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e have been financial planning for the last 21 years and the most frustrating part is the continual flow of prospective clients who suffer from what we call “the five deadly sins of financial planning”:

1. High admin fees within a super fund 2. Underperforming managed funds, never reviewed 3. Quantities of cash or term deposits earning little 4. Investors not knowing why they use a self-managed super fund

5. Wills over ten years old without an Enduring Power of Attorney or Guardianship

It’s time to take control of your future and make smart decisions around these issues. We help clients with between $750,000 and $5 million of investments, normally in their superannuation funds. Using a modern investment platform, the standard administration fee on a $1 million portfolio should be around 28 basis points, that is, 0.28%. If you are paying more than this then you may require a review of your circumstances. The five major banks, alongside financial services companies like AMP and IOOF, have forced down these fees with fierce competition to gain a part of our nation’s superannuation pie. In Australia, there are thousands of managed funds in which to invest your hard-earned superannuation. But like all things, managed funds that were the best performing in their category five years ago, are seldom the best performing now. An investment portfolio needs care and nurturing on an ongoing basis to ensure that you are earning above average returns. We use retail superannuation 10

platforms that provide a choice of over 750 different managed funds, across all of the major asset classes. Do you have this choice and is your portfolio reviewed regularly? If you think Sydney house prices are in a bubble, I want to warn you about the overuse of Self-Managed Super Funds (SMSF). When you add up the accounting, audit and administration costs of running your SMSF, there is a high probability that a modern administration service can perform the same role with lower fees. The modern retail super fund can hold direct shares, managed funds, term deposits, exchanged traded funds and listed investment companies. So unless you are a small business owner who has set up your SMSF to hold your business premises, ask yourself: is there a better way to do this? We run our planning business to fix up the financial mess that many people find themselves in after years of paying down a mortgage, educating the children and saving up for the odd overseas holiday. We put our clients’ financial affairs back on the "straight and narrow." It is essential to have your nominated beneficiaries within your super fund in line with the details of your Wills and to insure your life and your ability to earn an income. Has your Will and testamentary trust been drafted with the beneficiaries of your super and insurance policies in mind? Our business offers a free no-obligation first meeting, so why not take up this offer? Suite 10, Level 1, 19-23 Bridge Street, Pymble P. 8007 6244

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  believe the more we are aware, understand and take action on health, the less we will see an increase in health problems including diabetes. According to Diabetes Australia, 280 Australians develop the disease every day. That’s one person every five minutes.

I have been following Dr Michael Mosley’s teachings (books and documentaries) for over a year now. I find his work fascinating, not to mention, entertaining! Michael is probably best known for inventing the 5:2 diet and is the presenter of television programmes on biology and medicine – making over a dozen series for the BBC. He has won


lose any more weight and research shows you can maintain weight loss with 6:1. I have just had a small handful of nuts and plan to roam around outside later for more food. For breakfast I had smoked salmon and scrambled eggs which was quite nice and filling.

How is Australia looking?

numerous awards including being named Medical Journalist of the Year by the British Medical Association and is in fact the world’s most famous guinea pig. Michael is in Sydney for a short period to promote his new book, "The 8 Week Blood Sugar Diet". Maree and I were thrilled to have had the recent opportunity to meet Michael and his lovely wife, Clare Bailey, at Sydney’s Shangri La Hotel for a chat and photo session. Clare and Michael share the same passion for health – they met at medical school and both continue to inspire each other. Clare is a GP, parenting expert and founder of parentingmatters.co.uk. They live in Buckinghamshire with their four children, aged 14 to 23. Four years ago, Michael found out he was a type 2 diabetic and didn’t want to go on medication (which is what lead him to invent the 5:2 diet). He soon discovered that type 2 diabetes could be reversed with intermittent fasting.

How is your health going now, four years down the track? Extremely well, thank you. My blood glucose is fine, I am 12 stone (76kg) and I am in very good shape. I am on 6:1 now because I don’t need to 22

Research, I have seen, suggests obesity and overweightness tends to be more focused in the inner suburbs rather than in places like Sydney. Obviously, similar problems there but it is part of a worldwide phenomenon. Funnily enough, the research in the UK, and I suspect true of Australia as well, is that in higher income groups, the women are slimmer and the men are fatter. Being overweight seems to be associated with poverty and ignorance. That certainly isn’t the case. When you simply look at the statistics, women from higher income groups tend to be slimmer. There is a very clear relationship between income and slimness. In men, it’s not at all clear, in fact the group in the UK and Australia who are at the lowest rates of being overweight and obese are those on the lowest income. Probably because they do more physically demanding jobs.

