HEART H ISSUE 2 DECEMBER 2013
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WRAP UP 2013 IN STYLE WITH OUR COMPLETE CHRISTMAS AND NEW Y E AR’S GUIDE
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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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gorgeous siblings Olivia, 5, and Flynn Smith, 2, of North Ipswich, who had loads of fun playing with presents under the tree. Province Modern Country’s Naomi George did a brilliant job styling the set using her newest collection of bright enamel Christmas decorations you can find in store from $15 each. Nerima Gardens provided the perfect
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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
visiting the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre.
Thanks also to you, our
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: email@example.com
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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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.
“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
hours working on a
It’s a Friday and members of
Children are not encouraged
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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HELP US HELP CHILDREN THIS CHRISTMAS
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Please help needy children by donating a toy and making their Christmas Day brighter
Please place toys in collection boxes located within the shopping centre
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CHRISTMAS CRAFT - FREE! The kids can make some great Christmas gifts at the Santa Set, 16 to 20 December.
SANTA PHOTOS Great for family gifts or for creating special memories. Visit the magical santa set in the East Mall. Free gift for every child. Operating times vary.
WRITE TO SANTA Drop your letter into Santaâ€™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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Just spend $30 in specialty stores or $60 in major stores to enter. Take your dockets to the booth near Best & Less or to the Centre Management Office. Competition runs from 9am 6 January to 2pm Friday 24 January 2014. Winners will be drawn at 2.30pm 24 January 2014 and will be contacted by phone or email. Each of the 6 winners will receive a $500 Riverlink Gift Card. For more terms & conditions visit www.riverlink.net.au or see in-centre.
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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.
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
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
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.
Love ~ Joy ~ Piece of cake SWEET CHRISTMAS CHEER
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Honey, orange and whiskey glazed ham Ingredients
Place one clove in the middle of
1 good quality ham from your
On a medium to high heat bring
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
2 oranges (zest and juice)
Set aside to cool at room
Brush a good layer of the glaze
2tbs Dijon mustard
With your ham run your fingers
all over the ham and place in
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
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
to share his twists on these traditional festive
leave the remaining skin
beautiful looking golden glazed
Pre heat oven to 180°C
covering the bone.
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
Add these recipes to your
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Grilled asparagus with lemon bĂŠchamel and parmesan Ingredients
2 bunch asparagus
In a pot place the butter,
lemon juice and lemon zest.
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
Slowly add the milk to the flour
and butter mix, whisking until
all combined. Whisk in the
Place a pot of water on stove and
salt, set aside and keep warm.
bring to the boil.
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.
Prawn skewers with mango salsa and chilli lime dressing Ingredients
Peel and dice cucumber.
750g raw prawns de shelled, tails
Roughly chop coriander leaves.
Finely dice red onion.
Place all ingredients in a bowl and
give a good mix, set aside.
1 red onion
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
20g palm sugar
Whisk the palm sugar until it is
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skewers, (put as many or as few
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.
Place skewers on top of salsa
and drizzle the dressing over the
Skin and deseed mangos and cut
into small rough dice.
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Rosendahl 4 piece breakfast set $39
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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’.
spices and honey had been added
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.
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
glazed, sugared or plain.
year because they have the same
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.
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
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.
English-style baking upon arriving
In a medium size pot put the sugar, corn syrup, 1/4 cup water
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,
market for treats like a mille-feuille
butter and a splash of rum, the
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.
“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.
then me, and now my son Mike,”
I like to finish with some peanut chocolate crumbled over the
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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.
THE party season, or
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
make your eyes pop then it
2. With the Liquid Foundation Brush, take one pump of the
is important to consider
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
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
eyeshadow brush and take Moonstone Pressed Eyeshadow
Hazel: pink, black, and
from the “Purple Majesty” Quad and press into the inner
corners of the eyelid to add light and open the eye. Then take
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
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
look. Lastly apply the Eclipse Gel Liner to the waterline of the
Then for a more
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.
9. With the Luxurious Blush Brush, apply Tropical Glow Crème Blush to the cheek bones to contour the face. Then contour
Ella Bache Ipswich
the lower cheekbone with Sunset Lunar Dust. 10. Apply Hydrating Lip Crème to start off the lips, define the lips with Au Natural lip pencil then apply Blushing Nude Lipstick to the entire lip, ensuring you blend the lip pencil into the lipstick CITY HEART MAGAZINE \\DECEMBER 2013\\ 19
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n Black & cream dress $12.99 Dimmeys
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the ones I mean – “Grab this
n Clutch $5 Cinta
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n Silver shoes with heel $9.99 Dimmeys
bargain basement price of only
$995”, or “snap up those must-have Christian Loubatin heels for as little as $2000” – and let’s face it, wouldn’t we all love to have a limitless black Amex to swish around town as we spoil ourselves with a wardrobe full of designer deliciousness? However, big bucks don’t always equate to big style, (a tragic fact many celebs prove to us daily – Miley Cyrus I’m looking at you), so we’ve put
Poolside Panache under $30 n Sun hat $3 Dimmeys
together some Christmas party
n Kookai bikini top $9.99 Dimmeys
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Christmas at home DECEMBER AND JANUARY ARE TWO OF MY FAVOURITE MONTHS OF THE YEAR. EVERYONE IS BUSY AND LIVING LIFE TO THE FULLEST.
