Friday, 30 May 2014

House Needed!

Hi All.
Nikki and her family; Rob, Lottie and Asher are in desperate need of a new house as their present rental is going to be renovated and they only have 3 weeks to find a new home.
If anybody knows of a house in the area for rent please contact Nikki on 0401 335 005.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

For Sale


Pink Retro Kitchen Table 
$170 ONO
(Chairs not included)
Pick up in Preston on Gilbert Road
Any further queries please phone 0467555197
Thank you Claire 

Friends of Edgars Creek

Hi Friends of EC,

FOEC, Moreland City Council, Friends of Merri Creek and Merri Creek Management Committee are again coming together for a planting at the confluence of our creeks, this Sunday June 1st to celebrate world environment day. FoEC'ers please note the early start time relative to our usual events - 10 AM! 

Please join us to celebrate what we all do - engage with our community to restore and protect our natural environment. 
This year we will be working opposite the 2013 site and will further enhance this entry point to the creek reserve - a fitting tribute to the combined amazing work that we have all done for our local waterways!

See you on the creek!



Sunday, 25 May 2014

Framed Original Artworks‏

I have a number of beautifully framed charcoal drawing all behind glass with arctic white mounts and dark wood frames. I am selling them all for $150.00 each. I'm including images of the artworks and the frames to try and give you an idea of the works. They are in very good condition and have been well stored away from the elements. Please feel free to come round outside business hours if you would like to see them up close. Asa (0423482127)




We are giving away:

An easy to assemble single timber bed frame.
Pick up Preston.

Contact Justine Sless 0405 329 633.

Guitar Player

Hi there,

I have a friend that is looking for a roving guitar player for their child's 1st birthday- children's songs.  It would be approximately 2 hours in July (paid gig).  If you know of anyone or are interested, please give me a shout.


Car Seat Loan Needed


Hi all,

My brother and my almost 3 year old nephew are coming to stay for 2 weeks from the 30th June and are in need of a car seat for that time. If anybody has one lying around that they would be willing to lend us that would be amazing! I'm happy to come pick it up from anywhere, whenever suits you.

Please reply to or 0406836397 if you can help out.

Thank you!


Friday, 23 May 2014

Newlands Babysitting Club


Newlands Babysitting Club is having its first get together at Coburg Park Lake on Sunday June 1st at 12 noon, next to the rocket park. BYO a picnic/bbq. If the weather is wet, we can get to know each other under the pavilion.

It will be great to meet each other! SO......bring your kids and your questions. Feel free to contact Emma (0450445480) ( or Celeste (

Emma Pascoe.

Desperately Seeking


Hi ya, 

I am currently seeking a used Wishbone balance trike/bike for my two year old, interested in any condition please. 
Also am searching for a children's single bed. 
If you had either or and wish to sell or pass I'm your girl. 

My telephone number is 0467555197.
Please leave a voice mail if no answer.
Thanks a lot!

Claire Chascarrillo. 

Wednesday, 21 May 2014



How to know if a massage could benefit you?

Do you suffer from headaches?
Do you feel stiff or sore while working?
Do you feel tired or lethargic?
Do you suffer muscle pain or aches?
Do you suffer from stress?
Has it been over 4 months since your last massage?

If yes is the answer to any of the above, massage could be very beneficial to you.
I hold a Diploma of Remedial Sports Massage from Box Hill institute .
I offer high quality Relaxation and Remedial Massage treatments.
Not a sexual service.

Relaxation treatments.

30min - $30
45min - $45
60min - $60

Remedial Massage Treatment.

30min - $45
45min - $55
60min - $70

I operate from a small domestic clinic in Coburg, So Booking is essential.
If you have an inquiry or would like make a booking.
Please email at: 

or text me on: 0451865236 

Title: Is your kid a little big thinker?


What if we allowed our children the opportunity to practice executing big ideas from the time they were little? 
What kind of adult would they become? 

What if we showed them how to break their idea down to achieve that goal? 
What if we helped them understand that their ideas matter? 

What if we allowed them to practice executing those ideas over and over until they were young adults? 
What would they achieve? What would they reach for? How would they change the world?

More importantly, how would that change their life? 

Today the idea of growing up to get a "good job" isn't as easy as it use to be. The safety zone has moved and by the time our children have grown, University will not be a simple feasible solution for success. It will require more from them. It will require them to be big thinkers who stand out against the competition. 

