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Editor: Kiri ten Dolle Creative: Marlize Duggan Writers: Kiri ten Dolle, Grant Edwards Photographers: Claudia Baxter Advertising: Julie Merle, Tony Field, Josh Steel, Rhonda Bristow, Cris Padilha, Ronelle Roberts, Brooke Thompson Advertising manager: Peter Hockings Advertising deadline: (February edition) January 10, 2014 Editorial enquiries: T 3817 1743 E kiri.tendolle@qt.com.au Advertising: T 3817 1717 E Peter.Hockings@qt.com.au The Queensland Times 260 Brisbane St, West Ipswich, QLD, 4305 Publisher’s indemnity City Heart Magazine is published by APN Australian Publishing in Ipswich. Those who make advertising placement and/or supply copy material or editorial submissions to City Heart Magazine, undertake to ensure that all such material does not infringe any copyright, trademark, defamation, libel, slander or title, breach of confidence, does not contain anything obscene or indecent, or does not infringe the trade practices act or other laws, regulations or statutes. Further to the abovementioned these persons agree to indemnify the publisher and/or its agents against any investigations, claims or judgements.

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WHAT’S inside 08 Toy story

The lost art of wooden toy-making has a revival in Ipswich

15 Family feast

Delicious recipes to inspire your Christmas menu

19 Party season

Make-up tricks to make your eyes pop

20 Fabulously festive

Four fashion looks to take you from party to poolside

21 Deck the halls

Setting the Christmas scene at home with some expert advice

23 Gift guide

Stuck for present ideas? Here’s some inspiration

38 Back on track

Set realistic fitness goals with our resident PT

39 Weekend getaway

Explore all the Scenic Rim has to offer

45 Our people

Five minutes with June Frank

48 Motoring

We test drive the latest VW Beetle and Isuzu SUV

50 Inside Booeebie

A walk through one of Ipswich’s iconic homes

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EDITOR’S

note THIS month we say goodbye to 2013 and a big hello to 2014. What a year it has been!

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Ipswich streets are festooned with bright displays. Take a tour to see them all.

We hope you find the second edition of City Heart as exciting as the first. We have a bumper edition full of Christmas events, delicious recipes and decorating inspiration. If you’re yet to do your Christmas shopping or you are struggling to find the right

’Tis the season IPSWICH HAS A MAGICAL AIR ABOUT IT IN THE DAYS COUNTING DOWN TO CHRISTMAS.

present for someone, check out our Gift Guide starting on page 23. We have expert tips on surviving summer and the silly season, from what to wear to the latest party looks. We take a look inside Limelight Cinema’s The Lounge and explore all that is on offer in

SHOP windows are filled with Christmas paraphernalia, Santa is busy collecting children’s wish lists in local shopping centres, the streets are strung with decorations and homes sparkle with Christmas lights. The festive season is in full swing with a line-up of entertainment and events. Ipswich Christmas lights tour What better way to see the spectacle of the Ipswich Christmas Lights Competition than on a guided tour? Jump aboard a coach tour to see the best displays across the city on December 17, 18 and 19. Buses depart the Ipswich City Council carpark at 45

the Scenic Rim. There’s

Roderick St at 7pm. A light supper and comfort stop is provided at

something for everyone inside.

the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre (VIC) in Queens Park. The

On behalf of our team, I’d

tour will conclude at around 9.45pm. Tickets for the tours are $20

like to thank our advertisers for

for adult, $15 for children and concessions or $60 for the family.

their business and for choosing

They can be bought online at www.discoveripswich.com.au or by

City Heart.

visiting the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre.

Thanks also to you, our

Adopt-a-Family Appeal

readers, who continue to

’Tis the season for giving, so make this Christmas special for a

inspire our magazine and

family in need. Ipswich residents still have time to donate to The

support us along the way. Merry Christmas Ipswich! Til next year, happy reading.

Kiri Want to be in City Heart? Email me: kiri.tendolle@qt.com.au

Queensland Times Adopt-A-Family appeal before it ends on December 13. The annual appeal – now in its 31st year – will see families up for “adoption” by individuals, businesses, clubs, schools, families and workplaces. Items will be collected such as toys and non-perishable food items and made into a Christmas hamper for young families, single parents and pensioners facing financial hardship. Compassion Church volunteers will staff collection points at Riverlink Shopping Centre and Ipswich CBD Coles. Pick up a grocery bag – with its guide list of required items – from a collection point or the QT office, or City Hope Church in Ripley. This year’s target campaign was 700 which included hampers of Hope for the City Hope Church.

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COUNTDOWN

to Christmas Top of Town twilight trade Fridays, to 8pm, during November and December Find all your gifts by taking advantage of extended trading hours. Fashion, food, homewares, fresh produce and artisan products – there’s something for everyone. Visit facebook.com/topoftown Railway Reminiscences – The Workshops Christmas The Workshops Rail Museum, North St, North Ipswich, December 11, from 10 –11am Help create a community photographic exhibition, exploring what The Workshops and Rail mean to you. Wear enclosed shoes for the tour. Christmas Sunset Markets Ipswich Mall and d’Arcy Doyle Place – December 20, 3–7pm Discover unique gifts, stock up on Christmas cuisine and produce. Live music, free face painting and jumping castle. Springfield Christian Family Christmas Lunch Woodcrest State College Auditorium, 38 Nev Smith Dr, Springfield, Christmas Day 9am: Church Service 10am: Morning tea 11.30am: Free lunch Phone 3818 2915


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Wooden wonders THE IPSWICH WOODCRAFT CLUB IS BRINGING BACK THE ART OF TOY MAKING, WORKING ON ITEMS FOR CHRISTMAS GIVING.

pleasure is giving the toys away.

And it’s working. Member

“When I was young, I used to make my own toys,” he says. “In those days you couldn’t

Joanne Holloway says toy making is making a comeback. “There’s more people

just go out and buy them ...

making wooden toys today

you made them.”

than 10 years ago because

It was that nostalgia which

IN AN abandoned Scout

these things were around.”

there are more plans available

clubhouse in Brassall, a small

triggered the formation of the

and more clubs teaching it,”

team of woodworkers are busy

group three months ago.

she says.

“It’s good therapy. You’re in

cutting, sanding and painting

“The best thing about

wooden toys to bring joy to

your own little world,” says

making toys is giving them

children this Christmas.

Len, who can spend some 300

away.”

hours working on a

It’s a Friday and members of

Children are not encouraged

sophisticated model.

the Ipswich Woodcraft Club’s toy maker’s group are planning

to use their imaginations as

Mick Turnock has been

their next project – a full-size

working with wood for more

traditional rocking horse to

than 25 years. something you saw or played

For club captain Len Muller, toy making, now somewhat of a lost art, is enjoying a revival

with as a kid,” he said.

grandchildren. The Ipswich Woodcraft Club toy making group meets

“We’re trying to bring them back and make people aware

in Ipswich. His greatest

Most people joined the club to make something for their

“You are trying to recreate

give away to charity.

their parents did, she says.

Fridays at the former Brassall Scout building at Mihi St.

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WRITE TO SANTA Drop your letter into Santa’s letterbox at the Santa Set and Santa will write back. Collect your letter from the Centre Management Office after 3 days.

GIVE A GIFT CARD Purchase a $100 Riverlink Gift Card and receive a $10 card free! Available from the booth near Best & Less or the Centre Management Office.

CRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING Ipswich & West Moreton

Outside Kmart. Gold coin donation to Lifeline. Operating times vary.

FUN ON-LINE! Visit our website for heaps of interactive Christmas fun.

MOVIES AND MORE! Our Limelight Cinemas complex is now open. Visit our website www.riverlink.net.au for details on Christmas trading hours, Santa photo hours, gift wrap operating hours and more. Wishing all our customers a Christmas!


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LEFT: MALONE, a louisiana catahoula leopard cross pup from the RSPCA animal campus. The RSPCA is asking people to think carefully before buying an animal as a Christmas gift.

