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Designer Heaven

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Fabulous Fireplaces

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Wall Art Book Reviews Nail Art

Food & Wine

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Life’s Guide

The New Force in South West Motoring

Health & Beauty

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The Arts

Eagerly awaited compact SUV arrives

Restaurant Review

Feature Build


Luxurious living, unparalleled design!


Talking Property


My Favourite Dish Snapper and Leek Fish Cake


My Favourite Dish Pork Trio





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Welcome to the tenth edition of The Busselton-Dunsborough Life Ten editions and five years in print! Where has the time gone?! A good opportunity, I think, to once again thank all of our advertisers and readers whose unflinching support has made this journey possible. It’s a journey we at the magazine have thoroughly enjoyed and, don’t forget, if we are going to continue to entertain and inform, we would love to hear from as many of you as regularly as possible. We are always particularly keen for suggestions on new subjects we might cover in the

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Winter Fashion

Stephanie Says…

The latest fashion trends from The Busselton-Dunsborough Life’s resident fashion expert...

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This winter, covering up will be an absolute joy! With so many fabulous looks to choose from, take inspiration from the new season’s trends and embrace the cooler weather. This season, a wearable look for everyone is sport luxe. This athletic trans-seasonal trend gets revamped throughout the year and this winter, it centres on soft greys and nudes. Tops with sheer, PVC or even tweed panels add the glamour to a pair of slimline stretch pants or track pants. A quilting effect is very popular on pants, skirts and tops too and will look great on a fabric bomber jacket to finish off the look. For feet, add a pair of sneakers – slip-on’s, laced or midrise. Pale pink goes perfectly with greys and, although normally a spring or summer colour, it promises to be huge this season. Winter coats look incredibly soft and dreamy in this pastel shade and are quite a diversion from the usual black. Looking for warm comfort often means snuggling up in oversized roomy knits. Long and lean jumpers as well as waterfall and boyfriend cardigans do the job very nicely. Going for fine knits means you can layer too without looking bulky. Other knitwear trending currently includes jumpers with chunky jewelled embellishments or printed animals. They look great teamed with a midi skirt or narrow cropped pants. Add a pair of ankle boots to the skirt or loafers to the pants. Moving away from the cocoon shape of last winter, this year’s coats are being cinched in at the waist with a casual tie at the front or a statement belt. The coat doesn’t have to meet in the middle and the belt or tie will look effortlessly cool in a contrasting colour or texture. It’s a feminine silhouette that produces a strong look. Also, look out for wraps in the form of huge blanket scarves, the bigger the better, in oversized check and plaid prints. The slimline pant is a mainstay for men this winter with legs cropped around the ankle and layers worn on top to create a bulkier top half. And, as a contrast, relaxed track-style pants will link in with the sport luxe trend. For sweaters, the rollneck jumper in a fine knit looks great with either type of pant. And not going anywhere fast is the check print – in any size or format – and not only for sweaters, for coats too. Keep Naot shoes extra warm outside by wearing jackets that feature the at quilting effect, which is set to be a very popular look for jackets either in a slim cut or in a baseball style. 10


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Designer Heaven Isola by Megan Gale As the brand ambassador for department store David Jones and face of L’Oreal Paris, Megan Gale has always had a close association with the fashion industry. So, in late 2008 when she was approached by Anthony Halas, CEO of Seafolly, to be the Creative Director and designer of a new swimwear brand, Gale quickly grabbed the opportunity. Setting out to create a unique collection, predominantly aimed at women in their 30’s and 40’s, offering style, sophistication and wearability, the inaugural swim collection from Isola by Megan Gale was launched in July 2010. Consisting of a range made up entirely of separates, the brand now also features a selection of resort-style pieces with choices continuing to grow each season. The brand now includes over 10 different designs and is stocked in over 100 stores Australia-wide. To view the latest collection, visit exclusive Busselton stockist, Salacia at Shop 3, 90-92 Queen Street. Isola by Megan Gale at Salacia

Pedro Miralles

Founded by Pedro Miralles in 1953, this award-winning Spanish shoe company has grown from its modest beginnings to become a leading international brand stocked throughout the world. With its manufacturing base in Alicante in southern Spain, the company is now run by the son and youngest daughter of Miralles, who oversee a brand renowned for its stylish, beautifully crafted and exceptionally comfortable shoes. Now available to purchase at Shoe Gal,, Busselton, the latest collection has already been a big hit with customers at the store with many buyers purchasing multiple pairs. Visit the store at Shop 3, 17 Albert Street. Pedro Miralles at Shoe Gal



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Greta Diaries

Raindrops keep falling on my boots! What is it with us Aussies that we cringe and shy away from suede? I spent 13 years in winter-white Poland and never once did I see those elegant Polish ladies avoid suede. And we’re talking salt-dusted snow here. For 6 months of the year. So let’s cut to the hide and set you straight on suede.


Suede is leather

No, really. It’s leather. Leather that has been sanded. And just like all leathers, it is a natural product with a natural resilience.


Protect and conquer! All leather should be protected. Just like your personal skin care, a bit of nourishment goes a very long way. Spritz your suede with Collonil Nubuck and Velours spray before the first wear. Not only will this German product protect it from water marks, it provides conditioning and UV protection. Danke schoen!!


Just like a microderm, your suede will take kindly to a gentle brush. Soft thin copper brushes (made for suede) are the best. They invigorate, clean, renew and refresh. Just like your favourite facial.


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And as you do with all skin-care, it’s a process. Think of it as SPF for your shoes. The more you take them out, the more often you have to apply. But when a spritz takes all of 3 seconds, even time-poor people have no excuse. So there you have it. Beauty 101 for your suede shoes and boots. Here’s to a great winter ladies, full of love for suede. And here’s to simply beautiful skin....


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Fabulous Fireplaces

new dimension to the room to deliver the required impact. As well as the traditional option of a wood or brick surround, research various stone products for interesting textures and colours. Stacked limestone comes in many colours, which helps to add depth to the fireplace as well as interest. Slate is also a popular option, or for a streamlined look, marble creates an elegant, stylish finish. Stone fireplaces also lend themselves well to adding built-in shelving, perfect for candles and decorative pieces, or for simply being left empty. Stone with wood is a winning combination. A wood surround, especially in bright white, black, navy or soft grey, with a stone tile interior and a hearth in a different block colour, adds contrast and brings life into the fireplace. Pillars can also be added to the mantel if it is deep enough. Salvaged wood can make a fireplace truly individual and it can become a real standout piece in the home. It’s an ideal choice for those with ocean views or for those who like to use a

Open plan living is all the rage but keeping a spacious home warm in the winter months can be a challenge. So if your home starts to feels draughty and uncomfortable at this time of the year, how about adding a fireplace to create a warm hub in your living space? Remember, it isn’t necessary to have a pre-existing fireplace. It is quite simple to build one into a room while creating the illusion that it has always been there. Fireplaces can also be installed into an alcove or wall cavity that has been cut to size and there are even fireplaces that can be added to a partial dividing wall, ensuring that both sections of the room benefit from its effect. To start off, consider the options as to where a fireplace could be located. Think about how the furniture could be rearranged to ensure the fireplace is the focal point so that both the ambience of your new fire as well as its warmth can be enjoyed. Whether renovating an existing surround or building a new one, look at different materials and take the opportunity to create a fireplace that adds a

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home & garden mix of natural materials in the home’s décor. Add a homely feel by building shelving or bookcases with lower cabinets either side of a fireplace. It’s welcoming to see books, photos and other family treasures beside the hearth. Likewise, flanking the fireplace with a pair of comfy armchairs works too. As for the fires themselves, the choice will depend on whether or not your property has a flue through which smoke escapes outside. If the home does not have a flue, and the expense of installing one is prohibitive, choose a fire that burns fuel without creating smoke. Currently, there is a huge range of flueless fires on the market that burn gas or liquid bio fuel, such as bioethanol. These are easily installed into an existing fireplace surround and some can simply be hung on the wall to create a clean, streamlined look. This type of fire does not need a hearth so is an ideal choice for a

smaller room. Designs range from traditional styles to ultra-modern and there is often a choice of fuel bed, such as logs, pebbles, charcoal or coal. Some even have a remote control so that the temperature can be altered from an armchair! Spend time carefully researching which type of flueless fire to choose. Some are very costly to run and some do not give out much heat. However, although some fires are predominately installed for decorative purposes, it is surprising how much warmer we can feel by just looking at a brand new fire!


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Introducing... Southern Comfort Furniture

them in 2003.” Graham - “My background goes back to the 1980’s when I worked in the fashion industry representing labels such as Faberge Jeans. In 1989, I began working in the upholstery textile industry for Warwick Fabrics and in the early 90’s, I made the move to Kibby Fabrics. From those days, it seemed a natural progression to what Holly and I are doing now.”

An exciting, new furniture store has recently opened its doors in Busselton. Located in the Homemaker Centre, Southern Comfort Furniture is home to a stylish range of exclusive, contemporary pieces that capture the very essence of south west living. Having spent a decade supplying furniture to interior designers, hotels and home builders in Perth, owners Holly and Graham Yeomans decided to embrace a sea-change to Busselton. The Busselton-Dunsborough Life magazine met up with the husband and wife team for a chat.

Where did your interest in furniture originate from? Holly – “I have always been interested in interiors right from being a small child aged six. I also travelled a lot as a child and as a young adult and through my experiences I have not only met plenty of different people from all backgrounds but also been influenced by different interior designs I have seen.”

