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SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION

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Skincare Don’t become a statistic this summer

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Feet Look after your feet this summer

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Detox Overindulge? how to bounce back after the festive season

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Gifts Great ideas for gifts for everyone

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Bake Christmas treats to make at home

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Stars Your stars for the summer months

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Consider using lighter shades of foundation during the warmer months.

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YOUR SUMMER LOOK Use the right foundation to feel fresh and natural

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UMMER’S arrival might mean it’s time to make a few adjustments to your make-up routine. With this in mind, Style has a few options for you during the hotter months. TINTED MOISTURISER If you don’t want heavy coverage but rather a summery, natural look, tinted moisturiser is a good option. Tinted moisturiser is designed for women who aren’t interested in foundation and want to keep their look natural. It can also complement a foundation. When choosing your foundation, you are going to come up with two choices – liquid and powder. Liquid foundation is often a good choice because it can give more of a natural appearance and provides moisture for those with dry skin. Powder can be good for those with oily skin, as it will absorb oil from the face and reduce shine. Powder is often lighter than its liquid counterpart – something to keep in mind if you don’t want heavy make-up. When you’ve applied your liquid foundation, an alternative to reduce shine is finishing powder – which will help set make-up. FOUNDATION There are times when the best option is to go with a foundation,

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especially as there is a broader range of tones available. Before applying foundation, it is important to apply a primer – particularly in summer months. PRIMER Primer is a base to use before applying foundation. It will keep make-up in the right place, which can be a problem, particularly in hotter weather. Primer is often a gel and gives a nice surface to apply foundation to. BB CREAM If you want to step beyond a tinted moisturiser, BB cream is a good option. This will give more coverage than the moisturiser but is not as thick as a foundation. BB cream will offer plenty of skincare benefits including SPF and antioxidants. CC CREAM CC cream is similar to BB cream, but can help with dry skin and redness. CC stands for colour corrective. CC cream will also usually have SPF. Any of these products can be used as a base for foundation. It means you may be able to apply less foundation while using them.

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so you have something to work for. The more people on your team the better your chances are to succeed, so join fitness group, use a personal trainer, or find a training buddy. Boredom is one of the biggest reasons for resolution failure, so whenever you find yourself losing momentum, change it up and try something new to keep motivated and challenged. Work out how often you can train and for how long and put it in your diary; that way you are making it an appointment that can not be broken. Above all, don’t be afraid to alter and re-evaluate your goals over the next 12 months. If you thought you wanted to get fit by running and you find that you hate pounding the pavement, don’t give up on getting fit — try something new. “Boredom is one of the biggest reasons for resolution failure, so whenever you find yourself losing momentum, change it up and try something new to keep motivated and challenged."

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HE start of a new year is a time when we are all full of hope. Generally, thanks to that hopefulness, at the top of the list tends to be “get fit this year”. However, achieving this is easier said than done. Going about your fitness goal correctly will help ensure you do not fall off the bandwagon a couple of weeks in. Taking the first step is often the hardest, so making an action plan will give you direction. Write your measurements and heath goals and make them specific, measurable, achievable, results-focused and time bound. Make your resolutions manageable and break them up with smaller goals. For example, if you are new to running, don’t pick finishing a marathon in 2019 as your first goal. Start with a learn-to-run program and start to build your running challenges as you achieve each goal — that way you feel motivated by your results. Reward yourself as you accomplish your goals by buying a new workout outfit or getting a massage, but pre-set the reward

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SLAP ON SUNSCREEN: Your daily routine should include application of sunscreen.

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SUMMER SKIN CARE Slip, slop, slap is still the best advice to beat skin cancer ARIOUS factors affect whether a person can get skin cancer but the old adage of slip, slop, slap applies to everyone. Two in three Australians develop skin cancer by age 70. It starts with the sun damaging the DNA in the skin cells and that damage accumulating over time, even if we don’t get sunburnt. We only need 10-15 minutes of early morning sunshine on our skin each day to produce our daily vitamin D needs. “The rest of your day you should be focusing on your sun protection,” University of Queensland Diamantina Instituten dermatologist, Associate Professor Kiarash Khosrotehrani said. The recent Australian Sunscreen Summit found the daily application of sunscreen, whether it was 30 or 50 plus, was the most effective protection. Prof Khosrotehrani said if you weren’t sure what type to use, try samples at your pharmacy. But avoid spray-on sunscreens as you really don’t know how much gets on your skin. Anyone who has fair skin, sun spots or has already had skin

