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20 Advent of kindness A great way to countdown to Christmas 22 Set the mood Four festive table settings 23 Real Food Reinventing Christmas pudding 24 Dear Editor Readers respond to Bowlo article 28 Egg-citing ideas For gardens

NEWS 04 The Colour of Music With Oil’s guitarist Jim Moginie 06 Party invite Hurrah for Austi Public School’s 150th birthday 08 Wild about koalas Colony discovered in Wollongong area 10 Cover feature Meet a local WIRES volunteer 12 Fruits of summer Nectarines and peaches are ready to pick 14 Earth Walker Stylish new corner store opens in Coledale 16 Dr Rip Can you see where the danger lies? 18 Time to… Embroider beautiful butterflies 19 Safety first Illawarra arborist wins state awards

BUSINESS 26 Local directory Your ultimate guide to small business SPORT / RECREATION 30 Tides 32 World silver! Triumph for Coledale SLSC masters

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MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS JANICE CREENAUNE

DR ROB BRANDER

is a retired English teacher of 35 years, who has lived and worked in the Illawarra, and completed three year-long overseas teacher exchanges (in Minnesota, Oxford and Cornwall). A wife and mother of three, she sees the life of a retiree as an evolution, something to be cherished, enjoyed. The Publicity Officer for Northern Illawarra University 3rd Age (U3A) her interests include travel,  Letters-to-the Editor SMH, letterpress printing and film study. Read her ‘Time to Knit & Sew’ article on page 18.

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JODIE GIBBONS

is an Interior Decorator and stylist living in Austinmer. Inspired by the design aesthetics of Scandinavian design, she takes a holistic and organic approach to her work to create spaces that are in harmony with our family and working lives. Her business, Belljar Interiors, services the South Coast and Southern Highlands specialising in interior design, styling and colour consulting. Jodie has picked key interior design trends and colours for summer – read her article on page 22.

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– aka ‘Dr Rip’ – is a coastal geomorphologist and Associate Professor at the University of New South Wales in Sydney. A resident of Stanwell Park, he’s been studying beaches for 25 years, starting in Canada where water temperatures convinced him to come to Australia to do his PhD. He is an international expert on rip currents and runs a beach safety education program called The Science of the Surf (www.scienceofthesurf. com). He wrote Dr Rip’s Essential Beach Book. Read his column on page 16.

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is the founder of Life Wellness Co., an exercise physiologist, nutritionist, rehabilitation consultant, wellness coach and food writer. She is a happily married, mother of two, Thirroul resident, who is actively engaged in local activities including volunteering at the food co-op, running wellness workshops and delivering real food inspiration to the community through a variety of written mediums. She is passionate about creating a happier, healthier community. Find her Christmas pud recipe on page 23.

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Colour of music Wombarra’s Jim Moginie, of Midnight Oil fame, will perform his unique show, The Colour Wheel: Jim Moginie’s Electric Guitar Orchestra, for local music lovers on December 9. 2515 reports.

The Colour Wheel spins like this: a six-guitar orchestra plays music while two artists paint colours relating to the music on a spotlit canvas. This show has been thrilling crowds all over, including at the Sydney Opera House. That’s no surprise because it’s performed by six world-class musicians Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil, The Break, ACO Underground), Kent Steedman (Celibate Rifles), Alex Young (Good Buddha), Michael Trifunovic (Aqualash), Tim Kevin (Youth Group, La Huva, The Exiles) and Matthew Steffen (Decoder Ring). The painters conjuring colour from sound are Stephen Coburn and Chantal Mahoney. Now this immersive mash-up of music and art is coming our way. The Colour Wheel: Jim Moginie’s Electric Guitar Orchestra will be performed on Friday, December 9, at Wollongong Art Gallery. Jim tackled a few of 2515’s questions.

anger or the passion. Green is very pastoral and there’s a melody we play, an Irish one. It’s six guitars, including one bass and a baritone guitar, and each of those corresponds to a similar instrument in an orchestra: the bass is the bass; the cello is the baritone guitar; the reeds, clarinets and oboes would be the distorted guitars; and so on. It’s an interesting thing writing in that format because it’s the first time I’ve been writing in a real full-blooded way for quite a long time.