When did you first get involved in the furniture and interiors business? Holly – “I started by enrolling in a furniture design course at Perth Tafe in 2000 whilst working for Impressions Furniture. However, things really took off when Graham and I met the guys from Globe West at a furniture show in Melbourne. Globe West is a contemporary furniture design and importing company well known for its unique designs. We gelled with the guys immediately and began working with

Which companies are you currently involved with? Holly – “We currently import selected brands and designer products from Globe West, Molmic, Vito Selma, Ethnicraft and Gus Modern and handmade glass art by Gerry Reilly of Margaret River.” 24

home & garden and there would be a feature on at least one of our products that we display on the shop floor. Plus invariably, we can offer it at a better price! We see ourselves as a concept store, building on our clients’ ideals and there are many looks that we can provide to help bring an idea to reality. We also specialise in European oak, solid and recycled teak and have an extensive range of outdoor furniture and home accessories.” Graham – “We also offer assistance on home styling and can fit-out an entire home when required. Our products our sourced from WA suppliers, from interstate and from overseas.”

Why did you open in Busselton?

What’s different about Southern Comfort Furniture and which areas do you specialise in? Holly – “We believe we offer a range of unique, affordable furniture not commonly seen in the normal furniture store. We aim to provide the very latest designs and styles to our south west clients, allowing our customers access to exactly what’s on trend now. For example, you can open the pages of almost any of the top selling Australian interiors magazine such as Modern Home, Real Living or House & Garden,

Holly - “What can I say, it’s got everything! It’s a lovely, friendly coastal town with great walks and a beautiful coastline. It’s also got good access to Perth and it’s no problem to drive up the freeway and bring stock back to the store within the day. Our Molmic kids also love at Southern Comfort Furniture growing up in a smaller community and are very well settled in their school.” Graham – “The fishing is great, particularly rock fishing when the salmon are on their run, but I also love the scenery, winding roads and sense of space. I get a sense of freedom and time to dream, I suppose. When time permits, I also enjoy playing golf on the quality, uncrowded courses and visiting the beach.” Southern Comfort Furniture is located at Shop 2-3, Homemaker Centre, 30 Bussell Highway, Busselton 25

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Talking Property With Lee York

Wow, what a start to 2014! We are currently experiencing the most buoyant selling conditions in 7 years with stock levels falling to a level not seen since 2007. See where less than 450 properties are currently listed for sale for the 6281 and 6282 postcodes - down from around 1000 properties in 2011-12. According to the latest REIWA figures, sales volumes show 155 house transactions for Dunsborough already this year. This is the same number recorded in total for 2013 and up from just 73 at the same time of the year in 2011. Land sales are also up, according to REIWA, with figures showing 107 vacant land transactions so far this year. This compares to a total of 115 for the whole of 2013 and 86 at this time of the year in 2011. This has resulted in a major shortage of available vacant land for sale, particularly for town size lots, which in turn has reflected in strong capital growth. REIWA figures show an increase in value of 6.7% in the past 12 months. Despite this, we have recently experienced an easing in buyer enquiries for the period end of April into May; a reaction perhaps to the hotly anticipated federal budget announcements. This is typical of the current market where, despite good sales results being achieved, buyers still remain cautious, meaning we are certainly not experiencing the frenzied buying activity experienced between 2005 and 2007. For this reason, we expect to see modest capital growth throughout this year, on a par with the last 12 months. Remember, if you are planning to sell, choose your agent carefully. Research agents who dominate sales in the area, have a good history of achieving optimum prices, and who offer

superior marketing strategies. The agent will need to optimise the presentation of the property, demonstrate experience and passion for both the property and the industry, and be backed by a team of equally experienced and passionate consultants. The right combination of the above will certainly create the most likely circumstances for you to achieve your goals. JHY Realty has successfully brokered 55 sales since January to a total value in excess of $59m (source and with 15 of the last 22 sales priced over $1.5m brokered by one of its team, they have a proven track record in the Dunsborough, Eagle Bay and Yallingup localities. Lee York is a Director of JHY Realty, Dunsborough, and can be contacted on 0438 867737 or in the office on 9759 1300. JHY Realty provides a free e-mag for those wishing to be kept informed about the Dunsborough, Yallingup and Eagle Bay property market. Simply email your name and contact details to to receive the monthly update. Alternatively, pop into JHY Realty at Shop 5 Naturaliste Forum Shopping Centre and talk to either Andrew, Eloise or Ken.


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Using Equity in the Home to Finance an Investment Property By Tim Dixon

Looking after business

Did you know that most mortgage brokers don’t just deal with home loans? They can also provide advice on a range of loan products for businesses. Options include business loans at home loan rates, equipment and asset finance, car finance and invoice and debtor finance. Far too often we encounter clients with business lending at extremely high rates when they could be eligible for a saving of as much as 3% on the current loan. We also see business loans unnecessarily tied up in residential equity. Put simply, it’s about understanding what suits each individual situation. Options such as invoice or debtor finance can be perfect for helping out with cash flow, replacing an overdraft at a lower interest rate or to free up equity. Looking to purchase a property? Tim Dixon and his team at Correct Finance can provide vital information before you negotiate with a real estate agent. Through access to RP Data market analysis reports, customers can gain extensive market information based around a chosen property. This contains information on title details, attribute data, aerial photography and a complete sales history on the property and upgraded sale price. Contact Tim on 0408 666968 or visit his Dunsborough office for further information on both residential and business loan options and to discuss your choices.

The idea of property investment is one that appeals to many Australians but is often overlooked because of the misconception that it is only within reach of the wealthy. The reality is that with the right finance, planning and strategy, owning an investment property may be easier to achieve than you think.

Ease the deposit burden

One of the key challenges faced when trying to break into property investment is raising a deposit, however, there are solutions. Property buyers are typically required to contribute at least 10% of the property’s value and, for some, this can be a stumbling block. However, existing home owners may be able to unlock the equity (or the increased value) that’s built up in the home to cover some, or even all, of the shortfall on an investment property.

Be prepared

Searching for a new property usually starts out as a fun, exciting project but problems can arise when it’s time to make that crucial purchasing decision. Always do your homework before selecting the intended property, and then once the necessary research has been conducted, you can go ahead with the transaction with more confidence. In short, the more knowledge you have, the better. 28

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Feature Build From the very day the owners moved into the property that pre-dates the current house, they had a real passion for their home. They loved the neighbours, location, orientation and view, and knew that a dream home could be designed to perfectly fit their vision and lifestyle. So, twelve years on, they instructed Busselton architect firm D’Agostino and Luff to set about creating the commanding home it is today. On approaching the property, the most striking features are the architectural elements of off-formed concrete, the crisp, sharp rendered projections and glass. An in-ground concrete pool is located in the front yard and cleverly wraps around the side to provide a generous length for swimming laps. The off-formed concrete elements continue internally and are complemented by polished concrete floors, stair treads and risers. There are bespoke elements throughout the home, many being used for the first time in the south west. The suspended slab is embedded with hydronic floor heating, which radiates heat to both the lower and upper living areas. A standout feature is the exceptional timber furniture in every room which was crafted by Dunsborough Woodworks. The home is entered in the 2014 HIA SW Housing Award Custom Built Home category, the winners of which will be announced in September. For further information on building with Tallwood Constructions, contact Alex Campbell on 0427 568 214. 31

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Building Design By Dane Richardson

The SIPS story

A number of years ago at a trade show in Perth, I spent some time at the SIPS Industries display, impressed with its innovative system of using insulated panels in the construction process. SIPS stands for Structurally Insulated Panel System and consists of an expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation core sandwiched between 10mm orientated strand board (OSB) faces. Although it appeared to be a great product, I took the option to take note and

watch at that stage. Since that initial curiosity, a few years have passed and I have maintained my interest in this construction process. Developed in Scotland and widely used throughout the UK and Europe, SIPS Industries is now well established in Perth, operating from a factory in Bibra Lake. Several meetings last year with the SIPS team at their factory instilled further confidence in the product and confirmed to 32

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me it was time to work this product into my designs. Now, there’s nothing better than your own home for trying out new things! Hence, the first project to use this system has been my own home, images of which are available to view. The bulk construction has now been completed in an extremely fast time frame. Concrete slab to roof top for this three level home has been completed in just close on seven weeks! The material has been handled by the carpentry ... cont. pg 34


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with SIPS forming part of the package. In fact, I can go as far as to say we have pretty much negated the need for any traditional framing construction and are finding SIPS is as easily integrated as a framed wall. SIPS also has added speed, strength, accuracy, very high levels of thermal resistance and low wastage to the construction process. Plus, we have found that the weather protection offered by the panels has been extremely beneficial while working through the wet! We have a number of other new materials being used at present and I will keep you up to speed with our findings in future articles. In the next issue, we will be reporting on a newly completed project. Dane Richardson is the proprietor of Dane Design Australia, a multi-award winning building design studio based in Dunsborough. For further information on designing a home with DDA, call 9755 3861 or go online at

team on the job, who have had nothing but praise for its ease of use onsite and the accuracy of the system. At present, we have three new projects on the go, encompassing a hybrid use of materials

Dunsborough Settlements understands the real estate settlement process can be confusing and stressful to some people. Dunsborough Settlements will guide you through a smooth, stress-free settlement by keeping you informed of what is happening with your settlement and what steps need to be taken to ensure your settlement is completed by the due date. Specialised services carried out by Dunsborough Settlements: • Residential settlements • Commercial settlements • Strata title settlements • Vacant land settlements • First home buyer settlements • Subdivisions

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Feature Property

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Luxurious living, unparalleled design! Boasting over 700 square metres of living space, this magnificent, architecturallydesigned, multi-level home is positioned in the heart of old Dunsborough just minutes from the foreshore. Featuring 4 separate living zones, this 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom property also includes a superb north-facing alfresco area with 12 person spa, a huge home office, which could be converted to dual-key holiday accommodation, and a state of the art gymnasium. A luxurious kitchen features Miele appliances and ceasarstone benchtops, and the large dining area comes complete with a 7m high ceiling void. The main suite with walk-in wardrobe includes a large ensuite with a walk-in shower and the guest suite ... cont. pg 38 36

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includes a private balcony and use of a second entry. Offering a new standard in luxury beachside living, for further information on this fabulous home, contact Eloise Jennings on 0418 933129 or Andrew Hopkins on 0407 440438 at JHY Realty. Price $2,890,000.



