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My WeekendNotes - 188 - Page 2
Are you fascinated by Aboriginal culture and customs? Do you find it interesting to learn about various aspects of life ... [more]
We all have a favourite book from when we were young children. It was the one that was read to us every night before we ... [more]
If you have a dog, a few spare hours, and would love to support the work that the RSPCA does for lost, abandoned and neg... [more]
It's a sad fact of life, but every year, it takes one designated day to remind us just how important our mothers are to ... [more]
While most children enjoy sitting and reading a picture story book with mum about Mother's Day, some older members of th... [more]
With Mother's Day looming, what better way to spend time with your little one than to sit down and read a picture story ... [more]
If you're a fan of foreign films and live in Geelong, you'll know that your only real options are renting, downloading o... [more]
03/05/2013 - 06/05/2013
With so many schools holding their fundraising fetes and fairs at the beginning of the year, it can sometimes be hard to... [more]
It has been 37 years since the Rotary Club of Drysdale first treated patrons to an amazing gallery of paintings produced... [more]
30/03/2013 - 31/03/2013
Thomas the Tank Engine is one of those children's classics that have stood the test of time. Not only has the series sur... [more]
06/04/2013 - 07/04/2013
When I was a child, I remember watching the news around Easter time, when, for a fluff story, they'd show hundreds of ki... [more]
We often hear about inequality between the sexes, and it's usually in favour of males. But in the case of special days, ... [more]
You only have to pick up a newspaper or watch the evening news to hear the alarming statistics about our growing populat... [more]
Charles Dickens- perhaps one of the best English writers of all time- has written many wonderful stories, most of which ... [more]
15/03/2013 - 23/03/2013
Unlike in other countries, where saints and religious icons are celebrated and commemorated on their feast days, we in A... [more]
Quite often, we hear about the selfishness of some businesses and tradespeople, only interested in turning over large pr... [more]
Strawberries really are quite a versatile fruit. Beloved by adults and children alike, they can be used to brighten up a... [more]
With the approach of Valentine's Day, it makes sense for book publishers to unleash an assortment of love-themed books o... [more]
Most public holidays in Australia involve the celebration or commemoration of a particular event- on ANZAC Day we rememb... [more]
When I was younger, triathlons used to have a reputation for being a sporting event that only a few people were strong e... [more]
08/02/2013 - 10/02/2013
Glass art is becoming more and more popular, with a vast array of vases, sculptures and jewellery available to purchase ... [more]
16/02/2013 - 17/02/2013
Love it or loathe it, there's no denying that Valentine's Day has become a commercial success- raking in the big dollars... [more]
Of all the definitive romance films, there is none as poignant and well-loved as the1987 classic Dirty Dancing. As popul... [more]
Like most Australians, I'm no stranger to the obligatory Australia Day barbecue scene. I'm very familiar with sitting a... [more]
That time of the year has rolled around again, when thousands of people flock towards Drysdale in anticipation of the St... [more]
05/01/2013 - 06/01/2013
If you're a classic car enthusiast, and the thought of going to a large gathering dedicated to vintage vehicles makes yo... [more]
If classic cars and motorbikes are your passion, then you have no doubt heard of the Just Cars Geelong Revival. Formerly... [more]
01/12/2012 - 02/12/2012
One motorcycle can be loud, two even more so. Now imagine up to a thousand motorcycles roaring through the city str... [more]
Working in the medical profession can be a stressful business, especially when you are dealing daily with situations inv... [more]
23/11/2012 - 01/12/2012
If you're anything like me, you regularly shop for clothes and accessories at the Cotton On chain of stores. Made up of ... [more]
It's not every day that an international bestselling author graces our shores to promote their latest book. Unless they ... [more]
It's that time of year again! Going 96 years strong, Gala Day is a stalwart event on the Geelong Hospital Appeal fundrai... [more]
Drive-in movies can be quite the novelty, especially considering how the theatres that host them are now few and far bet... [more]
Unless you're a Geelong resident working in Melbourne, or your workplace is public-holiday-friendly, it's unlikely that ... [more]
If you're an avid wine-drinker and live in Victoria, chances are that you've heard of Geelong's Toast To The Coast - an ... [more]
03/11/2012 - 04/11/2012
Believe it or not, fun runs can indeed be fun. Sure, you still have to train your body to be able to cope with the dista... [more]
Fashion is just one of those things that keeps coming back. You may have thought you'd left those high-waisted jeans and... [more]
Do you have a budding little angler in your household? Is your time spent untangling lines, trying to avoid discarded fi... [more]
For over 22 years, the Reclaim The Night Geelong collective have been actively working to create awareness of women's is... [more]
Towards the end of the year, we don't seem to be as lucky when it comes to celebrating public holidays. The start of the... [more]
The Potato Shed is a popular multi-arts facility in Drysdale, and could be considered the entertainment hub of the Bella... [more]
As country Victoria's largest four-day show, the Royal Geelong Show far surpasses other 'country' shows. This year promi... [more]
18/10/2012 - 21/10/2012
Little Bronte Russell hasn't had the easiest start to life. In 2006, at the age of two, Bronte was diagnosed with Ne... [more]
24-year-old Canadian, Avan Yu, will be playing a piano recital at Geelong's Sacred Heart College on Thursday 13 Septembe... [more]
You may recognise her as one of the trainers from hit reality show The Biggest Loser. Maybe you've seen her on The Circ... [more]
We all love a little bit of romance in our lives, but all too often it eludes us. That's probably why half of all fictio... [more]
Football could almost be considered a religion in Australia. It doesn't matter which code you follow - Australian Rules,... [more]
We've all heard of Earth Hour, the annual event introduced several years ago, where all non-essential lights are turned ... [more]
It's not every day that you can say that a famous author lives in your neighbourhood, but residents of Ferntree Gully in... [more]
Most of us don't consider the important role that lighthouses play in our lives, especially those of us who don't live o... [more]
17/08/2012 - 19/08/2012
Nikki Toole, a Melbourne photographer who originally hails from Scotland, has travelled all over the world in pursuit of... [more]
30/06/2012 - 09/09/2012
Plumbers. Carpenters. Electricians. Painters. Bricklayers. This is one for all the tradespeople whose jobs ultimately... [more]
I've always been excited about the prospect of visiting America. Perhaps it's the influence of watching so many televisi... [more]
If you're a bride-to-be and have become overwhelmed by all of the matrimony-related decisions that need to be made, look... [more]
It seems you can have festivals for just about anything nowadays, and this has never been more evident than with the rec... [more]
16/06/2012 - 02/09/2012
Imagine all the cardboard boxes, plastic bottles, old cans and other assorted scraps that we accumulate and dispose of t... [more]
03/07/2012 - 13/07/2012
It's been five years since Australian songstress Missy Higgins last released an album, and now, to coincide with the rel... [more]
09/06/2012 - 05/10/2012
Are your walls looking a little bare? Do you need a lively looking painting to jazz up your living room? Does your hallw... [more]
22/06/2012 - 24/06/2012
Growing up, most people have a favourite doll or teddy that they can't bear to part with. It's the little furry friend o... [more]
Do you fancy yourself to be a Lord of the Dance? Can you play a fiddle amongst the best of them? Do the vocal talents of... [more]
08/06/2012 - 11/06/2012
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