Monday, 29 April 2013


Hello Everyone!

We are looking for cuttings from colourful, hardy flowering shrubs for our 'flower-picking garden' at Newlands Primary School.

If you have anything you think would be good to include (daisies, salvias, geraniums for example) please let us know.

Cheers Mel
0404 043 010

Bed For Sale


Valencia double bed with double ortho-pedic design for total back and body support (firm) mattress.

Both in great condition, only selling as have upgraded to a queen size bed.

Pick up from Preston, Melbourne.

$250 - price negotiable.

Double mattress protector and electric blanket available also if interested.

Call Sarah 0400 160 447

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Coburg Senior High School


Coburg Senior High School have begun to advertise 'junior' tours of the school.
These tours are offered to families who are interested in attending the school when it becomes a full high school.
There are two on Wednesday May 15.
One at 10.00 in the morning and the other at 6.00 in the eve.
This is a great opportunity for them to see the need for a High School in Coburg.
I hope they are completely flooded with registrations!
Register at the link below.

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Local Bakery


My little bakery has been serving bread for one year, and to celebrate that I would like to introduce you to this almond and coconut cake! 
It's a luscious slice-like cake that would serve the whole family the entire weekend...(maybe)...
It's gluten free and contains eggs, butter, sugar, coconut and almonds. Look; I put a coconut and some almonds in the picture in case you didn't know what they were. 
Oh, and; on top, a chocolate hazelnut ganache; that makes it over-the-top lush, but hey; we have something to celebrate!
I sell them for $10. 
Ready when you need it on Saturday morning after 9, from the trusty bread cabinet at 
56 Livingstone Street.
;) Sip

Meditation at Newlands Senior Citizen Centre


Hi all,
Rachael (of Wellbeing Supermarket and SELF) is looking to run meditation sessions from the Newlands Senior Citizen Centre on Friday mornings or evenings.
 Rachael holds a diploma of meditation teaching awarded by the Inner Peace Institute for Wellbeing and accredited by the Society of Natural Therapists and Researchers (SNTR).
 Rachael will be running hourly meditation from the Newlands senior citizen centre, with the session broken into 2 sections.
The first 30 minutes will involve some discussion and guided meditation in a variety of styles including visual, kinesthetic and auditory modes.
The second 30 minutes will involve a 5 minute guided relaxation / mindfulness practice, followed by 20 minutes of silence.
 Participants will be welcome to attend 1 or both sessions,  the first 30 minutes will cost $12 and the second 30 minutes $6.  You can attend the whole hour for $15.
 Rachael will be running the sessions on Fridays and is seeking expressions of interest to the following timeslots.
 Friday 8am-9am
Friday 5pm-6pm 
Please email or call Rachael if you are interested in finding out more and to express an interest in the times available or to request / suggest other times.
Please also contact Rachael if you are interested in kids / family meditation sessions (also to be run at Newlands Senior Citizen Centre).
                                Phone: 0431 290 174

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Hard Rubbish


Don't you love autumn; the temperature softens, the mornings are crisp and the hard garbage is going out!

You might be interested in... diverting cardboard! 

6 Spring St, Coburg has put a pile of flattened boxes out - now they've got damp they wouldn't be good for packing, but excellent for mulch

Also - we have a 2 seater and 2 single semi outdoor chairs to go out... A renovators dream, specially since the new dog had chewed on several of the cushions... I'll put them out on the weekend, but if you are interested call 0435875100 for a preview. 

16 Spring St, Coburg



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Hello and Welcome to the first ever ‘Mim Found Ena’ newsletter!

Firstly, can we please extend to you our heartfelt thanks, for all of your support and kind words, since the opening of our studio/shop in November 2012. We have been embraced by the local community and traders who support our love of all things handmade and ethically sourced. Without you, it would not have been such a wonderful start to our long awaited opening in High street, Northcote.

Now for some exciting news:


We are thrilled to be finally having our very first sale! 
You will find women’s, men’s and children’s locally  handmade clothing and  accessories all heavily discounted.
  • Saturday 27th April 2013

  • 10am- 5pm (9am for mailing list and Facebook only!)

