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#1 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

I am in the "Aaaaaaaaaaaaagh!" end of Christmas shopping. It was also my nephew's birthday last week and I need to get him a gift for that too.

Yesterday I was doing a bit of a 'reccy' and spotted the 'StarWars Cookbook' which comes not only with recipes for Wookie Cookies but also with three biscuit cutters!

I thought 'Yippee! That is a great present!' and was then bundled out of the shop as it was closing time.

On reflection I am starting to second guess myself.  I love StarWars and I know my nephews like it too, perhaps not as deeply as me, but they love that Auntie Countrymel is into it and will happily play StarWars related things with them and not ask stupid questions (their Pop referred to "the little robot thing" one day and my nephew just cut him dead - "It's R2D2 Pop.... tell you what, how about I just wait till Auntie Countrymel is here. We can do something else yeah?"

Am I thinking this is a more awesome gift than it really is?

Am I letting my interests over ride their own?  

Or doesn't it matter?

It is still a cool present right?


#2 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:34 AM

Where did you find it? I might need one of those. ph34r.gif

(And yes, coolest present ever, especially if favourite Aunt Countrymel helps make cookies right away)

#3 livvie7586

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:34 AM

it's cool (and where did you get it?  i have a little man who loves star wars)

#4 Therese

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:36 AM

I neeeedddd to know where to get this too. Of course it will be for my nephew wink.gif

And it is a very cool present original.gif

#5 Bubba_Mumma

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:38 AM

My 8 year old Nephew loves Stars Wars too...but not really into cooking. Would be suprised if he can butter toast without putting holes in it. Lol

For a Starwars fan its still cool but id say is more cooking based? Would of gone with a figurine to complete a collection or a comic book. Ive found some old comics from way back in mint condition in a specialist shop which he adored.

#6 *LucyE*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:40 AM

Definitely cool present.

May I ask where you found it so I can get it for my DH?

#7 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:45 AM

Ah... thanks ladies.

He does like cooking  and he has worked his way through the 'Mummy and Me' cookbook already.

I'm not sure if it is still his big love though as he is currently deep into his drawing - (my sister and her husband are a bit concerned - they are both scientists and they fear that their boys may be a bit too 'arty' like their no-hoping Auntie!)

It came from this terrifying shop in my little town that is just jammed - JAMMED! - to the brim with educational toys, geek stuff, collecter stuff, dress up stuff, et.al.

Tasmanians will know the shop - they give you a piece of fudge on the way in to sustain you!

#8 Feral Grey Mare

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:46 AM

THE coolest gift you could have found! Anyting that encourages Star Wars interest is a great idea (only for the three original movies though).

#9 librablonde

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:48 AM

It's a brilliant present, Countrymel original.gif
I have 3 different sets of SW cookie cutters and they're so awesome. I've made them for my kids many times and they've been so over the moon. They were the coolest kids at school with SW cookies in their lunchboxes and then my DP also took them to work and was the cool kid herself  happy.gif
I'm sure the present will be something wonderful that you and your nephew can continue to bond over. Bestow an appreciation of Star Wars on him and he'll thank you for life biggrin.gif


Edited by librablonde, 13 December 2012 - 09:57 AM.


#10 Therese

Posted 13 December 2012 - 09:52 AM

A shop that gives you fudge before you shop is my idea of the perfect shop biggrin.gif

#11 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:00 AM

QUOTE (Old Grey Mare @ 13/12/2012, 10:46 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Anyting that encourages Star Wars interest is a great idea (only for the three original movies though).



Yes this is me too - I call myself  'StarWars Orthodox'!   I will acknowledge the existence of the 'other three' - but they are not sacred texts - but frown on expanded universe..

I'm sane - honestly!



#12 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:02 AM

QUOTE (jameses mum @ 13/12/2012, 10:57 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I now want to move to Tasmania.
Does the shop do mail order?


This is the fudge they give you...  yum!

#13 *LucyE*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:05 AM

QUOTE
Yes this is me too - I call myself 'StarWars Orthodox'! I will acknowledge the existence of the 'other three' - but they are not sacred texts - but frown on expanded universe..

I'm sane - honestly!

roll2.gif

#14 DandS

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:07 AM

Ive seen this book in Target (in ACT), and if you google it, its also available online (eg http://www.qbd.com.a....obin_Davis.htm)

I was nearly going to buy it for my 3 Star Wars fans, but didnt.