Does each show take on a life of its own? When we started we were just doing a colour wheel, which is used in art to look at the different colours; the colours opposite on the wheel conflict with each other, so red conflicts with green, purple and yellow set each other off, things like that. Explain The Colour Wheel in your own words. Now the show is a bit more free-form, they [the It’s music I wrote when I was artist in residence at Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2014. Some friends of painters] are using the colours as a launching pad to mine are painters and we were talking about doing a do something unique every time. live interpretation of the pieces in terms of a Does it surprise you what happens? synaethesia angle, basically that certain moves, Oh, god yeah, absolutely. People don’t know what to sounds and even notes are related to colour. Then by presenting that live and using some very think because it’s actually so strong, emotionally, that they’ve never experienced anything of that type simple lighting, flooding the venue with light in this kind of format. It’s very simple in a way; it’s during a particular number or piece, you would just some lights, a couple of painters and six guitars, induce this sort of synaethesia state, which would playing pretty orchestrated music, sometimes very be this feeling of colour and sound uniting and by dreamy, other times very aggressive. doing that you get this third experience, which is It is different every time we do it, like any gig the synaethesia. Some people don’t have it at all, probably is anyway. some people do and whether you’re blessed or cursed with it, is a bit hard to tell sometimes. n The Colour Wheel: Jim Moginie’s Electric Guitar It’s really interesting because people can feel really strongly, the colour intensifies, so if you’ve got Orchestra is on Friday, December 9, 7.30-9pm at Wollongong Art Gallery. Tickets are $25 (www. a red piece, which is usually an angry one, a pretty fast, pretty nasty or distorted and you can [feel] the eventbrite.com.au). Bookings are essential. 2515

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Big birthday invite!

On April 6, 2017 Austinmer Public School will celebrate 150 years of education, writes teacher/librarian Bronwyn Gleeson. We will be hosting a dinner at the Novotel on April 1, 2017 for all interested people. There will be events at the school on April 6 and 7 that anyone is welcome to attend. We will publish more detailed plans next month. We are selling commemorative bricks that will be placed on the side of the hall. They will have family names on them. There will also be other memorabilia for sale. We are also compiling a booklet. We are looking for any folk with a connection to our school to

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donate photos or stories or lend memorabilia to display during the celebrations. The booklet will contain stories from past students and teachers, photos of generations who have attended (i.e. parent/child both attending), old photos of the area and snippets of information from the Department of Education archives. Now is the time to renew those old school acquaintances and join in our celebrations! Please contact the school on 4267 1311 or austinmer-p.school@det.nsw.edu.au. 2515

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Austinmer’s choir will perform at a free library gig.

Wild about koalas The world’s favourite tree-dwelling marsupials have been sighted in the Wollongong area! Office of Environment and Heritage senior threatened species officer Kylie Madden answers 2515’s questions. When and where were the koalas found? In early November eight koalas were found in the water catchment areas above the escarpment in the Wollongong area. Only three nights of survey have been done so far with another week planned between now and December. Some koalas were spotted by our ecologists and some were heard making their distinctive “bellowing” mating call from down in the gullies. How many are in the Mount Kembla colony? We don’t know how many there are yet, though finding eight koalas in just three nights proves it is a ‘colony’ rather than just a few lost individuals. Koalas may have been quietly living there all along (i.e. since they were first spotted by Europeans there in 1803) or they may have recolonised from populations in the Southern Highlands or Campbelltown, both of which are walking distance for a young koala. How did you know they were there? Tell us about the practical side of a koala survey. There have been a handful of promising sounding reports of koalas in the area over the past 5-10 years. However, the real proof came in the unmistakable photo of a koala caught on a remote infrared camera that had been set to find a rare bandicoot. Remote cameras aren’t actually the best

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way to find koalas as they are more often in the trees than on the ground. We typically use spotlighting to survey for koalas. For this technique, expert ecologists use strong torches to scan the trees for the bright eyeshine of the koala along 200m transects through the bush. Any tips for local koala spotters? Spotlighting is a fun activity for any age group, and even if you don’t see koalas you can find possums and owls and other interesting wildlife. Unfortunately, the water catchments are all off-limits to the general public. This provides good security for our water quality and also our local koala population, but also means people can’t go see them easily. However, in the last few weeks there have been reports of other koalas about the Illawarra – both at Macquarie Pass and near Waterfall. Any accessible trail in southern Heathcote, Garrawarra or Dharawal National Parks could be investigated. Choose taller forest rather than low, scrubby woodland as koalas prefer the taller trees on the better soils. Koalas are the only tree-dwelling marsupial that can also be spotted during the day, though they are incredibly difficult to see! When were koalas last seen in this area? The Wodi Wodi knew well of the koalas around

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Back to the bush: OEH senior threatened species officer Kylie Madden releases a koala.