cancer should make it their daily routine to apply sunscreen on the two places most likely to be exposed to significant UV index – their face including forehead and ears, and the back of their hands. Cover up by wearing UV resistant clothing. Monitoring the condition of your skin is also important. Look out for an inflamed pimple or a wounded area that hasn’t healed for a couple of weeks. “A lot skin cancers manifest like that,” Prof Khosrotehrani said. With moles and brown lesions, if you have a new lesion or one that is changing rapidly. Everyone should have a full skin check at least once. The GP can then advise how often you should get rechecked after that. You can also use the online tool qskin.qimrberghofer.edu.au to predict the risk of you developing non-melanoma skin cancers within three years. If you have had skin cancer, Prof Khosrotehrani recommended you should get a full skin check every 6-12 month.

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FAS H I O N

COLOUR ME HAPPY Awaken your inner gypsy by opting for bright fashion choices this summer

T IS finally summer — yay! This means stores will be full of beautiful, floaty, boho clothes and you can revel in your gorgeous gypsy, Woodstock-inspired self, or sprinkle yourself in palm tree print – whatever your heart desires. At Style, we have one thing in mind this summer, and it’s colour — whether bold or subtle. We’re talking hair, sunglasses, nails, clothing, shoes — wherever you can get your hands on it, add a little brightness to

your outfit. If the sun is shining and you’re out enjoying the beautiful Australian summer our country is famous for, why not do so in an outfit that reflects our climate? The fun part of summer is that there are so many patterns and prints available in the fashion world, so take to the shopping centres, markets, op shops, and even material stores and come up with something fresh to start the new year. Don’t be afraid to add colour with your jewellery as well and embrace this fun and bright time of year.

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HRISTMAS is just around the corner and social calendars are bursting at the seams which means looking and feeling your best becomes a top priority. Whether it be a new hairstyle for the summer months, a facial to bring back that healthy glow or a manicure to make a statement, White Lotus Hair and Beauty has it covered. The salon on Bell St has offered customers a reprieve from life’s frantic pace for the past seven years. White Lotus owner Leanne Kerr and her team have cemented their status as the go-to place for pampering and relaxation. “We try to offer a nice relaxing environment,” Leanne said. “I have got a really great dynamic team together … they are awesome. “We try to fill our clients’ needs.” The salon offers a range of services to suit all hair and beauty needs, specialising in blondes and other fashion colours, cuts, specialty hair treatments, all body waxing, tinting, facial treatments, microdermabrasion, gel polish, manicures, pedicures,

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lash extensions, make-up and spray tanning. Leanne and Mikaela cover all things beauty, while Bonnie, Monique, Sally and apprentice Bianca provide hairdresing. Leanne said they expected to get busier as Christmas neared. “It’s nice to come in and be pampered, especially in the lead-up to Christmas,” she said. “People like to come in for facials, waxing or even to get an up-do for a Christmas party.” This year, the salon is also offering a great range of Christmas gift packs, bon-bons, a selection of locally made candles and gift vouchers that Leanne said “would make a perfect gift”. “A trip to the salon is a great way to pamper your mum, your girlfriend, your wife,” Leanne said. “It’s best to pop in to see what we can do for you.” The salon is open six days a week. Call 4669 1450.

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TREAT YOUR FEET Summer is well and truly here, so it is time to show off your tootsies

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OU may have the main areas covered but what about the little things? Our feet are often forgotten in the bikini-body rush. If you are tempted to keep those shoes on because of winter neglect, a do-it-yourself pedicure is the cheapest and easiest way to get those feet summer ready.

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1. Pre-clean. Remove any nail polish. 2. Soak those feet. This softens dead skin cells ahead of exfoliation. Add a teaspoon of tea tree oil (to kill bacteria), half a cup of Epsom salts (to rejuvenate your feet) and three drops of peppermint or rosemary oil (to freshen your feet). 3. Get rid of the rough. You will need an exfoliant with medium-sized grains, such as salt crystals or sugar – the latter is less irritating. Start at your heels and work up to your toes, ankles and calves with small circular motions. Spend a minute or two on each foot

before rinsing with warm water. 4. Be smooth. Get rid of calluses with a body wash-coated pumice stone. Be gentle. Lightly scrape the bottom of your feet and toes. 5. Trim down. Cut your toenails in a straight line with a clipper and smooth the edges with a nail file. 6. Massage. Use a moisturiser designed specifically for feet. Cover your feet, ankles and calves. Use your knuckles to give your feet a mini massage while you are at it. 7. Get your colour on. Prepare your nails with an acetone-free (acetone will damage your nails) nail polish to remove any residual moisturiser. 8. Insert foam toe separators before applying the base coat. 9. Add two layers of coloured polish to make your shine last and prevent chipping.

