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Writer Rank: 43
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Readers: 31738
Subscribers: 38
Articles: 76
Comments: 25
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My WeekendNotes - 76
The Hills are alive! Get your diary out, or smartphone if you prefer, and mark the dates Saturday 31st March and Sunda... [more]
31/03/2018 - 01/04/2018
Put these dates in your diary now - Saturday15th and Sunday 16th April 2017. Easter time is a time for families and F... [more]
Melbourne Cup Weekend, Saturday 29th October and Sunday 30th October, will be a great time for families and you can ... [more]
29/10/2016 - 30/10/2016
Melba's at Forest Hill Chase is a choice destination for all ages; it's accessible for wheelchairs and baby carriag... [more]
Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Come to the Annual Easter Collectors Fair It's almost time again for the annual Easter Collecto... [more]
26/03/2016 - 27/03/2016
Summer's the time when Melburnians (in fact most Australians) do what comes naturally. Get outdoors and soak up a b... [more]
It's almost Christmas time again and Rainy Day Books in the Basin has gone all out with its window display which inc... [more]
01/12/2015 - 24/12/2015
There's a lot of publicity about the lack of interest in books of kids of all ages. Of course there are the except... [more]
A lot is written about coffee shops these days because there are so many to choose from and so many about. In shopp... [more]
The annual Melbourne Cup Weekend Mountains of Books Bookfair ic celebrating its 7th year, on 31st October and 1st No... [more]
31/10/2015 - 01/11/2015
Occasionally you hear of an event with a special focus on kids. In particular, a focus on numeracy and literacy that is... [more]
It's a long time since I entered the doors into a Pancake Parlour. During the 1970s. the Pancake Parlour (which bega... [more]
A taste of Paris in Brentford Square! Two years ago, Elias and Adeline opened a small cake shop called Monsieur Dupon... [more]
A children's book with humorous twists that appeal to young and old is The Wonky Donkey. Written by New Zealander Craig... [more]
A bookshop in a restored barge on the River Seine with a gifted bookseller who runs his shop as an apothecary. He di... [more]
There are lots of little coffee shops and snack bars around, especially in the major shopping centres. Often it's a mat... [more]
Six short but achievable ways to de-stress, leaving you with more time and energy for the things you want to do. ... [more]
Don't panic if you've suddenly realised you haven't a thing in the fridge or freezer for tonight's meal. ... [more]
There are a number of parks and gardens around the south-eastern suburbs where you can take the younger kids during thei... [more]
Some great little eating places have come and gone in and round the Boronia area in recent years. That's what happens wh... [more]
Book early for Mother's Day at Banksia Cafe It's time to make plans for Mother's Day. For a small family gat... [more]
This coming Anzac Day 25th April, which falls on a Saturday, there will be a great event for kids, as well as Mu... [more]
The Boronia Thrift Shop opened its doors back in 2012 when the Salvation Army in Boronia refurbished an old house on... [more]
They say all roads lead to Rome. Well, this coming Easter all roads will once again lead to Ferny Creek for the widely ... [more]
03/04/2015 - 06/04/2015
A Market tucked in at the back of Boronia Village. Stocking up on fruit and vegetables is a favourite past-time o... [more]
The place for a filling and tasty meal for young and old. Sofia Family Restaurant is located at 299 Burwood Highway,... [more]
Going the extra distance quite often pays off handsomely. My friends and I wanted to share a small celebration and we ... [more]
Christmastime, that season of excess, over packaging and waste. Ever thought you'd like to do something simple?The answ... [more]
01/12/2014 - 24/12/2014
Driving towards Ferntree Gully along Burwood Highway is becoming one of those events where you have to concentrate ... [more]
When I was young I thought I knew everything. As I grew older I realised I didn't know quite as much as I thought. ... [more]
Christmas is just around the corner and for those of us who are fed up with the brash commercialism there are some g... [more]
  Mountains of Books, the annual bookfest organised by secondhand and specialist booksellers from the Yarra Ranges an... [more]
01/11/2014 - 02/11/2014
HEY HO, SPRING IS IN THE AIR HEY HO, COME TO THE FAIR It's that time of the year when we want to shrug out of ou... [more]
20/09/2014 - 21/09/2014
A good read - not only for rainy days. Finding new friends between the leaves of a book for any occasion. Whi... [more]
A great night out for the entire family - fun and games, entertainment, competitions and much, much more. Guessin... [more]
Grab a bargain at the best Post Budget Winter Jumble Sale around. Everyone loves jumble sales. One of the best comi... [more]
Things to do on a cold winter's day in Melbourne. My first glimpse this morning of the Melbourne skyline was that it ... [more]
Where's the best ginger fluff in town? No matter what time you call in to Banksia Nurseries Coffee Shop (within openi... [more]
This coming Easter weekend, collectors from far and wide will be wending their way to the Ferny Creek Collectors Fair, a... [more]
19/04/2014 - 20/04/2014
Every summer, and indeed so often during the other seasons, we have need to call upon the services of our Firefighte... [more]
Every summer, and indeed so often during the other seasons, we have need to call upon the services of our firefighters... [more]
"See you at the Club" As a common expression these days, one can be forgiven for wondering just which Club is int... [more]
The Larrikin Priest by Father Bob special book signing on 22nd January. Father Bob is a well known figure here i... [more]
On the 19th January 2014, all roads will be leading to the Mornington Racecourse for the Great Australian Rally. Th... [more]
I love Christmas shopping, To me it's a time to spend lazily carefully choosing gifts for people I care about. I... [more]
A new children's book from the pen of Lucienne Noontil.   Yvonne Cowling, OAM, resides in the Hills area and is we... [more]
I was recently invited to join a couple at lunch at the JacarandaTree Cafe at 2/28 Blackburn Road, Blackburn. Telephone... [more]
Take care of the pence and the pounds will take care of themselves is as true of personal habits as of money. (George B... [more]
Driving to the shops or even passing through some of the outer South Eastern suburbs can be thirsty work. For someone w... [more]
Put these dates in your diary: Melbourne Cup weekend, November 2 and 3, 2013. A book-lover's dream excursion must b... [more]
02/11/2013 - 03/11/2013
All roads lead to The Basin, at the foot of the Dandenong Ranges, whatever the season. For the garden enthusiasts as... [more]
19/10/2013 - 20/10/2013
Jingle bells, clapping sticks, fluttering handkerchiefs On a typical Melbourne winter's morning, there's nothing ... [more]
Not many of us have the privilege of being invited to the Queen's Birthday Party (most of us know that it isn't her ... [more]
09/06/2013 - 10/06/2013
A special talk by Adani Tyler will be held on Tuesday 9th April 2013, on the subject of "Western World - Overfed, bu... [more]
A butcher shop with a difference! You can walk past a local shop almost every day and never get to know what's insid... [more]
This coming Easter weekend, collectors from far and wide will be wending their way to the Ferny Creek Collectors Fai... [more]
30/03/2013 - 31/03/2013
It would be easy to miss the Mitcham Hotel, at the corner of Maroondah Highway and Mitcham Road, some 20 kms east of Mel... [more]
An extraordinary place to visit in the foothills of the Dandenongs Como Gardens, approximately 30 kms east of Melbour... [more]
20/04/2013 - 21/04/2013
The Hills will be alive with ... the sounds of drumming; the laughter of children and the happy noise of people having ... [more]
It seemed as though all cars headed for the Hills early on Sunday morning. Hundreds of women (and a few brave men) ... [more]
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