 am

    What a great gig to get!! Good on you love. xx

  • Reply ksbeth October 27, 2013 at 6:59 am

    hey congrats, ‘danielle.’ )

  • Reply Emily @ Have A Laugh On Me October 27, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    Can I have a whoop whoop? Go you – that is our new family saying by the way, to which the boys reply whoop whoop and Maddi says Poop poop!!

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