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FLYING SOLO

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parents and children know what lies ahead. Do not add further stress by trying to sort it out last minute as this will likely heighten tensions. Hopefully some sensible discussions may lead to an agreement being reached about this day. 3. Communicate with your kids Once an agreement has been reached, communicate these with the children in order to show a united front and reduce any worry they may have about splitting their time between parents on Christmas. Make it a competition free zone – it’s tempting to overcompensate or show off when it comes to the day’s festivities and the kids’ presents. 4. Make new traditions Along with how events will be scheduled, discuss with your kids about what the holidays will look like – what will be different and what will stay the same. Brainstorm which traditions they would like to keep and where the family can embrace new ones. 5. Schedule in your own plans It’s your Christmas too. If you will not get the chance to see your children on Christmas Day, schedule in arrangements with your own family and friends. If anyone close to you is in the same situation, organise to see them.

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HILE many families are making lists (and checking them twice), cementing Christmas party plans, and finding that elusive perfect outfit, separated parents also have the worry of what to do with the children. When the holidays hit, it is easy for a newly-separated parent to be caught up in seasonal angst and new uncharted territory, so here are five tips for navigating your first Christmas solo. 1. Put the kids first and compromise Many parents immediately think that the fairest way to manage Christmas Day is to split it down the middle, i.e. changeover at noon at a halfway point. However, when it comes to holiday scheduling and how time is shared between households, don’t focus on what’s fair between you and your ex-partner but what works best for the kids. While at the outset this may appear to be in the best interests of the children, it is important to remember that what may feel fair for Mum and Dad, may not be best for kids. Consider alternating the arrangements each year. 2. Cement your plans early Don’t wait until the week before Christmas to bring up arrangements with your ex-partner. Have discussions as far in advance as possible so that both

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WHAT I’VE DELIVERED FOR WESTERN DOWNS IN 2018 TACKLING SCOURGE OF ICE HAVING grown up in Chinchilla, I have seen first-hand how the drug ice has recently affected the region and that’s why I’ve acted to support the community which shaped my life. I have held a series of community ice forums across Maranoa and, as a result, have secured: Extra $293,000 in Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services (DATS) services for: • CHINCHILLA: A new, full-time support worker; • KINGAROY: A new rehabilitation service; and • DALBY: Extension of services.

NEW GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY RURAL CLINICAL SCHOOL THE NEW Dalby Hospital Clinical Education Centre was established in the recently refurbished wing of the Dalby Base Hospital. I hope the opportunity to complete part of a medical degree in major regional centres such as Dalby will encourage more local students to see medical training as a viable option.

Great to be at the EKKA with Susan McDonald - LNP Senate Candidate and the Young Auctioneers Competition. Good to see 8/10 Auctioneers were from Maranoa. Congratulations to Dalby local Anthony O’Dwyer (runner-up).

WARREGO HIGHWAY UPGRADE PROGRAMME EXTENDED THE WARREGO Highway is a major freight corridor for our region – that’s why the Federal Government has invested $635 million to make this road safer, build seven new overtaking lanes and strength our transport network from Toowoomba to the Western Downs.

$2.4 MILLION THROUGH NATURAL DISASTER RESILIENCE PROGRAMME THIS funding has given our bush communities the opportunity to go above and beyond the usual repair and restoration of roads and public infrastructure to improve preparedness.

$5.3 MILLION FOR MAINTAINING AND UPGRADING LOCAL ROADS IN 2014-19 AFTER a day at work or travelling back from a family holiday – upgrading our road network means we can return home safely and improve our region’s connectivity.

$16.9 MILLION IN FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE GRANTS FOR COMMUNITY PROJECTS IN 2018-19 WESTERN Downs Regional Council was able to start work on crucial new community projects following a payment of $2,005,587 through the Financial Assistance Grants Programme in August this year.

NBN ROLLOUT UPDATE MARANOA • 83.8% or 76,481 Maranoa properties are able to connect to the NBN (as of 30 December 2018) • NBN rollout is 79% complete across Maranoa (as of 27 September 2018)

HELPING PRODUCERS IN CONDAMINE TO WORK SMARTER, NOT HARDER PRODUCERS in Condamine benefited from Landcare Smart Farms Small Grant funding for a more targeted approach in the fight against pests. The Condamine Alliance received $23,522 to trial innovative production animal control measures to better manage riparian vegetation and on-farm biodiversity.

