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Poached Eggs, Paddling & Pinot Gris

Poached Eggs, Paddling & Pinot Gris

It’s part of the RedBalloon Employee Experience that every “RedBallooner” has their birthday away from the office. It was pure dumb luck that I also happened to have an extra Happy Holiday up my sleeve to spend during summer. So I built myself a fabulous four day weekend!

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Kitting up

Horse riding: a perfect birthday for a six year old girl

Phil shares how she surprised her daughter, on her sixth birthday. It was obvious that the plastic Barbie horse wasn’t cutting it any longer, so for her sixth birthday we decided to surprise our daughter with an escorted trail ride. Only 45 minutes from Sydney, the riding school shares grounds with a cafe, winery and [...]

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The Amazing View from the Wharf

Feeeling a little Blue?

It’s that time of year again when my husband reaps the benefits of his wife working at RedBalloon. This year we took a more relaxed approach and for Chris’s birthday we experienced the Sydney Luxury Getaway for 2- Overnight Delight at Woolloomooloo Wharf. From the moment we walked in through the historic Wool Shed, Staff [...]

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Zara's Aeroplane

What do kids like more that a gift?

Everyone knows that kids (babies and toddlers in particular) are often more fascinated with the box and wrapping paper than the actual present. So I was excited to hear that my two year old daughter (that’s her in the photos) had been chosen to try out RedBalloon’s very cool new Gift Box experience…

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Waiting for their ride...

Mum in the Sky….

What do you buy for the Mum who has everything? A Helicopter flight of course! Last year for Mother’s Day I bought my Mum a Helicopter Joy Flight for 2- and to prove acts of random kindness literally runs in my family- she decided to bring along her Mum (aka my 80 yr old Grandma) [...]

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A Rousing Greeting

Huskies, Huskies, Huskies!

Let it be said. My Husband is a lucky man. Last year for his birthday we went Husky Dog Sledding in the Hunter Valley (as he’s a huuuuge dog lover) and of course he wasn’t going without me! We turned up bright and early to the property in Belford to a rousing chorus of excited [...]

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How my birthday lead to a new job and jumping out of a plane…By Sarah Bowden

How my birthday lead to a new job and jumping out of a plane…By Sarah Bowden

At RedBalloon we love to do things just a little bit different. Here is the story of how we found our new Marketing Manager and got her “RedBalloon-afied” soon after starting. “So when you’re about to turn 30 and everyone tells you that you’re a really hard person to buy for and is there anything [...]

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A regular Friday at the RedBalloon yacht, er office

A regular Friday at the RedBalloon yacht, er office

So, it’s Friday at the RedBalloon office. And what were we doing to celebrate this, the most cherished or all workdays? Well the same thing I’m sure people in offices all around the world were doing. That’s right, you guessed it! We went sailing on the most beautiful harbour in the world. (What do you mean not every [...]

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Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us…

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us…

For he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good fellow… Well, in case you hadn’t already noticed from the singing, the big sale on the website, numerous blog posts or the constant Facebook and Twitter updates – RedBalloon is turning ten this week!! In the style of any ten year old, we even [...]

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Happy Birthday to us!

Happy Birthday to us!

Today, we turn 9. Happy birthday to us! To quote RedBalloon’s Mum, Naomi Simson, “It is hard to believe that it is nine years…thank you to the 824,556 people who have had a RedBalloon experience in the last nine years!!! Let’s make it 1 million by our tenth birthday.” Yes, let’s! This year we decided [...]

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