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Introducing ...

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ensure a professional and hassle-free experience for clients. Lisa’s previous event management experience includes working as the event coordinator at Lake Louise Ski Resort in Alberta, Canada. For this role, Lisa organised community events, assisted in ski races and was fortunate to be a part of Amazing Race Australia. She has also volunteered as the marketing coordinator for Oysterfest. An event promoting local seafood to South Australia, her role included holding an oyster eating competition in the Adelaide markets, organising media promotions and liaising with local business owners. For further information on organising your next function or corporate event, contact Lisa Bryant at Headline Events on 0400 830 533 or go online at

A brand new event management business has recently opened its doors in Dunsborough. Owned and operated by South Australianborn Lisa Bryant, Headline Events provides event management services throughout the south west and beyond, specialising in private and corporate events, weekend getaways and functions. With a degree in Recreation, Planning and Management (specialising in event management), Lisa has recently relocated to Dunsborough and brings a wealth of experience to the business. Passionate about organising events to an extremely high standard, her background in corporate planning and organisational structure will



UK and returned to Australia in 2008, based on the Gold Coast. I recently relocated to the South West when an opportunity came up to manage Bartercard in the region. My team and I grabbed the opportunity, as we had heard wonderful things about the region. Bartercard Australia is investing heavily into the WA economy and has big plans for growth in the state and we are looking forward to being a part of it. What is your key focus for South West? I want to help bring more tourists to the region and grow businesses. Through Bartercard, I am able to promote our local businesses throughout Australia and into international markets. Whether it’s a café, resort or hotel, all will benefit from the increase in visitors that Bartercard can attract. Members are loyal to other members and will always spend with a Bartercard member first. What kinds of businesses suit the Bartercard model?   Bartercard suits all small to medium sized businesses looking for more customers. It’s also important to note that we save cash for the business. We work for any business that has spare capacity, is looking to reduce costs or just wants more turnover. Not many companies can guarantee sales like Bartercard can. As we grow so do the opportunities between the members. Is there a particular deal that you have achieved for a client that stands out as a highlight? A local business recently ran a promotion that successfully attracted more customers. He purchased an overseas holiday on Bartercard to give it away via a weekly draw. He increased his customer base and his cash flow. Instead of paying for the holiday in cash, it was paid for by the extra customers we are now sending him - a win-win situation for all. More cash clients and no cash outlay. A simple way of thinking outside the square to gain a competitive advantage in town. How do you spend your spare time away from the office? Being new to the area, we have been busy visiting all our clients throughout the South West. The Busselton and Margaret River area is definitely my favourite destination. I’m looking forward to many more travels in the region - it’s like being a resident tourist really and it’s great to experience the beautiful south west!

Meet … Darryl Toreaux In this edition of The BussletonDunsborough Life, we catch up with Darryl Toreaux, the new Business Development Manager at Bartercard South West. What is Bartercard? Bartercard connects businesses and people and helps improve profitability. It is a flexible, secure and fully accountable way for businesses to undertake transactions. Through Bartercard, businesses are introduced to new business networks, they find more customers and can improve cash flow. How does it work? Bartercard members are issued with ‘trade dollars’, an electronic currency which is an interest-free line of credit loaded onto a debit card. This debit card can be used throughout the Bartercard network to purchase goods and services and allows other members to purchase your services in the same way. You can sell goods and services and buy later, or buy now and sell later. Transactions are recorded on an on-line account, similar to a bank account, and are recognised as being equivalent to a dollar by the ATO for accounting and taxation purposes. How can Bartercard work for local businesses? Bartercard connects business people by helping to grow their business and each member is allocated a trade coordinator. We offer a service whereby we identify new opportunities and provide business contacts in addition to the access that a member already has to the Bartercard network of over 20,000 businesses. In addition, members can use the card to reduce cash spending, fill downtime and gain access to an interest free line of credit. By tapping into that line of credit, our members avoid the usual high interest or bank charges, enabling them to keep growing when cash flow is tight or business is slow. How long have you been associated with Bartercard? I was a member in the early 1990’s with my first company and have worked for Bartercard since 1999. In 2002, I ran the consultancy team in the 40

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Mercedes-Benz GLA Eagerly awaited compact SUV arrives

With sales in the luxury compact SUV market continuing to boom, it’s no surprise to see the world’s leading luxury car manufacturer eager for a piece of the action. The Mercedes-Benz GLA is the German giant’s answer to the Audi Q3, BMW X1 and Range Rover Evoque and whilst it has been marketing a similar sized model in Europe in left hand-drive for a while (the GLK), the all new GLA has a distinct personality all of its

own. Aimed primarily at the buyer looking for a versatile, family hatchback-sized model with a slightly higher driving position, the frontwheel drive GLA takes its influences from the recently launched all-new A-Class, although as Mercedes points out, this is a car not only at home on the road but off-road too with its added capabilities. Currently, there are 3 versions available in the GLA line-up, all fitted with Eco start-stop and


motoring direct fuel injection. The entry level model, the drive. Featuring a 2.0 litre turbo-powered 200 CDI, comes with a 2.1 litre turbo-diesel petrol engine with 7-speed automatic engine that produces 100kW of power and transmission, producing 155kW of power and 300Nm of torque. 350Nm of torque, fuel Available with 7-speed consumption is again “the all new GLA has a automatic transmission, impressive at just 7 litres distinct personality all of standard equipment per 100kms. Finally, its own” includes ABS, Active expected later in the Parking Assist and Blind year is the ferocious Spot Assist, Bi-xenon AMG version, the GLA fixed headlamps, 18-inch alloys, electric 45. This super-tuned variant is forecast to exterior mirrors, a reversing camera, dual-zone deliver a huge 265kW of power and 450Nm of climatic control and Bluetooth connectivity. torque, powering its way from 0-100km/h in With fuel consumption at just 4.6 litres per just 4.8 seconds. 100kms and a price tag of under $50,000, it’s At around 6cm taller and 12cm longer than its well-appointed, efficient and affordable. smaller A-Class sibling, there’s plenty to like Next up is the GLA 250, fitted with all-wheel about the styling achieved from the combination of the extra height and sleek lines. Rear passengers will also be happy with the added legroom and, with a very handy 481 litres of boot space, the GLA offers more storage capacity than many larger SUV’s on the market. Inside, as you would expect from Mercedes, the cabin is awash with luxurious touches, including leather-upholstered, poweradjustable seats that feature four-way electro-pneumatic lumbar support, a distinctive dash with silver sports dials complete with red needles, chrome plated air vents and the now familiar Mercedes Command interface. It’s taken a while for MercedesBenz to address this particular segment in the market but it has definitely been worth the wait. With its sporty, eye-catching looks and impeccable finish, it comes with all the in-built luxuries expected from the home of the three-pointed star. For further information on the all-new Mercedes Benz GLA, contact Coastal Automotive Centre, Bunbury on 9721 8199. 45


The New Force in South West Motoring Multi-franchise dealership launches in Bunbury

With one of the largest regional dealerships in Western Australia set to open its doors in Bunbury, local car buyers will soon be able to view some of the world’s leading marques in one purpose-built location. Combining three brands under one roof, Geographe Ford, Bunbury Volkswagen and Bunbury Hyundai, and located in state-of-the-art facilities on Spencer Street, the new dealership will include plush modern offices, spacious showrooms and a $4m 24 bay workshop, utilising the very latest in automotive technology. With Geographe Ford Busselton also part of the same group, the opening of the facility is set to provide a level of choice and service unmatched in the south west. Run by a team with many years’ experience in the automotive industry, these are exciting times for car buyers in the south west. To celebrate the opening of the new dealership, The Busselton-Dunsborough Life met Colin Shaikh, Dealer Principal, to find out more about him and his plans.

customers. I love the industry. Cars are still a very emotional thing for many people and I know a number of customers who either have names for their cars or can relate back to a special moment involving a car they owned at the time.

Who have you worked for during your career? During my time in the industry, I have been fortunate to have met many well respected practitioners who have inspired me to further enhance my own career, including Tyson Sutton, Dealer Principal of Regent Motors - a family-owned group of businesses. He is now my business partner in this venture and he also has family in Bunbury.

