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WINTER 2017 ◆ ISSUE 12 ◆ FREE

A tiny miracle

Meet baby Claire

G iv i n g b a c k Base Camp helps out

Wander of the west BEAUTY ◆ WELLBEING ◆ FOOD ◆ TRAVEL ◆ SOCIAL SCENE www.dalbyherald.com.au

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INSIDE 5. Window dressing Learn how to make our curtains a statement piece of a room. 15. A true fighter Meet baby Claire Hammermeister who has fought very hard to be here 16. Wander of the west Edwina Robertson is on a mission and we get to witness it all through photography 19. Delicious and DeLIGHTful is set to hit Dalby 20. Giving Back Base Camp Chinchilla raises money with Biggest Morning Tea

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Writers: Carmen Miller Photography: This edition’s cover is graced by the stunning Edwina Robertson. Edwina, a talented photographer, has taken off on a “Wander of the west” photographing the amazing places and people she meets along the way. The stunning images of baby Claire Hammermeister were captured by Julia Baker. Advertising: Nicole McDougall, Bobbie Gorring, Ashleigh Griffiths, Rachael Green, Rikki Nye Enquiries: advertising@dalbyherald.com.au Downs Style magazine is published by Newscorp Australia. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to style magazine, undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copyright, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title breach of confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the trade practices act or other laws, regulations or statutes. Further to theabove-mentioned these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or it’s agents against any investigations, claims or judgements.

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SAY HELLO TO NATURAL BROWS Forget all you have learnt over the past year about dramatic over the top brows. The natural look is back in a big way and looks like it is here to stay!

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E’VE seen it all —the thin brows of the 90s and 2000s to the bushy brows of recent years. Well winter 2017, we’ve got something new for you —welcome home natural brows. Goodbye to the days of thick, drawn-on brows plastered all over Instagram — ladies, this winter invites a well sculpted, natural, but in no way plain set of brows back. Here are some tips to get the perfect set of natural brows:

■ Place a pencil or another straight object to either the right or left side of your nose (depending on which brow you are working on). This will show you ideally where your brow should start from and will look the most natural. ■ Fill in from the bottom: If you colour your brows from the top, they can often appear stiff and drawn-on. Going from the bottom of the brow gives a more natural shape.

■ Maintenance: Don’t bleach or apply harsh products to your brows, or over wax or over pluck them.

■ Comb upward: This will keep the vast majority of your hairs in a more tapered shape.

■ Use an angled brush: Fill in your brows with a soft colour, using an angled defining brush that will align well with the natural shape of your brow.

■ Don’t go too dark: Don’t go overboard with colour — only a shade or two lighter than your natural colour. By following these simply tips, you can achieve a natural, head-turning brow.

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ITH the winter months upon us, many of us are already battling a cold or are hoping to avoid it this year. It is often hard to avoid the common cold but we can take a few simple steps to arm our immune systems to reduce the severity of a cold or the risk of catching it. The common cold is an infection which is caused by a virus known as the “rhinovirus”, which does not need antibiotic treatment. This is unlike the flu which is caused by the contagious influenza infection which often requires antibiotics. Common symptoms of the cold include: a sore throat, sneezing, coughing and a blocked or running nose, unlike the flu which leaves people bed ridden with high fevers and body aches. Below are some helpful tips to help you boost your immune system to help ward off winter colds. Boost and support your immunity Take common supplements containing nutrients like echinacea,

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garlic, vitamin C and zinc. For clinically proven formulas to decrease the duration and severity of a cold try andrographis and olive leaf with echinacea. Hygiene Washing your hands or using an alcohol based antibacterial gel regularly will prevent the spread of viruses. Healthy Eating and Exercise It is tempting to curl up on the couch and indulge in warm, comfort food in the cooler months; these foods are often high in fat, sugar and/or salt. Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables will give your body the nutrients it requires to fight infections. It is hard to motivate ourselves in winter to exercise, however it is extremely important to support general health and well being. Sleep Sleeping approximately 8 hours for an adult can help avoid becoming run-down and leaving your immune system vulnerable.

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WINDOW DRESSING

Give your home the extra spark it needs with clever and carefully planned window dressing which is sure to bring it to life.