Ask yourself

DO I want a puppy or an adult dog? Can I cover all the financial costs of owning a dog, beyond just the purchase price, including food, bedding, toys and veterinary check-ups and treatment including emergencies? The average dog costs $2000 a year to keep. Is my home safe, secure and suitable for a dog? Do I have time to train and socialise a dog? Will I be able to provide them with enough company so they don’t get lonely or bored? A dog that doesn’t receive enough attention is unlikely to become a social and well-behaved pet. Do I have time to walk and play with a dog every day? Am I ready to make a 15-year commitment?

Is a puppy the right gift? PEOPLE NEED TO CONSIDER CAREFULLY, WITH THE PROSPECTIVE OWNER, BEFORE JUMPING IN AND GETTING A PET AS A CHRISTMAS PRESENT.

“Unfortunately the Christmas

centre hold 220 animals, but that

ridiculous.”

period is one of our busiest with

has ballooned to 250 lately.

The average cost of a medium

people surrendering animals at

The RSPCA launched a

size dog over a 10-year life span is

the start of the Christmas

state-wide campaign this month

estimated to cost its owner more

holidays,” he siad.

to rehome 1300 pets across

than $2000 a year to keep.

“The situation is doubly frustrating because we’ve actually

Queensland’s nine shelters. Forever homes for almost 600

THE RSPCA is asking families to

rehomed over 2000 more animals

open their hearts and their homes

state wide than we had at this

to adopt an animal this Christmas.

time last year and 4000 more than

kennel, you must organise

is lonely, don’t just buy them a dog

two years ago.”

someone to come and feed and

and say here, Happy Christmas.

exercise them,” Mr Beatty said.

Choose one together, because

The animal welfare centres

animals had been found so far.

Mr Beatty said those factors need to be taken into account by

“If you can’t get your dog into a

across Queensland are bursting at

“In most cases people haven’t

the seams as their busiest time of

thought about what they are going

“If you’re away longer than a

year rolls around.

to do with their dog when they go

week, you should get someone to

away.

house-sit.

However, RSPCA spokesman Michael Beatty urged people not

“They either can’t get into

“What you often see is people

to surprise a loved one with a pet

kennels because they are full or

surrendering their dog to go on

this Christmas, but rather involve

they find they are too expensive.”

holiday then sadly, buy another

them in the process.

At any given time, the Wacol

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one when they get back – which is

people considering getting a pet. “If you think your grandmother

they need to have a say in choosing the animal.” He said the RSPCA offered gift vouchers to allow recipients to choose their own pet. Visit the RSPCA Wacol Shelter at 139 Wacol Station Rd, Wacol.


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Honey, orange and whiskey glazed ham Ingredients

saucepan.

Place one clove in the middle of

1 good quality ham from your

On a medium to high heat bring

every diamond.

butcher

to the boil stirring for 3–5 mins

Now place your ham on a

250g brown sugar

until slightly thickened.

baking tray lined with baking

Matt

2 oranges (zest and juice)

Set aside to cool at room

paper.

150ml honey

temperature.

Brush a good layer of the glaze

2tbs Dijon mustard

With your ham run your fingers

all over the ham and place in

125ml whiskey

gently under the skin lifting it off

the pre heated oven.

1/2 tsp sea salt flakes

from the top of the ham. When

Bake for 45 mins to an hour

Chef Matt Sawtell stops by

Whole cloves

you get down to the hock end

brushing with the glaze every

stop and cut the skin off so you

10–15 mins until you have a

LUNCH WITH

to share his twists on these traditional festive

Method

leave the remaining skin

beautiful looking golden glazed

favourites.

Pre heat oven to 180°C

covering the bone.

ham.

Place brown sugar, orange

Lightly score the fat on your

(Any leftovers taste amazing on

Christmas Day lunch menu,

zest, orange juice, honey,

ham to create a 1cm diamond

a sandwich for the next couple

sit back and enjoy.

mustard whiskey and salt in a

pattern.

of days)

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Grilled asparagus with lemon bĂŠchamel and parmesan Ingredients

BĂŠchamel

2 bunch asparagus

In a pot place the butter,

2tbs butter

lemon juice and lemon zest.

2tbs flour

Melt the butter over medium

1 cup milk

heat and add the flour stirring

1tsp lemon zest

with wooden spoon for two

1/2 lemon juice

minutes.

Pinch salt

Slowly add the milk to the flour

parmesan cheese

and butter mix, whisking until

Method

all combined. Whisk in the

Place a pot of water on stove and

salt, set aside and keep warm.

bring to the boil.

To serve

Cut 1cm off the bottom of the

Grill asparagus on barbecue or

asparagus and discard.

in a grill pan to get some

Place asparagus in the boiling

charred markings, place on a

water for 30 seconds, take off

platter. Pour bĂŠchamel over

stove and run under cold water to

the asparagus and finish with

cool quickly or place asparagus in

some grated parmesan

a bowl of ice and water.

cheese.

Prawn skewers with mango salsa and chilli lime dressing Ingredients

Peel and dice cucumber.

750g raw prawns de shelled, tails

Roughly chop coriander leaves.

left on

Finely dice red onion.

Bamboo skewers

Place all ingredients in a bowl and

2 mangoes

give a good mix, set aside.

1 red onion

Dressing

1 small cucumber

Cut chilli length-ways and scrape

1 bunch coriander

out the seeds and discard. Finely

salt and pepper

chop chilli, place in a bowl.

1 red chilli

Juice two limes into the bowl with

3 limes

the chilli.

20g palm sugar

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In a hot pan with little oil or on a

prawns on each skewer as you like)

barbecue, cook prawn skewers

Set aside in the fridge until needed

1-2 minutes each side.

later.

Place skewers on top of salsa

Salsa

and drizzle the dressing over the

Skin and deseed mangos and cut

whole dish.

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Traditional festive cake NOTHING SAYS CHRISTMAS LIKE THE SMELL OF WARM, GOOEY, BOOZY CHRISTMAS CAKE. THE festive favourite Christmas cake arose from the traditional

Layered rocky road with home-made marshmallow

English custom of ‘plum porridge’.

Ingredients

spices and honey had been added

Marshmallow

to the mixing bowl.

3 tbs gelatin

People would eat the porridge on Christmas Eve to line their stomachs after a day of fasting. By the 16th century dried fruit,

Then oatmeal was scratched and

1/2 cup water

butter, flour and eggs added,

3 cups white sugar

resulting in a boiled plum cake.

2/3 cup corn syrup

If you had an oven, it was baked

1/4 cup water

and become a Christmas cake,

1 tsp vanilla essence

covered with marzipan.

Fudge

Today the once humble

1 cup cream

Christmas delicacy comes in many

1/2 cup sugar

shapes, sizes and forms – light,

145g dark chocolate

dark moist, dry, heavy, spongy,

2 tbs corn syrup

leavened, unleaved, frosted,

cake now buy theirs from us every

60g butter

glazed, sugared or plain.

year because they have the same

Extras

Part of the magic of Christmas

Store bought chocolate cake cut into small squares

for Ralph Plarre is his family’s 100

Peanut chocolate crumbled

year old Christmas cake recipe.

Method

The recipe was written in the

true homestyle quality to them. “The recipe includes some tricks of the trade, like using apricot jam to create a sweet tang. Then it’s

Marshmallow

early 1910s by his father, Otto

slow baked to keep in those

In a medium to large mixing bowl place the gelatin and 1/2

Plarre, who had to adapt his

luscious, rich flavours.

cup water.

English-style baking upon arriving

In a medium size pot put the sugar, corn syrup, 1/4 cup water

in Australia.

and vanilla, on a medium to high heat. Bring to the boil stirring

The classic fruit cake recipe has

occasionally until sugar has dissolved.

been passed down the generations

Carefully pour the boiling mixture over the gelatin in the bowl

to his grandsons, the founders of

and with electric beaters mix on high speed for about 10 to 12

Puckles Family Bakehouse.

minutes until the mix has turned white and fluffy.