THERE is something about summer and the desire to entertain and share the finer things in life with friends and family. The comfort and joy of setting up the home for Christmas is undeniable. Whether it is big and bold or
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of anything else you do, you need to go down the foliage route. Faux or real, it will last forever and it transforms the house instantly. Adding a wreath or garland to a wall or mantle will get you instantly in the holiday mood. The tree, now that can be a little tricky…depending on how OCD you are and if there
are children involved. You may not even be at home for the big day but there is still something beautiful about an adorned tree with shimmering fairy lights at night. If space is an issue, opt for a few smaller trees dotted around the house. The Christmas table is my favourite. I always have these grand ideas of a lavish table setting with all the trimmings… sometimes, in reality, I’m happy to have been able to glaze a ham for Christmas lunch. But if you have the time to dress the table – go for it, and go
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Do it your way EXPRESS YOUR PERSONALITY WITH COLOURS, STYLES AND THEMES THAT CELEBRATE THE SEASON
Go crazy decorating your tree with some funky
Keep it real
very effective embellished in baubles for a
baubles in hot pink, lime, yellow and blue. Organic A few tree branches in a large vase can look
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
natural, eco friendly look. Olive trees with their silver-green leaves can also create rustic appeal. A modern alternative is a machined
wooden Christmas tree. Artificial or fresh,
There’s no having to pack away the tree
whichever you choose, dress it in zinc stars,
come January 1, just compost or mulch it. The only downside of a real tree is the carpet of pine needles left behind as the tree slowly dies. Go for a traditional red and green theme by carefully placing red baubles and ornaments. Keep gift wrap red in keeping
wooden ornaments, twine, popcorn garlands and finish the look by using brown paper to wrap your presents to sit under the tree. Classic white There’s something angelic about crisp white
with the theme.
when it is teamed with silver. This simple touch creates a feeling of luxury. Choose glass
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Fluoros and bright colours have been a popular colour palette in interior design this year.
tree with a simple tree of fairy lights, some silver bells and dot some candles about the room.
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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
years and a FIFO (fly in fly out)
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
able to do all the things that
Handmade Expo in Ipswich in
mums need to do,” she says.
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.
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
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
a wrap 1 2 3
Stack three to five small paper doilies and pierce a hole in the middle of them. Secure with a split pin.
Carefully lift the top doily and push towards centre, making a wave shape, then repeat with each layer and move them around until you have a flowers shape.
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: Walking with
Film: Saving Mr
man 2: The Legend Continues
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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December 19 Rating: CTC Starring: Will Ferrell and Steve Carell
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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
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
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.
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Massive screen - Leather seats
Full Menu - Bar - Service to your Seat
GREAT VALUE. great MOVIES. coming soon
adults $11* kids & Concession $9* * STANDARD 2D PRICING ONLY. SURCHARGE FOR XD / 3D AND THE LOUNGE APPLY
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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.
KEEP UP-TO-DATE WITH WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND IPSWICH. DON’T MISS THESE EXCITING EVENTS.
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.
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.
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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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
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
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
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
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
You and your child’s healthcare
information when it is needed,
With the ability to view their
Springfield Lakes Mum Sarah
The ‘My Child’s eHealth
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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,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
bordering national parks.
Photos: Scenic Rim Regional
Even better, roll-out a picnic
Visit one of the dozens of
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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
fireworks, or make sure your
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
and ensure the celebration
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.
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
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
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
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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.
NYE PICKS: Lamb sliders Ingredients
½ cup good quality
To make the salsa,
saucepan over medium
500g lamb mince
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
combine red peppers,
Vegetable oil, to
sugar, water and
¼ cup flat leaf parsley,
To make the lamb sliders,
mayonnaise and one
tamarind puree, and
combine the mince, onion,
teaspoon of harissa in a
24 green prawns,
simmer until mixture
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
Charred Tomato Relish
sea salt and freshly ground
grill plate over a medium
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
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
flour, dunk in the egg,
1 tsp pomegranate
and chill in the refrigerator
2 garlic cloves, finely
then in the coconut to
To make the relish, heat a
Lightly grill the buns, place
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
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
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.
chop, add paprika and
Serve the sliders with a
Repeat with remaining
Red Pepper Mayo
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
small glasses. (serves 4)
To make the mayo,
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What we do for our daily brew
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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
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
consuming their first cup within
Choosing an outfit 10%
half an hour of their alarm
choice, exercise was the
Brushing teeth 8%
easiest habit to kick, while
When given the
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horoscope YOUR MONTHLY
WRAP UP CHRISTMAS WITH LOVE, BEST WISHES AND INSPIRATION FROM OUR ASTROLOGIST, LUNAR.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
house you sold? Tell us about
If you could own any house in
Well I work a lot! I am, however,
Ipswich, which would it be and
an early riser between 4–4.30am.
Yes, it was my very first day.
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
In Ipswich you are only minutes
June Frank of Walkers Real Estate.
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feet on the ground and to
There are both sophisticated and simple
dark sites become more,
gardens with interesting
rather than less, extreme,
shapes, texture and
as do hot, light ones.
gardening. There are places
several storeys above
where a small homemade
ground level – are the
vertical garden can
vertical gardens created by
transform a problem area
into one of interest and
amusement. I have seen
homemade mock window
bases of purpose-designed
and picture frames,
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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
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.
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.
for $30 off servicing and a free
If you have run out of time to
at all times. Wishing you all a very safe and happy Christmas from the MAS
If travelling with small children,
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
out yourself to help ensure a safe
the possibility of internal damage.
soon set in, or death result.
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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
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
Batteries: Weak batteries can
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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
display via buttons on the steering
rights itself once underway.
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
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
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
Exercise your right ankle and the
dash, dual zone climate controlled
bolstered to 310 litres, which is
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.
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
December, the new seven-seat
capacity. Warranty is five years or
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
Consumption: 8.2 litres/100km
off the bitumen.
Colorado 7, under the skin is an
(combined average, 4x2 models);
Isuzu 3.0-litre turbo diesel.
Model: Isuzu MU-X.
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
gunmetal grey grille, 16-inch
seven-seat large sports utility
alloys, air con, along with a
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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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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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
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
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