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Inspiration, Kids

TAKING THE AWKWARD OUT OF THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

TAKING THE AWKWARD OUT OF THE BIRDS AND THE BEESThere are few conversations more dreaded or awkward than discussing sex with your children. But local father Dave Hartmann, and his best mate Justin Sweeting, are changing that. Through their book ‘The Birds And The Bees And Giraffes That Drink Wee’, the duo present a refreshingly hilarious way of broaching this often cringe-worthy subject -by exploring the crazy and comical ways that many animals mate. All the while helping kids conclude for themselves that not only is sex natural and something all creatures do, but thankfully, human sex is in fact the most normal of them all!“Like so…

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Events, Inspiration

A European experience at The Ultimate Autumn Market

A European experience at The Ultimate Autumn Market Sunday 29 May 2022 The Entertainment Quarter, Lang Rd Moore Park A special autumn market to surpass all outdoor markets will take place at the Entertainment Quarter on Sunday 29 May, 10am-3pm. Cambridge Markets’ The Ultimate Autumn Market, so evocative of European markets, offer a wonderful way to browse, shop, socialise and enjoy a unique experience with family and friends. The popular seasonal market at EQ is returning this Autumn with delicious hot food stalls, artisan providores, gifts, clothing and homewares.  With over 200 stalls, there will be an amazing array of…

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Rescued Juvenile Turtles Avalon, Warnie & Cuttler Begin Their New Lives

Sydney, 21 April 2022 – SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium has proudly released three, now healthy, juvenile turtles, Avalon the Hawksbill Sea Turtle and Warnie and Cuttler, two Loggerhead Turtles, back into the ocean, at Zenith Beach, Port Stephens, NSW. Avalon, the Hawksbill Sea Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata), a species listed as critically endangered, was found washed up on Avalon Beach in Sydney’s Northern Beaches on 18th November 2020, by a member of the public who called the SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium rescue hotline.  The juvenile was in very poor condition, weighing only 3.8kgs, extremely malnourished and underweight, dehydrated and lethargic, with…

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Inspiration, Kids

THE WORLD NEEDS ALL KIND OF MINDS

‘Our differences turned out to be the gifts that set us apart. Autism is a neurological difference, a different way of thinking. The word ‘spectrum’ reflects the diversity of people with autism, including those with high-functioning autism, or Asperger’s syndrome[1] An estimated 1 in 70 Australians is on the autism spectrum[2] Up to 20% of autistic people have exceptional skills in one or more areas, such as reading, maths, art, mechanics or music. Born with Asperger’s syndrome, Queensland brothers Haydn and Damien Crespan have endured significant challenges. Haydn has written stories all of his life and, despite the added challenge of being…

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Affordable Art Fair is coming to Sydney

Affordable Art Fair is coming to Sydney for the first time this winter! Debuting in the brand new Winx Stand at Royal Randwick Racecourse, the event will showcase works from over 30 Australian and international galleries, featuring a variety of both emerging and established artists. Over four days, art aficionados will be able to browse and buy artworks, have their prized pieces wrapped onsite, and discover something new each day with all works rotated as they sell. A myriad of art forms will be available including painting, sculpture, installation, photography and limited-edition prints. With prices starting at $100 and capping…

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Health & Wellbeing, Inspiration

3 Apr 2022 – Daylight Saving Time Ends

3 Apr 2022 – Daylight Saving Time Ends, Clock Changes in Sydney. When local daylight time is about to reach Sunday, 3 April 2022, 3:00:00 am clocks are turned backward 1 hour to Sunday, 3 April 2022, 2:00:00 am local standard time instead. Sunrise and sunset will be about 1 hour earlier on 3 Apr 2022 than the day before. There will be more light in the morning. Also called Fall Back and Winter Time. More info: Australia & New Zealand End DST

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Inspiration, School holidays

Autumn School Holiday Activities, Woollahra

There are so many fun events happening during the Autumn school break. From drumming and dance to jungle craft and Dungeons and Dragons! We have activities to suit children of all ages these school holidays. School Holiday events at the Library: 11-22 April Come along and enjoy our exciting jungle-themed events at Woollahra, Paddington and Watsons Bay libraries, where you can get involved in jungle craft, African drumming and African dance workshops; and for older children zentangle drawing and Dungeons and Dragons events. Find out more and book. Some library activity highlights include: Jungle Craft (5-8yrs) Come and make some…

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Inspiration, Kids

EMPOWERING OUR NEXT GENERATION TO TURN THE TIDE ON PLASTIC POLLUTION

Little Pago by Lauren Briggs Little Pago, a children’s picture book for 2-5 year old’s, is inspiring a new generation of ocean and animal advocates to eliminate single use plastics. Illustrator, storyteller, mother of four and Eastern Suburbs local, Lauren Briggs, is on a mission to change the way our younger generations think about plastic pollution.   The energetic and beautifully illustrated book follows the journey of a vulnerable, baby sea turtle in an inspiring story about friendship, perseverance and how our choices impact fragile marine animals.  Little Pago  Lauren designed the book to use visual literacy and an emotive narrative…

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Business & Career, Inspiration

Covid heroes honoured at Coogee

Street banners honouring some of the pandemic’s unsung heroes including supermarket and outdoor workers are flying high in Coogee. The banners feature brightly coloured original artworks titled ‘The Fabric of Society’ created by local artist Sandra Cipriotti and are funded as part of Randwick City Council’s Community Creative Investment Program. Also featured on the banners are images depicting other COVID related occupations such as doctors, nurses, paramedics, police, health care workers, cleaners and the humble council worker. Mayor Dylan Parker said the artworks mark the tremendous efforts of all those who have worked throughout the COVID pandemic. “These banners are…

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St Patrick’s Day for kids – how to explain and easy craft tips.

What is Saint Patrick’s Day? Saint Patrick’s Day is a big party for everything to do with the country, Ireland – it’s people, art, religion and all the things Irish people like to do. Ireland is a large island in the British Isles. In Ireland, everybody has the day off work and school on St Patrick’s Day. Saint Patrick’s Day happens every year on March 17, which marks the date when Saint Patrick died Who was Saint Patrick? Saint Patrick was born a long time ago, about 385 AD in the United Kingdom. When he was 16 years old, he was kidnapped by…

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