Left: Maranoa MP David Littleproud and Griffith Pro Vice Chancellor (Health) Professor Sheena Reilly at the opening of the New Dalby Hospital Clinical Education Centre which will allow medicine students to gain vital training.

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JUST JUICE: Grab a blender, ice and whatever is in the crisper or fruit bowl for a quick boost.

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T IS easy to take a break from the fitness routine over the summer months as the beach, work parties and family occasions come knocking. However, after a few too many beverages or one too many weekends out, your body can be left feeling sluggish, lethargic and worse for wear. To pick yourself back up when the tried and true water and sleep aren’t cutting it, you can give your body a natural boost with juices. All you need is a blender, ice and what’s hiding in the crisper, in the fridge or the fruit bowl. GREEN SMOOTHIE Add spinach, a kiwi fruit, apple, banana and pear together with ice. For an extra kick, add psyllium husk or LSA mix. If adding smoothies isn’t providing you with the boost you are looking for, consider giving the paleo diet a go. PALEO If you haven’t yet got a handle on the paleo diet just yet, now is the time to try. The diet which recently became a huge trend, promotes protein and raw products. Also known as the caveman diet, it encourages a diet of lean meats, vegetables and some fruit and expects participants to

exclude saturated fats, grains, legumes and dairy. The theory is that our bodies have never quite adjusted to the foods that came with the agricultural revolution and our poor overall health is a result of this. Followers of this diet point to therapeutic effects such as reducing the risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease, chronic and degenerative diseases as well as weight loss. FOODS TO EAT Lean grass-fed meats, fish, pasture-raised poultry, organic vegetables (except potatoes), nuts (not peanuts), seeds, berries, limited fruit, unsweetened tea, coconut oil, macadamia oil, ghee and olive oil. FOODS TO AVOID Processed foods, grains and grain-based products, legumes, dairy, saturated fats, processed and seed oils, sugar, preservatives, gluten and colours. Some people include full-fat milk, parmesan cheese, goat’s and sheep’s milk and cheese, small amounts of honey and coconut sugar. Increasing your intake of protein to about 35 per cent of your meals should prove great for your health and wellbeing as well as great for weight loss and muscle mass.

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MAKE A SPLASH THIS SUMMER How to choose a swimsuit to suit your body shape

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ost women find the idea of shopping for togs completely terrifying. The pressure to look good in swimwear is so unfair – when all we want to do is have a swim! So we asked our favourite Queensland swimwear designers for some advice and we are delighted to note there really are togs out there to suit everybody. It’s all about dressing to suit your body shape and then finding the right size and fit. Here are a few tricks of the trade that will get you back on to the beach or into the pool with confidence. Pear shapes Are you bigger in the bottom than the top? The key is to create balance by bringing focus to the top half. Decorative detail and lighter colours around the neckline will draw the eye upwards. Don’t forget a fabulous hat. For bikini wearers, colourful tops matched with solid colour bottoms will minimise attention to your lower half. Avoid: busy prints and detailed bottoms with bows or frills. Boy shorts can make hips appear wider. Cover up: find clean-skirted bottoms that fall below the largest part of your upper legs. A matching long line sarong will provide the finishing touch. Athletic ladies Athletic body shapes generally lack curves, but if you pick the right swimwear, you’re able to create curvier illusions in all the right places. Go for bold prints, ruffled and embellished bikinis with tie-side bottoms. The smaller the bikini bottoms are, the fuller and curvier your derriere will appear. One-pieces with slashes, cut-outs or monokinis will also create an impression of curves. Avoid: bandeau tops will make you look flatter. Curvy girls Good support and correct sizing are the keys to showing off curves in the most flattering way. Think bra when choosing a top. Moulded cups will give you greater support. Colour blocking combinations and retro swimsuits will highlight your assets and you can create a flattering vertical line with halter top, 14

