Friday, 21 November 2014



We are in need of sparkly kids clothes donations for Folk Rhythm and Life!

We have been running a free giveaway dress up stall at Rainbow called 'Wrongtown Boutique' for years and for the first time we are invited to FRL this year in Eldorado and are in need of some sparkly kids dress up clothes to give away to all the munchkins at FRL.

So we are putting out the word for kids wrong/rightness for FRL... we got a whole shed full of awkwardly beautiful dress ups for bigguns, with more on the way but we need you guys to network your peeps with kids... happy to collect...

Email and leave it out on your porch next week for collection!  
It will definitely be enjoyed and recycled!

Thursday, 20 November 2014



If you haven't yet got your tickets........
There will be some on the door!

House for Sale


Our house is situated right in the middle of North Coburg, opposite Cox Reserve, a big park full of beautiful trees with a playground, BBQ area and basketball half court. We are very close to the local shops, Safeway, cafes, kinder, daycare, school and of course the creeks.

It is a double brick semi-detached number with two bedrooms and an original brick garage. We have spent a lot of time trying to make it as energy efficient as possible, it has insulation in the roof and between the bricks. We have a 2000 litre water tank that waters the back garden and the front garden is watered by the grey water from the bath and shower. We have tried to make the gardens as low maintenance as possible.

We have recently varnished the original floorboards, painted the whole interior white, put up wooden pelmets, wooden picture rails and have fully renovated the kitchen and bathroom, whilst still trying to keep to the original 50's aesthetic......

The kitchen is really big and sunny, with doors leading out to a north facing deck (with a good view of the park). We have lots of storage in the kitchen, a beautiful concrete bench top and new oven and dishwasher. On the deck we have an enormous table that seats 15 and is surrounded by callistemon trees. Built into the deck is a bike parking area that can hold 3 or 4 bikes in an easily accessible position.

The bathroom has also recently been painted and we've installed a new vanity, a new three in one light and retiled the floor.

The master bedroom looks out on to our front garden and has loads of storage and is nice and big.

The second bedroom looks out on to the beautiful back garden and has shelving across one wall and is big enough to sleep three children comfortably.

We have ceiling fans in the lounge and both bedrooms. The heater is only a few years old and heats up the whole house.

There is a small studio that leads on to our favourite room of the house, our outdoor lounge room, which is surrounded by a very beautiful, luscious garden. We have spent ten years building up the soil and planting fruit trees and edibles. In the back yard we have a fig, plum, pomegranate, quince, nectarine apple, fejoia, elderberry, 2 avocados (1 fruiting), orange, mandarine, lime, kaffir lime tree and a rather large grapevine. In amongst all the fruit trees are loads of veggies, herbs and medicinal plants. At the moment the star jasmine is in full flower and smells incredible.

The backyard is also a bit of a kids paradise with a sandpit, cubby (with slide), swings and hammock. There is a chicken coop with five happy girls nestled in the back corner. We also have a good sized garden shed attached to the back of the brick garage.

Out the front we have a bit of a wild indigenous garden which screens most of the house from the street and attracts loads of birds, the nature strip is also planted with indigenous shrubs, grasses and wildflowers (no mowing here).

We have really beautiful neighbours along the whole street and being across the road from the park  means we spend a lot of time hanging out there. We are going to find it hard to move away from all the wonderful friends we have made here (though we are not moving far!).

So here we are selling our beloved family home of ten years and moving a little closer to the creek. If you are interested in buying a house in Newlands we are hoping to avoid employing a real estate agent and sell straight to the purchaser, saving us both stress and costs. We have a price that we would like and can tell this to you directly!

If you would like to come and check out the house or know someone who may be interested please pass on our details. Call Mel on 0404 043 010 for further details.

Yard Sale


Hi, Im having a yard sale this Sunday in Nth Coburg. 10 - 3pm.
Lots of women and kids clothes and funky furniture and accessories.
I am located right next to Mercy College who are also having a Christmas market that day so why not come along and grab a bargain....
Ist 9 Convent Court Nth Coburg

Hope to see you there!


Hello fellow Newlands community,
We are looking for a house cleaner, hopefully from the local area, to clean our house every fortnight. We are in Kennedy St off Elizabeth.
Thanks! Katrine.
0412 408 649



Dear All,

This would be very worthwhile attending if you are raising your child to speak more than one language, or interested in doing so. 

Dr Susanne Dopke is a well renowned speech pathologist and consultant on bilingualism. She puts together regular newsletters, and is recently back from Bangladesh where she was doing some volunteer work around alternative and aided communication for people with cerebral palsy and school inclusion.


Sunday 7th December 12.30-5pm
Carrillo Gantner Theatre, Sidney Myer Asia Centre, Cnr Swanston St & Monash Rd, University of Melbourne

Visit to register.



Free Fold Out Single Bed

Here's another image of the fold out single chair/bed.

Comes with this cover but other covers can be bought separately from Ikea.