Wednesday, 1 October 2014



This bike was left outside our neighbours house (opposite Cox Reserve) a few days ago......

It was there for a couple of days.....

It rides very well and I feel like the owner must be quite tall......

If this is your bike please call Mel on 0404 043 010......

For Sale



Dear Newlanders,

The secondary glazing unit I posted last week fits an original timber framed Newlands double sash lounge or bedroom window.

Apologies to those people with replacement aluminium who contacted me.

If you have original timber frame sash windows and want to make your bedroom or lounge window quiet, draught and dust free, and more energy efficient. The unit is complete and easy to instal DIY.

Contact Mairi - 0425 859 016 and make an offer.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Retreat and Meditation Course


Special offers for Newlands Community!

Feeling like you need some time out, an opportunity to focus on you?
Here is your chance. 

Rachael Millsom of SELF is running:
·         Sunday Afternoon Urban Retreat on Sunday Oct the 12th 1-4pm at the Abbotsford Convent – the theme is Blossoming
·         An 8 week course in Mindfulness and Meditation at Autumn Retreat on Tuesday evenings at 7.30-8.30pm

As a Special Offer to Newlands Bloggers Rachael is offering:
* the Retreat for $40 (normally $60); and
* the course for $130 (normally $160)

Please check the website – - for more information and contact Rachael on if you would like to take up these offers (this special offer is not available on the website)

Rachael Millsom
Counsellor, Mindfulness and Meditation Facilitator.
Providing Opportunities for Connection, Reflection and Growth.
0431 290 174
Twitter: @RachaelatSELF

Social Enterprise


Social enterprise Scarf takes over Tuesday nights at North Fitzroy’s Jorg restaurant to get young people into their dream hospitality jobs. Spring Scarf Dinners start Tuesday 7th October and run weekly until 2nd December.

As featured in The Age, Broadsheet and Peppermint Magazine, Scarf catalyses the hospitality industry around an inspiring idea: to transform young people’s lives through mentoring, opportunity and paid experience in Melbourne’s best restaurants.

Bryce Bernhardt, head chef of Jorg (which recently scored 14.5 in The Age Good Food Guide 2015) will design and cook a two course set menu for $40 per head. 

“Coming to a Scarf Dinner is more than just dining. It’s an experience, and you’re part of it. You actually get to know the young people you’re helping; there’s an immediacy to it,” says Scarf co-founder Hannah Colman, “And the food is phenomenal!”

More information can be found at
Bookings for dinners are essential – Email

Media enquiries to Hannah Colman – 0488 772 911 /

Writing Workshop


Author Paddy O’Reilly will conduct a two hour writing workshop for adults. The workshop will teach you how to bring your writing alive and make readers want to read on. Practise technique with focussed writing exercises to help you create vivid and engaging stories. 

Paddy’s most recent novel The Wonders, will be reviewed on the ABC First Tuesday Book Club in October. Paddy’s work has been published and broadcast widely both in Australia and internationally.

6.30 pm, Tuesday 21 October
Cost: Free
Coburg Library

or phone 9353 4000.

Be Aware


Hi Local folk,

Today at Edwardes Lake around 1pm a man was seen masturbating very close to small children, inside the new enclosed playground.

He is described as - Caucasian, early - mid 30's, blonde hair with an eyebrow piercing.  

The incident has been reported to Reservoir police.



Friends of Merri Creek invites you to help out at this event:

Wetland Hand Weeding at Strettle Wetland Thornbury
(Melway map 30 B3)
Sunday 12 October, 10am-12.30pm

Help look after this site managed by the Friends of Merri Creek – with the help of the Darebin Bush Crew.  
Light refreshments afterwards. 
Funded by the City of Darebin.  
Contact Suzi: 0403 595 466.