Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Free Beer Bottles



So we had a pallet of 330ml amber bottles wrongly delivered. Now rather than dump them, we plan to put them out in the parking lot for home brewers to come and take as many as they like. 

There are about 1,500. 

Bottles go out Friday, just drive by and take as many as you like and help grow our beloved beverage.

Address: 167 Henty St, Reservoir VIC 3073

Recommendation Sought


I'm seeking a word of mouth recommendation for a licensed local plumber who is friendly, reliable and reasonably priced to do some kitchen/laundry renovation water and gas rerouting.

Many thanks for your tips.

Denis Bainbridge 
m: 0435 559 667

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

For Sale


For Sale: $400 or best offer!

Woodchester wooden swing set/climbing frame. Purchased in Nov 2012 from Model currently selling new for $1349.

Set includes swings, slide, monkey bars and chalk board in cubby house.

Also included but not shown in photographs - one baby seat and one additional belt swing.

In good used condition, due to be re-stained (we'll throw in the unopened tin).

Purchaser will need to take apart and transport from West Preston. 

Please call or text Lisa 0408 614 663.

Room for Rent


Hi - just putting the feelers out.

I have a spare room in a 5 bedroom house - room has BIR and is medium sized.  House is pretty original 1940s, wood heating only and original kitchen - so may not suit everyone...

House is 115 Fyffe Street Thornbury - close to creek and shops and trams etc.

Three of the rooms are occupied by my 10, 13 and 15 year old kids half the time.

I was thinking 150 pw?

Call Ash if interested 0435 370 350.

Monday, 27 June 2016



Hi Everyone.

We have a surplus of trampolines.

This one is a good size for little people or small backyards.

I can even deliver it to you!

Text Mel if you would like it 0404 043 010.

School Holiday Activities


All classes $10 unless otherwise stated.
Please ring to book (leave a message) and bring cash on the day.
20 Murray Road
Coburg North
8528 2332
East Coburg
32 Nicholson St
9913 5472

Tuesday 28 June 2 – 3pm

Making paper puppets
Wednesday 29 June 2- 3pm
Kids party  - Dance & games

Wednesday 29 June 3 – 4 pm
Kids Yoga

Thursday 30 June 10 – 11am

Kids Theatre –play til you drop!
Thursday 30 June 11am -12pm

Drumming for kids

Monday 4 July 1.30 – 4.30pm
(gold coin contribution)
Ducks for Detainees Kids Art workshop

Thursday 7 July 11am – 12pm
Drumming for kids

Saturday 9 July 10.30am – 12pm
(gold coin contribution)
Teddy bear picnic and storytelling – BYO teddy

Creative Mites


Sunday, 26 June 2016

School Holiday Film Recommendation


Hello All.

My 12 yr old son and I have enjoyed seeing the film The Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Rated PG. 

A New Zealand made film which is a bit larger than life without being too over the top. 

Humorous with references for adults and kids to relate to. Full of unusual characters which are (largely) portrayed respectfully. Even has Hollywood car action at the end.

One distressing scene involving one of the dogs.

Main character is teenager Ricky. The bulk of the film is about the efforts of Ricky and his reluctant foster 'uncle' (played by Sam Neill) to avoid child protection, bounty hunters and the police.



Friday, 24 June 2016

Recommendation Sought


Recommendation sought for reasonably priced house painter.   

And  chook pen sought!

Lost Kitten


Hi all! 

Our kitten, Aswad, hasn't been seen for 24 hours which is very unusual (she's a total house cat). 

She's black with an orange collar, though she might have unclipped it because she's cheeky like that. 

If you see her around please give us a call on 0434 497 456. She's hopefully hanging around Hutchison place, as that's where we live. 

Photos below!

Thanks so much, 




We are looking for a house-sitter and pet-feeder for our lovely 4-bedroom home in West Preston from 12 - 26 July.  House is warm and comfortable and fairly self-explanatory, but 2 cats, 5 chickens, 4 rabbits and 1 guinea pig need more attention.  

Txt 0408 668 882 for more info.



Wanted: moving boxes.

If you have moving boxes that you would like to get rid off, I would be very grateful for them!


Film Screening


Escape to Treasure Island Film Screening and Dress Up!
Newland Community House: Saturday 25 June, 1.30  4.30 pm
Bring the whole family to this exciting screening and dress up adventure. Classic children’s film Escape to Treasure Island will be played following a show and tell of your best pirate and adventure costumes! There may even be a pirate treasure to be uncovered…
Entry by gold coin contribution. 

Facebook event:

Catherine Connolly
Coburg Community Houses Facilitator

Peppertree Place


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Food Forest

Untitled-2Winter Food Forest Fun in West Brunswick (Sun 26th)

Next Sunday 26th June from 11am-3pm down at the West Brunswick Community Garden & Food Forest we've got a bit of a thing going on and we'd love you to come along and get involved. 

