Tuesday, 21 October 2014



MEFL Annual Gathering

This year’s Annual General Meeting of the Moreland Energy Foundation Ltd will
be a celebration of MEFL’s achievements in the community. Everyone is invited to
attend and enjoy the festivities.

Residents and businesses of Moreland are invited to join the MEFL Board from
6.30pm for a fun and informative night of live music, drinks and nibbles, stalls,
giveaways and sustainability information.

Our guest speaker, Sam McLean, National Director of GetUp!, will provide his
insights into community mobilisation from 8pm, followed by a Q&A session.

Bring your energy bills along for a free assessment by our energy experts and
visit the stalls to find out how you can save energy and money!

Stalls will include Positive Charge, Powershop, Go 5, Communities for Nature and more!


Tuesday 28th October 2014


6.30   Annual gathering commences with live music, networking, stalls and sustainability
7.00  –  Welcome drinks and nibbles with the MEFL Board of Directors.
7:30   AGM presentations. Chair Monique Conheady and CEO Paul Murfitt will walk
             us through the year that was and discuss what is planned for the next 12 months.
8:00   Sam McLean, National Director, GetUp!
9:00  –  Close


Just north of where Sydney Road intersects with Dawson Street and Glenlyon Road.

Transport and parking

Tram – Two minute walk from Tram 19, Sydney Road
Bus – Two minute walk from Glenlyon Road / Sydney Road bus stop
Train – Five minute walk from Jewell train station on the Upfield train line
Parking – Street parking is limited and subject to council restrictions

All are very welcome, so please pass this on to any groups or individuals that may be interested.

For catering purposes please RSVP to sue@mefl.com.au or 9385 8512 by Thursday 23rd October 2014.

Monday, 20 October 2014

Project Oh! Gowrie Station


Hi there,

MoreArt, Moreland's Public Art Prize is on again and I have a work  Project Oh! installed at Gowrie Station, on the Upfield Line in Fawkner  - I know, I am always on the fringe…..
For those of you who are familiar with my recent work Project Oh! is a development of the plastic toy faces, although now the look even more surprised as they are installed in a disused newspaper sellers stand in an outer suburban train station.
The project has a small participatory element, a bit of handy work with fuzzy felt which only takes a minute and is fun for all ages. 
I would really love your help in getting the activity rolling. 
I am  launching the project this Sunday between 9-11am, with a few soda's and nibbles to sustain those who venture out, train or bike might be a family fun option - there is a bike path. 

MoreArt are hosting a bike tour later on in the day but sadly it is unlikely to venture out as far as Gowrie :( 

So please join me in kicking off Project Oh!


Recommendation Needed


Howdy neighbours. 
I'm looking for a builder to help us renovate our kitchen. The first job is checking if the floor and structure underneath is ok. I would love to hear from someone who was impressed with their builder. Particularly interested in someone familiar with these red brick numbers so many of us live in.
Cheers, Jackie. 

Thursday Craft


This Thursday the 23rd and 30th of Oct we will be making the very sweet Mountain Pigmy Possum at my Thursday morning craft sessions with mums and kids. This original design from my endangered Australian animal series uses my hand dyed 100% wool felt and wool stuffing. Enjoy a cup of tea and some inspiring crafty womens’ company. Beginners and children welcome!
At 10am - 12 pm  
Cost $40 for 2 sessions, $10 materials.
BYO morning tea for the children.
Please RSVP if you wish to come by email  nikki@time4craft.com
For more information ring Nikki on 0401 335 005.

For Sale


Barry Shields items for sale.  Please phone 0403 786 800 or 94342672. 

1. 2000 Ford Laser Hatch back, auto, 74,000km.  Excellent Condition, sand colour.  12 months rego.  $3995

2. Sportsmart 'Bodyworx' magnetic exercise bike with computer showing time/speed/distance/calories/pulse.  Ex condition $140 ono.

3. Fridge/Freezer 'Sterling' 188 Lt.  3 years old, ex condition.  $180 ono.

4. Clothes Dryer 4kg 'GVA'. 2 years old.  $120

5. Sanyo Bar Freezer, ex condition $70.

6. Evaporative cooler 'Sunair' ex. cond. $40

7. 'Onix' oil heater, 5 fin bar.  ex cond. $20.

8. Air Walker Exerciser (for arms & legs) ex. cond. $20

9. Washing Machine 'Westinghouse' 6kg.  Good working condition. $70 ono. 



Come and play with mud, straw, bottles and tyres and help finish the CERES play space at an Earthship finishes workshop, November 1st and 2nd (cup day weekend) 9.30am-4pm. 

A goody yum yum lunch will be provided both days! 

Hands on workshop working with natural materials and sculptural design aspects.  Learn the basics of bottle-brick wall building and working with straw and clay.

Daily cost $100 or $160 for the whole weekend.

Book in quick as spaces are limited!

Mysore Style Ashtanga Yoga


I just started an awesome class with a great teacher named Amanda Ferris in East Brunwick, right near CERES.

It's ashtanga yoga but in the Mysore tradition, in which everyone follows there own rhythms and timelines. It's a drop-in class from 6am to 8.30am, you come as long or as little as you like, do your own thing, and the amazing teacher mentors everyone as an individual.

I learnt yoga a decade ago in India and this feels like the real deal. Amanda's been practicing daily for 12 years and is fully certified after years of study in the Mysore tradition. I'm loving it :)