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N undressed window is like a dress without shoes. To finish a window in any treatment, be it blinds, shutters, Venetians or sheer curtains; is to realise the full potential of your aspect and your interior design. But, don’t forget our climate challenges. Think texture and layering – today’s materials are the key. Slubby linens, floating sheers and heavy velvets; even leather can make a statement curtain. Keep hardware (rods/tracks) simple and streamlined for a classic feature that won’t date. Consider whether you want your windows to be a statement or a frame for the view. Choose your palette, be it bold or neutral, accordingly. Fresh ideas for an easy update ■ Customise Ready Made Curtains with a contrast band ,

ribbon trim or a fabulous tie back with Bling ■ Mix and match Ready Made Curtains in complimentary palettes to create an effortless casual look. Double hang a sheer and a solid drop then draw back the solid drop with a stunning tieback. ■ Play with contrasting panels on blinds or (dare I say) Vertical Blinds to frame your window and make a confident statement about your space. Think Black and White ■ Layer Blinds with curtains. Wilson Fabrics can match perfectly blockout blinds and curtains, or choose a romantic sheer over the practical roller blind. ■ Keep up to date with ideas and fashions by following Eleanor’s Creative Interiors on Facebook or Pintrest.

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NOURISH WITH PURE FIJI Experience the amazing benefits of using as product that is as beautifying as it is pure.

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OR centuries South Pacific and Fiji islanders have used pure coconut oil and flower extracts to nourish, moisturise and beautify both skin and hair. Visitors to these islands the world over have marvelled at the amazing benefits realised because of these pure and natural products. However, now thanks to Chinchilla’s own White Lotus Hair & Beauty, they are bringing locals the best of these traditional blends in the form of Pure Fiji. Salon owner Leanne Kerr is thrilled to be stocking the brand as it is a line she has long loved to use herself. "I just love this product," Leanne said. "It is pure, as the name suggests, and truly has to be tested to be appreciated."

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Currently stocking the full range of all body products, Leanne plans to expand to include the Pure Fiji face lines in good time. Given the high quality of the products and their gorgeous aromas, White Lotus Hair & Beauty incorporate a lot of Pure Fiji products in their treatments. “I know of a lot of people who like Pure Fiji and so it was something I have always wanted to offer but has only recently become readily available to stores,” Leanne said. “I like to know I am offering my clients the best and Pure Fiji is just so lovely.” Anyone interested in trialling this amazing product can book in for a treatment with the team at White Lotus Hair & Beauty today and enjoy the nourishing benefits of a product that is as beautifying as it is pure.

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REVIVE YOUR SKIN Ward off dry, winter skin this season

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HE weather is cooling down, heaters are being turned on and hot showers are inevitable, so what does this mean for your skin? It leads to an impaired barrier function and dehydrated skin (not to be confused with dry skin). The difference is a true dry skin is a lack of oil present in the skin and a dehydrated skin is a lack of moisture. There are different skin types such as dry, combination or oily. The surface of the skin is our biggest barrier to protect our internal organs from intruders. To ensure the skin can function at optimal levels it needs an army of soldiers in peak condition, as this allows the good stuff to be kept in and keeps the bad stuff out. When the soldiers are slacking off it’s called impaired barrier function, which leads to dehydrated skin. The first step to treating an upset skin is to restore the barrier function, and this is done by prescribing a good moisturiser to suit your skin type. Yes, even oily skins need to use a moisturiser, such as a lightweight lotion or serum.

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BROWN’S CARPETS AND FLOORCOVERINGS Are your locally owned and operated floorcoverings supplier and installer and are proud to serve the community in which they live and work "WINTER" is here at Brown’s Carpets & Floorcoverings with new season trends of rugs arriving just in time for the cold snap. Come in and see the wide selection of decorator rugs and mats to add some colour and zing to any room in the house. Decorator rugs are a great way to warm up those "cold ceramic tiles" and to provide a cosy comfort area on the floor for people to lay about on relax with friends and family with a good movie. With the popular trends in colour, shape and texture of rugs come in and have a look at our in store selection of modern, geometric, shaggy and traditional type rugs. Children’s popular TV and Disney character floor mats are also available to keep the little ones entertained on a cold day. Up to 20% off selected rugs in store With a large array of flooring samples, customers can choose from domestic and commercial products: carpets, carpets tiles, cork tiles, decorator rug and mats, floating floors including laminates, timber, oak and bamboo, floor sanding and polishing, vinyl sheet, commercial vinyl and the popular express lay vinyl planks (to cover up those "cold" ceramic tiles). Independently owned, we supply customers with products from the big name brands but are not limited to: Godfrey Hirst, Redbook, Feltex, EC Group, Beaulieu of Australia Gerflor, Premium Floors, UniClic, Signature, Karndean, Polyflor,