“Otto was trained in Europe and

“With the best ingredients used, they are still handmade today, with the love and passion of four generations of bakers. “It’s the ultimate comfort food.” Featuring an indulgent mix of cherries, sultanas and other

Pour into a container lined with cling wrap and refrigerate until

back then, there wasn’t a huge

Australian fruits along with eggs,

set.

market for treats like a mille-feuille

butter and a splash of rum, the

Chocolate fudge

or croquembouche, but there was

team at Puckles makes no

Place cream, sugar, chocolate and corn syrup in a pot on the

a massive market for traditional

apologies that it’s a luxury specially

stove. Stirring occasionally on a low heat you want to heat

Christmas cake,” Ralph said.

made for Christmas.

until everything has melted together but do not bring to a boil.

For the Plarres, even 100 years

Once melted take off heat and add the butter stirring in until

of use hasn’t required much

all combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

change to their winning recipe.

Assembly

“This Christmas cake recipe has

The trick to a great Christmas cake is in the timing. The best time to start baking is at least two weeks before

In a nice looking glass, you can use a wine glass or anything

been one of the most consistent in

Christmas, then store the cake

you can get your spoon into, start layering.

our family’s recipe book.

upside down in an airtight

First a few pieces of chocolate cake, then a scoop of your

“Since Otto’s days, over the

container, ‘feeding’ it a small

home-made marshmallow, then more cake and marshmallow.

years it’s just seen only slight

amount of brandy, sherry or whisky

finish with the chocolate fudge drizzled all over the top of

tweaks – by my Dad in the 1940s,

into holes in the cake every week.

everything.

then me, and now my son Mike,”

I like to finish with some peanut chocolate crumbled over the

Ralph said.

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“Some of our customers who once made their own Christmas

But if you’re no Martha Stewart in the kitchen, visit Puckles Family Bakehouse for a decadent Christmas treat.


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BEAUTY CH

THE party season, or

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Christmas, is a great time to try something a little different for the work Christmas party or family gathering.

All about the eyes

They often say the eyes are the window to a person’s soul, so it is

HOW TO GET THE LOOK

important to get it right

1. Start off this look by prepping the skin with the Youngblood

and eye make-up.

when applying eyeshadow

Mineral Primer. Apply to the skin with the Liquid Foundation

If you’re really wanting to

Brush.

make your eyes pop then it

2. With the Liquid Foundation Brush, take one pump of the

is important to consider

3

Moisture Tint in Golden Sun, one pump of Liquid Mineral

your eye color when

Foundation and mix together on the back of a clean hand and

deciding on shades of eye

buff onto the skin with the Liquid Foundation Brush, touching up any brush strokes with a flocked sponge.

make-up to use. Use these tips below to decide what

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3. Using the concealer brush, take a small amount of Ultimate

make-up hues work best

Concealer, to highlight under the eyes, cheeks and beside the

with your eye colour.

nose. Apply directly to any “problem” areas such us the chin

Blue: blues,purples, light

or any blemishes. Set your foundation in place with Hi-Def

brown, and coffee colours

Mineral Perfecting Powder using a Super Powder Brush.

Brown: purples, brown,

4. Next take the Eye-illuminating Duo pencil and apply an

and chocolate colours

even layer of the “matte” end to the entire eyelid, making sure

Green: jade, violet, and

you don’t go too high onto the brow bone. Then take the

green

eyeshadow brush and take Moonstone Pressed Eyeshadow

Hazel: pink, black, and

from the “Purple Majesty” Quad and press into the inner

toffee

corners of the eyelid to add light and open the eye. Then take

Another amazing

the Lilac Bouquet and press over the remaining eye lid, softly

technique to help open the

blending into the previously applied colour.

eye or enhance the eye is

5. Use the Heather Smoke Crushed Eyeshadow to contour

the use of false eye lashes.

through the crease and then Alabaster Crushed Eyeshadow

Choosing the right

on the brow bone to blend and remove any excess colour. To

lashes for your eye shape

deepen the eye take the Crease/Smudge Brush and blend into the crease and the outer corner of the eye the Black Opal pressed eyeshadow.

is really important to 5

6. Apply the Black as Black eyeliner pencil to the lower lid

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ensure your false lashes look as natural as possible. Start with a half or 3/4

between the lashes and using the Eclipse Gel Eyeliner, apply a

set of finer lashes to

thick line across the top of the upper lash line. Then take the

determine what style of

Fine Liner brush and smudge a mixture of the Black Opal and

lash will suit your eyes

the Lilac Bouquet into the lower lash line to create a defined

best.

look. Lastly apply the Eclipse Gel Liner to the waterline of the

Then for a more

eye.

dramatic look, you can

7. Finish off the eyes with Smiink “Hollywood Nights” Lashes

begin to choose a fuller,

and Blackout Mineral Lengthening Mascara.

more dense lash.

8. Define the brows with Final Touch Brow Powder, Brow Gel and Illuminator.

Kara Lehmann

9. With the Luxurious Blush Brush, apply Tropical Glow Crème Blush to the cheek bones to contour the face. Then contour

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Opting for a freshly cut pine tree can take you back to your childhood. There’s nothing like the smell of pine to remind you of

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whichever you choose, dress it in zinc stars,

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CH HANDMADE

Doing it her way KORINA FRASER IS THE MAKER BEHIND HER HANDMADE BUSINESS KORINA’S KREATIONS. SHE is what I like to refer to as a

Korina’s Kreations was born. It’s safe to say Korina is

patterns/kits for her customers, watching in awe how she creates

completely addicted to what she

and designs new patterns. I even

does and has now amassed over

get to offer advice.”

60 different animal patterns. “I have a few favourites like the

During the past two years, Korina’s Kreations’ Facebook

SAHM, or stay at home mum,

Sugar Plum Fairy Ballerina,

page has grown to attract almost

with three children under 17

Hippo, Lion and Giraffe,” she

1200 likers with customers as far

Liesa

years and a FIFO (fly in fly out)

says.

away as America.

stuffed toys using Funky Friends

Liesa Gifford is from the

Factory patterns,” Korina says.

Handmade Expo, a monthly

“It’s strange but I like to think of

market at the Ipswich Turf

myself as ‘pattern monogamous’,

have the luxury to work at any

Club for everything

as I won’t use any other

time of the day I want and still be

first market appearance at The

handmade, hand-crafted

designer.”

able to do all the things that

Handmade Expo in Ipswich in

mums need to do,” she says.

October 2011.

HANDMADE WITH

and home-baked. Follow

husband who works in Papua New Guinea. “I love to make handmade

Korina first met Pauline, the

Liesa as she shares ideas

designer of Funky Friends

and chats with artists for

Factory patterns, in 2011.

City Heart.

Her infectious love for what she does rubbed off on Korina and so

Korina kept her business purely

“I attend up to five markets a

a hobby until August of this year

month with the help of my

when she took the giant leap and

fabulous daughter Clare as

registered, becoming a fully

off-sider and I even have toys in

fledged businesswoman.

shops around Brisbane,” Korina

“I love being self-employed as I

“Each week I have the

says. The Funky Friends made their

“I now attend every Handmade

awesome pleasure of working

Expo Market venue and have

one-on-one with Pauline, testing

even travelled as far north as the

her patterns, preparing

Rockhampton one.”

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Secure to your already wrapped gift with double sided tape. Such a simple but pretty way to dress up your gift. Paper used here is from The Wrapping Paper Company and can be purchased at Mimmis at Forest Hill.

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Film: Saving Mr

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Dinosaurs

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January 1 Rating: M

January 9 Rating: M Starring: Tom Hanks, Emma Thompson

SAN Diego's top rated newsman, Ron Burgundy is back. It is 1979, and Ron and Veronica are still together and still co-anchors of the national news. However, Ron takes up a position as a late-night anchor for a 24-hour cable news network and needs his Channel Four news team to reunite and to do whatever it takes to deliver the ratings and return to primetime. See it first at Birch Carroll and Coyle, advanced screenings on December 18.