What persuaded you to move to Bunbury? A number of reasons. Having been raised in a New Zealand town similar in size to Bunbury, I’ve always wanted to bring up my family in a place with a similar feel. Bunbury has plenty of country charm yet also has a thriving business community. I’m inspired by the loyalty shown to local businesses by the community and the current feeling of progress towards the future of Bunbury. The opportunity to start a new business here is an exciting prospect.

How long have you been involved in the automotive industry and what sparked your interest? My association with the automotive industry spans a period of over 25 years. During that time, I have held a number of roles, starting as an Apprentice Automotive Technician before progressing to my current position as a Director and Owner of Geographe Ford, Bunbury Hyundai and Bunbury Volkswagen. My interest in the business was sparked, quite simply, by people, our customers. As a mechanic, I always wanted to be a salesperson as I wanted to be the one chatting to the

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What benefits will your brand new state-of-the-art dealership bring to Bunbury and the south west? We believe firstly a superior level of service. Set to open mid - 2014, the three-franchise facility will be modern and accessible and will provide unrivalled customer service both in the sales and service departments. Each franchise will have its own designated areas, including comfortable hospitality areas and parking. The workshop is arguably the biggest in the south west, featuring 24 bays and is that clean you could eat you lunch off it! In addition to that, we are ‘factory backed’ so our customers no longer need to go to a non-branded service outlet to obtain a cheap service as most of our models have capped price servicing. We offer to beat any outside price and only use genuine parts and fluids. We also want to be known as a place of local employment for those who want a career in the automotive industry, and we believe in true customer service.

no more for cars than you did 10 years ago - in fact, in most cases, less. Plus, the industry has become highly regulated, which has improved customer service and levels of professionalism within the industry. A welcome change.

Do you have a favourite car and what do you currently drive? I am currently driving a Volkswagen Touareg. Stylish and gutsy, it’s an outstanding vehicle. If you asked me what my favourite car is, though, it is the car that one of my customers has enjoyed for a number of years before returning it to the dealership to buy the new model!

How do you relax away from the office? The business and the construction of the new dealership keep me very busy, as does my home life with my wife and 2 small children. However, I do enjoy a run along the spectacular Bunbury coastline, a visit to my local gym, or a long Sunday lunch somewhere outdoors, sampling the great local produce. My wife and I love it here.

How has the automotive industry changed since you started your career? The industry has changed in a number of ways, largely with the level of standard features now available in cars. Technology, safety, and comfort have all vastly improved yet you pay 47

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Toyota Kluger

a major part in that success is, of course, the Toyota Kluger. First launched in Japan in 2000 and internationally into the US in 2001 as the Toyota Highlander, the original Kluger first arrived in Australia in 2003, and until the launch of the RAV 4, was Toyota’s biggest selling AWD vehicle. The second generation model, available for the first time in 2WD and AWD, first appeared on these shores in 2007 and now the eagerly awaited third generation model has arrived.

Bigger and better than ever!

When it comes to choosing the family 4x4, you would be hard pressed to ignore the claims of the Toyota range. From the iconic LandCruiser to the stylish Prado, the rugged Hilux to the retro-styled FJ Cruiser and not forgetting the fourth generation Rav 4, worldwide sales more than testify to the popularity of the brand. And


motoring So what makes it so sought after? Well firstly, touch over $40K for the entry level GX, around this is a crossover SUV that defines the word $50K for the mid-range GXL or just under $65K versatility. Happy to be eating up the bitumen for the top of the range Grande. For the or mixing it off-road, this is a car that excels in all-wheel drive versions, expect to pay another carrying a total of up to seven passengers, 10% on top. anywhere they might wish to go, in both Fitted with an improved V6 3.5 litre petrol comfort and style. engine delivering First seen at last year’s 201kW of power and “a crossover SUV that New York Motor Show, 337Nm of torque, its the third generation defines the word versatility” six-speed sequential Kluger ups the ante automatic gearbox once more. Bigger also allows for manual (80mm longer and 15mm wider), better operation if required. Fuel economy is an equipped, more fuel efficient and better agreeable 10.2 litres per 100kms for the looking than its predecessor, prices start at a 2-wheel drive or 10.6 litres for the all-wheel drive, and with seven airbags and a full suite of safety systems plus reversing camera, it’s one of the safest SUV’s on the road. Finally, as we have come to expect from Toyota, the list of standard equipment is impressive. Featuring 18-inch alloys, rear parking sensors, daytime running lights, cruise control, air-conditioning, plus a 6-speaker audio with a 6.1 inch screen and the Toyota Link infotainment system, the Grande gets 19-inch alloys, LED lights with auto high beam, a tilt-andslide sunroof, heated and cooled front seats and an 8-inch touchscreen with navigation and digital radio. Conclusion Overall, this is an impressive, well equipped, spacious 4x4 with performance levels to match. If it’s versatility, practicality and dependability that you are after, then the Kluger takes a great deal of beating. For further information on the new Toyota Kluger or other models in the Toyota range, contact Busselton Toyota at 78 West Street on 9781 0000. 51

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Inline Skating A mobile programme that comes to you

As one of the nation’s fastest growing sports, the benefits of learning to skate are plentiful. As well as being great fun, affordable, sociable and accessible, the health benefits are numerous and wide-ranging. Now, thanks to the Be Active Mobile Skate Programme, an initiative of The Rink Bunbury, budding skaters are able to experience the thrill of inline skating right on their very own doorstep. The Rink’s mobile programme is a natural extension of the range of programmes run at its skating centre in Gibbons Road, Bunbury, and is available from as far north as Perth to Walpole in the south. To host a class in your area, a smooth, level asphalt surface is required, i.e. a basketball or tennis court, and the area must be swept. During the wetter months, undercover areas are recommended as skating is not permitted in wet conditions. Equipment supplied by The Rink includes the inline skates and all protective gear and tuition is available for beginner, intermediate and advanced skating levels. For multiple class bookings, a 15 minute break between classes is recommended to allow for changeover time and it is also recommended that an adult or teacher is present during classes. The areas covered by the Rink are divided into 4 separate zones each with its own pricing structure. Zone 1 covers the Greater Bunbury area and prices are adjusted to cover distance and staff travel. Classes are also run at The Rink and cost $100 for a 1 hour group of up to 25 children. This price includes equipment and coaching. So, whether you are interested in hosting a school activity, booking a children’s party or simply want to encourage kids in your area to learn to skate in a controlled, professional environment with specialist coaches, simply contact The Rink on 9725 6999 or email

Meet….Anne Edwards In this issue, we talk with Anne Edwards, a former national champion, who has rediscovered her love of skating at The Rink.

When did you start skating? I started as a 4 year old. My 3 brothers and I lived at the Rink! We all competed and it wasn’t until I was 15 that I decided that I wanted to get good. I said to my coach, Susan Brooks, that I wanted to win nationals and she replied, “OK, well if you do, you will need to practise and then practise some more!’ So I followed her instructions, worked hard and guess what - I won! Then, aged 17, I moved to Perth, trained as an apprentice pastry chef, met my husband and had 2 beautiful children, Blake and Cristin.

What are your memories as a child skating and would you recommend parents bring their children to skating classes? I loved skating as a child. It gave me the freedom to express my creative side and it was something different. I’d definitely recommend bringing children to classes as they get to skate with others at the same level and work through the stages at their own pace.

Why did you come back to skating? My daughter had started and I decided that instead of sitting on the sidelines, I’d put my old skates on and see how it felt. Realising how much I’d missed it, it didn’t take long before I was back doing private lessons and competing again. Then, under the guidance of Susan, I began to learn a new style of skating for me called Solo Dance. This meant no partner, just me, participating at times I could make it or 52

sport & recreation whenever my daughter was training. The compulsory side of this programme involves skating to music with turns and steps (think ballroom dancing on skates). Next, the creative side is where we create a character programme to fit my own personal skill level. Timing and musicality are key here as are the variety of turns and tricks. This year’s programme was Roaring 20’s and I had so much fun.

different to teenage bodies and you need to adapt accordingly. Adults need more time to recover, good medical advice and technical coaching or you get to a point when your body says stop. My coach, sports doctor and physio are all able to help me when I have issues that need addressing and I know that as my body changes I can improve my understanding and seek help when needed. After less than 2 years, I’ve learnt a new discipline, improved my health, worked better with my body and fallen back in love with my sport. Even better is that each time my daughter and I go training together, I get great joy from watching her and the other skaters improve, whilst having great fun. On her return, Anne was placed 2nd at National Championships 2013 and was placed 3rd at the 2014 Oceania Championships in New Zealand.

Have you enjoyed teaching and judging? I love teaching as I can be with children and adults who want to learn a sport that I’m passionate about. Judging is new to me but being a coach has helped me see a different side to the sport and understand the judges’ points of view. I’m really enjoying this new journey as it gives me the opportunity to give something back to a sport that has given me so much.

Have you enjoyed competing again? I love competitions, maybe because I have 3 competitive brothers, however, it also gives me the opportunity to improve my skills and reach my goals. The Oceania Championship was an amazing experience being my first ever international competition. I met loads of competitors at the same skill level and was able to reach a goal that I’ve had for a long time.