Mount Kembla. It was a local Indigenous man who lead a European naturalist up to find a koala to collect as the first full scientific specimen in 1803. Sometime after that, we are not exactly sure when, they became exceedingly scarce – a pattern that reflected what was happening in koala populations throughout Australia. It was probably around the 1930s as by that time so much bushland had been cleared for farming and, on top of that, thousands

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of koalas were being shot for their fur. It was the time of the Great Depression and there was also a terrible drought. Obviously we don’t shoot koalas any more and since being declared water catchment, many of the tall trees in the farming country have grown back. Either a tiny population of koalas hung on and has slowly increased in number, or young koalas have walked from the Southern Highlands or Campbelltown where there are good numbers. Who’s behind the survey and how can we stay up to date? The Wollongong koala survey is being funded by the Office of Environment and Heritage and is coordinating with other regional koala projects in the Wollondilly and Wingecarribee shires. Our neighbours are a little further down the track of learning about their koala populations and have volunteer programs and Facebook pages to keep people up to date. In Wollongong we are just at the beginning, though it’s certainly a very exciting beginning. A matter of weeks ago we didn’t even know we had a koala population! Watch this space for info as whatever happens it is sure to generate a lot of interest from our koala-loving locals. 2515

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Animal Rescue

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Tracey Russell is an integral part of the Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) push to save native animals in our region. 2515 reports.

Tracey, pictured here, is feeding Winston the joey with a special formula. Native animals can't tolerate cows' milk or soy milk, so never feed it to them.

It takes a special kind of person to devote much of their life to care for sick and injured wildlife and it takes a special kind of organisation to organise and support every one of those people. Meet Tracey Russell, a volunteer for Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES), Australia's largest wildlife organisation. Tracey has been with WIRES for 14 years. When we visited her for our cover photo-shoot, the Bulli resident had been looking after two male

macropod joeys – Winston (pictured, in the blue bag) and Percy (in the pink bag) – for about a month or so when we visited her. She was also caring for three brushtail possums (one, Mango, is pictured on the opposite page) and one ringtail possum. She owns two dogs, three cats and some birds as well. (Phew!) This big-hearted WIRES volunteer took time out of her busy work-and-wildlife schedule to answer questions from 2515.

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Left: Mango the brushtail possum Above: Joeys Winston (left) and Percy. Right: Percy's big 'feet'.

How long will these two joeys stay with you? Maybe another month or two and then they'll go to someone who has a bigger facility where they can hop around. But these guys are in care for a long time; they need to be quite big [before they're released]. How many creatures have you looked after in the 14 years you've been volunteering for WIRES? Countless? Yeah, so many. How do you avoid becoming attached to the animals? I'm a scientist [wildlife biologist] so I'm quite good at it [being detached] and I know it's not in their best interests. I've seen animals after people have been over-friendly and it really doesn't do them [the animals] any good; they won't survive. It's not about me, it's about them. It's such a gift being able to see them and look after them. What range of animals have you looked after in that period of time? I mainly do mammals, mainly possums, they're my kind of thing. I've done brushtail possums, ringtails, sugar-gliders, pygmy possums, kangaroos, wallabies, blue-tongued lizards, a lot of lizards, a lot of different birds; magpies, peewees, tawny frog-mouths [owls]. Did you get into wildlife biology and join WIRES because you've always been interested in animals? Oh, yeah I was always the nutty kid who brought all the animals home to the parents: 'Look, what I found!' Always playing down the creek, looking for tadpoles, can't help myself. I love them. I was originally going to be a paleontologist – I'd started doing honours – and then I met my first possum and I was like: 'See ya!' [to paleontology]. Why do you do it? It takes up so much time and energy. Because I love them! n For more details on how you can help WIRES, visit www.wires.org.au. 2515

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(edited extract from www.wires.org.au) For NSW wildlife rescue, call 1300 094 737 or fill in WIRES ‘Report a Rescue’ form. The Rescue Office operates 365 days a year. DO NOT approach snakes, monitor lizards (goannas), bats, large macropods (kangaroos or wallabies) or raptors (eagles, falcons or hawks). These animals require specialist handling and MUST be rescued by trained wildlife rescuers. It is critical to get sick and injured wildlife vet treatment as quickly as possible. Please exercise caution when handling wildlife. Improper rescue can hurt or distress the animal and the rescuer. WIRES volunteers are trained. When contacting WIRES and vets, confirm the exact location where the animal was found. If you find a sick, injured or orphaned animal, remove any threat to the animal. Keep all people and pets away from the native animal, to minimise stress to the animal. Put the animal in a warm, dark, quiet place – gently wrap it in a towel, put it in a ventilated box with a lid and take it carefully to the nearest vet or wait for the rescuer to arrive. Do not give the animal any food or water, unless instructed to by a vet or WIRES. If you contact WIRES after-hours we will call you back early the next morning. Overnight, if possible, take any sick or injured wildlife to your nearest 24-hour vet. Please remember: It is against the law to keep native animals taken from the wild. They must be passed on to an authorised carer with a licensed wildlife rescue organisation. 2515

