Author Archives: Wall of Lollies

Boiled Lollies

Today in 1843, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol went on sale for the first time, so I know you’ll be expecting humbugs to be the lolly of the day, but that was entirely too predictable.  The Wall of Lollies has … Continue reading

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Animals

As any music fan will tell you, the 18th of December is the birthday of Chas Chandler, bass player for The Animals. And if that’s not an excuse to show off our collection of entertaining animals, I don’t know what … Continue reading

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Sherbies

December 17, 1989, was the day that the first episode of the Simpsons aired on television.  It featured an almost unrecognisable Homer Simpson (they really hadn’t got his voice or his personality right) and a fairly wince-worthy plot, but it … Continue reading

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Australian Lollies

Today is the birthday of two great Australian actresses, Georgie Parker and Miranda Otto.  To celebrate, we give you not one, not two, but dozens of Australian-made lollies.  The Wall of Lollies has a wide variety of home grown sweet … Continue reading

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Belgian Truffines

To keep with the daily theme of these little messages, we tried to find something relevant about Belgian chocolates for today, but then we realised that this was a silly idea: how could there be any day when fine chocolates … Continue reading

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Candy Canes

December 14 is probably something entirely dull out in the rest of the world, but in Geeveston this year it’s very important indeed: it’s the day of the Christmas Pageant!  Organised by local personalities, at least some of whom bear … Continue reading

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Jelly Spogs

On this day in 1642, Abel Tasman, the Dutch explorer, discovered New Zealand.  He made a right mess of things, as explorers usually do, and was lucky to escape with his life.  Clearly he should have quit at the peak … Continue reading

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Fudge Bon-Bons

On this day in 1949, legendary British actor Bill Nighy was born.  You probably remember him from Love Actually or Pirates of the Caribbean one of the dozens of Harry Potter movies, but his starring role was as an art critic … Continue reading

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Golliwogs

December 11 is a particularly un-memorable day.  Nobody very interesting was born, killed, married, crowned, or magically turned into a frog on this day.  It’s enough to make someone weep with sadness at the complete ordinariness of the day.  Fortunately, … Continue reading

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Mini Chocolates

December 10 is International Human Rights Day. As you see here, that can mean rights for women, the right to an education, and the right to work, among others. If you’re a human, or a labrador or a rainbow lorrikeet … Continue reading

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