How has skating encouraged you to get fit and how have you adapted to being older? Since my return to skating, I have not only lost weight but also increased my strength and flexibility to help my competition chances. It’s really improved my overall health. My nutrition awareness has also improved thanks to a new career cooking at Natural Temptation Café. I have learnt so much about how healthy nutritional food can give you the energy to fulfil a busy, demanding lifestyle. Returning to skating, I thought I would return to free-skating, the type I did as a child. I soon discovered that bodies in their 30’s are very 53

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Wall Art

A feature wall within a room has almost become a requirement of a well-finished home. Commonly a wall of contrasting paint or flamboyant wallpaper, interior designers are now moving towards a more individual approach to decorating and this involves sourcing unique artwork. A striking piece of art can say a lot more about a home and its owner than a block of paint from the current season’s on-trend colour palette. Individual and personal, it will have been chosen because it is of particular interest to the buyer. For budgets that don’t stretch to buying expensive artworks, try creating your own special piece. A simple way is to create a photo or art wall of a particular subject. This could include photographs of family members, seascapes, patterns in nature, sailing, cars, maps or prints of artwork. Keeping to the same subject matter will bring the separate pictures together as one piece of art as will settling on one colour of frame and how they are arranged. Try starting from the middle of the wall and work around in outward circles or a spiral of frames. Or ensure every frame has a side that has a certain parallel measurement, such as 30mm, to one other frame. Another successful look is to create a shape of all the frames together.

Frames in themselves are diverse and can make a beautiful artistic arrangement when hung without their backing or their glass. Empty frames like this work best if they vary in their ornateness and style. Sticking to the same colour is recommended unless using metal frames. These can work well as a group even if the metal colours, such as gilt, silver and bronze, vary. Finally, how about using mirrors, either in interesting Art Deco designs or as framed mirrors to create that unique look? With their reflected light, these work particularly well in part of a room that needs to be brightened up. 56

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A Case of Déjà Vu: Seven Paintings that Relive Art History in the Everyday by Western Australian artist Thomas Hoareau ArtGeo Gallery 15 May - 22 June In A Case of Déjà Vu, Western Australian artist Thomas Hoareau explores the concept of homage by referencing well-known works from Western art Thomas Hoareau -The Girl history. But rather than copying historic works, such as Édouard Manet’s Bar at the Folies-Bergère, Grant Wood’s American Gothic, Theodore Gericault’s The at the Counter of Leabridge Newsagent (1998). Raft of the Medusa and Gustave Courbet’s The Stonebreakers directly, Hoareau re-works their themes in 88 x 112 cm. Oil on Canvas an everyday social context to articulate contemporary issues. The national tour of this exhibition is managed by

Tilting at Windmills ArtGeo Gallery Thomas Hoareau- Lavage 8 August to 7 September - The Raft of the Medusa Western Australian artist Denise (2010) 183 x 214 cm. V. Brown is well known for using a Left: Denise V. Brown - Shades of Grey Acrylic on canvas. variety of media to create (2012) - image courtesy the artist artworks, challenging aspects of modern society that explore Right: Denise V. Brown - Memories were themes of social exclusion and the concept of ‘other’. In this made of (2009-12) - image courtesy the exhibition, she presents a series of exquisitely crafted three artist dimensional artworks that explore the effect of Our Home, Our Heart communication difficulties for an individual in a society where ArtGeo Gallery 28 June to 3 August information is gathered and assimilated in overwhelming quantities. The artworks invite the viewer to experience the An exhibition of selected work by frustration, isolation and long term trauma that may result from youth aged from 12 to 25 who live an inability to understand those around us due to language in the City of Busselton. barriers. Denise draws on her own experience and deep empathy Signature South West for people who find themselves adrift without 1 September - 20 October language to create a moving narrative recognisable to a wide audience. The City of Busselton’s annual acquisitive art prize was The national tour of this exhibition is managed launched in 2008 to help build by an art collection with a regional flavour. Don’t Forget to Write by MarinaTroitsky - Winner Signature South West 2013


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Book Reviews

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Australia The Photographer’s Eye Nick Rains Pouring over the images in Australia The Photographer’s Eye, is a visual treat in itself but this beautiful book produced by award-winning photographer Nick Rains has even more to offer. Rains began his photographic career over 25 years ago in Europe and, since moving to Australia in 1990, he has focused on travel and landscape photography. He is all too familiar with travelling for weeks at a time throughout the wilderness in order to find a significant photo moment. And this is what provides the commonality for the images in Rains’ current publication; knowing where to look for the photo. Every section covers areas from a state of Australia and Rains writes a short passage about why he chose specific places to photograph. He includes ‘photographic hotspots’ with coordinates so that the reader can use Google Earth to find the exact locations. To make the most of photo opportunities that may arise in these specific hotspots, there is a section at the back of the book with photo tips, including image depth and advice on the optimum time of day for the photo. The images themselves are spectacular and vary greatly in their point of interest. There are vast natural landscapes, city scenes, bold colours, aerial shots, intricate details and patterns, the list goes on. Rains has produced a book that is not only a pleasure to dip in and out of but one that offers photography enthusiasts an unparalleled insight into creating great photography.

We Are Water Wally Lamb Wally Lamb has created a reputation for writing bestsellers and We Are Water is destined to achieve similar success. He is an author that thrives on sharing his interest of human psychology, giving the reader vivid insights into characters’ thoughts and behaviours. A great deal of Lamb’s fiction focuses on people striving to become better and happier people. The story of We Are Water is told through the voices of a family living in modern-day New England. Each has their own reaction to Annie Oh (mother, wife and artist) separating from her husband after 27 years and marrying her lesbian lover. Painful feelings and past life experiences are unearthed as the family comes to terms with the wedding and with each other. There are no wishy-washy characters to pad out the storyline; Lamb has created each to have their own unique traits to define their persona – nonconformist, free-spirited, do-gooder, self-consumed. We Are Water is an intricate study of resilience as very different people struggle to achieve love and fulfilment in their lives. It is, at times, a disquieting read. But there is humour too and humanity in the novel, which provides welcome uplift and comfort. The above books were supplied by Barefoot Books, Busselton’s leading independent bookshop. Visit the store at Shop 23, Fig Tree Lane, Busselton, or call 9751 3905.

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Winter Nail Art Beautiful nail art is currently a huge beauty trend and can add as much impact to an outfit as a statement bag or pair of shoes. Runways around the world have regularly been showcasing polish fashion and here are some ideas for fabulous winter nails. The edit on colours is for glorious, deep red wine shades; blues, such as royal and navy; nudes that are buttery, caramel or taupe; and greys that have a blue undertone. Nudes and greys are perfect for showcasing jewellery and particularly, of course, rings. Darker nails tend to resurface in the cooler months and there is a call for black and graphite polish in matte as well as high shine. Striking effects include adding metallic swirls or embellishments, such as a crystal. However, because WA tends to have mild winters, black may seem a little heavy. So perhaps save it for a one off manicure for a special night out. Choosing a different polish for the tip of the nail opens up so many colour and design options. It is a modern take on the classic French manicure. What’s set to be on trend this season is to have a dark nail colour, such as a deep red wine, navy blue or graphite with a metallic or glittery tip. Bare nails can be equally as attractive with a painted tip or with just a flick of colour across the tip. There are also many amazing effects that can be added after a base coat, such as diamond dust, gold leaf, gemstones and even tiny beads that can be ‘rolled’ on to each nail before it has dried. Make sure that you take time to commit to a regular beauty regime for your hands so that you can indulge in countless new looks throughout the winter months. Start by filing a nail shape that suits your fingers by following the natural curve of your

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What is Transfer Messenger Enzyme Therapy?

Enzymes are present in abundance in our bodies. Living substances that regulate health, they work with certain minerals in the body to form a natural system of antioxidants that fight corrosive free radicals. Where some cosmetic facial treatments may only act on the surface of the skin, uniquely, Transfer Messenger Enzyme Therapy medi-facials work with the skin, and the enzymes within it, to correct imbalances. This leads to a strengthening of the structural integrity of the skin to create a healthy environment in which cells can live and thrive. Transfer Messenger Enzyme Therapy works on getting skin kick-started again. Optimal skin functioning is the key to improving skin conditions and prematurely aged skins. This increases the cell metabolic rate and circulation, bringing a fresh, rich supply of nutrients, and allows the oxygenation of skin cells to aid tissue repair and regeneration. It also activates lymphatic drainage, eliminating toxins, waste material and free radicals. So what can Transfer Messenger Enzyme technique achieve? • age management • a dramatically improved appearance of dull, lifeless, sun damaged skin • the specific targeting of acne, congestion and rosacea • the long term maintenance of skin health • the preparation of skin for corrective dermal therapies At our clinic, our years of experience in skin care allow us to interpret the cause of

By Jeanette Elliott

imbalances in the skin, thereby offering real, long term results together with the best professional, non-invasive clinical skincare systems and skincare backed by science. In short, our mission is to provide a whole approach to the healing and future health of the skin. I believe that the human body is incredibly resilient and has the ability to repair itself. If you are healthy and strong, then you can have glowing healthy skin. Treat the inside as well as the outside and stop looking for a quick fix; there is no such thing. Eat well, exercise regularly, use good products and think positively. As a skin professional, I get great satisfaction from helping clients with their skin concerns by firstly chatting and getting to know them before finding out about any concerns. We really can provide life changing solutions. Jeanette Elliott is a Dermal Clinician operating from the Greater Bunbury Medical Centre and works with the body’s own natural restorative and healing abilities to rebuild skin by encouraging its vital internal processes to function optimally. This enables skin cells to stay alive longer and perform at their highest potential, creating healthier younger looking skin and strengthening and restoring problematic skin back to good health. Call today on 9791 7938 for a free no obligation consultation. Mention this article to receive 50% off your first enzyme medi-facial. Grad. Cert. Dermal Therapies in Cosmetic Dermal Science Accredited IPL/Laser Safety Officer CIDESCO (Switzerland) CIBTAC (UK)