  • ‘Mim Found Ena” 239 High st Northcote 3070

We will be tying in the sale with the ‘High street sidewalk Sale” This will be a wonderful event where many High street traders will have street stalls on the footpath with sale and excess stock items.

Sale time for the general public will be 10am- 5pm...
But we are having  a special opening time of 9am for our valued mailing list and Facebook friends.

Stay tuned for stage two of MFE’s development with workshops and classes coming soon! (Once building works are complete!)

Thank you again for your continued support and see you at the sale!
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Last Load of Buckwheat!

Hi Everyone.
We have moved a lot of buckwheat around the neighbourhood, a very big thank you to Michael for delivering it all!
The last load has been delivered to our house, there are about 15 bags of buckwheat for chooks on our front doorstep.
Please come and grab some!
29 Peterson Ave North Coburg
There may be more later down the track but this will be the last load for a little while.
Cheers Mel.

Goo Removal


Hi everyone. 
Last December I purchased an alternative to blu tack from Officeworks, "J. Burrows - adhesive tack"
All summer long it has been  travelling down the walls and doors and no domestic cleaning product will remove it.
It is leaving a stubborn sticky mark on everything that it comes into contact with. 
The company responsible for the product are owned by Officeworks and have recalled it and have offered to pay for repairs.

I am looking for 2 quotations to have the goo removed and the walls repainted.
Anyone interested?

0410 433 120

Tuesday, 23 April 2013

Electrical Equipment


Hi we some electronic equipment that is still in working condition to give away due to upgrading or changing service providers. 
Please call Tracey 0413-498-781
The following are available:
Motorola cable modem
Panasonic cordless phone
Dlink wireless roter with cd/ instructions
Swann webcam with cd/ instructions
Adsl splitter
Bluetooth USB adapter
Adsl 2 router & cables

Electrician / Social Enterprise


Hi Folks,
We are getting some work done in the office by GBE Electrical.
A social enterprise
GBE is a not-for-profit social enterprise. This means it is an organisation run for a social purpose, in this case to provide employment for apprentices from backgrounds under-represented in the electrical trade.
Instead of depending on funds from charity or government, GBE earns most of its income by providing electrical contracting services. And because it is not-for-profit all earnings are reinvested in the business and the community. No dividend is paid to owners or shareholders.
And they’re local!
Don’t ya love social Enterprise?

Sunday, 21 April 2013

Looking for a Room to Rent

18 year old Japanese female student, studying English, looking for a room to rent for the next month.

Seeking a warm, quiet, private room to maximise her study opportunities.

Usual rate is $250.00 oer week for lodging with breakfast and dinner included.

If this month long arrangement sounds like it might suit you, please contact Amber (the present host) on

0417 286 416 or 80606939.

Tarantella Classes Beginning!


5 weeks Tarantella beginners course starting this coming wednesday, 6.30 to 7.30 in Coburg!

Cost $90 for the 5 weeks or $20 per class.

This course will cover the basics of the two main styles of tarantella: pugliese and calabrese. The music, the interactions, the cultural and historical background and the corporal expression!

A great way to connect to an ancient and powerful dance and feel good!

RSVP essential!



Rosa Voto
Melbourne School of Tarantella
0430 162 408

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Spare Kids Bike Seat?


International guests would love to spend next week cycling around the Noth of Melbourne and wonder if
anyone has a spare kids bike seat or a bike with seat attached that they could borrow for the next week??
Lovely and responsible, they would greatly appreciate it!!
Please contact Susi on....0422551814

Coburg Farmer's Market


Starting on Saturday April 27 there will be a new farmers market in Coburg.  The Coburg Farmers’ Markets will be held on the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month in the grounds of Coburg North Primary School.  

The Coburg Farmers’ Market is a new venture for Melbourne Farmers’ Market Group, which established the popular markets at Collingwood Children's Farm, Abbotsford Convent, Gasworks Arts Park and Fairfield Primary School.
There will be a great range of produce and artisan foods on offer at every market and stallholders will include growers of seasonal fruit and vegetables including organics and heirloom varieties. 