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coordinated hat, sarong and shoes. Asymmetrical swimsuits will highlight the line from neck to collarbone. Avoid: swimsuits with thin straps, ill fitting swimsuits that cut in and create bumps. Large bust Yes, it can be a mission to find swimmers for women that are fuller on top. Luckily, there are ways to avoid sneaky slips while still showing off your stunning self. Ultimately, you’re going to need support, so look for bra-style tops with underwire or moulded cups and adjustable, thicker straps. This applies to oneand two-piece togs. Remember, the higher the back of your swimsuit, the more support you will have. Avoid: skimpy tops and styles with ruffles or embellishments. Small bust As much as women talk down having a smaller bust, it can be a blessing because you can choose the degree of support to suit. Bikini wearers can choose more delicate styles with smaller coverage, such as bandeau, strapless or triangle tops. You can also look at swimsuits that have ruffles, horizontal stripes and different patterns to give the illusion of a bigger bust. Halter tops and padded push-ups give the impression of more cleavage. If you prefer a one-piece, consider swimsuits with underwire, boning, pleating and padding to give more shape. Tummy tricks If you carry more of your weight in the middle, never fear — there are gorgeous togs to give you the confidence you deserve. Retro, high waisted bikini bottoms are a massive trend. It will cover and draw in the lower part of your belly so you can swim, run or socialise without worry. Shirring or ruching is also great to hide those lumps and bumps that make us so self-conscious..

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GIFT GUIDE 7. Pure Figi packs from White Lotus Chinchilla. 8. New Release DVD’s from Sanity Dalby Shoppingworld. 9. Kerastase Resistance Christmas Gift Box from Katrina’s Hair Design Dalby Shoppingworld. 10. Coach Sunglasses from Bright Eyes Sunglasses Dalby Shoppingworld. 11. Keune Products from White Lotus Chinchilla. 12. Pure Fiji Creme from White Lotus Chinchillla. 13. All in one rashies from Hedges Sports Store Dalby.

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PARTY TRICKS With cold drinks and plenty of snags on the barbie, Christmas entertaining is a breeze

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HRISTMAS can also have its fair share of problems if you don’t plan carefully. Christmas is indeed the season of celebrating, and you may attend work or personal parties. You may even host one yourself. Keeping this in mind, Downs Style has compiled a comprehensive list of tips and tricks to keep your party in full swing during summer.

Planning

One of the most important aspects to keep in mind during the planning phase is the guest list. Factor in the amount of space available for the event, and the make-up of the people at the party. Make sure you cater towards numbers you are able to fit in the space. No one likes reaching into an empty bowl of potato chips either, so cater for the party you can also afford. Keep track of those RSVPs too so you know how many you can cater for – otherwise you could be eating spring rolls for the next fortnight just to get rid of them.

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Ditch the CDs and even your digital song collection – streaming music is now the best way to get a party pumping. Programs such as Spotify or Rdio are designed to create the best music experience for your guests. Station a phone or tablet with the speakers on a separate table (well away from food and drink) and allow guests to choose the next song to play. These programs can also help you create easy to use playlists. A good mix of genres is sure to keep everyone at the party entertained.

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finger food appetisers which can be prepared quickly early in the proceedings. Look for recipes which can be prepared in advance. When guests find their stomachs rumbling for something more substantial, it can be hard to look past the barbecue. While throwing a few steaks on can be a foolproof way to feed heaps of guests, there is another option for your meat-eating guests – pulled pork. The beauty of pulled pork or other slow cooked meats is it will drastically limit your cooking time during the party. Drop a large (and we mean seriously large) bit of pork shoulder/collar into your slow cooker about 10 hours before your first guests arrive. Throw in two cups of chicken stock, ½ a cup of apple cider vinegar, 3 tbsp brown sugar, cayenne pepper, salt, cumin, chopped onion and garlic and pop the lid on. Shred it and add your favourite barbecue sauce. Combine with fresh hamburger buns and an unbeatable apple and cabbage slaw, and you have a sure-fire hit dinner for party guests.

Drinks

Are you providing alcohol for your guests, do they have to bring their own, or is it a mixture of the two? If you are providing, make sure there is an equal share of beer and wine to cater for all tastes. For those inclined to take on spirits, a fruit-based punch is a good way to provide it responsibly. If there is plenty of edible food and refreshing beverages, your guests are sure to have a great time. No one will want to stand up for the entire party, so make sure you provide seating for guests. If you follow these tips, your outdoor party this summer will be a sure-fire hit.

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MIDWIVES ON HAND Maternity care offers needed support

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omen in rural and regional areas often feel their maternity care options are limited by distance. My Midwives, based in Toowoomba, is working to change this situation for women in the Darling Downs and beyond. Managing director Liz Wilkes believes that wherever women are based it is a priority they have access to a known care provider. “It is important that women have a trusted care provider wherever they live,” Liz said. “For most women that care provider can be a known midwife who can provide care from early in pregnancy through until baby is six weeks old. “Research tells us that this is the model that is best practice where the midwife works alongside GPs, obstetricians and other health professionals.” Recent focus on closures in rural areas of Queensland has increased anxiety across the region.