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for those of us who are not used to counting kilojoules (kJ), you need to walk for 12 minutes to burn 191 kilojoules. 3. Peaches and nectarines will continue to ripen after picking if you leave them sitting on the bench. Stored this way they will stay juicy but will get soft. For longer term storage and for those of us who like them with a bit of ‘crunch’, they need to be kept under 2°C. This is difficult for most of us as our fridges operate at about 4 to 8°C.

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Fruits of summer

Nectarines and peaches are ripe for the picking at Glenbernie Orchard, the fourth-generation family farm in Darkes Forest. Glenbernie’s Jo Fahey shares a few fun facts and recipes. Nectarines and peaches are in season right now through summer. Here are three summertime fun facts about stone fruit. 1. Nectarines are just smooth-skinned peaches. They are not a cross between plums and peaches, they are just a type of peach! By chance they began because every once in a while a tree mutates. The gene responsible for fuzz turns off and out comes a smooth-skinned peach! 2. Nutritionally peaches and nectarines are powerhouses. They are a good source of vitamin C, vitamin A and potassium. They are full of anti-oxidants. They contain about 1.7 grams of fibre and 184 kJ per 100g. To put this into context

In the microwave You can cook nectarines or peaches in the microwave very easily. Start by chopping them up, throw away the seeds, toss them into a microwavesafe container with a lid and zap on high until soft and then add honey for sweetening to taste. As a guide a 4-litre container full would take about 20 mins on high setting. Serve with yoghurt, ice cream, muesli. This is a great breakfast cereal topper or dessert. (You can also cook them on the stove in a pot but you will need to put a little water in the bottom to stop them sticking, use low heat at first and you may need to stir them.) In the oven Slice the nectarines or peaches. Throw away the seeds. Lay them on a tray lined with baking paper. Drizzle with honey and bake at 180°C until golden caramelised. Serve with a dollop of double cream or ice-cream. Easy sorbet When peaches are soft they are perfect for making a sorbet. Slice the fruit coarsely, throw away the seed. Toss the sliced fruit into a blender with a few drops of fresh lemon juice and, if you want, a teaspoon of honey. Blend until no big chunks remain. Pour into individual serving cups and freeze. YUM!

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Teach your children where fruit comes from, taste stone fruit fresh from the tree and experience life on a working farm at Glenbernie Orchard in Darkes Forest. Picking tours are fun for the whole family and will run on weekends through summer. Follow Glenbernie Orchard’s Facebook page or visit www.darkes.com.au. 2515

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Earth Walker opens in Coledale

Three Illawarra residents passionate about promoting local produce and local creations have transformed the general store. 2515 reports. Coledale’s stylish new Earth Walker & Co General Store is a joint effort by a local trio, Maxine Walker, Ciara Kulmar and Bianca Poscoliero. It complements Fifty5 Parrots, their homewares shop across the road, and the team have a new cafe coming in mid December too. Earth Walker & Co General Store opened in the refurbished premises of what used to be the newsagency on Friday, November 11. It stocks a wide range of local foods – including locally sourced organic milk, artisan bread and cakes – plus flowers (from a Coledale mumpreneur), jams (courtesy of a Thirroul mumpreneur), homewares, gifts and much more. 2515 had a chat with Maxine. How are things going? The response has been overwhelming, really nice. So, plenty of people popping in since you opened? It’s been so busy and a lot of really positive responses and we’re working on the cafe now. [Maxine reads from her Facebook post]: “The final stage to our project is the refit of the cafe space [the Earth Walker & Co Cafe, next door] where we plan to bring a menu that will suit all dietary requirements, with a strong focus on fresh farm-to-table from a large range of local producers.” What’s in the general store? When we did the business plan, we talked to a lot of the locals about what they wanted … everything that was in the newsagency, we’ve kept. So, Lotto

stays, dry-cleaning stays, all of the services – Opal cards – we do a million things in there. Everything that was in their local store, in the newsagency, has remained. We were very mindful that we need to service the needs of our immediate community, as well as holiday-makers who come in, but our community was our first priority. When’s the cafe due to open? Approximately four weeks [from November 14]. So before Christmas? Yes. Some of the key points about the cafe are: we will be “farm to table”, local produce, local producers, local artisans. The artwork will be by Caroline Baum – her work’s beautiful – until most probably March and her items will be for sale. We want to display the works of local artists. Our seating will be available [to purchase] through Fifty5 Parrots [across the road]. We want people to be able to sit and feel and think, “Oh, this chair’s comfortable; where can I buy it?” Right down to our plates. The cafe will be open seven days a week, from 6am to 6pm, with plans to do some night functions over Christmas. The DA’s been approved until 10pm and people can contact us if they want a private function. n Earth Walker & Co General Store, 749 Lawrence Hargrave Drive, Coledale, is open seven days a week, 7am-5pm. 2515