Director: Pierre De Lespinois, Neil Nightingale FOR the first time in movie history, audiences will truly see and feel what it was like when dinosaurs ruled the Earth. Walking with Dinosaurs is the ultimate, immersive, big-screen, 3-D experience. Recent discoveries and a breakthrough in technology will introduce new and unique dinosaurs that are more real than ever before, and put moviegoers in the middle of a thrilling prehistoric adventure, where an underdog dinosaur triumphs against all odds.

WHEN Walt Disney’s daughters begged him to make a movie of their favourite book, P.L. Travers’ Mary Poppins, he made them a promise – one that he didn’t realise would take 20 years to keep. In his quest to obtain the rights, Walt comes up against an uncompromising writer who has no intention of letting her beloved, magical nanny get mauled by the Hollywood machine. But, as the books stop selling, Travers reluctantly agrees to hear Disney’s plans.

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CH OUT & ABOUT

THE LOUNGE

menu

Lounge back and enjoy IT SEEMS EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THE NEW LIMELIGHT CINEMAS AT RIVERLINK, BUT HAVE YOU DISCOVERED THE LOUNGE YET?

tickets are approximately half the price of similar luxury cinema experiences in Brisbane! If you are celebrating a special

savoury and sweet things. You place your order at the bar, then head in to your luxury leather cinema seat – which are grouped

occasion, want to watch your

in twos with a private table in

movies in comfort, or just feel like

between giving you plenty of room

spoiling someone you love (or

for your food and drinks, and then

The Lounge is the private, luxury

yourself), you have to watch a

The Lounge staff will deliver your

cinema within the Limelight

movie in The Lounge.

order straight to your cinema seat

Cinemas complex and it combines

When you purchase tickets to

during the movie.

two of our favourite things:

The Lounge, either via the

watching movies and dining out.

Limelight Cinemas website or at

favourite place for parties and

The Lounge is officially our new

That’s right. The Lounge has

the ticket box, and arrive at the

private functions.

two intimate, fully licensed, private

cinema you will be directed to

cinemas, where waiters bring your

your private bar, where you can

A Christmas party with

dinner and drinks, (or chocolate

settle in and enjoy a drink while

champagne and choc tops?

sundaes and cocktails) directly to

reading through the

your cinema seat!

in-cinema-dining menu, and have

own private screening

fun planning your movie dining

room/dining room to plan your

Cinemas, City Heart recommends

experience.

perfect party.

you treat yourself to an upgrade

It’s totally affordable luxury and just about the best way imaginable to upgrade your movie experience. And best of all, The Lounge

The Lounge serves a range of

A high tea for a hen’s party?

THESE are just some of the menu items that you can enjoy in the private bar or have them served direct to your cinema seat while you enjoy the movie! Three Way Fries A wicked tray of fries, sweet potato fries, onion rings with double dipping sauce. Vegetarian Gyoza Delicious Japanese dumplings served with a sweet soy sauce. BBQ Chicken Wings Tasty moorish treats with a smoky flavour. Seafood Basket Crispy battered goodness. Tastes of Asia Platter Assortment of tasty treats. The Dip Party Platter Delectable array of dips, crackers and bruschetta. The Cheese Platter Assortment of cheese and crackers, best enjoyed with wine. Beef Sliders Mini beef burgers served with your choice of sides. Chicken & Avocado Salad The healthy choice so you can order dessert. Tickets to The Lounge are $19. Or on budget Tuesdays you can treat yourself for just $13.

The Lounge is like having your

It is also open during the day so

If you plan on visiting Limelight

and watch your next movie in the

beers, wine, champagne and

is the perfect place to take your

first class surrounds of The

cocktails, and a full menu of

mum for morning tea and a movie.

Lounge.

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social SCENE LIMELIGHT CINEMAS OPENING OF THE HUNGER GAMES PREMIERE

MIDNIGHT SCREENING: Stevie Ackerman and Ell-Leigh Ackerman at the Limelight Cinema opening night. Photos: Talitha Rice

Kai Barry, Camron Moore and Hannah Bryant.

Rick Fearnley and James Slack.

Terez Lofts and Paul Wilks.

Amy Matijasevic and Sally Garner.

Nadine Bell and Emily Fimon.

Emma Berlin and Kareem Roberts.

Grace Doyle and Joshua Schulz.

Jake Askew, Shaun Hull and Tom Mosis.

Steph Lewis, Maddie Baker and Jemma Coyne.

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Kortney Heit and Emily Heit.

Kristy Niesler, Zac Niesler and Tom Niesler.


CH EVENTS

What’sON

KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND IPSWICH. DON’T MISS THESE EXCITING EVENTS.

DECEMBER 13-15

DECEMBER 20

Western Gateway Christmas Spectacular

Sunset Christmas Markets

6pm-9.30pm, Shiloh Outdoor Amphitheatre, 72 Redbank Plains Rd, Goodna Three fun filled nights of carols, a Christmas musical featuring singers, dancers, actors, musicians, camels, sheep and a donkey. Each evening enjoy a spectacular Fireworks Skyshow finale and Santa visit at 6pm (he’s arriving on Friday night by helicopter). Alcohol free event. BYO blanket or chairs.

DECEMBER 14

National Paintball Fields 12 Hour Scenario 2013 The famous NPF 12 Hour Scenario Games are now in their 15th year. Don’t miss 12 hours of paintballing action. National Paintball Fields on cnr Coach Lane and Brisbane Valley Hwy, Blacksoil. Ph 3891 5366

Wander through the Ipswich Mall and d’Arcy Doyle Place and discover unique gifts for family and friends, or simply stock up on Christmas cuisine at the famous Sunset Markets. Ipswich Mall, 3pm-7pm

DECEMBER 26 - FEBRUARY 2

Day out with Thomas 9.30am-5pm. Meet Thomas the Tank Engine and friends at the The Workshops Rail Mueseum when he brings all the colour and fun of the circus to town. Family (2 adults and up to 4 children) $59, Adults $20, Concessions $17, Children (under 3) FREE, Children (3 to 15) $11.50.

DECEMBER 31

Ipswich celebrates New Year’s Eve Join Mayor Paul Pisasale and Ipswich City Council to celebrate New Year’s Even at

North Ipswich Reserve. Free family entertainment, including the moving screening of Rio and a fireworks finale.

MARCH 1, 2014

The Roy Orbison Tribute Show Featuring Athol Matcham and the In Dreams Show Band. Athol proudly performs as the number one Roy Orbison show in Australia. Ipswich Civic Centre. Tickets cost $35.

APRIL 3, 2014

Don Quixote – Imperial Russian Ballet Don Quixote was first performed in Moscow’s Bolshoi Theatre in 1869. Since then it has been performed all over the world by Russian and international ballet companies. Ipswich Civic Centre. Tickets: $87.90.

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CH HEALTH

Records at the touch of a button PARENTS ARE BECOMING INCREASINGLY BUSY, JUGGLING WORK AND FAMILY TIME IS BECOMING MORE DIFFICULT. KEEPING track of children’s

even if they get sick in the middle

Gilman has both her children

health information as they move

of the night.

registered with an eHealth

of the eHealth Record – “child

Record.

development tab” which links to

around the health system is

eHealth records can include

There is also a new component

becoming a challenging task.

important information such as

Luckily there are easily

current conditions, medications,

knowing that my children’s

can be downloaded to the

accessible IT solutions

allergies and immunisations.

healthcare information is

parent’s phone allowing them to

implemented by the Australian

Over time, other documents

available at my fingertips,

capture growth milestones,

Government to enable parents to

such as hospital discharge

especially with my kids going

health check reminders and

take greater control of their

summaries, referrals, specialist

through childcare and entering

immunisations.

children’s healthcare information.

letters as well as radiology and

primary school,” she says.

