Category: Featured

‘Knock and Drop’ Set to Resume

Madeleine Taplin The Ku-ring-gai Libraries are set to resume their popular Knock and Drop service, allowing residents to once again access and enjoy their favourite library items in a Covid safe manner during lockdown. A partnership between the librarians and the Ku-ring-gai Council Rangers, the Knock and Drop service aims to bring books and other items such as board games and DVD’s to members of the community through a contactless delivery system. First introduced during the 2020 lockdown and brought back by popular demand, the service has upped its offerings this time around. Not only do residents have the...

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Fierce, Fun and Fabulous Fashion

A new season is coming and with it more colour, textures and statement pieces are popping up in stores and on runways. A revival of previous fashion eras have emerged at  Summer 2022 runway shows touting colour blocking, animal prints, glitter and most things sheer. We’ve done the heavy lifting and collated a mood board of inspiration from movies, runways and fashion stars to influence your wardrobe choices this Spring. PS: Remember, fashion is supposed to be fun so don’t let anything hold you back. Mix colours and prints and don’t follow a ‘one-size fits all standard’. Be you!...

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Picture Perfect Picnic

Madeleine Taplin It’s time for a picnic! With restrictions finally beginning to ease, a picnic is the perfect way to hang out with your fully vaxxed friends, have some tasty food and a few laughs, all whilst in a COVID-safe manner. Whether it’s not knowing what food to bring, how to keep everything warm or cold, or even how to pack the basket, we have all the tips you’ll need for picnic success! The Food: You can’t have a picnic without the food! The first thing to consider is what the main dish will be. It needs to be...

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Supporting your Loved Ones in Lockdown

Madeleine Taplin As lockdown drags on for millions of people across Australia, many family and friends are wondering how best to help ensure their loved ones are maintaining a good state of wellbeing. In Sydney, this recent lockdown has been the longest the state has experienced, and this has seen an increased sense of feelings of panic and anxiety, not to mention significant increases in loneliness. During this time, an essential strategy to keep stress in check is to communicate with others, so now is the perfect time to check in with your friends and family and support one...

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2021 Sydney Spring Garden Competition

There are some pretty spectacular gardens around the local area, perfectly manicured with time, consideration and passion at the heart. For those who pride themselves on their immaculate residential gardens, it’s worth considering entering the 2021 Sydney Spring Garden Competition! Free to enter, entries are open for the competition until 13th October, meaning you still have plenty of time to get your front yard into tip top shape. Sydney Spring Garden Competition judge, Cecily Rogers OAM notes how the gardens are assessed, highlighting the core purpose is for gardens to beautify streets – the simple pleasure of sharing a...

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