Where: Coburg North Primary School, 180 O’Hea Street, Coburg.
When: 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 8am to 1pm starting Saturday April 27.
Cost: A gold coin donation to support school programs is greatly appreciated.
For more information, email, or phone 9419 0826



Newlands Yoga Returns


Stretch your mind as body as the weather gets a little chilly....Clare Fleming is an experienced yoga teacher and has been working in the neighbourhood for over 2 years. The practice is defined by flowing sequences of movement, guided by intelligent use of breath.

Yoga returns this Tuesday evening 23 April for a ten week term. 

Where? Newlands Senior Citizen's centre
Corner Connolly Ave and Murray Rd, North Coburg
When? 7.00- 8.00pm
Bring?  yoga mat and blanket
Cost? $110 for the term or $17 casually

You can just turn up on the night or give Monique a call on 0405151269 for more information.
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Thursday, 18 April 2013

Free Stuff!!!!!


WE have lots of STUFF that we don't want any more ..
The list is large
Just swing by and help yourself in day light hours only.
Front yard drive way of ...
18 Livingstone st Reservoir

9 stylish 60's chairs , condition varies
Book shelf
Bread and butter plate's (lots)
lamp shades
Fly Mo Lawnmower
2 Soft guitar cases
Window blinds , pull down ones.
Baby seat (posh)
Bits of Timber
Crazy ART
60's step stool

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Friends of Edgars Creek


Hi Friends and Members,

At last we are getting our hands dirty again!
Our first planting event is happening this Sunday, April 21st from 1 PM at the Kodak Bridge (access from Ronald Street). 
We have some nice easy planting of grasses with an extension of the jute area completed last year and also stream bank shrubs.
The forecast is not great unfortunately with rain areas predicted to movve in in the later afternoon.
I say beat the rain! Come down early and join myself (and my little boys) and Rob. We will be on the creek from around 11.30 AM setting up and getting things sorted for the event as we normally do.
Don't forget that our calendar of events is complete for 2013 and is available on the website. 
See you on the creek!

Kind regards,

David Pavone
President FoEC.

Wellbeing Supermarket


Hi locals,

My Wellbeing Supermarket now has a range of nuts, seeds, grains and legumes as well as a small range of aromatherapy (including a massage oil) available.
 I will be open by appointment – please call or email me (details below) and on Fridays.  This Friday from 9.30-11am and 1-3pm.  On subsequent Fridays I will be open from 9.30-2.30.
Wellbeing Supermarket is at 13 Meadow St Coburg.
Please drop in and say hello- this Friday I will have homemade raw chocolate slice and tea available.
If you would like to stay in the loop please email me and I will put you on my list.
Looking forward to seeing you.
Rachael Millsom
0431 290 174

House to Sit


Hi all,

I am looking for someone who may be interested in staying in my home over the last 2 weeks in May. My house is 3 bedroom (1 with cot, 1 with single childs bed and 1 x queen bed) with a separate room out the back which has a double bed. 

I have a gorgeous friendly Burmese x siamese cat and some fish that would make great company. I also live directly opposite Merri and Edgars Creek and within 10mins walk to Coburg Lake.

If you are interested please contact me on 0418135209.

Thanking you

Mel, Jarrah & Jedda Tagell

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Chickens to Give Away


Two white leghorn chickens and one Arucana x free to a good home.
Leghorns are very friendly and used to being cuddled but the Arucana is a bit shy.
They are around 2 years old and are just getting lovely new feathers after a moult and should lay again soon. The Arucana is a sporadic layer.


Monday, 15 April 2013

Babysitter Available


I am a 17-year-old female student living in Newlands with approximately seven years babysitting experience – first my much younger siblings and later (since about five years ago), the children of family friends and other acquaintances. I have recently moved to Melbourne from north coast NSW and would love to become the regular babysitter of local children aged 6 months to 11 years. I am available anytime on weekends and weeknights after 4 for up to five hours at a time. 
Rates $15 per hour (negotiable). 
References available upon request. 
For more information and bookings, please call Arielle 0478 571129.

For Sale: Massage Table


This massage table is up for sale for a complete bargain price, only $20.00!
It is in great condition, the vinyl doesn't have any scratches or marks.
It is not a portable table, it is very sturdy and strong.
Brown in colour with a head rest that is easily moved up and down.
It also comes with free delivery!!
Please contact Mel if you are interested 0404 043 010.