Embleton Pegulan, MJS Floorcoverings/ Armstrong, Clever Choice, Proline and more. We are here to stay The third generation of the Brown’s are now managing the business and would like to thank all our customers over the many years for their support and are proud to be a part of Chinchilla’s business history for close to 60 years. We look forward to being able to continue to provide quality floorcoverings and installation service in the future to clientele of Chinchilla and the surrounding districts. We travel to provide quality products and service to Chinchilla, Miles, Drillham, Dulacca, Jackson, Wandoan, Taroom, Condamine, Tara, Meandarra, Kogan, Dalby, Jandowae and Brigalow Districts. Coming soon We are expanding our business to cater for MTO (Made to order) curtains in due course. Why not come in store and meet our friendly staff who can offer you advice on which type of flooring and curtains would best suit your requirements? A free measure and quote is also available.

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INSPIRING YOUTH

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NSPIRING the next generation to learn about and engage in healthy eating and physical activity has never been more important. With unhealthy lifestyle habits reaching epidemic proportions in Australia education is key to combating the problem. One such business who has taken matters into their own hands when it comes to healthy eating and physical exercise education is Dalby’s own Physical Fix. Physical Fix are going into term 3 of The Kids Fit and Teen Fit Program they have been running for the past 12 months. Beginning on August 1st and continuing through to September, 7 —the program aims to get kids and teens moving in a carefree, fun and relaxed environment. Taking place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:15; The Kids Fit and Teen Fit programs teach strength exercises, general body and weights movements, as well as educating youth on the many different exercises ad machines available in the gym and giving them all of the tools to ensure they are eating healthy. Both programs, as with all other group fitness classes held by

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THE FLOWER SHED Say it with Flowers for Every Occasion Opening Hours Mon - Fri - 4.30am - 3.30pm Sat - Sun - 4.30am - 12.30pm The Flower Shed creates master pieces to suit your needs - custom creations are our specialty! Creations to suit your occasion and your budget.

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INSPIRATION: Paula Toohey pictured with the children Ariana, Roma and Darcy who she says have always inspired her. PHOTO: CONTRIBUTED

OPPORUNITY BLOOMS THANKS TO PASSION AND DEDICATION

EPIPHANIES can strike at any moment. However, for many people, sudden realisations come about after life-altering events. For Miles local Paula Toohey, her "aha moment" came after a scary event which unfolded in August last year. "I was bitten at my home by a King Brown Snake," Ms Toohey said. "After that happened, I sat back and thought ‘I need to start doing something that I really love’. "I was discussing this with my eldest daughter and she suggested flowers as I have always loved being in the garden. "It sprung from that and my kids have all since encouraged me and supported me along the way." The business, now known as The Flower Shed began on the verandah of Ms Toohey’s business The Creek Café however, has gathered such steam she decided to renovate the shed out the back of the café to provide the space to make her dreams a reality. While Ms Toohey notes her passion for gardening as one of the reasons she wanted to pursue the venture —she stated her ultimate inspiration were her encouraging and supportive children. “My kids are my inspiration,” she said. “Ariana, Roma and Darcy have encouraged me all along and www.dalbyherald.com.au

told me that this is what I should be doing. “At the end of the day, it is a family business but it is also something I can do for them and for myself at the same time.” With Ms Toohey’s natural flare for floral arrangement, it isn’t any wonder why her new-found business venture has continued to go from strength to strength. June 2017

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MONOCHROME VS. PRINT Mix up your fashion offering this winter by incorporating both monochrome pieces and loud prints. The beauty of these two styles is that they are interchangeable and can be used together or separatley. When opting for a loud print, always pick one statement piece only and play it safe with every other element of your ensemble. 1:: ATAMI-White top, $299 2:; Fringed Scarf, $74.96, Country Road 3:: Easy Tunic, $149, Country Road 4:: Arabella pants by Sheike