Skin Revision and IPL Clinic Call now for a free consultation 9791 7938 Greater Bunbury Medical Centre, 12-16 Vasse Street, Bunbury 64

health & beauty


In Harmony Hair Day Spa and Beauty Salon

Located in Fig Tree Lane, In Harmony Hair, Day Spa and Beauty Salon is Busselton’s one stop shop for all hair and beauty treatments. Run by Gillian, Amy, Cherie, Sophie and Suzanne the salon prides itself on offering a wide variety of beauty and day spa treatments using some of the industry’s leading brands and product ranges, including the world famous Guinot skincare range. The day spa offers treatments for both men and women in modern, relaxed surroundings. The range of treatments includes facials, exfoliation and body wraps, massages, shower-based body treatments, hand and foot treatments, aromatherapy sessions and milk baths. Beauty services include waxing for men and women, manicures and pedicures, makeup, spray tanning and nail treatments. The salon is also home to one of the leading cellulite treatment machines, the Guinot Techni Spa, which guarantees results after just 3 or 4 sessions. Specialising in getting blood circulation flowing to help break down fat cells in the body, the machine is also recommended for deep back massages or for stress relief purposes. With a hairdresser now permanently on site and available for mobile appointments, the salon also offers a full range of hair treatments together with a body piercing service and makeup service for both weddings and school balls. Tailored bridal, hen and ball packages are also available to suit all budgets. In addition to the Guinot skincare range, a selection of beauty products, including ranges from Alpha-H and SunFx are also available to purchase in-store and from the online shop. Gift baskets perfect for staff, friends or family along with gift vouchers can also be purchased. For further information treatments available and pricing, contact Gillian on 9754 6644 or visit the salon at Shop 36, Fig Tree Lane, 64-68 Kent Street, Busselton.

Waxing - Tinting Perming & Bleaching Manicure & Pedicures Make-up - Bodypiercing Tel 9754 6644 Shop 36, Fig Tree Lane, 64-68 Kent St, Busselton

Massage - Tanning Nails - Hairdressing Day Spa

food & wine

Restaurant Review More Café

As one of Busselton’s most popular eateries renowned for its fresh, diverse and wholesome menu, More Café has always been on our ‘to-do’ list. In this edition of The Busselton-Dunsborough Life, we finally paid a visit. Open from Monday to Saturday for breakfast and lunch, More Café offers a unique dining experience. With its lime washed walls, lively atmosphere and distinctly urban feel, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a meal with friends, or to simply grab a coffee and watch the world go by. With alfresco dining and plenty of takeaway options available, there has always been a wide range of reasons to visit. Arriving for breakfast at 8am, the café was already in the middle of its busy morning serving. A morning made particularly busy by a steady flow of Ironman competitors preparing for the event later in the week. Choosing from the Autumn 2014 menu, we were sorely tempted by the More Breakfast Wrap, a delicious combination of scrambled egg, bacon, spinach, tomato, Cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce, and the More Breakfast served with 2 eggs, bacon, Italian sausage, potato cake, roast tomato, mushroom and toast. However, in the end, we decided to try one of the café’s signature dishes, the Breakfast Bruschetta. Served with field mushrooms, avocado, poached egg and drizzled with balsamic vinegar, the dish proved to be an inspired choice with all the textures and flavours combining perfectly on the plate. It’s no surprise that this is one of the most ordered dishes on the menu and accompanied by a chilled glass of freshly squeezed orange juice it really was the perfect start to the day. Don’t be mistaken for thinking, however, that

all breakfast choices are substantial. For those who fancy a quick bite, there’s a wide selection of different toasted breads (along with a gluten-free option), plus Blueberry Buttermilk Pancakes, Maple Roasted Muesli and Almond Milk Porridge to name but a few dishes. And then, of course, there’s the coffee – worth the visit alone! Or try one of the café’s delicious smoothies, including the Brekky, a fantastic combination of bananas, strawberries, oats, honey and yoghurt. For lunch, the current menu continues to offer up an enticing selection. Choose from Nasi Goreng with chicken or prawns, Panko Crumbed Teriyaki Chicken Burger with avocado and Swiss cheese, Thai Pork Burger with Asian slaw and sweet chilli sauce or Beef burger with Cheddar cheese, onion jam, bacon, tomato and aioli. Mmm! Or simply grab a takeaway snack from the counter. With every item on the menu freshly prepared in the kitchen using local ingredients where possible, More Café is a must visit for fans of beautifully cooked and beautifully presented cuisine. Pop in and awaken those taste buds! Open Monday to Saturday from 7.30am Shop 5 & 6, 65 Kent Street, Busselton Tel 9752 3676 66

Delicious, contemporary Australian cuisine using the finest local produce with spectacular ocean views Open for Breakfast 7.30am to 11.00am, daily Open for Dinner 6.00pm to 10.30pm, Tues to Sun

Wyndham Resort & Spa, 700 Caves Road, Dunsborough T: 08 9756 9777 E:

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My Favourite Dish

By Duncan Timmons, Goanna Gallery and Bush Café

Snapper and Leek Fish Cake with Sauce Grenobloise Both my business partner and fellow chef Tim and I have both spent time in fine dining kitchens and although Goanna Café doesn’t claim to be a fine dining experience it doesn’t mean that elements of the experience cannot feature on the menu. This fish cake shows that simple food done with care and respect can be elevated to something quite special. Not all of the ingredients have to be expensive or glamorous. The recipe for the fish cake has been adapted from a dish we used to cook at a Michelin star restaurant in London. The snapper is sourced from 34 Degrees Blue in Margaret River. Having a good reputation with our supplier certainly helps us to deliver a better product to our customers. The Sauce Grenobloise is a traditional French recipe and is a nice alternative to a mayonnaise based tartar sauce. The fish cake is a good main element to any meal and can be served many different ways. A poached egg on top Fish Cake with hollandaise sauce makes an amazing breakfast or, 300g snapper fillet served with chips and steamed peas, it makes for a great 1 litre milk winter comfort meal. 1 onion Method Serves 6 1 bay leaf Place the snapper fillet in a saucepan, cover with milk and sprig of thyme add the onion, bay leaf, thyme, peppercorns and cloves. 6 peppercorns Cover with greaseproof paper, bring very slowly to boil 6 whole cloves then turn off and allow the fish to steep until cool. The 50g smoked salmon snapper should be cooked so that it is flakey but still juicy. 2 tbsp butter Finely dice the smoked salmon and place to one side. 1 leek Chop the leek into a 1cm dice and wash thoroughly. Cook 300g potato the leeks in the butter, season with salt and pepper. Drain the leeks on absorbent paper. Peel and cook the potatoes 2 tbsp chopped parsley in salted water then mash. flour In a large mixing bowl, add the snapper, smoked salmon, egg wash cooked leeks, mashed potato and chopped parsley. Mix panko bread crumbs together and season to taste. Divide the mix into 6 even Sauce Grenobloise portions. Mould into a ‘puck’ shape. Pass each puck through flour, egg wash and panko crumbs and place to 1 tbsp chopped shallot one side for cooking. 1 tbsp lilliput capers For the sauce, combine all of the ingredients and season 1 tbsp chopped parsley to taste. Cook the fish cakes either in a deep fat fryer at 1 tbsp chopped tarragon 2 hardboiled eggs, finely chopped 170˚C or shallow fry on medium until golden brown. Serve with a generous spoon of the sauce on top. zest and juice from 1 lemon The above dish is available at Goanna Gallery and Bush 3 tbsp olive oil Café on the lunch menu priced at $22.50. It will also salt and pepper sometimes feature at breakfast. 68

enjoy a bite at Busselton Jetty

Enjoy a delicious casual lunch by the sparkling waters of Geographe Bay, or people watch over cake and coffee. Sip cocktails and nibble tapas as you watch the sun set or celebrate with a romantic candlelit dinner at the Equinox. We do great takeaway, try our legendary fish & chips.

Jetty end of Queen Street, Busselton Foreshore P: 08 9752 4641

We’re Open 7 days 8.30am till late

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Drop in for a casual catch up with friends or dinner by the sea. Our courtyard beer garden nestled amongst lush gardens, is ideal for sunny afternoons. Our Function rooms are the perfect venue for weddings & conferences.