An eHealth Record is a secure

“It’s been such a relief for me

pathology information will be

a smartphone application that

There is also the ability to keep

“The app for my smartphone

information on your child’s

electronic summary of your key

able to be uploaded to a patient’s

means I can update and access

developmental achievements

health information drawn from

eHealth Record. It also makes it

my kids’ growth milestones and

(e.g. when they start crawling,

records already held in different

easier to keep track of important

health information in just a few

walking, or their first tooth),

parts of Australia’s healthcare

details, such as whether their

clicks.”

much as you would in a diary.

system. eHealth Records are

immunisations are up to date,

personally controlled and it is up

what tests they have had and any

child’s eHealth record via the

Record’ smartphone app is

to you if you wish to you have

allergies or adverse reactions to

www.ehealth.gov.au website, for

made for Apple iPhone and

one or not.

medications. This information is

the first time parents can have

Android smartphones. Links to

also vital in your child’s care –

visibility of their child’s health

the download page can be found

professionals will be able to

especially in the event of visit to

record history from home or

at www.ehealth.gov.au or via the

access their healthcare

the emergency department.

anywhere they can gain internet

Apple App Store or through

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You and your child’s healthcare

information when it is needed,

With the ability to view their

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Goals into reality IF YOU’VE SET A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION TO LOSE WEIGHT AND GET FIT, DON’T PAT YOURSELF ON THE BACK JUST YET. RESEARCH SHOWS ALMOST 75% OF POST-CHRISTMAS PLEDGES FAIL.

over time. Have the right plan,

consecutive days (e.g Monday

start small and be consistent and

and Thursday) and stop eating

your resilience and work load will

from lunch time to the next

increase over time. Write down

morning, for example, to reap the

your fitness goals, find a friend to

fat loss and health benefits.

train with and employ a personal

4. “I like to sweat everyday” is

trainer, even once month, to help

one of my favourite quotes as it

keep you accountable, motivated

simplifies exercise to its core.

and constantly updating your

It says to me to get on with it,

plan.

there’s no time to lose, stop

David Anvari is a personal

PERSONAL trainer and

2. A popular fitness quote is

waiting for that magic potion and

trainer at Anytime Fitness

nutritionist David Anvari has five

“Abs are made in the kitchen”.

just do it. For those clients who

Springfield.

useful tips to turn your

Your body is designed to extract

tell me they are too tired or have

resolutions into results.

a huge amount of energy from

no time, I advise them to start

naturopath, nutritionist and

1. The most important fitness

foods and burn very little in

with a five-minute walk and add a

massage therapist.

tip for any long term

comparison during most forms of

minute every day. Most clients

achievement is your mindset –

exercise. Therefore the second

confess they tried to walk five

you get that right and you’re on

most important goal is what

minutes but ended up doing an

the straight path to success.

enters your mouth.

hour. Again it’s the mindset, once

FITNESS WITH

David He is a trained

I try to develop a mindset of

Try eating more natural foods. If

we start, we enjoy it and it’s a self

health and wellbeing with my

in doubt check the ingredients.

perpetuating cycle. The more we

clients, rather than just a short

One ingredient foods such as an

do, the more we are satisfied, the

term goal of losing 5kg, for

apple or a packet of almonds are

more energy generated and the

example.

more natural foods than

more likely to continue.

processed foods which often

5. Sleep is often referred to as

healthy lifestyle will bring more

carry ingredients most of us can’t

the foundation of your health.

energy, less back pain and more

even pronounce.

Aim for seven to eight hours of

Focusing on the benefits of a

strength to do the things you

These foods play havoc with our hormones, our liver and

need to do.

sleep a night. Studies show this is the perfect

Whether that is being able to

immune system. It’s worth

amount required to keep the

run after the kids without feeling

investing in a naturopath or

stress hormones low which are

nutritionist and having a

responsible for fat gain and

personalised healthy nutrition

associated with so many

plan, which will work specifically

diseases such as diabetes and

for your short and long term

heart disease. A cat nap during

goals.

the day is a great way to ensure

a certain amount of weight

3. Intermittent fasting is all the

you’re getting closer to the

often means weight gain

rage at the moment.

required amounts to help achieve

(and some more) once the

The truth is so many cultures and

your goals.

goal has been achieved,

religions have practised this art,

hence the old adage that

so it’s not surprising it is

success in pursuing your health

becoming so popular – and it

and fitness goals and hope you

works.

have a happy and joyous

puffed or fitting into that dress or old pair of jeans. These are more meaningful goals as they have no end date. Purely focusing on losing

diets don’t work. A positive and winning attitude often develops

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Choose 16 to 24 hours of up to two days per week on non

Ipswich, I wish you all the

Christmas.


TRAVEL CH

THERE’S SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE, FROM YOUNG PEOPLE TO RETIREES, IN THE BUZZING TOWN OF BOONAH AND ITS SURROUNDS. IT’S easy to get lost in the peaceful surrounds Boonah offers. The charming country town, 48km south of Ipswich, is

Beautiful Boonah

unspoiled by the hustle and bustle of city life yet is only a stone’s throw from urban conveniences. Just an hour from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, it’s little wonder the buzzing town is fast becoming the tree-change of choice for young families and retirees alike. Settled by German and English pioneers in the early 1800s, the town’s past is still vivid among in its historic buildings and homes. Eat Boonah’s main drag features three pubs, produce stores and cafes aplenty – it’s alive with energy and community spirit. Enjoy a coffee and homemade treats at one of the many coffee

lunch under the shady trees and

shops, bask in the talents of local

relax on the water’s edge, or sizzle

artists in the art gallery, meet the

some snags on the barbecue

locals over a beer at one of the

while the kids play in the park.

watering holes and stock up on

And if you thought the views

farm-fresh produce from the

from ground were first-class, wait

abundance of road-side stalls.

until you see them from the skies. Go gliding, skydiving, hot-air

vineyards encircling the Scenic

ballooning or even learn to fly over

Rim’s burgeoning wine region.

the patchwork of farms which

Take a drive out to Kalbar and

account for a fair share of the

Harrisville and explore the

state’s vegetable production.

boutique stores, markets and

Stop by the dozens of of

enjoy a traditional pub meal.

galleries and see why the Scenic

Sample the local cheese, glass

Rim inspires the region’s rich arts

bottled milk, beer and liquers.

culture or unwind with a bit of

See and do

pampering at one of the blissful

Adventure-seekers will delight in

day spas. Visit Kooroomba

the lattice of bushwalking trails

Lavendar Farm, Kalbar’s Rose

and rock climbing peaks that

Farm or even the donkey farm.

surround the Scenic Rim’s

Shop for antiques in Kalbar and

Moogerah Peaks and Main Range

Aratula.

national parks.

Stay

Lake Maroon and Lake

Make a weekend of your visit by

Moogerah are popular fishing

staying at one of the gorgeous

spots and a hive of activity for

bed and breakfasts, cottages,

water sports, especially on

motel accommodation or even

weekends and public holidays.

“glamping”, (glamour camping),

Hire a kayak or canoe or explore

under the stars.

one of the hundreds of

For more visit

bushwalking trails through the

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CH LIFE

CITY celebrates

NEW YEAR’S EVE 2014: Tuesday, December 31 from 6–9.40pm North Ipswich Reserve – 43 The Terrace, North Ipswich Admission: Free FAMILY ENTERTAINMENT n Free kids’ rides n Street Theatre n Performers n Live music n Family movie screening ‘RIO’ Fireworks Finale Spectacular n Food and drink available Local residents, please prepare your family pets for the party and take them inside for the

NYE

fireworks, or make sure your

after effects

yard is secure and their collar tag details are up to date. ATM’s will not be available onsite.

New Year’s party YOUR EXCITING NEW YEAR BASH WITH INVITED FRIENDS WILL GO SMOOTHLY WITH A LITTLE PLANNING BEFOREHAND.

to know how many to cater for

beforehand.

and ensure the celebration

Music

doesn’t get too out of hand and

Create some playlists with a

you make the morning news.

variety of genres to suit the mood

Preparation is the key

of the party.