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STATEMENT VS STAPLE Having statement pieces and staple piecs in your fashion aresenal are just as important as each other. Gorgeous dresses that can be paired with stockings and a simple shoe or loud prints that do all the hard work for you are must-haves. However, do not underestimate the power of your fashion staples either. A cute, black boot or a go-to tan clutch can take your statement pieces to the next level. 1:: Ring of Rose pants by Camilla 2:: Sacha Drake Ferrera Embroidered Floral Dress 3:: Seed lace full sleeve dress, $229.95 4::Zoe Kratzmann, Orator Boot, $325 5::Oroton's Bueno double clutch bag, $258.75, oroton.com.au

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FIT AND FIERCE FEMALES Helpful fitness tips from Kath Nothdurft of KP Fitness & Personal training

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INTER is coming...well, it’s actually here. And it’s normally the time when we tend to start skipping workouts, looking for naughty comfort meals and lose motivation to live an active lifestyle. Then, before you know it, you’re back to square one and summer is just around the corner. This winter, I want to give you a challenge; to stay motivated and not lose sight of your goals. Here are a few of my top tips to help keep you stay accountable and motivated this winter. 1.Keep an eye on your food portions. As mentioned, winter is when all the comfort foods come out. While they’re super tasty, they can be filled with calories, so rather than piling up your plate, stick to the guideline portions of ¼ serve good quality protein, ¼ serve healthy carbohydrates and a ½ serve fibrous vegetables; and don’t forget a small serve of healthy fats as well. 2.Stay hydrated. Even though you don’t feel like drinking as much water, our body still requires H2O to function. Maintaining around 2L per day will aid with optimal digestive function, help

flush and excess waste from your body and help boost your immune system. 3.Buddy up! Having someone to keep you accountable is a great way to stay on track. Joining a group class or boot-camp is the best way to make sure you’re maintaining regular physical activity. It’s going to get cooler and darker, but knowing that you’ve made the commitment to yourself and other ladies will make it that little easier. Especially if they are anything like the wonderful bunch of women I have the pleasure of waking up to every morning. KP Fitness and Personal Training runs 5 morning boot-camp classes which are female only and has a winter 10-week boot-camp starting June, 26. You will not find a more supportive and encouraging training environment. For more nutritional advice and recipes, or to enquire about our boot-camp timetable and personal training please contact Kath on 0458 760 707. Take advantage of a free week of classes by mentioning this article when you contact KP Fitness and Personal Training.

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CLAIRE’S FIGHTING SPIRIT Claire Hammermeister is a happy and healthy 7-and-a-half month old little girl thanks to open-heart surgery and a strong, fighting spirit.

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S any parent can attest to — the anticipation and excitement in the weeks before you bring new life into the world is all-consuming. Days are spent preparing for their arrival and nights spent dreaming of how they will look and smell. Bringing your baby home for the first time is a moment all parents cherish however for Chinchilla couple Kristie Sutton and Rowan Hammermeister — it was a moment they had to wait weeks to enjoy. When the couple’s daughter Claire made her arrival into the world on October 14, 2016 — Kristie and Rowan were initially over the moon. "Everything was perfectly fine until her temperature dropped when she was a couple of hours old," Kristie said. "They tried to give her some medicine and warm her up and then she just crashed. "She stopped breathing which was terrifying and then before we knew it she was hooked up to all of these machines and in a humidity crib and eventually raced to Toowoomba hospital." Doctors had discovered a murmur in Claire’s heart.

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Eventually, Claire was diagnosed with Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage (TAPVD), a condition where the hole in the heart doesn’t naturally heal within a few days of being born. However, it wasn’t before an anxious wait of a week and a half in hospital in Toowoomba before the defect was officially diagnosed. After the diagnosis, Claire and her family were then transferred to Brisbane Mater Mothers Hospital. Open heart surgery was then scheduled for December, 1 — meaning, in the interim, they could finally take their little girl home. "Brining Claire home was just the best feeling ever," Kristie said. "The open heart surgery was a resounding success and Claire is now thriving…and very cheeky!" There is no denying the fighting spirit of beautiful Claire Hammermeister and with the 7-and-a-half month old already mastering the art of crawling and flashing a gorgeous smile to boot — it seems nowadays, Claire’s only limit is the sky. June 2017