The good jobs that were the backbone of our culture (aka as "white-collar jobs" that paid well) are disappearing fast, and leaving worry as a aftermath. Young adults are getting degrees but not able to get jobs. The economy we live in today is very different from the one our parents grew up in. We have a surplus of choice and quality, and we are still bored looking for connections that matter. 

To give our children a fair chance in their future things have to change. It's a time to help our children make a difference in their lives by teaching them to express their ideas. It's time to break down the barriers of just following instructions and doing what they are told.

The world clearly needs more people who will take a chance, be problem solvers – creative thinkers. The worlds needs our little people to think outside the box.

It's said that a person reaches success in a passion once they hit 10,000 hours. That might sound ambitious for little people but before you know it they will be grown. 

Will they learn how to express an idea now? Will they learn to be confident now? Will you raise them with these skills or will they be left to find their way later?

We are calling out to all parents who do believe fighting for this is worthwhile cause. You can make a difference now.

Our mission with Lumi Opus "MINI MAKER" projects is teach them to share their ideas through projects that reinforce our reason for being: "my ideas matter". It's not about being right, or the best designed project, or even avoiding making mistakes. It is about taking risks and learning to solve their own problems by creatively thinking.

"THE DESIGN PROJECT - Executing an idea" is about that very process. We break down an idea from concept, and discover exactly what is needed to execute that idea. The project this term is in the form of a "Bag Design". (Why? Because who doesn't love a great bag). 

This program is not about "technique" (although we do teach that too) or influencing current aesthetics, it's asking the right questions and coming up with a creative solution. This is about teaching process, breaking down an idea into steps. Taking a big idea from the imagination and putting it into tangible pieces while building self confidence and self esteem. To ultimately develop the idea into what they imagined. 

The flow of the Workshop is based on real design processes and thinking done for any project. We simplify the process so kids get it. They develop a deep understanding of how to execute on a detailed level. We help build confidence through asking a series of questions that allow them to express their ideas. They learn how to express their ideas into a form that is complete at the end. 

As a child I remember being creative. Then I remember following the "rules" and doing what I was told. It wasn't until I was in my mid twenties that I learned "how to be creative" again and express my ideas again. It took years to develop confidence in my ideas as an adult. My 10,000 hours started later than it needed to be. What a shame all those years I didn't know I could. My goal is for every child to know they have it in them already. They just have to practice the art of sharing those ideas. 

What if your child was given the opportunity to practice developing their ideas – so well in fact – that they truly knew how to make themselves happy and turn the world into a better place? 

That would be giving them a gift of a lifetime – skills that change them and the world. 
They become valuable to themselves and the world.  

To learn more about Lumi Opus Mini Maker
"THE DESIGN Project" & Screen Print Workshops:

We only have 4 spots left and it starts Saturday May 24th. 

Electrician and Painter


Friendly local electrician and painter available for jobs of all sizes. 
Free quotes, reasonable rates. 
Contact Aref 0423 278 327.

Tuesday, 20 May 2014



FREE Window Frame‏


Dear Community, 

We now have a window frame to give away to anyone who needs it following our recent kitchen reno. Unfortunately we don't have a trailer so can't drop it off  but it's yours to collect for FREE from our front yard at 11 Calk St, Coburg North if you want it! 

We're hoping it goes to a good home and not the tip because we really loved it while we had it. 


Asa Letourneau.

Pascal's Ipad has been Found!‏


Thanks to everyone who had a look and a very big thank you to Bianca who kindly saw the Ipad and put it safely away. So lucky to be part of this caring community!

Coburg Farmers Market


Coburg Farmers Market - This Saturday

Butter, Chicken & Tortillas!

Coburg North Primary School, 180 O’Hea St
8am - 1:00pm … 2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month

Enjoy the last of the autumn sunshine & produce this Saturday at Coburg Farmers Market!
We’ve got a bumper stallholder line up with all the food essentials for the family– fruit, veggies, FR eggs, bread, ethically raised meat, sweet treats & more! Myrtleford Butter Factory, Mirboo Pastured Poultry, Doron Talmi & Kingfisher with new season citrus, nuts from Hi-Fye Pistachios & King Valley Walnuts, fresh baked bread from Flinders Sourdough & crunchy apples from Three Bridges are just some of stallholders to find! Newbies this week: La Tortilleria & their ready to eat tortillas & take home packs, Mushroom Co with an exotic range of mushies & for a refreshing fruity drink, see Old Tyabb Cordial Company. Drop by the Art Room as well for mini makers workshops for the kids...visit our website ( for more information!
See you on Saturday folks!