Keep it simple or adopt a theme.

Sleeping arrangements

Recruit some helpers in the kitch-

While most of us like to see in

SO you’ve decided to countdown

en to help you with the cooking.

January 1, there’s always going to

to the New Year with a bash at

Plan a menu. Canapes and plat-

be a few strugglers who can’t stay

your place?

ters are always a winner.

awake. Make sure you organise

Whether you’re hosting a laid

It always pays to have more

bedding for those who are staying

back barbecue, a cocktail party or

drinks thank you need. Make sure

or remind guest to bring along a

dinner with friends, there’s a few

there is plenty of champagne to

pillow and blanket, especially if

things you should consider before

go round, beer, wine and maybe a

children are attending.

popping the cork on the bubbly.

signature cocktail. Don’t forget

Numbers: do the sums

the non-alcholic drinks for the

It pays to ask for RSVPs to give

designated drivers.

you an idea of the number of

Remember the ice. You’ll need

Don’t forget the streamers, sparklers and party poppers. NYE party themes

people expected to attend.

tonnes to fill the bath tub, eskys

n White wonderland

There’s always going to be no-

and some for drinks.

n Glitter glamour

shows and tag alongs, but your

Make sure you have enough

n The year that was: dress up as

guest list needs to be manageable

tables and chairs to cater for

someone who made news in

without being stressful. You need

everyone, or consider hiring them

2013.

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NO one likes the after effects of NYE overindulgence: a jackhammer headache, dry mouth, sensitive hearing and a ravenous desire for oily foods. First of all, drink plenty of water throughout the night. But like most of Australians who spend New Year’s Day in recovery mode, here are some tips to help your sorry self through: n Fried food is a fool’s cure, it only makes you feel better briefly before nausea ensues. n Drink plenty of water to replenish your body. Avoid the “hair of the dog”, soft drinks and energy drinks. n Toast and crackers: There’s a good reason why mum gave you toast as a kid when you couldn’t keep other food down. Carbs will help bring your sugar levels up. n Exercise: While the “sweat it out” theory is a myth, the endorphin release could help to boost your mood. n Vitamins: research shows they won’t cure a hangover, but if you’re a regular taker of vitamins it won’t hurt to pop one.


LIFE CH

Coconut prawns

NYE PICKS: Lamb sliders Ingredients

½ cup good quality

To make the salsa,

saucepan over medium

500g lamb mince

mayonnaise

combine all ingredients in a

1 cup shredded coconut

heat. Cook the onion,

1 onion, grated

2 tsp harissa sauce

small bowl and season

1/4 cup plain flour

garlic and chilli, stirring,

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 eggs, lightly whisked

for two minutes. Add

1 tsp ground cumin

Method

combine red peppers,

Vegetable oil, to

sugar, water and

¼ cup flat leaf parsley,

To make the lamb sliders,

mayonnaise and one

shallow-fry

tamarind puree, and

finely chopped

combine the mince, onion,

teaspoon of harissa in a

24 green prawns,

simmer until mixture

1 egg

garlic, cumin, parsley and

food processor and blend.

peeled leaving tails

thickens. Stir in fish

8 small buns

egg. Stir and season with

To make the sliders, heat a

intact, deveined

sauce.

Charred Tomato Relish

sea salt and freshly ground

grill plate over a medium

Dipping sauce

2. Place the coconut,

4 roma tomatoes, cut into

black pepper. Shape the

high heat. Cook the

2 tsp vegetable oil

flour and egg in separate

wedges

lamb mince into eight small

rissoles for five minutes on

1/2 small red onion,

bowls. Dip the prawns in

¼ tsp paprika

rissoles. Place onto a tray

each side or until cooked

finely chopped

flour, dunk in the egg,

1 tsp pomegranate

and chill in the refrigerator

through

2 garlic cloves, finely

then in the coconut to

molasses

To make the relish, heat a

Lightly grill the buns, place

chopped

coat.

Cucumber And Mint Salsa

grill plate on a high flame

a small amount of mesclun

1 long fresh red chilli,

3. Heat 5cm of oil in wok

1 Lebanese cucumber,

and cook the tomato

mix on the base of each

seeded, finely chopped

to 180 degrees. Add

diced

wedges until charred on all

bun and top with the

1/2 cup brown sugar

one-third of the prawns

1 tbsp mint, finely chopped

sides.

cooked rissoles.

1/2 cup water

to oil and cook for three

1 lime juice

Remove the tomatoes and

Finish with a spoonful of

2 tbsp tamarind puree

minutes. Transfer to plate

1 red chilli, de-seeded and

place in a bowl. Roughly

red pepper mayo.

2 tsp fish sauce

lined with paper towel.

finely chopped

chop, add paprika and

Serve the sliders with a

Method

Repeat with remaining

Red Pepper Mayo

pomegranate molasses

selection of the relish and

1. Prepare dipping

prawns, reheating wok

¼ cup bottled charred red

and season with sea salt

salsa in shot glasses or

sauce, heating oil in a

between batches.

peppers

and pepper

small glasses. (serves 4)

Ingredients

To make the mayo,

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What we do for our daily brew

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LIFE CH

REVEALED: THE TOP SACRIFICES AUSSIES WOULD MAKE FOR A CUP OF COFFEE. HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO? MORE than 1.3 million Australians

“Coffee is a huge part of many

A fifth of Aussies feel

social media was more than three

have admitted they would be

people’s morning routines, with

unprepared for the day if they

times more likely to be given the

willing to skip brushing their teeth,

instant coffee accounting for

miss out on their coffee, while

boot before coffee.

amongst other parts of their

around two thirds of all coffee

15% feel tired and one in 10 feel

morning routine, to savour their

consumed in Australia. Especially

disappointed or cranky.

morning cup of coffee.

at home, coffee is a huge part of

One in five would skip a sweaty session at the gym while 19%

The average Australian drinks

would ban the booze and one in

the lifestyle that many Aussies

more than 16 cups of coffee every

six would forgo their fast food fix

for many Aussies that a quarter of

enjoy and love,” said Darren

week, while as many as one in

before they would cut coffee.

women (24%) would leave the

O’Brien, spokesman for Carte

seven coffee drinkers will

house fresh faced, missing out on

Noire who commissioned the

consume more than five cups of

applying their make-up, to have

survey.

coffee every day.

time for their morning coffee,

What habit would you be

while almost a third of men (29%)

willing to give up?

more likely to rely on coffee,

In fact, coffee is such a priority

The research found men were

would go unshaven. Showers,

Going to the gym 20%

with 40% consuming

drying hair and even breakfast

Drinking alcohol 19%

three or more cups of

were also put on the backburner

Using social media 18%

coffee each day.

for the daily grind.

Playing sport 16%

What would you sacrifice for a

Eating fast food 16%

Aussie drinking a

coffee in the morning?

Watching TV 6%

massive 800 cups

Shaving (men) 29%

Drinking coffee 5%

every year, coffee is

Eating breakfast 28%

Coffee is the first thing on

With the average

still the one habit

Make-up (women) 24%

many minds when people wake,

Australians loathe to

Drying hair 20%

with 54% of respondents

give up.

Shower 12%

consuming their first cup within

Choosing an outfit 10%

half an hour of their alarm

choice, exercise was the

Brushing teeth 8%

sounding.

easiest habit to kick, while

When given the

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CH HOROSCOPES

horoscope YOUR MONTHLY

WRAP UP CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE, BEST WISHES AND INSPIRATION FROM OUR ASTROLOGIST, LUNAR.

Sagittarius

Pisces

Nov 23– Dec 21

Feb 20 – Mar 20

Happy birthday Sagittarius.