“My midwives take our role very seriously,” Liz said. “We seek to make sure women are confident in pregnancy and well prepared for birth and mothering. Having a known midwife to speak to really increases the feeling of certainty and safety.” After-birth consultations can also occur, including about various technologies, to support women with all elements including breastfeeding and mental health. “We know that women often feel like breastfeeding will be easy and when it isn’t, they panic. The internet has increased our options, even for women in very remote areas, and this can be a supplement to face-to-face consultations,” Liz said. “The other area we are seeing problems in is perinatal mental health with an avalanche of anxiety and also depression hitting women. We need to make sure there are a wide array of supports available.”

Midwifery Services

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HAM IT UP

No Christmas setting is complete without a gorgeous ham as the main attraction. Get the perfect glaze on your all-important Christmas ham with this delicious recipe. As they say: “get some pork on your fork”. ABOVE: Delicious glazed ham with cloves.

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WHAT’S Christmas without a juicy and flavoursome Australian ham on the table. GLAZING YOUR HAM: Prepare your favourite glaze recipe. Visit www.pork.com.au for some ideas. Remove rind and use a sharp knife to score ham in a diamond pattern, then place ham scored side up in a large baking pan and brush over glaze. Put in a pre-heated oven or hooded BBQ at 180°C for 20 minutes per kg, basting occasionally, until ham is brown and warmed through. Cutting a whole cold leg ham: 1. Place ham skin side up, then run a small, sharp knife under the rind around the bottom (opposite end to hock) and each side of the ham to about halfway up. Peel the rind back. 2. Run the tip of the knife around the bone on the underside of the ham. Begin to slice on a slight angle down to the bone. 3. Run your knife lengthways along the bone to remove slices.

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Continue to slice towards the hock. 4. Continue slicing down to the bone, working your way around the ham. When you’ve reached about a third of the way up, you can remove the bone by making a few short cuts at the joint. STORING YOUR HAM: To keep your ham fresh, fold rind back over exposed surface. Prepare a ham bag, cotton pillowcase or tea towel by soaking it in 4 cups of water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar and then wringing it out. Place the ham in the bag or pillowcase or cover it with the tea towel and store in coolest part of fridge. Re-soak the cloth in solution every few days or when it dries out.

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Homemade gingerbread is a always scrumptious at Christmas.

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HOMEMADE It’s time to don the apron and hop into some delicious Christmas baking

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HE hinterland is renowned for fresh seasonal produce, and with the festive season almost upon us, many people are donning their aprons and getting ready for Christmas with delicious homemade creations. Think pavlova with sticky passionfruit, fresh cherries, sweet strawberries and segments of mango. Or perhaps a plum pudding is more your style, with some delicious brandy custard. One delicacy you cannot go past is scrumptious gingerbread. Whether you like this biscuity treat as a gingerbread man or you take things up a notch and create a gingerbread house, this recipe is as fun to make as the finished product is to eat. INGREDIENTS ■ 150g unsalted butter, cubed ■ 125ml golden syrup ■ 1 tsp bicarb soda ■ 450g plain flour ■ 1 tbsp ground ginger ■ 1 tsp ground cinnamon ■ ½ tsp nutmeg ■ ½ tsp ground cloves ■ ½ tsp baking powder

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■ 1 egg, whisked Ready-made icing and sprinkles to decorate. METHOD Grease and flour two large baking trays. Preheat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius. In a medium saucepan, melt butter, golden syrup and sugar over a medium heat. Stir for three minutes or until sugar has dissolved. Bring the mixture to the boil and then remove from heat. Add the bicarb soda and stir to combine. Transfer this mixture to a large heatproof bowl and set aside to cool. Sift the plain flour, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and baking powder into the cooled butter mixture. Add in the whisked egg and stir until mixture is smooth. Lightly flour your bench top and turn the gingerbread mixture onto the floured surface. Knead the mixture to ensure it is smooth (don’t overdo it – otherwise your biscuits will be too hard when cooked). Sit the kneaded dough in a clean bowl and cover with cling wrap. Put in the fridge until dough is firm to touch. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 5mm between two pieces of baking paper. Using a pastry cutter, cut out your biscuits. Place the cut biscuits on the floured trays, 3cm apart. Bake for eight minutes or until firm to touch. Cool for at least five minutes before decorating with icing and sprinkles.