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Dr Rip’s Science of the Surf

always flow faster a few hours before and after low tide. Rips will flow offshore to the limit of breaking waves where they may either re-circulate back towards the beach, or head offshore another 20-50 metres. Their flow behavior is very unpredictable.

What do rips look like? Most beach rips are fixed in place by channels and bars and can stay in the same spot for days or weeks. As they are in deeper water, the water looks darker with less waves breaking. Always spend five Your annual rip current survival guide, by Dr Rob Brander. minutes looking for dark gaps, almost like paths, heading offshore between areas of whitewater. It’s December and time for When it comes to rips, “white is nice, green is my annual Rip Current mean”. Also look along the beach for large bowls, or Survival Guide. Rips are the embayments, carved into the sandy shoreline by biggest hazard on Australian rips. There are almost always persistent rips against beaches causing more reefs and headlands. fatalities each year on The water surface in rips also looks a bit bumpy, average than bushfires, rippled and disturbed and there’s often clouds of cyclones, floods and sharks sand heading offshore of the breakers. combined and this year won’t be any different. There will be far too many unnecessary rip current What should you do if you get caught in one? drownings and tens of thousands of people getting Don’t panic – rips won’t pull you under, take you to rescued in them. There are 17,000 rips on New Zealand or into shark-infested waters; they Australian beaches at any given time and there are just take you for a ride. Stay afloat, relax and signal many unpatrolled beaches. Do you know how to for help from the lifeguards or surfers. spot a rip? If the answer is ‘No’ and you swim If you are a good swimmer, swim towards lots of outside of the flags, then you must read this article. whitewater where it’s shallower, you may be able to stand up and the breaking waves will help bring you What are rips? back to the beach. Whatever you do, keep Rips are rivers of the sea that carry water brought reassessing the situation, conserve energy if you feel towards the beach by breaking waves back offshore. tired and don’t swim directly back to the beach They start close to the shoreline and flow at different against the rip. For YouTube videos and pictures of angles offshore, often in deeper channels between rips, please explore www.scienceofthesurf.com sand bars. Most rips are about 5-20 metres wide and occur every 100-200 metres along the beach. Rips Have a question for Dr Rip? Email rbrander@unsw. flow at speeds faster than most people can swim edu.au or head to www.scienceofthesurf.com to buy and can suddenly pulse (after wave sets break) for Dr Rip’s Essential Beach Book. 2515 30 seconds or so at Olympic swimmer speeds. They

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knit & sew Before retirement Mandy Wilkinson was a science teacher in high schools and TAFE in the South Coast region. Now she has time to knit, sew and embroider. Janice Creenaune reports. Photos by Steve Wilkinson. Allow Mandy Wilkinson access to a needle and she will painstakingly create an intricate and beautiful work of art in delicate cotton and fine silk, or in wool. Essentially, her dedication to her crafts was born from illness. During her recovery period, Mandy knitted and crocheted dolls to delight any child’s heart, and learnt the craft of stump-work, also known as “raised embroidery”. “I first started after chemotherapy treatment. I could only sit, so I started to sew,” Mandy says. “Eventually I was well enough to complete some courses in Bowral and learned stump-work, teddy bear-making courses in Beresfield and bobbin lace making in Dapto. “But I started basic knitting and embroidery as a child. When I was three years old my elder sisters taught me to knit with toothpicks and sewing cottons. I used to call it ‘scarves for ants’.” Mandy started knitting in retirement with the “1st Wednesday Knitting Club” at Thirroul Community Centre. “We were beginners, accomplished knitters and all abilities in between and we knitted for charity, brain injury awareness, jumpers for penguins, hats for the homeless, but it is the camaraderie which is strongest.” Mandy makes unique knitted dolls, with crocheted stockings and detailed accessories. “Captain Jack Sparrow is probably the favourite, but the others are equally popular. Mr Bean’s Ted is also a favourite for many. I am currently making some ‘goth type’ dolls. “Most recently I have produced a number of Japanese-designed, Amigurumi-style Pokémon