Bring the family, your dog and shopping bags & enjoy the atmosphere

and colour of a real deal farmers market!

Monday, 19 May 2014

Capoeira Update


Big Thank you to Emma and also all the parents who turned up for the class last week.
The first class (kids 4-6) is filling quickly.

The Timetable for Capoeira in 'The Hood' is:

4:30 - 5:15pm   Kids 4-6 yo
5:15 - 6:00pm   Kids 7-12 yo
6:00 - 6:45pm   Teens 13+  (Important - This week Teens 13+ need to come at 5:15pm)

Bring friends and build your class and ensure the time spot is ongoing.

Venue -  1st Morland Scout Hall
20b Carr street, North Coburg.

Last week a parent asked if a adult class could run simultaneously to the kids class. 
This would allow parents to learn capoeira while their children are in their own class.
If you're interested let Velerio, Lorem or Hamish know, as they were open to the possibility.

Lorem Dias (Head Instructor, Melbourne)
Valerio (Duende) is our instructor 0423829942
Hamish (Assistant Instructor)

Sinha Bahia Melbourne

:)  Richard

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Multi-family 'We Have Too Much Stuff' Sale

When: Saturday 24th May, 8am - 2pm (No early birds please)

Where: 13 - 15 Fischer St, Coburg (between Gaffney & O'Hea St, just up from O'Hea St Milk bar and around the corner from both Coburg Farmer's Market at Coburg North Primary & from Harmony Park)

Why: Two Fischer St families are having a sale because our homes are bursting with lovely items we don't have room for - we've cleaned out every nook and cranny to give you great deals on good quality and great stuff.

What: A little bit of everything!

Jewellery: Jewellery from all over the world (Italy, Zimbabwe, Turkey...)
Educational: Lots of PSYCHOLOGY books & resources; quality children's books.
Unique: Outdoor/indoor metal clock (works well)
Collectibles: 1973 Silver wine goblets & more
Entertainment: DVDs, music CDs, books, recipe books, computer games, NEW adult roller blades (still in box)
Household: Very large microwave (works well), retro and modern crockery, glassware, pretty table runners, cloth and plastic placemats and retro cloth serviettes, bedding, candles, candleholders.
Furniture: Indoor/outdoor adult and children's chairs, set of 3 coffee tables (each fits under the others), dresser with mirror, IKEA shoe storer and more
NEW craft materials: pretty cotton materials, jam lid cotton covers, cushion inserts, dolls hair and more
Kids & Baby: Inside toys, outside toys, movies, games
Shoes, belts & Clothing: Girls 3 - 4, Boys 1 -3, warm children's spencers size 1 - 4, Women 10 - 14, Men M - L, women's scarves from Melbourne and Italy (summer and winter), NEW white gumboots for the food processing industry.

and a box of free stuff to share the love!

Friday, 16 May 2014

Fete Update

The weather is forecast for fabulous this Sunday and the Newlands Primary School fete will match the weather!
The latest news is that our favourite hairdresser Nic will be doing really cheap trims amongst the second hand books, plants, coffee, chai, cakes, snags, vego beans and kids games.
Come along!!

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Friends of Edgars Creek


Hi Friends of EC,

What a relatively balmy day it is as I write this. Thankfully it will be like this on Sunday too so the forecasters say, though not windy like this morning. We have two events happening Sunday:

We are planting at the Silurian Cliff site 1-3.00 PM: where the willows once stood below the high cliff. 
Before that, there will be a Melbourne Water supported event at the Edgars Creek Reserve, off Ronald Street, North Coburg(Melways 18 A9) on Sunday 18th May, 10am-12noon. FoEC and Merri Creek Management Committee are joining forces to promote the creek to our new neighbours at the Coburg Hill estate (Kodak). Queries can be addressed to - Jane on 93808199 or email and don't miss the coffee van I say!