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KEEP COOL WITH A LITTLE COCKTAIL

MINT JULEP This one is beautiful on a hot afternoon. YOU WILL NEED: ■ Mint ■ Bourbon ■ Crushed ice ■ Sugar ■ Soda water ■ A short glass METHOD Pour soda water into your glass. Stir in two teaspoons of fine sugar. Press fresh mint leaves against the inside of the glass and add at least a shot of bourbon. Gently stir some crushed ice through the drink and garnish with some more fresh mint. Drink with a straw.

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PINA COLADA It’s famous for a reason. YOU WILL NEED: ■ A tall glass ■ 60ml golden rum ■ 60ml coconut cream ■ 120ml pineapple juice ■ Two or three ice cubes ■ Pineapple stick ■ Maraschino cherry METHOD Combine rum, coconut cream and pineapple juice and blend, using either a blender or cocktail shaker. Put ice cubes in a highball glass, add your drink and garnish with pineapple and cherry. AMERICANO Bitter and refreshingly simple. YOU WILL NEED ■ Tall glass ■ 30ml Campari ■ 30ml red vermouth ■ Soda water METHOD Add Campari and red vermouth into a tall glass. Top with soda water. Build over ice.

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HARMONY AT HOME Start the New Year right by de-cluttering your house and make it into a sanctuary

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S life just keeps getting busier, adding a bit of harmony to the space you inhabit can have multiple benefits. The ancient Chinese art of feng shui, literally translated as wind-water in English, is centred on harmonising an individual’s existence with the environment they inhabit. The first step is to de-clutter your space. Those maybe-one-day items you have been hoarding for years should be the first to go. They are simply taking up space and adding dead energy to your rooms. Feng shui is all about light and air flow, so take a look at the curtains and furniture placement around your home and see whether it maximises the home’s natural light. Add in an air purifying plant and consider how you can incorporate the five feng shui elements into your home.

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One easy way is through their corresponding colours; wood: green and brown; fire: red, strong yellow, orange, pink or purple; earth: light yellow, sandy or earthy hues or light brown; metal: white or grey and water: blue or black. Different zones of the house also correspond to specific areas of your life, known as the Bagua energy map. Define where each of these zones is in your home and tailor your house accordingly. The areas are wealth; fame and aspiration; relationship; family ancestors; health; creativity and children; study, knowledge and meditation; career and life path; helpful friends and travel guides. When mapping these zones in your home decide whether to use the (western) front door method or the (traditional) compass method and consult a website such as easy-feng-shui.com to understand the concept behind the use of Bagua.

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SUMMER STARS SCORPIO

TAURUS

Oct 24th – Nov 22nd In the lead up to the festive season the days are flying by quicker than you realise, for the usual very organised Scorpio it may put you into a bit of a head spin don’t panic. Circle a date in the calendar then take to the shops with vigour remember that there are special people in your life so go on spoil them.

Apr 21st – May 21st Grab the bull by the horns Taurus it is time to plan your next big adventure. If thinking about furthering your career a certain amount of extra study will be beneficial. Investigate courses offered at Universities or if looking to improve your cooking skills maybe investigate enrolling in a cookery class.

SAGITTARIUS

GEMINI

Nov 23rd – Dec 21st Christmas presents wrapped your colour scheme for this year’s festive season is picked I see a month spent spreading tinsel and joy even though it is November. Rave reviews at work are leaving you feeling like the cat that caught the canary big smiles and why not you have earnt this through hard work, dedication and the occasional outburst of crazy.

May 22nd – June 22nd Success is so near you can taste it people are noticing your skills which is fantastic as you have worked long and hard to get there. Receive their accolades with graciousness and a killer smile. Whether it is the new role you are about to embark on or a career promotion it is long overdue.

CANCER

Dec 22nd – Jan 20th Summer will see you a little frazzled you might feel like locking horns with someone either at work or in the family. Tension could run high, but all will be smoothed over by early December as usual Goats can be stubborn they can often find themselves in tricky situations but do manage to find a solution to all problems.

June 23rd – July 23rd Think cute and cuddly this month as your new family member is totally addicted to your presence. Cancer is the star sign of family, love and party. One thing that Cancer has in their favour is the ability to bounce back they are fiercely defiant and can give the person in their sights a great nip if they need to. Don’t party too hard as you may end up like the humble hermit crab hiding in their shell to recover.

