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The Melba Spiegeltent - The Sunday Age; Christmas Essentials
30th November 2014
What is the best gift you’ve ever given someone for Christmas?
A La Sorrentina stovetop espresso machine for my boyfriend Ayrton. They are a beautiful looking machine that make the shot and have a wand for frothing milk.
-What is the most memorable gift you’ve ever received?
I had woken up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and on my way back through the living room, the presents started to make a rustling noise. I had no idea what it was but I ran back to my bed to wait for the morning. The rustling present ended up being mine. It was a beautiful yellow budgie.
What is the gift that keeps on giving?
Having a safe and healthy family who truly enjoy each other's company.
What’s your take on re-gifting?
I don't think it's a problem. Although I know some people feel funny about it, so I think you need to be careful to who, and what, you re-gift. I also think it depends on the gift.
What do you leave out for Santa in your house?
Carrots and milk. Pretty traditional.
What do you want for Christmas this year?
A surprise. I always ask for a surprise. I feel that as you get older you always know what is being bought for you, and I love not knowing.
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