The North Shore has been home for Nina Paine all her life. Her father was a GP in St Ives before his death at the age of 36, and her mother was the calm and knowledgeable first point of contact for staff, students, parents and visitors at Ravenswood School for Girls in Gordon for almost 30 years.
If there’s one thing I have learned it’s that all children love to play, but every child’s needs may be different. I am hoping that this information can help give all children the experience of adventure, achievement, imagination and excitement in their play. Our local governments should be providing play spaces suitable to children of all abilities, so I went out looking for them. I found two playgrounds – one on the North Shore in Chatswood, and one just off the North Shore in Ryde.
Letter for Ellen: Dear Ellen, I’m a mum with three kids, working part time. I barely have time to run a brush through my hair and now you’re telling me I need to do all this stuff to look nice? I don’t think so. Cassandra, 34, Wahroonga.
02 Aug 1918 – 22 Jan 2017 – Turramurra has been fortunate to call artist Edna Garran-Brown a long-time resident, inspiration and wonderful friend. Recently passing at age 98, Edna Garran-Brown (Thew), devoted her career to art: “Over 70 years (I was 18 years old when I started painting),” she said. In doing so she raised money for multiple charities, her main passion being to heighten public awareness of Australia’s Indigenous people; in her words, “To be a voice for the Forgotten People.”
Local preschool director, Laure Hislop, has recently been awarded the NSW Premier’s Early Childhood Education Scholarship. She has been the Director of KU Killara Park Preschool for many years, and really enjoys working on the North Shore. “I love the people, the families, the children and the location. What’s not to like?” says Laure.
Crumble is my absolute favourite dessert to make in the colder months. So comforting, sooo easy to make and a great way to get an extra dose of nutrients after dinner! This dish is coulourful (high in flavonoids which is great for your skin and can help lower bad cholesterol), high in fiber and you don’t need to add sugar as the fruit provides enough sweetness. I’ve used Apples and Raspberries but you can be creative using the fruits you love. The yogurt helps with your digestive health.
Port Stephens is amazing! Here are some top places to visit if you love golden sandy beaches, sunsets over scenic waterways, and wonderful wildlife (in fact, it’s the dolphin-watching capital of Australia!).
Creating can be fun, especially when it has a good purpose behind it, a purpose to help all involved, feel more at home. Below is a sneak peek at what we will be following…
Rachael was crowned Miss Universe Australia in 2009. Amongst the many commitments that followed, in 2010 she starred on Dancing with the Stars, where she met husband Michael Miziner. The two were married in a private ceremony, in Woollahra, in 2013. In September of that year they welcomed their first child, a beautiful baby girl named Violet Rachael Miziner. For the past two years, Rachael and Michael have been working on their new fitness programme “Body Of Dance” released in March.
The heat has been over summer! If you’ve been training in the heat, it is easy to remember to keep hydrated because you’ll feel hot and thirsty. Most of you are also aware that the heat can take its toll on you physically and leave you dehydrated, even if you aren’t training.
Wow! We have been exercising for three weeks – well done! According to popular culture it takes 21 days to break or create a habit. Have we, created a new fitness habit?
WIN! Sydney’s Royal Easter Show Passes! One of Two x Double Passes to be won! 13 – 19th April 2017. A celebration of Australian culture, from our rural traditions to our modern day lifestyles, providing unique experiences for everyone!
WIN! An Apple iPAD Mini 2 + BUSINESS WEB HOSTING. The iPad mini 2 features the powerful A7 chip, a beautiful 7.9-inch Retina display, front and back cameras, and Wi-Fi – all in a thin and light design that you can take anywhere.