Everyone's welcome!

What's happening:

Learn about pruning (Karen Sutherland from Edible Eden Design will be helping us out!!), planting and composting. 

Put your new (or rusty or refreshed) skills to use as we prune the trees in the food forest and plant out the area near our pistachio trees with lots of edibles.

By the time you leave you'll know something you didn't know before, be warmed up, know some great people see a big difference in the food forest and help make it ready for the coming Spring.

What to bring:

There will be tea/coffee and some tools but:
  • Bring something to share for lunch (we have fantastic shared lunches!)
  • If you're a pruner bring your secateurs
  • If you have some gloves bring them too
  • Obviously you live in Melbourne so you know what to wear

See you there.

If you have any enquiries, please get in touch

Friends of Edgar's Creek


Hi FoEC'ers and friends,

We are planting this Sunday - this is the postponed planting that we didn't have last Sunday. I hope everyone got the message about the postponement from wither my email, our Facebook update or the website calendar. It is rare that we would alter our dates and hopefully we will not need to change the date of any other events any time soon.

This weekend we are up the top of the hill, up past the Conga foods site, up at the Sheoak woodlands area. Easiest access is wither crosing the creek at Livingstone Street and heading straight up the hill or if you are coming from Ronald St, cross the footbridge to the west side of the creek and head towards the Kodak bridge, go under the bridge and head up the hill. Take your time on the walk up as it is a fair hike to the top and stay on grass rather than dirt for better grip!

The planting details are as follows:

3. Plains Grassy Woodland Hilltop Area (Job No. 22)

Site Context
On top of an elevated hilltop with views across the Creek valley and the city of Melbourne to the south. This exposed site comprises heavy clay loams prone to drying out and cracking in hot weather. The site is also adjacent to the Moreland industrial area and a recapped municipal tip. As such, the integrity of the reserve would benefit from screening planting. An ephemeral waterhole is an interesting landscape feature of the site. The exposed location lends itself to Sheoak woodlands which would create a dramatic acoustic effect when the wind blows.

Habitat Objectives:
(a) EVC 55 Plains Grassy (She-oak) Woodland: An overstorey dominated by stands of Black Sheoak Allocasuarina littoralis,with scattered Grey Box Eucalyptus microcarpa. Generally shrubby in character, including Gold-dust Wattle Acacia acinacea,Golden Wattle Acacia pycnantha, Lightwood Acacia implexa, Sweet Bursaria Bursaria spinosa and Drooping CassiniaCassinia arcuata. The grassy understorey is dominated by Wallaby-grasses and Speargrasses such as Common Wallaby-grass Austrodanthonia caespitosa, Bristly Wallaby-grass Austrodanthonia setacea, Stiped Wallaby-grass Austrodanthonia racemosa and Kneed Spear-grass Austrostipa bigeniculata. Other common species include Windmill Grass Chloris truncata,Kidney-weed Dichondra repens, Blackanther Flax-lily Dianella revoluta and Small-leaved Clematis Clematis microphylla. The presence of chenopods such as Nodding Saltbush Einadia nutans and Ruby Saltbush Enchylaena tomentosa emphasise the dry nature of the community.

Wednesday, 22 June 2016



FREE Adult female guinea pig. 

Contact Dave 0428 631 004.

Sshhh Chic


Sshhh Chic® is a Melbourne-based design house conceived by founder and owner Sharmeen Shahidullah. Sharmeen’s work is infused with a unique cultural style, drawing creativity and inspiration from her own diverse cultural background spanning the UK and Australia, with a strong influence from her Bangladeshi heritage.
Sshhh Chic® is about encouraging individualism by striving to be different. Sshhh Chic® products are hand-made using materials originating or inspired from Bangladesh. No two pieces are ever the same; they are, in themselves, unique pieces of artwork.
Sshhh Chic® proudly collaborates with fair-trade organisations that help educate and train disadvantaged tribal people from remote regions of Bangladesh. With your support, we can help build a better community that extends past our own backyard and into the hearts of those less fortunate.
With over 10 years of professional experience as an Industrial Designer, Sharmeen is skilled at producing designs of elegance and simplicity. Her wish is that her products created exclusively forSshhh Chic® will encourage you to be yourself and enjoy life in a less complicated way.



Bookings are now open for term 3 Meditation at Autumn Retreat – more information at this link.

This is a 5 week course - $100 – book by 26th June and pay only $80 for the term.

Term 3: Meditation, Mindfulness and self exploration Join me on this journey into ourselves. Each week you will learn and practice Meditation and Mindfulness techniques. In the second half of the session you will be guided in to deep reflection on aspects of self.

This is a 5 week course beginning on July 19th 2016 at 7.30pm.

