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Funky pumpkin fun

If you were to ask me about the explosion of Halloween that appears to get bigger in Australia every year I’d probably say I didn’t really like it.  Its origins in a religious holiday for another culture means the pure commercialism of it here leaves a bad taste in my mouth.  I was absolutely astounded by a TV ad by a major supermarket chain advertising their Halloween haul to be had this year.

Having said that, we couldn’t resist buying this big, orange pumpkin and having a go at carving the Dissection Connection logo into.  Pure commercialism: 1, Miss Vivi: 0

I think it looks pretty good considering I’m not at all artistic and I’ve never carved a pumpkin before in my life.
30 mins of internet research on how to transfer images and how to carve a pumpkin and Voila!  What on earth did we do before Google?

This pumpkin is really quite big so we had a go at the other side, too.

We had actually intended to put Mr Vivi’s business logo onto this side, but it’s fairly complicated and we ran out of time and patience.  Not having anything more than a dissection kit, a knitting needle and a kitchen knife set didn’t really help us fulfill our creative vision today.

So now our funky pumpkin is sitting on the fencepost, glowing away happily (eerily?) and making me smile.  I think that makes the score one all, don’t you?

Miss Vivi

Oct 31.2010

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T-shirt sale!

Head on over to Miss Vivi’s place for $5.00 off white t-shirts this week.

Miss Vivi T-shirt

All you have to do is use the discount code OCTSHIRTSALE when you get to the checkout.

While you’re there check out the other great products by Miss Vivi and lots of other designers, or design your own products for personalised Christmas presents.  The more you order the cheaper everything gets.*

Miss Vivi

Oct 26,2010

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Look out NSW

Look out NSW, here we come!

This week we’ve sent out some postcards to introduce ourselves to schools in NSW and Victoria.  As always, if there is anything you would like to know or anything we can help you with then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.  Miss Vivi likes a challenge!

Miss Vivi and Mr Vivi will be at the SASS Science Conference at Graystanes High School on November 25 and 26.  If you’re going to be there, too, then please come and say Hello.  I promise there will be lollies for you.

We’ve been asked to donate a lucky door prize. I was tempted to donate a ‘meat tray’ because everyone loves to win a meat try, but I’m not sure if even the most dedicated lab technician would be thrilled with going home with a tray of specimens. So, thinking caps on for a great idea for a prize.

Trade display at ConQEST 2010
We had an absolute ball at ConQEST 2010 in June

I’m also hoping to be at LabCON this year, so if you’re in Victoria and you want to meet us please let us know to look out for you.  There will be lollies for you, too 🙂

Miss Vivi


Oct 21, 2010

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I think you’ve got yourself a long term customer

Hi Miss Vivi J

Just received our first order – arrived in perfect condition and frozen solid, such a delightful change.  I think you’ve got yourself a long term customer.

Thanks again – I love the service – wish you had been around 5 years ago!
Hope you have a business plan that can cope with strong growth 🙂

– Dr Bill Suthers, Toowoomba