How does Sydney’s lifestyle compare to the UK? A lot more outdoors. There is the most incredibly, wonderful harbour out there. I took a ferry out to Manly the other evening. To have the ability to get on a ferry and only 20 minutes later be on a beach, and to be able to swim is incredible. I was thinking about surfing, realising I haven’t surfed for a long time but watching other people do so is still [to me] experiencing the great outdoors. I just love being by the sea and I wish London was by the sea. Equally, you have fabulous museums! The only thing (from my observations) Sydney lacks is a good public transport system.

Is nutrition focused enough on in medical schools? Absolutely not. I was talking to a couple of Australian doctors the other evening. One of them said he had to look up the word 'carbohydrate' as he knew so little about it. During my years of training at medical school I was required to attend just one class on nutrition. My son is also at medical school and learning nothing on the topic. You learn some of the more exotic diseases and the deficiency diseases but what you don’t ever learn is what carbs do, what fats do, what protein does, what to say to an overweight patient who comes in and asks, what can I do about this?

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Quitting sugar (and processed food) has been a hot topic in Australia, do you agree with this? Yes, but I think it has to go wider. You have to find alternatives. First of all, giving up sugar is really hard, speaking from personal experience. I love sugar. I love chocolate. But I am quite happy to not add sugar to anything. I don’t add sugar to my coffee but I do love sweet things. I have to leave them out of my house. If there is chocolate, I will eat it. But then again, you have to find other things to eat. It is not enough to say, give this thing up, you also have to find alternatives and that’s one of the reasons why in my book I bang on about the Mediterranean diet. If you give everything up you will drive yourself mad, or collapse. You have to find other things to keep you satisfied. That’s why I am a fan of eggs for breakfast because of the egg’s protein. Lots of olive oil, lots of lovely salads and occasionally give in to temptation and having a dessert. My general rule is to share my dessert with my wife because you don’t really need it, you just want that taste at the end of the meal. We have a website thebloodsugardiet.com. Lots of Australians have recently joined and they’re all submitting lovely, healthy recipes. We have asked people to drop in recipes to help people and apparently they’re posting away and they’re delicious recipes.

Generally speaking, GP’s love to prescribe medication, do you agree? I think it is sad but completely true. In fact, in the UK you are paid as a doctor to prescribe drugs – not to help patients lose weight. If you help them lose weight then you’re practically losing money. Now, I don’t think many family doctors are motivated by this and I have spoken to Australian doctors who have said they would never do that and always offer their advice. This is more complex with patients who have a high blood sugar and nobody is doing anything about it at all. It’s an unintended consequence of a well-intended policy. That’s often the way in medicine, you start off wanting to do something and it turns into something else. 24

“A recent survey revealed that 83% of overweight and obese Australians struggle with emotional eating,” I Quit Sugar

There is an interesting GP in North England who works in a deprived area. He has used many of the principles in this book. And his patients are largely working class but they understand how to change their diet, you’ve got some very simple principles. Just by putting these principles into practice he’s dropped the drug budget and the diabetes budget by $50,000 in one single year and he’s cut obesity rates. My wife, Clare, works in a fairly deprived area as well and again, her patients do not have any problems with grasping the principles. She starts off by telling them that pretty well everything we’ve been telling you for the past 20 years is wrong – and at that point they listen. Clare: “Their attitude is quite moving, because when you say this to them, they often end up in tears as they’ve been struggling for years.” Clare does the practical stuff, she engages with her patients.

What part does Mindfulness play in the Blood Sugar Diet? Mindfulness is strongly associated with reaching for comfort food. When you’re stressed what happens

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went wrong yesterday - your internal dialogue. A good exercise can involve your daily cup of coffee, instead of being on your email, or anything like that, you just feel the warmth of the cup of coffee in your hand, listen to the sounds going on around you. Disengage from the electronic world and your internal thoughts, and engage in being in the present. That’s what it is all about, it’s like when you go for a walk, instead of looking at your shoes or being on your phone, you actually stop and look at the view. Sydney is brilliant! Live in the moment, it is surprisingly hard to do. Try doing it for 10 minutes each morning. Have a go and see what you think.

is your cortisol levels go up and what you want to eat are muffins, etc. Things like carrots, they really don’t hit it. Most of the case studies in the book during stressful events have all responded to stress in that way. There are three pillars to this diet. One of them is calorie cutting, the second is stress management (which is a kind of mindfulness) and the third is exercise. Three elements you have to lose the weight, then you have to find the programme to keep the weight off. I have tried all kinds of things but I found mindfulness by far the most effective. Being optimistic can add up to seven years to your life, four years more than if a cure for cancer was found. The interesting thing about it is you can actually measure what happens after doing a mindfulness programme after six weeks. During my time filming, 'Don’t Worry, Be Happy,' they could actually see the changes in my brain. I became a happier optimist, it worked! And with no drugs or therapy I felt happier! It’s how you incorporate it into your life. Breathing exercises are the beginning of it. The principle sounds really easy but it’s hard. If you sit down and you think about your breathing and not your thoughts, you immediately start thinking in 20 or 30 seconds about your love, your life, what you are going to have for breakfast, things that

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Sydney’s Luna Park, Wednesday 1st June, 9:30am – 2pm

Stand Tall inspires high school students to stand tall and make positive choices.