Week 1: feeling into emotion and being and living in the now- an exploration through the breathWeek 2: an exploration of joy and sadnessWeek 3: an exploration of love and fearWeek 4: an exploration of internal strength and surrender / holding on and letting go Week 5: an exploration of compassion and freedom 

For bookings please get in touch with Rachael or visit the link above.

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



Hi All,

I am looking for some venues to run a few things.  I am looking to run some more women’s circles and also to run 5 week meditation courses.  If anyone can recommend some venues or has appropriate spaces available please get in touch.


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

Coburg RSL Band Night


Coburg RSL Band Night #23 … it's a Coburg Hootenanny! 

Jaala+Gregor+Lowtide+Bobby Brave+Shrimpwitch
Saturday 2 July, 7pm, $10

On election day 2 July 2016 come and soak your woes at the Coburg RSL with an ecclectic round up of bands. Headlined by local legends Jaala and supports Gregor, Lowtide, Bobby Brave & Shrimpwitch. The Coburg RSL Band Night partners with the Hootenanny crew to bring you the first installment of a Coburg Hootenanny! Mc'd by the inimitable Mrs Barb Wire, who will commandeer the Spam Raffle and cause general havoc. Door fee tonight is $10, which includes free nibbles, cheap drinks, friendly people, accommodating spaces. Proudly queer and family friendly. Come along and celebrate the oddity which is the Coburg RSL Band Night!
JAALA (11pm)
Jaala is a four-piece Melbourne band led by the enigmatic vocalist/guitarist/songwriter Cosima (Manglewurzel). Their sound is affectionately referred to as shed, a cathartic blend of jangly indie-rock and proggy art-pop. Cosima’s song writing plunges into heavy depths of the heart, sharing both dreams, losses and personal chaos all delivered with the vulnerable honesty of her unique voice.
LOWTIDE (10pm)
Superficially, it would seem relatively easy to define Lowtide’s music. Their reverb drenched, richly layered and heavily textured sound brings to mind bands such as The Cure, Ride, My Bloody Valentine and Slowdive. Originally centered around the solo workings of Gabriel Lewis in 2008 the band's sound has evolved from a single ambient, soaring, textured guitar into the band's current, larger configuration framed by dual bassists/vocalists Lucy Buckeridge and Giles Simon and drummer Anton Jakovljevic.
GREGOR (8:30pm)
Melbourne fretwizard Gregor makes eccentric, inquisitive home recordings recalling Durutti Column, Arthur Russell or Talking Heads, then plays them live with a full band.
BOBBY BRAVE (7:45pm)
Duo Caitlin Perry and Bobby Bravington make swishy, swoony pop songs to enjoy!
Shrimpwitch, the almighty duo of two very shrimpy witches with salty sexual magic who rule the ocean with their venereal garage rock. Members Kim Prawn & Georgi Goonsack defining the Shrimp-charged garage punk genre!




Free chicken coop.

Text or call Juan on 0415 453 840.


Tuesday, 21 June 2016

For Sale


Hi Friends.

We have six bales of pea straw leftover from the Newlands Fete.

They are $18.00 each or 3 for $50.00.

They come with free delivery, personally delivered by me in my ute!

If you would any please send me a text on 0404 043 010.

Cheers Mel.

Monday, 20 June 2016




Hi, our home is looking for one or two bunnies as pets. 

We have a very nice place waiting for them.

Free is good but can also pay.

Thanking you!!

Please contact Jacqui 0411 213 252.

Sunday, 19 June 2016



Free Bathroom Cabinet!

Height: 800 x Length: 600

Depth: 100

Please contact Jo on 0439 071 414.

Coburg Community Houses


House Sitter Needed



We are looking for someone to sit our house 16-26 July. It is centrally heated and in a lovely Coburg North location. We would need sitters to feed (and eat eggs of) our 4 chooks.

Please be in touch if you or someone you know needs somewhere to land during that time.

Cheers, Cecilia.

0422 779 840

Wednesday, 15 June 2016



We have approximately 5 cubic metres of clay sub soil to pick up from the Span Community House.  

Suitable for garden infall, clay is great for natural building projects.  

Please call us on 9480 1364 to arrange pick up.

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Housemate Wanted


Hi, my name is Jenny and I am happy to offer a room in a share house. Gender is not an issue.

I am located in Coburg, only a 10 minute walk to Nicholson St and 1 minute from Merri creek, an excellent quiet location.

The sunny bedroom provides a wardrobe and is of comfortable size.

In return you have sole access to off street parking and a shed/garage for personal storage.

The back garden is absolutely massive and spacious, a very relaxing outdoor atmosphere.

I am pet friendly and own a cat called Daisy but am unwilling to have another pet in the house.

Bond is $728 and the rent is 1 month in advance, $168 a week.

Please call me if you have any further queries, I will be of great assistance answering your questions. Please feel free to call me to organise a tour of the house.

Number: 0439 015 627.