What do Pisceans want for

No one knows how to celebrate

Christmas this year? Well maybe

their birthday better than a

a makeover to their home would

Sagittarian; you know how to

be nice. When it comes down to

rock those stilettos with the red

gift ideas they do like the sweet

carpet paparazzi snapping your

things in life, so think chocolate in

photo. Sagittarians love to shop

large quantities. They can get in

Cancer

and that is why they all love a

shape after Christmas doing extra

June 23 – July 23

bargain, but not bargain

laps of their fishbowl.

It’s time to relax and enjoy the

Libra

festive season. The best way to

Sept 24 – Oct 23

do this is to make sure you buy

The Libran is a finely balanced

the right gift for Cancer. They

person. Right, who are we

never forgive and never forget, so

kidding! They tip from one side to

get it right.

the next. They can be very

Lovers of fantasy, they enjoy

serious when it comes to their

nothing more than losing

beliefs, but go crazy for a fun time

themselves in the latest fantasy

and can make the world seem a

or romance novel, waiting for

much better place to live in. If

Prince Charming to come along

Librans had their way all the

and sweep them off their feet.

charities around the world would

Whether it is a knight on

receive huge donations they

horseback or a man in blue, both

believe in life and giving to others.

will be equally well received.

Donate to their favourite charity.

basement. You will not win any favours buying something cheap. So it has got to be big, bold and expensive. It is hard to go past a new car wrapped in a big bow.

Capricorn

Aries Mar 21 – Apr 20 Rams need to know they have not shed their fleece in vain this year. They like their creature comforts – a new pair of slippers or a

Dec 22 – Jan 20

gorgeous luxurious trip away. I

Great party animals are

see a set of expensive luggage to

Capricorns so anything to do with

accompany a passport. Mystery

having a good time, perhaps a

flights sound just fine as Rams do

new beer fridge, would rock their

like to be impulsive. So get set,

world. Throw in some drinking

take off and go.

games and perhaps a late night limbo session and you pretty much have their Christmas joy all wrapped up. Look for items that will fashion up their bar or cocktail mixers by the pool.

Aquarius

Taurus Apr 21 – May 21 Taurus love to be indulgent. They like the finest foods, the best wines, the finest chocolates or to luxuriate in a bubble bath surrounded by candles and

Jan 21 – Feb 19

roses. They might not always

Aquarians spend their days

admit their fondness for receiving

carrying water. The last thing they

roses, but they really do like to

would like to receive is anything

feel a tad spoiled over the

to do with work. It is a burden

Christmas period. If you are stuck

they happily shrug off so think

for a gift, then just choose the

games, excitement or something

best restaurant and order up big.

daring. They like nothing more

They will be impressed.

than to put their body through torture to achieve goals. Gym memberships, bungee jumping or a deep sea snorkelling trip will impress.

Gemini May 22 – June 22 The twins of the zodiac like to live two different lifestyles. They are all business at work, but at home they are a domestic goddess. It is a fine line where their gift should

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lie. If you’re looking to buy a gift

spade a spade. A new gadget for

for the office then you would need

the garden would work well

to make it quirky and fun. They

especially if there are hedges to

also love to cook, so think the

trim or vegetable gardens to

latest cookware or kitchen

plant. Big ceramic pots for their

gadget they can use to whip up a

favourite plants or a gift voucher

giant pavlova in no time.

to the local nursery will be well received. Virgos do have a green thumb.

They will love you for it,

Leo July 24 – Aug 23 It should be easy to buy for Leo.

particularly if it’s to do with saving the planet.

They shine brightly when they are

Scorpio

the centre of attention, so indulge

Oct 24 – Nov 22

them. A week at a spa getting

Queen of the zodiac, Scorpios

pampered is a good choice. But if

relish the festive season. Let’s

your budget doesn’t stretch that

face it, they are still in party mode

far then perhaps just give them

from their birthday. They love to

attention and make them feel like

kick their heels up, so what better

there is no one else in the world.

than an all expenses paid

They enjoy shiny trinkets of

shopping expedition? Just be

jewellery. Get the wallet out and

prepared to carry home all the

start spending; you should be

packages. They are canny

fine.

shoppers and get bang for their buck. So hire the limo and let’s

Virgo Aug 24 – Sept 24 It has been a hard time for Virgo this year but they are the earth mothers of the zodiac. They like home comforts and they call a

get shopping.


COMMUNITY CH

Our People JUNE FRANK HAS BEEN THE OWNER AND PRINCIPAL OF WALKERS REAL ESTATE FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS. BORN AND RAISED IN IPSWICH, JUNE IS PASSIONATE ABOUT OUR CITY AND ITS PEOPLE. What do you love most about

knew then I would really love this

there restoring and landscaping.

Ipswich?

vocation. I still love the thrill of the

It is a pleasure to share this

I love the secure convenient

sale to this day.

property with Ipswich on special

lifestyle, the homes, the people

Have you sold homes for/to

gatherings which allows

and especially our seniors.

any interesting/high profile

fundraising for local charities and

people?

special causes.

from anywhere you want to be –

When I sold in the Centenary

If you could sum up Ipswich in

shops, business centre, cafes,

suburbs, I sold many of the high

three words, what would they

friends and family. It is the loyalty

profile sports stars homes. Every

be?

and support of the local

person is the same when buying

Community, happiness and love.

community that my business is

or selling. It is a stressful time and

When you’re not in the office,

built on and I am so grateful for.

everyone values professionalism

what do you spend your time

Do you remember the first

and privacy.

doing?

house you sold? Tell us about

If you could own any house in

Well I work a lot! I am, however,

it?

Ipswich, which would it be and

an early riser between 4–4.30am.

Yes, it was my very first day.

why?

It is my favourite time of the day

Buyers came into the office. I

I am happy in saying I already

when phones don’t ring and I can

showed them three properties.

have the home I want. In 2003 I

garden, needle point and clean

When we arrived at the fourth, a

was fortunate and blessed to

my home. I love to cook and can

high-set in Bundamba, the buyer

purchase the historic Garowie on

whip together a feast for friends

hugged me and said: “June you

Whitehill Rd. I am now the

and family and then enjoy their

have found my new home!” I

custodian and spend my time

company.

In Ipswich you are only minutes

June Frank of Walkers Real Estate.

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Hit the road IS YOUR CAR READY FOR THE SILLY SEASON, AND EXTRA DRIVING AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR? Getting your car serviced by a

Windshield wipers: Old or worn

Restrain loose items: Whenever

professional is the best way to

windshield wipers can lead to

possible, place loose items and

know for sure that your vehicle is

poor visibility.

luggage in the boot.

up to the road safety standards,

Headlamps: Properly aimed

and is often left off the Christmas

headlamps are a must for optimal

pack small snacks, drinks and

to do list.

visibility.

music or toys suitable for the trip.

information feel free to contact us

Oil: Change the oil and filter at

Stop for breaks when needed.

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If you have run out of time to

at all times. Wishing you all a very safe and happy Christmas from the MAS

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Automotive Team. If you would like any further

book a service here are some

recommended intervals to

pre-travel tips that you can carry

minimise engine wear and reduce

in vehicles as heat stroke can

service.

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the possibility of internal damage.

soon set in, or death result.

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journey.

Fluid levels: Improper fluid levels,

Tyres: Check air pressure of your

coolant, oil, power steering,

tyres, including the spare.

transmission and brake fluid can

Under-inflation is a leading cause

negatively affect vehicle

of tyre failures and blowouts.

performance, durability and

Warning lights: Ensure there are

safety.

no vehicle warning and reminder

Belts and hoses: A cracked or

indicator lights on and that any

broken belt or hose can cause

outstanding vehicle services have

costly engine damage and travel

been performed.

delays.

