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My WeekendNotes - 62
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If you've ever wanted to live out your childhood fantasies based on playing computer games like 'Doom', or you're a reg... [more]
Whilst there is mixed opinion on the rise of this new party trend, it is steadily gaining popularity. With every third m... [more]
I'm currently in the position of travelling regularly between Melbourne and Sydney and as such, I have learnt all po... [more]
There's something about art and craft for kids. It doesn't matter if your child is a quiet bookworm or a full of ene... [more]
Living in Australia, we are far enough away from other capital cities (let alone the rest of the world) that if you want... [more]
One of the best locations to meet up for a 'play date' is a playground, and if you ask me, a good playground is like a g... [more]
If you're lucky enough to have a special someone in your life, you may wish to explore some regions outside of Melbour... [more]
 
The Coronation of Poppea was first performed in 1643, during the time that opera was just becoming recognised as a drama... [more]
15/07/2017 - 22/07/2017
World-renowned National Geographic photographer and fellow Joel Sartore has spent over a decade travelling to more than ... [more]
01/07/2017 - 01/10/2017
National Pyjama Day is all about wearing your best bedtime attire to help The Pyjama Foundation raise much-needed awaren... [more]
21/07/2017
Get ready for an epic Battle of The Brains at the Pyjama Foundation's first ever trivia night in Melbourne. Battle of Th... [more]
01/04/2017
Edithvale Primary School's Twilight Fair will be on from 3.30pm - 8.00pm on Friday 17th March. There will be fun rides i... [more]
17/03/2017
Spending time in nature has proven benefits for health and wellbeing, that's great you say, the most I 'get out in n... [more]
27/02/2017 - 28/02/2017
Have you ever found a book left on public transport? What if that book was left there just for you? This is the idea beh... [more]
If the festive season has you feeling like smashing a gingerbread house, this event is for you! Away from the stress... [more]
10/12/2016
Nothing beats a disco for kids who love to dress up, dance, and sing. Glowing accessories, face paint and party games ad... [more]
When was the last time you and your closest friends saved a life together? SAFETea for women provides you that opportu... [more]
26/06/2016
If you are still stuck on ideas for how to amuse the kids these Easter school holidays, Base Camp Kids the indoor play... [more]
29/03/2016 - 08/04/2016
Antarctic Journey, at the Nobbies Centre on Phillip Island is a new immersive exhibition that the Phillip Island Nature ... [more]
A perfect backdrop of the ocean view at dusk sets the scene for the Cowes Night Market, with stallholders selling everyt... [more]
If you're a parent of a toddler or pre-schooler, you will know the name Jimmy Giggle well. He brightens up the daytime s... [more]
19/12/2015 - 22/12/2015
Indoor play centres are a great substitute for playgrounds when the weather is not ideal. As a mum there is also the all... [more]
Food insecurity is a growing concern for many vulnerable groups in the community, asylum seekers in particular are imp... [more]
12/08/2015
An awesome new indoor playcentre concept for kids and adults alike. If you've ever felt a little bit jealous of your kid... [more]
BASE Camp Kids is a brand new indoor playcentre that has just opened in time for the school holidays. It's located on le... [more]
So it's the school holidays and the kids could go and visit their Grandparents in Queensland or you're divorced and your... [more]
Whether you've been putting together a 'my wedding' scrapbook since the age of 6 or not thought about it until you becam... [more]
Croydon Toy Library is celebrating it's 35th birthday with a Messy Play Party from 1 - 3pm on Saturday 18 October. Famil... [more]
18/10/2014
There is something uplifting and inspiring about meeting people that are truly passionate about what they do. This may b... [more]
I went on a really long bus trip in the US once, and by long I mean around 36 hours! All the way from Seattle to Los Ang... [more]
As a writer for WeekendNotes, I would be interested to know, who our readers are and why you come to WeekendNotes. ... [more]
My house is filled with the smell of sizzling fresh garlic and mushrooms and fresh toasted sourdough, as I am devouring ... [more]
Are your children jumping off the walls at home? If you're looking for somewhere, particularly over the school holidays... [more]
Do you ever worry that your kids are spending far too much time inside? Sat in front of a screen, completely unaware t... [more]
01/04/2014 - 02/04/2014
Some time ago I brought to weekend notes the adventures of Gingers Ninjas (myself and four friends) in our first exp... [more]
The historic Newport Substation, in Melbourne's inner South West, was one of the largest and oldest in the metropolitan ... [more]
Move aside seagulls and pigeons, the penguins are taking over the big smoke. If you fancy a chance to get out of the ci... [more]
21/07/2013 - 27/07/2013
Gender inequality is a significant issue in many countries. While women perform 66% of work around the world, they only ... [more]
27/07/2013
While the weathers cool, keeping the kids entertained over the school holidays can be difficult. You could provide them ... [more]
29/06/2013 - 14/07/2013
Rokeby is a small town in Gippsland comprising of no shops but a town hall, small playground and large flat grassed fiel... [more]
If you have kids who have an interest in nature, history, animals and the outdoors, or if you would like to get them mor... [more]
29/03/2013 - 14/04/2013
The Big Top is coming to Nunawading for the Easter School Holidays. If you're lost for things to do with the kid... [more]
27/03/2013 - 21/04/2013
I was lucky enough to experience the beautiful Cambodia and Khmer culture on my first trip to the country last year. One... [more]
12/04/2013 - 14/04/2013
Sustainable fashion is part of the larger trend of sustainable design, where a product is created and produced with cons... [more]
17/01/2013
Every year in the lead up to Christmas, we see stories and articles suggesting 'what to get the person that's got ev... [more]
This is an idea for keeping the kids amused with some Christmas craft that's a little different. It's nice to make for y... [more]
Satchmo's Den has all the important attributes of a classic Melbourne lunch spot. It's down a laneway (Punch Lane of... [more]
An ideal romantic weekend getaway for me needs to be; a quiet and peaceful place where you can just focus on the two... [more]
I'm currently in the position of travelling regularly between Sydney and Melbourne and as such have learnt all possi... [more]
If you've ever wanted to runaway and go live in the rainforest, or just completely escape the rest of the world for a li... [more]
I purchased an iPad not too long ago, mistakenly believing that due the hard work I had put in to be able to afford such... [more]
Once I'd tried khmer cuisine in Cambodia, I was online making sure there was somewhere in Melbourne I could source it. ... [more]
Most nights in Melbourne, you may hear the faint sound of the Big Band music of yesteryear, as people throughout the sub... [more]
The Australiana tree is one of the relatively new additions to SkyHigh at the top of Mount Dandenong. The tree (Eucalypt... [more]
Did 'ordinary women' of the State of Victoria want the right to vote? Or was it just the outspoken 'trouble-makers' at t... [more]
At the Southern Cross Station end of Collins Street is an unassuming Japanese Cafe, with a random name, that is an aweso... [more]
Every Saturday morning around Melbourne you may find a group of amateur shutter bugs wandering the city, viewing our ico... [more]
As Melbourne is settling into its winter weather, a trip to the cinema may be the best bet for keeping the kids amused. ... [more]
The Butterfly House was always my favourite part of a Melbourne Zoo trip as a child. When I told my 5 year old daughter ... [more]
The Toorongo Falls Reserve (approx. 100 kms east of Melbourne) is near the of the town of Noojee in Gippsland. At t... [more]
As a long term Melbournian, there are few public buildings I am yet to visit, but the Melbourne Recital Centre was a hid... [more]
A view of the zebras from the safari bus at Werribee Open Range Zoo. ... [more]