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Unleashing Creativity Together: The Joys of Arts and Crafts in Building Parent-Child Bonds

The Magic of Making: Why Arts and Crafts? Arts and crafts encourage a multitude of developmental benefits that extend far beyond the kitchen table covered in glitter and glue! These activities foster an environment of creativity and self-expression that children crave and thrive in.  Moreover, the freedom to create and experiment with different materials allows children to learn problem-solving skills. They might not realize it, but choosing which materials to use and figuring out how to make a piece of art can enhance their decision-making and critical thinking skills! Crafting Confidence and Connection One of the most significant benefits of…

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Inspiration

Good news for Electric car owners in Randwick

The Randwick City Council is amping up electric vehicle use with 100 new public charging spaces. Randwick City Council residents will have access to 100 new electric vehicle (EV) charging spaces by the end of 2025 as part of a joint council effort to support residents to make the switch to EVs. The ‘Charging the East’ initiative, an electric vehicle project coordinated through Randwick, Waverley and Woollahra councils, will increase the number of EV charging spots in the Randwick City Council area alone from 40 to 140 in less than 18 months. Randwick Mayor Philipa Veitch said the three councils…

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Inspiration, Kids

Toy Swap

About the Event  Joy of Giving Network is pleased to be part of The Saturday Circle and running the toy swap in partnership with Randwick City Council. Bring along your beloved toys and books to swap with your friends in our community. Join us at the Saturdays at the Hub! Our Toy Swap is not just about swapping toys – it’s an opportunity for kids to discover the power of sustainability and the value of reusing. By participating, you’ll help reduce our environmental footprint and contribute to the reduction of landfill waste. Don’t miss this chance to connect, learn, and contribute….

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Exhibition: Lunch for the Trades

‘Lunch for the Trades,’ is a sculptural feast by Ruth Downes in which an array of mixed-media ‘lunches’ employ the specific materials and tools of a particular trade. This cafeteria-style spread celebrates the often neglected work of the trades while playing with the language of modern cuisine. There is a huge diversity and unexpected beauty in these materials, a beauty that can transcend their utilitarian function. This sculptural feast also addresses consumption in an age where food is as much about looking as eating. Our obsession with food as entertainment has led to the creation of meals tailor-made to satisfy…

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Inspiration, School holidays

Waverley Council’s first ever Repair Café

Waverley Council’s first ever Repair Café will be held on Saturday 20 July 2024! Come along to St Catherine’s School, Jane Barker Hall from 10am on Saturday 20 July and meet some of our volunteers that will be hard at work repairing and restoring a range of everyday household items. By keeping common items in use for longer we can reduce landfill and move towards a circular economy. Bookings are not required, as the café operates on a first come – first served basis. WHEN : Saturday 20 July TIME : 10am to 2pm  WHERE : St Catherine’s School Waverley,…

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Inspiration, Parenting, Photographers

Turn your your children’s artwork into beautiful books

Who actually keeps all those hundreds of drawings their children make?! Sure, they might hang on the fridge for a minute, but what happens next? Bad-parent guilt kicks in when the mounds of paper get stashed away in some forgotten drawer, or (heaven forbid) your little one stumbles upon them in the bin. Well, that’s where KeepArt comes in. KeepArt  is the perfect solution to eliminate your art clutter, preserve your child’s artwork and showcase their creativity in all its glory. We’ll transform your child’s unique, boundless imagination into a beautiful custom art book. More Than Just Preserving Childhood Memories…

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Events, Inspiration, School holidays

Discover the Majestic Whales of Sydney’s Coastline with Woollahra Council Whale Watching Walks

Experience the awe-inspiring beauty of Sydney’s coastal wonders with Woollahra Council’s upcoming whale watching walks, scheduled for June 30th and July 14th at the historic Macquarie Lighthouse. These guided tours offer a unique opportunity to explore the rich marine life and scenic vistas along the cliffs from Vaucluse to Watsons Bay, all while learning about Australia’s fascinating whaling history and the natural heritage of the Vaucluse area. A Journey Through History and Nature The whale watching walks begin at the iconic Macquarie Lighthouse, a beacon of maritime history and architectural splendor. Participants will gather at the back of the lighthouse,…

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No time for shopping? The online store GotToShop will help

Many of us who lead busy lives have come to rely heavily on online shopping across a wide range of products, simply because it’s so convenient and time-saving.  These days you can order anything from cooked dinners to garden tools online, and clothing is no exception. Those of us who are into fashion, enjoy nothing more than browsing wistfully through online clothing catalogues with their wide range of styles and latest fashion trends. And if you’re like me and you’re always on the lookout for a convenient, trustworthy, and enjoyable online clothing shopping experience, then GotToShop should definitely be at…

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Inspiration, Kids

Congratulations to everyone who entered the Waverley Youth Art Prize!

 Last week the Waverley Youth Art Prize winners were revealed in the Waverley Library. the Waverley council received over 260 entries for this year’s prize and it is a stunning exhibition, to view all the entrants and winners, be sure to head to the Waverley Library. While you visit, don’t forget to vote for your favorite in the People’s choice prize. Winners announced SENIOR 1 (aged 16-18 years) – Misha Heazlewood –Polluted Prawn Cocktail SENIOR 2 (aged 16-18 years) – Rose Lespets – Strange Encounter SENIOR 3 (aged 16-18 years) – Coco Batu-Sampson – AMPHITRITE Goddess of the Sea SENIOR HC (aged 16-18 years) – Claudia…

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Business & Career, Inspiration

Fung Shui expert: How to give your career the OOMPH it needs with work desk hacks

Whether you are working from home or working at the office, your work desk plays a key role in your professional life. According to Kellie Richardson, your work desk is integral to your career and financial success in more ways than you realise and it all comes down to the art of Fung Shui. Kellie Richardson is a highly respected interior designer, creator of the term ‘Botox for your home’ and founder of Melbourne-based home design company Kurved by Design. Richardson emphasises that according to the principles of Feng Shui, there are simple things you can do to your work…

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