And a final point, I have been alerted to a recent letter box drop around Ronald Street by a contractor employed by Melbourne Water to undertake the periodic dredging of the concrete channel at Ronald Street. This is an unfortunate consequence of decisions made years ago - the channel is there and it needs to be maintained which creates this periodic disturbance for the creek reserve. 

See you on the creek!



Wednesday, 14 May 2014

The Newlands Babysitting Club

Need a babysitter? 
Don’t mind babysitting in return at another time? 
Then join the Newlands Babysitting Club! 

The club will operate on a credit/points system. There are a few guidelines drawn up which define how the group works, and these will be sent out to you if you are interested in joining – nothing too serious though! We encourage all types of families to join. It’s a fantastic way to support each other and should be lots of fun for the kids. We hope to have a friendly get together BBQ to start off with. If you are interested please email  or sms/phone either Celeste ( 0402 624 956 or 
Emma ( 0450 445 480.
Emma Pascoe

Friends of Edgars Creek


Looking to Rent


Three bedroom house wanted to rent. 

I'm looking for a long term rental property in the Coburg, Preston or Reservoir area for myself and my three children aged 8,10 and 12. I am employed part time at a government agency and can pay up to $380 per week.  I'm responsible, diligent and would look after a house like my own. 

Please call Monica on 0431 111 100 if you have any leads. Thank you!

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Help Needed

A young Afghan asylum seeker I used to visit in Broadmeadows Immigration Detention Centre – Qudrat – has the wonderful chance of reuniting with his mother and youngest sister in Australia. 
In March, Qudrat’s oldest surviving sister, Najiba, who lives in Dandenong with her husband and children, lodged an application to bring their mother, Shiringol, and their surviving little sister, Nadia, to Australia. 
These four people are the only surviving members of what was once a happy, prosperous family of 10 – mother, father, four sons and four daughters. After decades of targeted attacks and tragic, violent deaths (the family’s story is in the postscript), there’s finally a glimmer of hope. 
Last week, we heard the heartwarming news that their application has been provisionally approved. 
But, after paying the first round of fees, the family has now run out of funds. We have just weeks to raise the remaining $24,000 it will take to bring Shiringol and Nadia to Australia.  
I hope you can help me.
We need to raise $24,000 quickly – by mid June.  I thought I would cover the amount with a personal loan, but with a gross income of $25,000, no one wants to lend me $24,000 (can’t think why).   
I’ve had to think of another way. 
So, this Mother’s Day, I’m sending out this message in the hope that we can get 2000 people to donate $12 each, which will make $24,000.  
It’s the cost of a bunch of carnations: $12. 

So if you’d like to give your Mum a gift of making a difference this Mother’s Day, please: 
1            Deposit your money into: 
Women’s International Solidarity Australia (WISA <> ) bank account. Sorry, donations to WISA are not yet tax deductible. 
BSB 033-039 (Westpac), Account number 348 902.   
If you’re depositing funds online, please include the reference: Hazara family or Hazara or Haz.
If you’re depositing in a bank, you MUST use a numerical reference – please use the reference number 1111. 
2            Forward this to people who you think I wouldn’t know.  I need to get it out to 2000 or more people before Mother’s Day – and that’s assuming that every person who reads this donates something!    
3            Download the attached card to give to your mother on Sunday.  (Not the image above – the attachment to this email).  It’s a beautiful image – Heather made it (thanks Heather).  It’s your gift to your Mum.  It will last a bit longer than a bunch of carnations.  
It will bring Shiringol – who might never have thought to see her eldest daughter and last remaining son in person again – to live with them, in safety, in our Melbourne.    
Many, many thanks.  

Room for Rent

Sean (mid-40s) and Arielle (late teens – Sean’s daughter) are looking for a new friend to share their cosy Newlands home from mid-June. The available room is big-ish, with floorboards, climate control, BIR and north- & west-facing windows – sunset views! The house is similarly floor-boarded, with open-plan living space and great kitchen and bathroom, as well as a lovely backyard with two veggie patches. Ideally, our new friend will be a female non-smoker into healthy living and happy householding, but we’re open to suggestions re gender. Rent is $160 per week, bills extra. Bond $600. 
Call Sean on 0414 752908 if you like the sound of all that. 


Bed rail to stop the young whippper snappers from hitting the decks during the night. 
Hole in netting, but still does the job. 
SMS Susie if you want it 0408 522 908.