Now, in its fourth year, Stand Tall - The Event will continue to feature some of the world’s most inspirational and successful young role models who will impart hope, courage to make right choices and great wisdom learned from their own life experiences. “All the trappings of materialistic life in the 21st century are not satisfying the emptiness our young people are feeling,” Nick Farr-Jones, Patron and Host, and former Captain of the Wallabies. The international line–up includes famous Brazilian blind surfer, Derek Rabelo and NZ World Hip Hop Dance champions, IDentity. Other inspirational speakers include the Young Australians of the Year, Lucas Patchett and Nic Marchesi, Tony Hoang (leading anti-drugs youth communicator), Brett Murray (“Make Bullying History”), Emma Mullings (TV and Radio Personality), Eloise Wellings (Rio and London Olympic Track

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star), Poppy Starr Olsen (World Women’s Skate Board Champion) and singers Emma Birdsall (Semifinalist “The Voice”) and Jack Vidgen (Winner of Australia’s Got Talent, 2011) . Topics covered will include drugs, bullying, disability and courage, how to treat a woman, eating disorders, leadership, persistence and resilience. Organisers find that students leave the Event with newfound inspiration and skills to live positive, healthy, fulfilling lives and then resolve to Stand Tall and resist the powerful negative influences that surround them in today’s society. Teachers and students’ feedback: “Knowing that someone had gone through the same issues and made it out the other side was so encouraging and the fact that there is someone going through much worse, gave them all a reality check too. The impact on our school has been amazing.” “This event is a highlight of our

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school year for students and teachers.” 
 “A highlight of the day is the chance to mix with 1800 other students of all backgrounds.” “The chance to engage with 
other schools, in this noncompetitive environment, is 
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EMERGENCY FOCUS HEALTH CARE AND ITS COMMUNICATION COMPLEXITY BY EDWINA HUNTER up to 70% of hospital sentinel events [an unanticipated event in a health care setting resulting in the death or serious physical or psychological injury to a patient, not related to the natural course of their illness] – for example a communication failure such as delays, forgotten Emergency departments (ED) are or misplaced results, inaccurate high stress environments – for health or inadequate hand-over of care providers, patients and their clinical information resulting in families. There has been an safety issues, poor experience increasing realisation of the crucial issues and incorrect treatment. role that communication between DO CLINICIANS NEED TO BE clinician and patient plays. MORE MINDFUL WHEN PROVIDING Research has shown that comTHEIR PROGNOSIS? munication failures in Emergency You can learn more about how departments are a major cause of communication works but when incidents contributing to avoidyou’re under pressure people able patient harm. I interviewed often resort to old patterns. Dr Marie Manidis, a postdoctoral It’s helpful to be able to put research fellow at the University of Technology Sydney, about some of yourself in the patient’s shoes the important research in this area. and empathise and check your information. Doctors today are WHAT HAS YOUR RESEARCH stressed and time poor but they ENTAILED? absolutely do their best. We were awarded a research HOW CAN PATIENTS IMPROVE? grant through the Australian Research Council. With a team of In non-urgent health settings, researchers (see book reference) patients can help themselves by being more proactive, asking we researched clinician patient communication in five emergency questions, asking for explanations, they can do prior research. The departments, four in NSW and Internet has helped patients but one in Canberra. We audio recorded 82 patients from triage it doesn’t always help clinicians as patients can think they have to disposition in the emergency all the answers. In the ED if the department, we did over 1000 patient is sick, it is important hours of observation and we to have someone there who is interviewed 150 clinicians in all the hospitals. It was an extensive vigilant and can hear what is being said because it is complex, four-year project. people do forget and knowledge WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF works in a different way to INEFFECTIVE/POOR remembering. COMMUNICATION ON PATIENT OUTCOMES AND EXPERIENCES? IS AUSTRALIA GETTING THIS Poor and inaccurate communication RIGHT AND WHY? has a significant impact on patient Here, we have extensive research and interest in effective experience, safety and healing. communication; for example, the Inadequate communication is NSW Garling enquiry was set up identified as to contributing