dolls as a fundraising activity for my son, Michael, who is currently in the army. My efforts are all for a good cause. “The dolls are made to be played with, they are not meant to sit on some shelf.” Each doll or piece of work may take two to three months. Mandy has started on a knitted zoo project, and also makes unique and individualised tea cosies. It is the process she enjoys. “I am happy to give my creations away. I like doing something different all the time. “I knit for relaxation, during TV, while a passenger in the car, playground duty, even at trivia nights. My husband, Steve, and I enjoy travelling with the camper trailer and the many kilometres we drive go past quickly as I knit while enjoying the changing scenery where we are travelling. “I am often inspired with colours and ideas from the travel too.” Mandy’s stump-work embroidery shows her talents to the best advantage. Just one wing on Mandy’s 3D butterflies (all entomologically correct, of course, Mandy was a science teacher) takes about a day to create. Four layers of felt under some flowers on the background gives these works a 3D effect. Husband Steve frames her creations for dramatic display. In the future, Mandy plans to design and create Australian native flowers in stump-work. “I also want to develop my quilting skills and have plans for a correspondence course in design embroidery with The Embroiderers Guild and a summer school with the lace makers.” n Writer Janice Creenaune is also publicity officer for Northern Illawarra University of the Third Age (NIU3A), which holds talks on Wednesdays in the Excelsior Room at Thirroul Community Centre, 9.30am-noon. For more on NIU3A, email janicecreenaune@gmail.com 2515

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Bohmer’s wins safety award In the high-risk tree care industry, Illawarra arboriculture business Bohmer’s Tree Care has won two state awards for its safety standards. 2515 reports. Clive “Bohmer” Woodnutt was presented with the NSW SafeWork Leadership in Safety Award and the Excellence in Workplace Health and Safety Culture Award (joint winner) during an official awards presentation held at Sydney’s Doltone House on October 27. Clive said winning the award had been “absolutely fantastic” because it acknowledged his company’s ongoing commitment to the highest of safety standards in a high-risk industry. “We are very proud, all of our workers are very, very proud of winning the award as well; they are Bohmer’s Tree Care. I’m very happy that my guys go home every day without injury. “We obey legislation and follow best practice and we set our own standards as well. We have special checklists for all of our machinery, the training that we give and the technology that we use; we have our

Bohmer’s Tree Care managing director Natasha Woodnutt and director/head arborist Clive Woodnutt on awards night. Photo supplied.

own apps now for checking every piece of machinery. The guys can just go on the laptop [and check the machinery] … technology’s been very good to us.” He said Bohmer’s Tree Care was set to become “bigger and better” in 2017. “We’re aiming to have maybe 20 workers by the end of 2017, which will create new jobs and, of course, we’ll be taking on more apprentices, so for the Illawarra it’s quite good. We’re enjoying life at the moment.” 2515

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random acts of kindness. There are three calendars to choose from: one for work, one for home and one for schools. We’d also love to hear what you’re doing with the #KindnessCrew. One of our columnists, Thirroul’s Stephanie Meades, is involved in the Kindness Initiative. Tell us about her role. Steph has been amazing. Earlier this year we were introduced and I was at a stage where I didn’t know how to make the whole Kindness Calendar thing come to life. When I shared the concept with Steph she helped me make it happen and with her contacts, energy and enthusiasm for all things kindness, together we’ve brought it to life on a global scale! Jodie Cooper (left) and We both call ourselves “Kindness Advocates”. Stephanie Meades. There’s no structure or roles, we both just do everything we can to make it happen and it seems to have worked pretty well so far!   Give us five of your top tips for day-to-day positivity. Awesome question! OK. 1. NOTICE THE POSITIVES. Look around and see what’s good about your day, house, life, family. There’s always something positive but until we stop Positivity coach Jodie Cooper tells 2515 how her to notice it consciously, we just miss out. children inspired a fresh countdown to Christmas. 2. BUILD ON POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS. Research indicates that the only strong correlating factor Give us a bit of background about yourself and your between “very happy people” is the presence of company. I began coaching as a life coach initially, and after a quality relationships. So, choose a relationship to work on and do something towards making that few years figured there had to be something more. So I dug deeper and found positive psychology and person feel loved, cared for and accepted today. love it. Now I use the tools of positive psychology to 3. BE KIND TO YOURSELF. Self compassion is core to help individuals and organisations thrive. As happiness. It’s our ability to recognise that science now indicates, when we become happier we sometimes we are struggling, and sometimes we become more successful. can feel negative or down and rather than it be   “the end of the world” we can recognise instead that What is the Kindness Initiative and how can people get it makes us human and cut ourselves some slack. involved? 4. SIMPLIFY & SLOW DOWN. There is so much to do Last year I noticed my two kids, Laura then 4 and nowadays and the pace we run our lives at is Dylan then 3, getting really focused on what they bordering on chaotic for most of us. Take stock of were getting for Christmas, and it simply wasn’t the big picture, what’s important and what can you how I wanted to raise my kids. do without. Declutter, reduce your obligations and So I developed the Kindness Advent Calendar, make time for eating watermelon on the porch with where each day Laura would pick a random act of the kids after school. kindness to do and together we’d go make it happen. 5. BE KIND. The world is in a precarious position They were all simple things, like chalk up a and mental health is our greatest challenge. By footpath with positives, pick some flowers for a doing small random acts of kindness each day you neighbour or help a friend with their chores, and are connecting to others, creating positives, being the kids just loved it. kind to yourself and slowing down. Kindness is the I saw a massive difference in their focus and it simplest way to tick all the boxes at once. (You really reconnected us back to our community too. could always download a Kindness Calendar at The calendars are free to download at www. KindnessCrew.com.au and we encourage everyone www.KindnessCrew.com.au if you’re looking for to print off your own calendar and get started doing more ideas!) 2515

