Saturday, 23 July 2016



Story Island: an adventure in pictures at Glenroy Library from 29 July to 10 September 2016.

The Glenroy Library is host to Story Island: an adventure in pictures, a beautiful exhibition and reading experience for young children designed to promote early literacy skills and the joy of children and parents reading together.

Story Island draws from the world-renowned Scholastic Dromkeen Children’s Literature Collection held at State Library Victoria, and brings together works from some of Australia’s favourite children’s book authors and illustrators to create a visually striking and interactive exhibition.

The exhibition features four custom-made pods which evoke stories of the bush, the city, bath and bed time and offer children a space for reading, imaginative sharing, learning and exploring stories and pictures together with their parents or carers.  This special exhibition fosters a love of books and reading, and suggests ways for parents and carers to support and develop a child’s literacy from infancy which is so important. It is also a lovely experience for children and parents alike.

Throughout the exhibition questions and activities are suggested to encourage discovery and exploration with friends and family. The exhibition is also accompanied by a children’s exhibition booklet and activities for children and carers as-well-as book lists for children 0-8 years.
Story Island: an adventure in pictures is a free exhibition at Glenroy Library, 737 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy from 29 July to 10 September 2016.

For Sale


Hi Newlanders!

Have a couple of random items to sell:

A Goblin brand Teasmade - not currently  in working order as far as I know. The teapot is in good condition.
$30 ono

Two lovely art deco wall light fittings.
Need a clean.
$10 for the pair.

A water floatation belt that has never been used. Was going to sell, but my toddler just put three bite marks in it, so if you want it, it's yours for free or by donation :)


0439 885 221

Friday, 22 July 2016



Hi, I'm collecting Duplo (the "youngers" version of Lego) for a Pre-Kindergarten on the Indonesian Island of Flores.

This Kindergarten is run by two volunteer teachers in the small rural village of Wodong. 

Any donations will be gratefully received, I am happy to call around to collect. 

Dave 0488 458 342.

Thursday, 21 July 2016

Garage Sale


Garage sale! 

Saturday 23rd of July, 29 Bourke street, Reservoir. 

A really nice green rug!


Early callers not tolerated unless you bring coffee and donuts.....

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

House Sitter


Need a house sitter? 

I'm now available to look after your home and pets. 

Very responsible and a dog and cat lover. 

Call Asa 0423482127 or email  if you need someone for a long or short stay.

Peppertree Place


Upcoming IncrEdible Food Swap at Peppertree Place:

10.30 - 12.00 Keeping Healthy Chickens workshop

All day: Cafe/Nursery/community garden/playspace for kids

Tuesday, 19 July 2016



Preston local Ariadne Lack runs HUMAN ENDEAVOURS and is running these LIFE HACK WORKSHOPS – they are FREE, practical & transformative 90min LUNCHTIME and EVENING talks Ariadne is running to help boost your wellbeing.

1.  Failure is not fatal! How to Bounce Back!
How to create a growth mindset. A seminar for anyone who
·         Finds it hard to bounce back after mistakes
·         Avoids taking risks for fear of failure
·         Struggles to own their successes

Register for a FREE lunchtime or evening workshop – being held on Wed Aug 3 12-1.30pm or Thurs Aug 4 6-7.30pm. Book Now

2.  What ARE my Strengths?
You at your best! A seminar for harnessing your strengths for happiness in life and work. Identify your core strengths and find opportunities to use and apply them in your day-to-day work and life.

Register for a FREE lunchtime or evening workshop – Wed Aug 17, 12pm-1.30pm or Thurs Aug 18, 6-7.30pm.Book now

3.  Attitudes of Gratitude
What’s so special about gratitude and what happens for us and the people around us when we use more of it?
Register for a FREE lunchtime or evening workshop – Wed Aug 31 12pm1.30pm or Thurs Sep 1, 6-7.30pm.Book now

VENUE for ALL: Human Endeavours Office, 420 Brunswick St, Brunswick
FREE TIX, BUT RSVP to get your free tickets here -

Follow HUMAN ENDEAVOURS on Facebook to stay in touch about other free workshops. For queries or want these workshops in your workplace/schools or to any other group, contact Ariadne on 0438 153 208 or