PS Totally cool present!

Edited by DandS, 13 December 2012 - 10:08 AM.


#15 **Xena**

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:10 AM

Oh I love Reliquaire (am I right)! Anything from there would be wonderful!!!

I must admit I was curioushow you could hop selfishly laughing2.gif

#16 greatwon2

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:15 AM

QUOTE
Tasmanians will know the shop - they give you a piece of fudge on the way in to sustain you!


It's the best shop ever original.gif I even dreamed i was still walking around it the night after we first visited ... I've since been a few more times and spend way too much everytime ... Last time i left without buying the little charlie bear that was sitting in the first room staring at me sad.gif i still miss him lol

#17 autumn sun

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:26 AM

Oh, I bought that star wars cookbook online from America - sadly it has blue sticky tape blocking three of the pages (including fab pictures and a recipe) that you can't remove without damaging the book. They don't stock it any more so they refunded me and gave me a small 'sorry' gift voucher - but nothing that will make my star wars niece happy sad.gif

I also prefer my kids to only watch the original Star Wars. Will reserve my judgement regarding Disney/Star Wars. It can't possibly be worse that the new three movies, can it?

#18 Foogle

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:31 AM

If he's arty then he might like this - Star Wars Origami -and you buy the cookbook for yourself.

I picked a copy of the Origami book in Big W.  


#19 Feral*Spikey*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:39 AM

I may be hitting the shores of Tasmania in October next year. I. Must. Have. Location. Of. Best. Shop. In. Empire... I mean country... ph34r.gif

#20 JustBeige

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (**Xena** @ 13/12/2012, 11:10 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I must admit I was curioushow you could hop selfishly laughing2.gif

same laughing2.gif

I kept changing the word to hoping and then thinking, 'nope that doesnt sound right either'.  I couldnt figure out how a 6yrold could selfishly hope.





signed another SW orthodox


ETA:  Cool present btw original.gif

Edited by JustBeige, 13 December 2012 - 10:49 AM.


#21 **Xena**

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:48 AM

QUOTE (*Spikey* @ 13/12/2012, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I may be hitting the shores of Tasmania in October next year. I. Must. Have. Location. Of. Best. Shop. In. Empire... I mean country... ph34r.gif


It's in Latrobe. Best day ever is to go have lunch at Anver's and then go to Reliquaire for a wander. The shop is so awesome they even give you a map.

I love standing in the Tardis room laughing2.gif

Edited by **Xena**, 13 December 2012 - 10:48 AM.


#22 **Xena**

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:51 AM

Here's the website:
http://www.reliquaire.com/

And virtual tour:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tPexy-etazc

#23 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:52 AM

Personally I in the school holidays I bet they would be begging to make the cookies and talk about it afterwards for .

Edited by lifehacker, 26 December 2012 - 02:16 PM.


#24 Country (deci)Mel

Posted 13 December 2012 - 10:53 AM

Don't forget to visit the Cherry Shed too!

I'd actually breakfast at Anvers, then shop, then lunch at the Cherry Shed, then go for a swim in the river, BBQ tea and platypus spotting.


(it's a pretty nice town I have to admit!)

#25 greatwon2

Posted 13 December 2012 - 11:11 AM

Coffee at anvers ...you get free fudge with takeaway coffee's and hot chocolates , then wander thru reliquaire  then lunch at the fish n chip shop just up the road...awesome flake! their claim of best flake in the world isn't wrong...... then somehow fit in the cherry shed and raspberry farm - tho ive not yet been to either ive heard good things ..Anvers is perhaps my favorite place in the state(coffee and free tasting of chocolate, whats not to love) tho im partial to the honey farm too - if you've got kids on the trip its only a short hop to either the bluff at Devonport or my favorite, the rocket and dinosaur parks at Ulverstone ...tho they have partially ruined the rocket park trying to make it "safer " and you cant climb the rocket anymore ...they also made the huge slide skinnier so my big butt wouldn't be safe going down it anymore LOL but its still a lovely town with great parks.

and back to the op lol That cookbook sounds like a great gift , i wouldn't second guess it but if your worried , maybe a little figurine or something to go with it?




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