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Four great ways to lay a festive table, presented by local interior decorator Jodie Gibbons. Good food, wonderful conversation, warm evenings with cicadas in full song is what the festive season is all about. A thoughtfully styled table setting can make your guests feel just that extra bit special. My advice: keep it simple, playful and relaxed. I like to cut branches from the garden and lay them down the middle of the table with simple tea lights placed in small ceramic bowls and glasses. On linen napkins I put curios from my travels like feathers and stones; they are fun and make good conversation starters. I hope these table settings I have put together inspire you. As long as you have lots of white candles and festive lights strung from trees you can’t go wrong. Merry Christmas. n Jodie is an interior decorator who also does event styling. She runs Belljar Interiors, 0414 672 129. 2515

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Real food with Steph Stephanie Meades reinvents Christmas pudding. I love this time of year. There is such a positive, energetic vibe around town. But too much festive fare can leave you feeling worse for wear. So this year I’d like to share one of my favourite festive treats that will leave you feeling suitably festive, but minus the food hangover. It’s my “raw, wholefood” take on Christmas pudding. RAW CHRISTMAS PUDDING INGREDIENTS: 1 cup organic sultanas ½ cup organic cranberries 2 cups almonds 1 tbsp mixed spice 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp natural vanilla extract 1 tbsp orange zest METHOD:

Place all ingredients into a food processor and blitz until well combined. Using your hands, roll dessert spoons of mixture into firm balls, then press into a mini muffin tin lined with baking cups. Decorate puddings with pepitas and cranberries for a holly bush look, or drizzle with white chocolate for an “iced pudding” look. Or both! WHOLEFOOD CHRISTMAS TREATS WORKSHOP