Batteries: Weak batteries can

Brakes: Brakes should always be

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CH MOTORING

Vital stats Model: Volkswagen Beetle Details: Three-door front-wheel drive compact retro hatch. Engine: 1.4-litre turbocharged and supercharged four-cylinder generating maximum power of 118kW @ 5800rpm and peak torque of 240Nm @ 1500-4500rpm. Transmissions: Six-speed manual or seven-speed dual clutch DSG automatic. Consumption: 6.8 litres/100km (manual); 6.4L/100km (a). CO2: 148g/km (a). Bottom line: $29,990 (manual), $32,490 (auto, as tested), plus on-roads.

Personality still shines PREVIOUSLY CUTESY AND FEMALE FOCUSED, GRANT EDWARDS NOW FINDS MUSCLE AND FUN, WITH A RETRO EDGE

three-gauge binnacle on the dash.

steering. During some hefty

wheel paddle shifters (auto only)

The driver has clear and crisp

acceleration from standstill, there

and larger 18-inch alloys, leather

instruments, and it is simple to

were some hints of torque steer

seats ($3300) and the panoramic

scroll through the multifunction

and loss of traction, but it quickly

sunroof ($1700).

display via buttons on the steering

rights itself once underway.

Running costs

wheel. Despite lacking some

With the dual-clutch,

Fixed price annual servicing is

seven-speed automatic, we

available for the first six years, the

RETRO reincarnations do not come

personality, kudus is awarded for

enjoyed dropping it into Sport

total cost over that time is $2623

much more distinctive than the

simplicity. The touch-screen is

mode, where it held the gears

with services varying between

Volkswagen Beetle.

easy to navigate and pairing your

higher into the rev range for a more

$375–$638. Fuel consumption

audio device or phone is one of

rapid right-foot response.

should be about seven litres for

The comeback started in 2000 as the “New Beetle”, and the third generation did not arrive until this

the fastest we have experienced. Larger dimensions are welcome

Using the Golf Mk6 platform

every 100km, which is not ultra

provides a surefooted and smooth

frugal but not a slurper either.

year, after the previous model was

in a cabin which now offers four

ride which proved adept on the

Practicality

discontinued in 2011.

adults accommodation. Those in

highway, in town and during some

While it is not family territory, the

the back do need to be on the

testing rural routes.

Beetle is not bad. Four usable

more dynamic, and not-so-cutesy,

smaller side, but the rear pews are

What do you get?

seats, although anyone over

piece of gear. Based on the Mk6

usable for those under 170cm,

Basic kit includes 17-inch alloys,

180cm would not appreciate the

Golf architecture, this Beetle is

although it is still tight.

front and rear parking sensors,

back pews. Surprisingly there is

longer, wider and sits lower than the

On the road

cruise control, body-coloured

an excellent boot. Space has been

previous model.

Exercise your right ankle and the

dash, dual zone climate controlled

bolstered to 310 litres, which is

Comfort

Beetle answers willingly.

air con, 16.5cm touch-screen,

plenty for the shopping.

The good news is that it is a much

Traditional Volkswagen practicality

Its supercharged and

is given excitement via the

turbocharged power plant has a

body-coloured fascia, and the

fun turn of speed, which is only

optional sports pack, which adds a

inhibited by the sometimes vague

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six-stacker CD stereo, four airbags and a five-star safety rating. We also sampled the $1800 Sport pack, which adds steering

There are some useful storage spots too, including a good spot for phones in front of the shifter, and a dual glove box.


MOTORING CH

Isuzu MU-X

BUSH BASHING, TRANSPORTING THE EXTENDED FAMILY AND TOWING HEAVY LOADS IS ALL WITHIN THE REALM OF THE NEW ISUZU MU-X

FORECAST to be available by

get the MU-X into Australian

three-tonne braked towing

1800-2800rpm.

December, the new seven-seat

driveways.

capacity. Warranty is five years or

Transmissions: Five-speed

130,000km, with five years

manual or five-speed automatic.

SUV is aimed at the hardcore

While sharing its ladder-frame

market wanting the ability to step

chassis with the Holden

roadside assist.

Consumption: 8.2 litres/100km

off the bitumen.

Colorado 7, under the skin is an

Vital stats:

(combined average, 4x2 models);

Isuzu 3.0-litre turbo diesel.

Model: Isuzu MU-X.

8.4L/100km (4x4).

Details: Five-door two-wheel

CO2: 217-223g/km (varies

On offer is a five-variant range, including a pair of two-wheel

Entry-level LS-M comes with

drives and a trio of four-wheel

colour-coded mirrors and

drive or four-wheel drive

depending on drive and

drives.

gunmetal grey grille, 16-inch

seven-seat large sports utility

transmission).

alloys, air con, along with a

vehicle.

Bottom line: LS-M 4x2 $40,500

plus on-roads, with the range

six-speaker stereo with iPod and

Engine: 3.0-litre turbo diesel

(a), LS-U 4x2 $42,000 (a), LS-M

topper $53,500; but Isuzu has

Bluetooth phone connectivity and

generating maximum power of

4x4 $45,600, LS-M 4x4 $47,800

already indicated it will initiate

rear park assist.

130kW @ 3600rpm and peak

(a), LS-U 4x4 $47,100, LS-U 4x4

torque of 380Nm @

$49,300 (a), LS-T 4x4 $53,500 (a).

Retail prices start from $40,500

aggressive drive-away pricing, to

Across the range it has a

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CH PROPERTY

AN

american dream

STEP INSIDE BOOEEBIE AND A FEELING OF NOSTALGIA WASHES OVER YOU. THE STUNNING AMERICAN-INSPIRED CALIFORNIAN BUNGALOW WAS THE FIRST REINFORCED CONCRETE HOME IN IPSWICH, BUILT BY WILL HAENKE. WORDS KIRI TEN DOLLE, PHOTOGRAPHY CLAUDIA BAXTER.

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PROPERTY CH

We are greeted through the

The solid masonary walls

original scrollwork gate along a

stretch to the 11-foot ceilings in

brick path to wide sweeping

an Americana eggshell, pink

steps which lead up to the

and white colour pallette. The

large gabled veranda.

only timber is found on the

Upon opening the front door there is a cloak room to the

floors, windows and trim. A former veranda has been

left, while to the right a grand

filled in and transformed as the

parlour room adorned by two

main living space. Flooded with

leadlight bay windows with

natural light filtering through 28

views of Chermside Road.

bi-fold casement windows, the

The open fire place is the focal point of the room and

sunroom leads to the solid Tasmanian oak kitchen.

warms the expansive 33’x

There are four double size

13’6” space during winter.

bedrooms, each reflecting the

Booeebie was designed and

era the home was built with

built by architect Will Haenke

original wallpaper, wrought iron

as a residence for his brother

beds and string pull lights, fan

Harry Haenke and his familiy in

lights above the doors and

Newtown in 1926.

replica bakerlite light switches.

Harry owned a menswear

The main bathroom has been

store in Bell St. His brother

renovated in keeping with the

Mark Haenke, who had

art deco scheme, while an

emigrated to California in the

ensuite, featuring a claw foot

early 20th century, sent

bath and ceramic pedestal

architectural magazines and

basin, has been added by the

periodicals including detailed

Stone’s off the fourth bedroom.

information on Californian

Signs of its American

Bungalows back to Will. It was

influence beyond the front

this distinctive style which

facade can be seen in the

influenced the design and

intricate details, right down to

construction of Ipswich’s first

the way the window putty was

reinforced concrete home.

applied. In Australia and

Harry’s family resided at

England, putty is traditional

Booeebie before moving to

secured to the outside of the

Brisbane shortly after the

windows. In Booeebie it has

bombing of Pearl Harbour in

been applied to the inside as

December 1941.

was done in American

Booeebie now belongs to

archeticture. The heritage-listed

Larry and Narelle Stone have

home is surrounded beautifully

lived in the home for 20 years.

manicured gardens an

Everywhere you look the

in-ground pool which is heated

home, which covers two thirds

by natural gas. The residence

of the 900sqm block, has been

overlooks Queens Park.

thoughtfully decorated with antique furniture and timeless

Do you have a Haenke home?

art deco pieces to preserve its

Let us know. Email

original charateristics.

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