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or call (08) 9751 3008 11 Holgate Rd Busselton

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My Favourite Dish By Denise Heberer, The Deck

Pork Trio There is nothing better than a perfectly cooked cut of meat. Except, of course, three different cuts from the same animal cooked and served three different ways, all on one dish, all coming together in unison. At The Deck, our Pork Trio has been on the menu ever since I took over running the restaurant, and for good reason. Firstly, the dish includes a lean sirloin of pork, chargrilled and cooked lightly so it remains juicy. It offers up the flavours that only a chargrilled piece of meat can deliver. Secondly, we include a delicious pork belly cooked in a special stock. The meat melts in the mouth but the dish still has the crisp skin to provide that crunch. Finally, the dish includes slow braised ribs Head Chef Steve cooked in a smoky, sweet-style with his Pork Trio American sauce. Served on a flavoursome parsnip purÊe, the dish also features pork crackling, parsnip salted crisps and broccolini with herb jus to finish off the experience. The Pork Trio would now have to be one of the most popular dishes on the menu, offering so many different combinations for lovers of pork to enjoy. Head chef Steve and myself are always looking to make the dishes on our menu that little bit different to many standard restaurant menus. We aim to offer our customers that wow factor that can be hard to find especially in family friendly venues, and we believe our Pork Trio achieves just that. Come and check out our competitively priced menu – a menu from which everyone can experience something special. The above dish is available at The Deck at 21 Spinnaker Boulevard, Port Geographe Marina. Fully licensed, the restaurant is open 7 days for lunch and dinner from 11am. 70

Enjoy delicious, fresh Seafood in a picturesque waterside setting On the waterfront, Port Geographe Marina, 21 Spinnaker Blvd Busselton PH 9751 2960 W E OPEN 7 Days, 11am till Late

Gardincourt Drive Ferguson Valley Cellar Door Open 7 days 11am till 5pm Ph: 08 9728 0055 Rated 5 Star Winery, James Halliday’s Australian Wine Companion 2014


Goanna Gallery + Bush Cafe Delicious food in a beautiful setting

We are a family-run cafe serving breakfast, lunch, homemade cakes and organic fair trade coffee. Our gallery features artworks and unique gifts created by Australian craftspeople. Surrounded by native Australian bush and our Sculpture walk, Goanna is a natural playground for all ages. Ask us about our picnics and function catering!

Opening Hours Wed to Fri 9am to 4pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am to 4pm. Contact us for holiday opening times

278 Hayes Road, Dunsborough

Tel 9759 1477

food & wine

Winter Recipe Cauliflower and Potato Curry What better way to get warmed up this winter than to tuck into this spicy dish. What’s more, it’s even better when left to cool and then reheated the next day as the flavours can really infuse into the vegetables. Serves 4

Method Place the chunks of potato into a pan and cover with cold water. Bring the pan to the boil and then simmer for 5 minutes. Drain the potatoes and tip onto paper towel. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large pan and add the onion and peanuts. Cook while stirring until the onion starts to turn translucent. Add the ginger paste, chilli flakes, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, coriander, turmeric and some salt and stir constantly for 1 minute. Add the potatoes and cauliflower to the pan and stir to thoroughly mix all the ingredients. Add 60ml of water, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to its lowest setting. Cook gently with the lid on for around 10 minutes or until the cauliflower and potatoes are tender. Check from time to time in case the mixture is sticking, if so, add a tablespoon of water. Add salt and pepper, if desired. Serve with rice and naan bread.

Ingredients 500g potatoes (select a variety good for boiling, such as Kipfler), peeled and cut into chunks 500g cauliflower, cut into small florets vegetable oil 1 onion, finely chopped 20g raw peanuts 1 tbsp ginger paste ½ tsp red chilli flakes 1 tsp mustard seeds 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 tsp ground coriander 1 tsp turmeric salt and pepper to taste 72


FWRO G INES Cellar Door Open Every Friday, Saturday, & Sunday 12-5pm

Easy 10 minute drive from Bunbury. Why not bring a picnic with you.

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Delicious Sushi authentically prepared with the finest fresh ingredients by Japanese chefs

Gourmet Eatery, Cafe and Catering 7 Days 8.30am to 8.00pm - Dine In or Takeaway 59 Dunn Bay Rd, Dunsborough Ph 08 9759 1145 Fx 08 9759 1349 73

food & wine What’s great about this tart, apart from the fact that it is incredibly delicious to eat, is that it is meant to look homemade. This means that there is no need to bother rolling out pastry to exact measurements. As an alternative to cinnamon, try adding ½ tsp almond essence instead.

Winter Recipe Rustic Pear and Apple Tart Ingredients readymade short crust pastry, defrosted according to the pack’s instructions 1 tbsp cornflour 2 tbsp light brown sugar, plus extra for sprinkling

1 tsp ground cinnamon 3 ripe pears 3 apples 1 tbsp lemon juice baking paper


baking sheet 1 tbsp milk 1 tsp honey ¼ tsp boiling water

a border all around the fruit of about 8cm. Fold the border up over the fruit, leaving the fruit in the centre uncovered. Use the baking paper, if necessary, to help to lift the pastry up. Don’t worry about getting the pastry even. Brush the pastry with milk and sprinkle with the extra sugar. Bake for 35-40 minutes until the pastry is golden. Remove the tart from the oven. Make a glaze by mixing the honey and boiling water together in a small bowl. Brush the glaze over the fruit and pastry crust. Place on a plate and allow to cool. Serve warm or at room temperature with custard.

Set the oven to 200°C. Mix together the cornflour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl. Peel the pears and apples, core them and cut into slices. Toss them in a large bowl with the lemon juice. Sprinkle over the flour, sugar and cinnamon mix and stir well to coat the fruit evenly. Roll out the pastry between 2 sheets of baking paper into a circular shape, about 30cm in diameter. Lift onto the baking sheet and remove the top sheet of baking paper. Arrange the fruit mixture in the centre of the pastry circle, leaving


• All day alfresco dining – 7 days • Open 9am-late • Breakfast Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays • Great coffee • Modern Mediterranean menu • Traditional Italian style pizzas, baked in our imported Italian oven • Extensive wine, beer and cocktails list • Take-away available • Friendly relaxed family cafe – kids welcome

All day breakfast | lunch | serious coffee cakes and treats | dine in | take away Open from 7.30am Monday to Saturday

44 QUEEN STREET, BUSSELTON P: 9754 8560 • F: 9754 8564


Shop 5 & 6, 65 Kent St, Busselton Tel 9752 3676

Lunch Tues to Sat 12.00pm to 2.30pm Dinner Tues to Sun 5.00pm to Late

Special functions catered for - BYO - Takeaway 62 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough, Tel 9756 8118

eating out Busselton The Deck Marina Bar & Restaurant Modern Australian cuisine with European influences, seafood specialties and fresh local produce. Panoramic marina views. Open 7 days 11am to Late Fully Licensed 21 Spinnaker Boulevard, Port Geographe Marina, Busselton

Tel 9751 2960

The Equinox High quality cuisine overlooking the tranquil waters of Geographe Bay and the historical Busselton Jetty. Open 7 days from 8am Fully Licensed 343 Queen Street, Busselton

Tel 9752 4641

More Café Fresh, vibrant café with an urban feel. Delicious food made onsite. Friendly staff, great coffee! Open Mon to Sat from 7.30am, closed Sundays and Public Holidays Shop 5 & 6, 65 Kent Street, Busselton

Tel 9752 3676

Sensations Café All day breakfast and lunch plus a selection of teas, delicious coffees, decadent cakes and slices. Open Mon to Fri 9am – 5pm, Sat & Sun 7.30am – 5pm 1/24 Freycinet Drive, Geographe

Tel 9754 7968

Stilts Good food and great service all served with a down-south beach vibe. Open 7 Days 8am – Late Fully Licensed 11 Holgate Road, Busselton

Tel 9751 3008

Vasse Bar Café Centrally located with great coffee, modern Mediterranean menu and alfresco dining. Open 7 days 9am to Late Fully Licensed 44 Queen Street, Busselton

Tel 9754 8560

Zen Coffee Lounge Friendly, family-owned café in central location serving great coffee, breakfast and lunch. Open 7 days 7.30am to 4pm Shop 5, 44 Queen Street, Busselton

Tel 9751 3615


eating out Dunsborough Bamboo Spice Friendly, family-owned restaurant serving authentic Thai cuisine using fresh, local produce. Open Lunch Wed to Sat 12pm – 2pm, Dinner Wed to Mon 5pm – 9pm BYO Shop 12, 42 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough

Tel 9759 1428

Dunsborough Chinese Authentic Chinese cuisine in the heart of Busselton. Dine in or takeaway. Available for special functions. Open Lunch Tues to Sat 12pm – 2.30pm, Dinner Tues to Sun 5pm – Late BYO 62 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough

Tel 9756 8118

Goanna Gallery and Bush Café Enjoy breakfast, lunch or coffee in a beautiful bush setting. Catering service and food hampers now available. Open Wed to Fri 9am - 4pm, Sat & Sun 8.30am - 4pm BYO 278 Hayes Road, Dunsborough Tel 9759 1477

Mardin Kebabs Fish & Chips Centrally located takeaway serving kebabs, fish and chips, gozleme, burgers and Turkish sweets. Open 7 days 11am - 10pm (Sat & Sun to 1am) 11/42 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough

Tel 9755 3332

Piari & Co A neighbourhood restaurant with a menu that showcases the simplicity of local produce and the changing seasons. Open Lunch Tues to Fri from 10am, Dinner Wed to Sun from 5pm Fully Licensed 5/54 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough

Tel 9756 7977

Peko Peko Fresh and nutritious sushi all homemade, healthy and unique. Dine in or takeaway, kids welcome. Open 7 days 8.30am to 8pm, dine in or takeaway BYO 59 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough

Tel 9759 1145

Samudra Café Award-winning gourmet café serving exquisitely presented organic cuisine combining nutrition, creativity and love. Vegan, raw and glutenfree options available. NEW - Wood-fired pizzas. Open 7 days Breakfast 8am - 11.30am, Lunch 12pm - 3pm, Dinner (refer to website or call reception) 226 Naturaliste Terrace, Dunsborough

Tel 9779 9977



Accommodation Dunsborough Central Motel 50 Dunn Bay Road, Dunsborough Rooms – 47 Room Rate – Standard from $120, Superior Motel from $150, Family Room from $155, Superior Studio from $160, Spa Studio from $170 Guest Facilities – Outdoor pool, outdoor heated spa, BBQ areas. Reservations – 9756 7711 or freecall 1800 097 711 Website – Affordable accommodation in the heart of town.