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Marton’s comments seem to suggest that the concerns – he calls them complaints – expressed by “a few neighbours” are all about the future, or otherwise, of the bowling club. That is far from the case. Write to 2515! Email editor@2515mag.com.au or post The greatest concern by far is the potential your letters to PO Box 248, Helensburgh, 2508. over-development of the site. An examination of the pre-development plans submitted to MUMS GROUP UNITES LOCALS ONLINE Wollongong Council shows that the development Whether you are 2515 born and bred, or a recent will be four levels, not three as indicated by Sydney ‘blow-in’ (like me!), one thing is apparent: Marton, and that two of those levels will be there’s a beautiful community of mums here. underground, requiring significant excavation. Parenting means a multitude of new challenges The plans show that the 103-bed facility will be and joys to navigate. A new local group offers easy high care (30 beds for dementia patients) but have access to the amazing community spirit of our only 12 visitor parking spots. There is plenty of area’s mums; connect, ask for advice and, most parking for club patrons, but 15 spaces for staff. importantly, help and support one another. There are concerns about the impact on traffic, Illawarra Mums North is run by a local mum via pedestrian and vehicular, on a narrow section of Facebook, which means 24/7 access for any local Lawrence Hargrave Drive, particularly associated mum. Calling all local mums to join this lovely with traffic travelling north around the bends Facebook group! before the site. These and many other concerns – Jenny Henderson have been raised by Wollongong Council in response to the pre-development plans lodged with THE GREAT BOWLO DEBATE: Five people respond to 2515’s them – visit www.swagbowlo.weebly.com for more. November article, ‘The Bowlo will go on’. I have no objection to the plans regarding the bowling club or the construction of a nursing home It was refreshing to read such a positive article on the future on the existing site – it will mean that I don’t have too far to move when I need such a facility. of the Bowlo at Scarborough. However, the current proposal is over the top. As a practicing building surveyor it was also I wish the club well and hope that it is able to pleasing to see a design that has the facilities to continue to provide a much-needed recreational allow bowls to continue with attractions to and meeting place. I applaud the work done by encourage passing tourists to enjoy the outlook, Marton and others to keep it operating over the last whilst designing sympathetic development of four years; my family and I have often enjoyed “the minimum levels which appears to address the best Thai-Oz on the coast”.  impact of view loss from adjoining properties. I thank you for the community service that your Hopefully this proposal will come to fruition. magazine provides and always look forward to – Peter Hanley, Coalcliff reading it, but I could not let this one go by without correcting what, I believe, is a misconception as to It will be a sad day when the old bowlo closes. However, if all goes to plan next year, we will see a what the real concerns about the proposed new clubhouse, three new half greens and three full development are. – Colin McLoughlin greens, built within the new complex. This will ensure the continuation of one of the It is a great loss to the community that the Bowling Club has South Coast’s favourite meeting places. A big thank you to Marton Fox [president] and been sold to private enterprise, given its long history and the club’s executive who instigated the inclusion of unique appeal and value to locals, families and visitors. the club and rinks in this development. Scarborough Wombarra Action Group (SWAG) Well done! has been created to let people know that a – Julian James four-storey nursing home is being proposed on the bowling club site that will cover most of the existing bowling club grounds. The existing plans I, for one, am looking forward to a brand new Clubhouse, include a clubhouse on the property’s south side. run by the members and commend the President SWAG provides information so people can make and the Board members for holding the Club together through very difficult times. They deserve up their own minds about the proposal. Visit www.swagbowlo.weebly.com for more details. the support of all the members. – Julie Reid, local resident, SWAG member. 2515 – Jenny van Loo

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ART4REFUGEES A HIT!

SCARF’s Maddie Burkitt reports on the annual art show. In October, we held our Art4Refugees exhibition fundraiser event. For the first time, this ran over a whole month. First up, on October 1 and 2, SCARF launched our inaugural Art4Refugees Junior event at TIGS, where we celebrated culture, cuisine and artworks by high-school students from refugee and non-refugee backgrounds. Next were our two major Art4Rrefugees exhibitions, held at Project Contemporary Artspace and Wollongong Art Gallery. Pictured is the Myanmar Children’s Dance Group performing at the Art4Refugees opening night at Wollongong Art Gallery. We were blown away with support from the community, who helped us raise more than $17,000 for SCARF. Thank you to our generous contributing artists who donated works, as well as our dedicated and passionate volunteers. We also recently launched Arabic Coffee and Conversation – a chance for English and Arabic speakers to meet, chat, and exchange language in a safe and welcoming space. 2515

‘TIS SEASON TO REFLECT

Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre’s Gina Mammone, coordinator of Youth and Community Services, reports. Since commencing my role here in July 2016, it has been a privilege to work with the wonderful staff, volunteers and community members who access Thirroul Neighbourhood Centre’s services. This should be a time of joy, giving and celebration, however, often it’s about managing our precious spare time, meeting deadlines, over-spending, over-indulging, stress and relationship issues. The centre provides a way in which the community can donate to those people who need it. We also connect people through social support systems and groups. I hope every one of you can reflect on your year and your expectations and consider something neighbourly you can do in 2017. Perhaps you might like to visit us with an idea you think will be great for this wonderful community. All the best for the season, be well. 2515

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Coledale team wins World silver! Coledale Surf Life Saving Club women’s masters relay, formed this year for the 2016 World Lifesaving Championships, produced a great performance to win a silver medal at the prestigious event. The championships were held from September 1 to 18 in Eindhoven and Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The four team members – Melinda Van Anen, Davina Strauss, Kim Weidner and Symone Pearsall – also competed in the beach sprint, flags and 2km soft-sand beach run. Symone told 2515 that all four were “very active” members of the senior and junior surf club. The women act as mentors to young members, and as advocates for surf safety and staying active as an

Coledale SLSC’s masters champs – Melinda Van Anen, Davina Strauss, Kim Weidner and Symone Pearsall – at the 2016 World Lifesaving Championships. Photo supplied.

older Surf Life Saver, Symone said. “Our small community has backed the team with funding given by the Thirroul Lions, Coledale RSL Club and Coledale Surf Life Saving Club. “The community has been very happy to see the team arrive back with silver in hand. “And it was a pleasure to do this for our community and the club.” 2515

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