47 of us went on the outing and we all had an absolute ball!
We would love 💖 you to come and a glass of wine and some nibbles at the opening night!!
See you there?
Please let me know and I will look out for you.
See you there
We had a great lunch with our hostess Maria Antonia cooking a mean Bobo de Camarão an authentic Brazilian dish. A creamy prawn dish. You can check out a recipe here.
Her care and presentation on table setting was very elegant.
It’s great to see what other people do so when my time comes for Christmas entertaining my SIN.ers friends I have plenty of inspiration.
Every time we have lunch at my friends houses I am impressed with the effort they make in being the best hosts. It can be a big job, hosting 15+ people in your home!
All of the SIN.ers are great cooks except me who rarely cooks anything. Thankfully my husband picks up the slack!
I only have 2 dishes that I call myself an expert on:
Roast Turkey (Canadian style) and Brazilian pudding (flan). That is all! I might not cook these too often, but I do cook them well!
But I think all the members of SINers are great cooks, whether they specialise in savoury dishes or dessert. We have had some absolutely incredible dishes on occasion!
Today our Craft group is enjoying a Bus ride to Kings Park and having a pic Nic there.
pictures are worth more than a thousand words.
Here they are:
Well it’s May, which means it’s time again for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. Homes, communities and workplaces all coming together to raise funds for Cancer Research and prevention education. In the simplest way possible, morning tea!
The community group I am a part of hosted a breakfast too – nearly 100 women showed up, some with their children and grandchildren, to get together for a chat, a cuppa, some nibbles, and a worthy cause.
Door prizes, raffles, market stalls with home made jams and a collection of plants for sale. And the selection of food was incredible! Home made cakes, dandwiches; pastries and plattets lrovided by our vommunuty club members. The whole hall was decked out with bunting made by some of our ladies as well. I invited my daughter to come with her son, and a friend of mine brought her grandson along for them to play. A fantastic morning had by all.
Did you attend Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea?
My friend Jean’s daughter Kendra started this little craft with these 2 tables and chairs. She did the hard work but ended up leaving aside.
Years gone by and her Mum Jean decided to donate to my craft group in Edgewater.
I love it right away and took possession of it.
Showed to my friend Wendy who is very good with crafts and she offered to finish for me.
In one week she brought the finish product and of course my grandson was the lucky winner of this precious little craftsmanship.
Thanks Kendra, Jean and Wendy!
Over the last year, I have become involved with a local community group, and now attend weekly gatherings and contribute in various ways.
We meet at the Emerald Terrace Community Centre in Edgewater to do craft, chat, and do good works too.
We have a table of stuff brought in by various members that we put up for raffle. (Last week my daughter gave me some toys my grandson had grown out of to pass on to other people). During the morning, people wander around and but raffle tickets for the items that interest them. The winner will take one item. A table with more expensive items is for gold coin donations only.
We also have a table of items for free, anyone can help themselves to those.
Another table has the beautiful bread I collect every week from the very generous Dejaxo bakery in Carine Glades. Everyone helps themselves to those too. The leftover bread (and there is always a lot left over!) goes to a Retirement Village.
There is also a table full of home-made jams made from strawberries, plums, grapes, marmalade, and other seasonal fruits, which you can purchase for $2 a jar.
All of the money raised throughout the year is donated to different charities and institutions, helping various groups as much as we can.
It feels good to be a part of a community group like this. Not only for the social aspect but because I am fortunate enough to be in a position to help, and all it takes is a little bit of my time. Which groups or communities are you a part of? Do you find you get a lot out of it?
To all of my newsletter readers:
Enjoy your Christmas, family, friends and working mates.
Make a resolution for 2018. And stick to it!
Make a plan for the future.
Make an achievable goal!
Make it happen whatever you wished for!
Make Love not war!
Have a great Christmas!
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I have recently joined the Edgewater Emerald Terrace Craft Centre, and
my volunteer job in the community is to collect some bread every Wednesday
night from Carine Glades most fantastic bakery and drop it to all of the
ladies on Thursday morning.
It is some of the most beautiful fresh bread that if wasn’t collected, would just be thrown in the bin.
If you belong to another Community and would like to take advantage of this opportunity there are 2 more nights in the week available on which the bread is not collected.
It is a pity to waste all that bread when we can give it to someone who would enjoy it.
I have offered it to another place, but they wanted the bread only if they were individually packed in plastic bags. I did not take them up on this offer, as it would require another person to do the work
plus buying all of the extra packaging, unnecessary waste! The bread is in perfect condition! Rolls, loaves, the occasional sweet bread, hot dog buns, hamburger buns, sliced bread, you name it!
The bread can be collected any night at quarter to 8 pm. If you have the time to volunteer for your Community please call me and I will put you in in touch with the most generous bakery.
Susanna is an artist. She paints and she also teaches painting.
She has a fantastic nature and is easy to learn with her.
If you want to pursue a hobby this is so easy.
Tom and I thank you for your sincere efforts in your endeavour to sell Parker Ave. We appreciate all you have done and look forward to further ventures in the future.