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TELLING THE STORY OF RURAL AUSTRALIA Edwina Robertson is on a mission to highlight the beauty of life on the land. Her stunning imagery is a must-see and is sure to take your breath away. THERE is something truly mesmerising about life on the land. Those who live it say it is more than just a lifestyle choice, but rather a major part of who they are. Their blood runs with the land and no matter where they find themselves in life; the powerful draw of rural living will always be felt. For photographer Edwina Robertson, this is certainly the case. Edwina was born just outside the small town of Deepwater in Northern New South Wales on a cattle property. She is sixth generation there and couldn’t think of a better place to grow up. "It is truly home no matter where I live," Edwina said. It is this love and appreciation of the land and its people which has seen Edwina undertake an incredible three-month journey around rural Australia. She has taken to the road in 'Alice', her 1979 Landcruiser with her trusty companion Jordie, a Tibetan Terrier rescue dog and more amazingly, without a cent to her name. Edwina is relying on the kindness of the people of the bush to feed and house her and in return, will capture some precious photographic memories. "I hope what I can give to people on this trip is something far

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greater than what I will ever receive. "A photograph always grows more valuable with time and to me knowing that in 10, 20 years time they will look back on the images and still talk about the time a photographer came to them with no expectation to be paid, just to capture some moments of them, at their home." Edwina stated the Australian film Tracks was another inspiration for her journey, with the landscape taking her breath away. "I love the isolation and openness of the bush. "I feel like I am a different person when I am by myself there. "I also love the relationships and people of the bush. "They are salt of the earth." For Edwina, time away exploring and sharing the stories of those on the land is something she sees as rejuvenating, but also extremely important. "If I can bring awareness and help bridge the gap a little between the city and the bush than that would feel like I have done a little for the people of the bush. "The most important thing I hope to gain is to be able to tell stories and the challenges that people of the bush face with no set agenda."

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EDWINA ROBERTSON’S PHOTOGRAPHY FROM HER TRIP SO FAR IS TRULY BREATHTAKING. SHE IS TELLING THE STORY OF OUR PEOPLE ON THE LAND THROUGH MOVING IMAGES SUCH AS THOSE WHICH ARE FEATURED. THESE ARE MEMORIES SHE HOPES THEY WILL CHERISH FOREVER.

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DELICIOUS AND DELIGHTFUL SET TO HIT TOWN

FULL OF LIFE: Delicious and DeLIGHTful festival, Dalby, 2016.

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ALBY is set to play host to a fusion of cultures, ethnic food and amazing entertainment when Dalby’s Delicious and DeLIGHTful Festival hits town over August 26 and 27. Celebrating multiculturalism and inclusivity — the 2017 Delicious and DeLIGHTful festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. The lantern parade is a highlight every year and 2017 is no different. 15 large and uniquely dinosaur-themed lanterns will be paraded at the festival, with the 500 other smaller versions, as created by local children in the community, to follow. Event organiser Beth Wood stated they were aiming to boost activities this year, in the hope of pulling together the best festival yet. "There will be a colour run, a volleyball competition and we’ll be looking at both a farmer’s challenge and the chefs’ cookoff on Sunday," Mrs Wood said. "As always, there’ll be lots of wonderful food and fantastic www.dalbyherald.com.au

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entertainment. "We will be looking at food from possibly 25 different cultures this year which is amazing and gives attendees real variety. "There will also be lots of market stalls which will all be based around the concept of ‘make it, bake it or grow it’." Similarly to other years, the 2017 festival will see a citizenship ceremony which offers a wonderful and celebratory environment in which to welcome our country’s newest residents. Another fantastic element of this year’s festival is the children’s area which will encompass two sections. The first will be focused around the theme of dinosaurs and prehistoric animals, with the second focusing on the multicultural side of the event, with wonderful activities for the children to take part in. With so much on offer at this year’s Delicious and DeLIGHTful festival —pencil August 26 and 27 into your calendar and get along to enjoy some tasty food, great entertainment and a fun-filled family weekend. June 2017