Dunsborough Beach Cottages 95 Gifford Road, Dunsborough Rooms – 24 villas Room Rate - $210 - $460 Guest Facilities – Swimming pool, children’s playground. Reservations – 9756 8885 Website – Dunsborough’s premier beachfront location.

Whalers Cove Villas 3 Lecaille Court, Dunsborough Rooms – 18 Villas Room Rate – From $270 - $550 per night Guest Facilities - Full kitchen, laundry, spacious lounge and dining area, BBQ and outdoor setting, wood heaters, TV & DVD. Reservations – 9755 3699 Website – Beachfront accommodation and walking distance to Dunsborough.

Wyndham Resort & Spa Dunsborough 700 Caves Road, Dunsborough Rooms – 90 Room Rate – From $155 Guest Facilities – Heated pool, outdoor spa, floodlit tennis court, wireless internet, restaurant and bar, Escape Day Spa, conference and wedding facilities. Reservations – 9756 9777 Website – Spectacular and secluded garden setting with direct beach access.


Hillway Apartments 30 Parkfield Street, Bunbury Rooms – Four 2 Bedroom Apartments, each sleeps 6 Room Rates – Seasonal Guest Facilities – Fully fitted kitchen, BBQ area, reverse cycle air-con. Reservations – 0428 955143 Find us on Facebook Walk to town centre, beach, café strip. Suits families.

Mandurah Lakeside Holiday Apartments I Lakes Crescent, South Yunderup Rooms – 28 Two Bedroom Ensuite Apartments Room Rate – $160 Disabled, $190 Standard, $210 Lake View Reservations – 08 9537 7634 Website –, Beautifully appointed, fully furnished apartments close to the Murray River, halfway between Bunbury and Perth. 4 star accommodation.

River Resort Villas 1 Tatham Road, South Yunderup Rooms – 22 Three Bedroom, Two Bathroom Villas (lake or river views) Room Rate – $190.00 (min 2 night stay) Guest Facilities – Swimming pool, heated spa, pool table, kids’ playroom, tennis court. Reservations – 08 9537 7634 Website - Enjoy the tranquillity of a relaxing holiday on the lake by the Murray River. Budget accommodation.

To advertise here call 1300 471 491 Next issue Summer 2014 - Booking deadline Friday November 7th 78


Lakeside Holiday Apartments

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4 Star Accommodation

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Experience the tranquility of the Murray Lake and the enchantment of its lakeside location.

Situated alongside Lakeside Holiday Apartments are the timeless River Resort Villas.

Fully self-contained - 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms – Air conditioned

3 bedroom, 2 bathroom fully fitted villas, sleeps 6 – lake and River views

Gourmet kitchen – laundry – wireless broadband (fee applies) – LCD TV

Swimming pool - spa - sauna – tennis & games room – fishing & crabbing

CD/DVD – BBQ area – heated swimming pool – massage/spa

Media/conference room for up to 65 people




1 Tatham Road, 1 Tatham Road, South Yunderup 6208 South Yunderup 6208 T 08 9537 7634 F 08 9537 8412 T 08 9537 7634 F 08 9537 8412 79

what’s on

Foreshore Markets Signal Park, Busselton Foreshore First, third and fifth Sunday of the month, 7am to 12pm Dunsborough Central Markets Lions Park, Dunsborough Second and fourth Saturday of the month, 7am to 12pm Happs Second Sunday Pop-in Art Market 575 Commonage Road, Dunsborough Second Sunday of the month, 10am to 4pm Sunday 8 June Bendigo Bank Dunsborough Bay Fun Run Dunsborough Bay The course comprises a 3.5km walk, 5km run and 10km run, all starting at 8:30am. Details online at Friday 13 and Saturday 14 June Truffle Kerfuffle Southern Forest Food Festival Fonty’s Pool Caravan Park, Seven Day Road, Manjimup Details online at

Saturday 19 July Southwest Mudfest Bootleg Brewery, Puzey Road, Wilyabrup Obstacle and mud racing with a long and short course option. Details online at Saturday 19 July Great Adventure Challenge Busselton Australia’s leading corporate team building event with Australia’s top companies competing against each other in a team adventure race. Details online at Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 August Nannup Flower and Garden Festival Vasse Highway, Nannup For further information call 0437 650 789 or email Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 August Pedal-Prix Busselton Busselton Foreshore Students and community groups design, build and race a 3-wheeled trike. Details online at Sunday 17 August Chevron City to Surf Busselton Foreshore and surrounds Races and pace to suit everyone - 12km run/ walk, 4km run/walk and 4km wheelchair. Details online at Wednesday 20 to Sunday 24 August CinéfestOZ Film Festival Centred in Busselton with satellite events in Bunbury and Margaret River A celebration of extraordinary Australian and French films. Details online at


226, Naturaliste Terrace, Tel 9779 9977 Upcoming Retreats 6–8 June

Women’s Yoga and Wellness Retreat 13–15 June Women’s Yoga and Wellness Retreat 27–29 June Yoga and Vitality Retreat 25–27 July Women’s Yoga and Wellness Retreat 15-17 August Yoga and Vitality Retreat 19– 21 September Women’s Yoga and Wellness Retreat 28– 30 November Yoga and Surfing Retreat 80

what’s section on

Sunday 31 August Southwest Wedding Fair The Ballroom, Abbey Beach Resort Cost: $10.00 per person (children under 18 Free) Details online at Thursday 11 to Sunday 14 September Chittering’s 21st Wildflower Festival 2014 Bindoon Town Hall, Bindoon Details online at discover/chittering-wildflower-festival Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September Jetts Fitness Adventure Race Western Australia Dunsborough An outdoor adventure race featuring swim, paddle, mountain bike and run courses. Children’s course included. Stage for music and entertainment. Contact Andy on 0427 006 818 for more details Monday 22 to Saturday 27 September Rally by the Seaside Busselton Foreshore The 23rd Bi-Annual Australian Model A Ford Rally.

Thursday 23 to Sunday 26 October Cape to Cape MTB Four day mountain bike race through the south west Details online at Friday 31 October to Saturday 1 November 2013 Busselton Show Churchill Park, Busselton Night time entertainment on Friday including Sideshow Alley from 4pm and fireworks from 8.30pm. Saturday all day entertainment 9am to 5pm. Details online at Friday 21 November to Sunday 23 November Margaret River Gourmet Escape Culinary events throughout the Margaret River region Details online at If you have an event you would like to promote, simply email details to, stating the date, start and finish time and we will do our best to publish it. Remember dates and times of the above events are subject to change.


life’s challenges

True or False?

They said what?

1. Over 80% of Australians live within 100 kilometres of the coast. 2. Australia was the second country in the world to give women the right to vote in 1902. 3. Australia is the second most obese country in the world. 4. It was decided that Canberra should be the capital of Australia due to Sydney and Melbourne arguing about which of them should be the capital of Australia. 5. Australians refer to English people as Pome, which is actually the acronym for People of Mother England. 6. Western Australia occupies a third of the continent and has a larger land area than Western Europe. 7. Perth is closer to Bali than it is to Melbourne. 8. WA has the largest collection of wildflowers on the planet. 9. The Great Northern Highway in WA is the longest in Australia. 10. Broome was once known as the oyster capital of the world.

What have these people got in common? a. Woody Allen, b. Elizabeth Taylor, c. Zsa Zsa Gabor, d. George Bernard Shaw, e. Oscar Wilde, f. Dan Quale, g. George Bush. They all spoke their minds! But who said what? 1. I can resist everything except temptation. 2. Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons. 3. It isn’t pollution that’s harming the environment. It’s the impurities in our air and water that are doing it. 4. It’s clearly a budget. It’s got lots of numbers in it. 5. She had lost the art of conversation but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. 6. The problem with people who have no vices is that generally you can be pretty sure they’re going to have some pretty annoying virtues. 7. I’m an excellent housekeeper. Every time I get a divorce, I keep the house. 1e, 2a, 3f, 4g, 5d, 6b, 7c.

Answers -They said what? 1. Footprints. 2. A sponge. 3. Your word. 4. A nail in a horseshoe. 5. The moon.

What are they talking about? Some people talk in riddles, can you work out what they mean?

Answers - What are they talking about? 1. True 2.True 3.False, Australia is 4th after the US, Mexico and New Zealand. 4. False, although one reason Canberra was chosen was because of its cooler summers, supposedly giving it a more pleasant climate in which to live. 5. False, the acronym is for Prisoners of Mother England. 6. True 7.False, Perth is 2730km from Melbourne and 2614km from Bali. 8. True 9. True 10. False, Broome was once known as the pearling capital of the world.

1. The more you take, the more you leave behind. 2. It’s full of holes but still holds water. 3. You can keep this even after giving it to someone else. 4. It spends its days walking on its head. 5. It’s been around for millions of years but only ever reaches one month old.

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The Busselton-Dunsborough Life - Winter 2014  
The Busselton-Dunsborough Life - Winter 2014  

This edition is packed with the latest fashion to add style and warmth to your wardrobe, warming winter recipes, a luxurious feature propert...