AQUARIUS

LEO

CAPRICORN

Jan 21st – Feb 19th Aquarians are ready to take on the world this month it could be a new gym membership or kicking goals within the workforce. If looking to change your career moving up in the world now is the time. Listen to what the Universe is telling you all positive vibes are around you at present.

PISCES

Feb 20th – Mar 20th If hanging around home all day has got you feeling a little down, then take to the skies and find a dream destination. Swimming in the same fishbowl can make any Piscean yawn with boredom, travel is the only agenda so make sure your passport is up to date might be time to revamp the photo then the world is your oyster.

ARIES

Mar 21st – Apr 20th Summer is a great time to get your body into shape we all know how much your appearance is important so get back out there and take to a new exercise routine. Not only will it give you a great mental and physical workout you could just meet the soul mate of your dreams.

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July 24th – Aug 23rd Pussycat where have you been? It is time to take some time out to play with that ball of string or chase those coloured streamers. Lions are known for their great sense of quirky humour that is why you enjoy spending time with like-minded people. As the festive season approaches Leos will enjoy spending time with their family and friends.

VIRGO

Aug 24th – Sept 24th Overseas beckons it is the new beginning chapter to your future self. Whether you are on the journey solo or with someone special it will be the greatest time of your life. Fiercely dependent you will soon make yourself part of the community they are better for your inclusion as you are so down to earth you will feel like part of the family straight away.

LIBRA

Sept 24th – Oct 23rd So much has happened since Spring in a positive way, your career is so hectic right now you may be finding it hard to balance between home and work. It is easy really if work keeps you inspired and happy that is fantastic. Home life is right behind everything you do so you have the best of both worlds. December 2018

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DECEMBER

Christmas

KIDS CHRISTMAS WORKSHOPS Starting from 6th December, see in centre for details.

Santa Arrival Party I Saturday 1st December } from 10am , outside Big W

Best Dressed Competition & Santa’s Arrival PLUS a FREE gift bag for Kids at Santa’s Arrival Party *Gift for children 12 years and under, only while stocks last.

Wishing Wall

I from Saturday 1st December Wishes granted on Thursday 20th December Dalby Shoppingworld is granting the Christmas Wishes of 5 lucky people! Simply write down your wish on the forms provided and pin it on the wishing wall, located near the food court. Anyone can enter, even the big kids! *Terms & Conditions apply, see Centre Management for details.

Letters to Santa

, near Santa’s Chair (in front of Big W). Remember to include your name and address so Santa can write back to you!

Santa Photos

Sunday 2nd December Thursday 6th to Saturday 8th Thursday 13th Friday 14th Saturday 15th December Thursday 20th & Friday 21st Saturday 22nd December Sunday 23rd December Monday 24th December

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Christmas Trading Hours DAY

DATE

Thursday

6 December

CENTRE HOURS WOOLWORTHS

9am-7.30pm

8am-9pm

8.30am-8pm

BIG W

8.30am-6pm

Friday

7 December

9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

Saturday

8 December

9am-4pm

8am-6pm

8.30am-6pm

Sunday

9 December

9am-6pm*

8am-6pm

9am-6.00pm

Monday

10 December 9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8am-8pm

Tuesday

11 December 9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8am-8pm

Wednesday 12 December 9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8am-8pm

Thursday

13 December 9am-7.30pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

Friday

14 December 9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8am-8pm

Saturday

15 December

9am-4pm

8am-6pm

8am-6pm

Sunday

16 December

9am-6pm*

8am-6pm

9am-6pm

Monday

17 December 9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

Tuesday

18 December 9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

Wednesday 19 December 9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

8am-9pm

Thursday

20 December 9am-7.30pm

Friday

21 December

9am-9pm*

8am-Midnight 8am-Midnight

Saturday Sunday

22 December

9am-6pm

8am-Midnight

23 December

9am-6pm*

8am-Midnight

9am-7pm

Monday

24 December

9am-6pm

8am-6pm

8am-5pm

Tuesday

25 December

8am-7pm

CLOSED

Wednesday 26 December 9am-5.30pm*

9am-6pm

9am-5pm 8.30am-8pm

Thursday

27 December 9am-7.30pm

8am-9pm

Friday

28 December 9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8.30am-6pm

Saturday

29 December 9am-4.00pm

8am-6pm

8.30am-6pm

Sunday

30 December 9am-4.00pm*

9am-6pm

9am-5pm

Monday

31 December 9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8.30am-6pm

Tuesday

1 January

9am-5.30pm

9am-6pm

10am-4pm

Wednesday

2 January

9am-5.30pm

8am-9pm

8.30am-6pm

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