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A TASTY MORNING

Base Camp’s Biggest Morning Tea was a resounding success and raised $500

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OR Base Camp Chinchilla, giving back to the community is something they often aim to do. So when Director Rohan Woodforth was away on holidays and the ladies in his office decided to sign the company up for Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea — he was all for the idea. “This is the first time we have held something exactly like this however, we always get involved in as many causes as we can but we just fly under the radar a bit,” Mr Woodforth said. With 45 people in attendance an amazing $500 was raised for the Cancer Council and a great morning was had by all. Thanks to the success of this year’s event, Mr Woodforth said another may be on the cards in the years to come as it is not just about the raising of money and coming together of people, but also what his staff got out of the event itself. “My staff who put the event together had a great sense of achievement afterwards that they pulled it all off and that they themselves were able to give something back to the community.” GIVING BACK: BASE CAMP’S BIGGEST MORNING TEA PHOTO: SUPPLIED

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INEAPPLE lamp bases, lush printed cushions featuring emerald green foliage and plenty of potted plants are the basis for this year’s hottest look – jungle fever. If you had to define the look, it’s wild and it’s lush. Epitomised by the Instagram interior hit Jungalow, this term was coined by Justina Blakeney, a stylist from San Francisco, in the United States, whose Jungalow style is replicated worldwide thanks to the power of social media. Jungalow is (no surprise) a mish-mash of jungle and bungalow. The Jungalow look intentionally blurs the interior and exterior spaces. Think life in a steamy and colourful greenhouse and you’re getting there. This interior trend is defined by colours of the jungle and eye-popping, colourful ethnic décor pieces that are mixed together with a bold, bohemian twist. Other highlights include colourful décor pieces with wood and leather trims, all paying homage to nature, the star of this look. For the rich greens of plants and the bright colours of your soft

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furnishings and décor to really pop, the freshest of white painted walls as your backdrop works best. If you want to achieve the look with little investment, set aside a corner in your living space for plants, as this is the mainstay of Jungalow style. Combine your potted plants with a few hanging plants, using macramé hangers and you’ve nailed the jungle fever look. Don’t be afraid of wallpaper either, with some fantastic prints currently on the market. And there’s a definite eco-advantage with this lush green look, as all those potted, living plants will add lashings of circulated, fresh oxygen to your space.

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NURTURING OUR FUTURE Give your child the best possible start in life with Chinchilla Ealry Learning Centre

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HEN it comes to having an unwavering commitment to your profession, there is one imperative ingredient which unfortunately cannot be taught. That ingredient is passion. Harbouring a desire to truly make a difference can have a profound and lasting effect and fortunately for all children who attend Chinchilla Early Learning Centre —this is just the ethos their team of educators possess. According to centre director Jennifer Bell, Chinchilla Early Learning has so much to offer children which will not just see them grow and develop, but flourish. "We take our mission statement of ‘Nurturing Our Future’ very seriously," Jennifer said. "We are fully intent on giving the best possible outcomes to our children and their families as a whole and we do that through our high standard of quality care and community connections." Going the extra mile seems par for the course at Chinchilla Early Learning Centre, with a bachelor-qualified leader in the Nursery room, along with in their government approved and funded kindergarten. Kindergarten positions are currently available and with such a focus on giving each and every child the tools they need to succeed, parents can rest assured knowing they are in the best of hands. "We offer long hours and it is an amazing program for all," Jennifer said. 22

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"Our kindergarten teacher, Ms Lee, is absolutely delightful and her heart and soul are in the service and that shows through the relationships she has with the children and their parents. "Our kindergarten operates under the Queensland Kindergarten Learning Guidelines and that curriculum is specifically designed to complement the transition onto school." And while the calibre of education on offer is of an undoubtedly high standard, the team at Chinchilla Early Learning Centre also firmly believe that play and activity is just as beneficial. "We have an over-sized playground and a barnyard. "Our newest addition to the barnyard is Buster the poddy calf and we also have chickens, ducks, a sheep and goat who students just love to visit and care for." When speaking with Jennifer about all her centre has to offer, it is evident she doesn’t just have passion for her profession, but that she truly believes in making a difference through her work. "The more people I can share our philosophy with, the better," she said. "Those first five years of your child’s life are so unbelievably important in setting them up for the future and each and every educator here takes that very seriously." Chinchilla Early Learning Centre does not require an enrolment fee and any interested parents are invited to phone, book an appointment and go along to discover the value of this wonderful facility first-hand. www.chinchillanews.com.au


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