after a young girl was hit by a golf ball and died in Royal North Shore. There was a huge state wide enquiry which looked at safety and a lot of new initiatives were then brought in including training. WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO IMPROVE IN AUSTRALIA THIS YEAR? I would like a better understanding of the complexities of health care rather than thinking about simplistic approaches to problems. People tend to sensationalise when there is a mistake but I think it is important for everybody to understand how difficult it is to operate in those departments, how communication actually works, as opposed to how we think it works, and to recognise it involves multiple people, systems and time frames. There isn’t one formula, each and every patient and clinician interaction is unique. THE UTS PROJECT’S RECOMMENDATIONS: • Achieve a balance between medical and interpersonal communication • Provide explicit explanations to patients about processes and procedures in the ED • Develop effective interdisciplinary teamwork • Further develop cross-cultural communication awareness and strategies • Provide training with authentic materials • Examine communication in clinical handovers REFERENCE: D. Slade, M. Manidis, J.McGregor, H. Scheeres, E. Chandler, J. Stein-Parbury, R. Dunston, M. Herke, C. M. Matthiessen – Communicating in Hospital Emergency Departments, Springer 2015


AT ROSEVILLE COLLEGE, girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 engage in enriching learning experiences that challenge and empower them to pursue and attain their personal best in all areas of life.

Our graduates are typically vibrant, confident, articulate, independent young women who embrace life’s array of opportunities with energy and enthusiasm.

RECENT NEWS FROM ROSEVILLE COLLEGE WELCOME BACK We warmly welcome everyone back for a new year, with an extra warm welcome to each new student, especially our precious young Kindy girls. Have a great year! WORLD-CLASS CAMBRIDGE COURSES Roseville College becomes one of just three Sydney schools to offer the prestigious Cambridge courses, and the only one on Sydney’s North Shore. The courses complement the School’s rigorous curriculum in Years 9-10, enriching global learning and upskilling students in preparation for the HSC.

PERSONALISED TOURS Tours with our Registrar, tailored to your daughter’s specific needs and interests, are held weekdays during term time. For an appointment, call 9884 1109 or email registrar@roseville.nsw.edu.au. Ranked among NSW’s top schools, Roseville College has been transforming the lives of girls for more than 105 years.

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Have you ever wondered exactly where all of the insects go when it rains, when they’re ready to lay their eggs or when they just need a bit of a rest? They seek out a nook or cranny but as us humans are doing a great job of wiping out a lot of their natural habitat, an insect hotel is a perfect retreat for all kinds of beneficial bugs & bees. Back in the day, before we had garbage collection services, recycling plants, landfill, garden maintenance crews and roadkill collectors, animals and insects dutifully devoured all of the debris and carcasses, breaking down the deceased flora and fauna and depositing the molecules back in to the earth for new lifecycles to begin.

To ensure you can display the “No Vacancies” sign, you’ll need some plants nearby – the more you have, the more likely it is that the bugs will choose to stay at your hotel. Once in residence, many beneficial bugs will be happy to look after your garden. For instance, ladybugs live for two-three years and can eat up to 5000 aphids in this time and lay hundreds of eggs – a gardener’s best friend! Native bees will also love to book a room with you so place your hotel out of strong direct sun and protect it from the rain.

There are a distinct lack of bees throughout Australia because of the limited habitats available to them. We have our own native bee hive in the nursery and these busy little pollinators think all of their Christmases have come at once, with so many plants to choose from. Our ready-made bee and insect hotels start from $19.99 – get one for your garden now and give a bug a home. Remember to give your hotel a name – The Bee Line Motel, The Bee Bop Inn or how about Bugingham Palace!

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Suburb Safari GREAT PLACES TO PLAY ON THE NORTH SHORE This is a particularly leafy part of the North Shore, where you and your little ones will be spoilt for choice with parks or play spaces. Unique to St Ives is the Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden. I can remember enjoying it as a child, and my little one loves it too. It has many picnic and play areas, walking tracks for all abilities, and the chance to see flowers and animals which you don’t normally see around the suburbs. The best playground is probably Lambert’s Clearing, featuring play equipment, BBQ, picnic tables and toilets. But the best thing is the little rainforest house which is just perfect on a hot day. Bring your bikes or scooters and enjoy an hour or two around the Wildflower Gardens. Not too far away from the St Ives Shopping Village is the Memorial Avenue Reserve. From the cute little pencils at the entrance to the brightly coloured equipment, this inviting park has much to offer. There are trees to climb, plenty of space for running around, but no toilets. Finally, I’d recommend having a search for some of St Ives’ tiny little parks. Some can feel so hidden and all have their own character. Check out Melaleuca Park which falls literally in the middle of Melaleuca Drive; enjoy the relaxed Athena Avenue Reserve; spend a few minutes in the pleasant Yarrabung Reserve; or play hide and seek amongst the trees in Bede’s Forest. These little parks are a great treat for any young ones!

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Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Garden: 420 Mona Vale Rd, St Ives. Open daily 8:30am - 5pm. Memorial Avenue Reserve: 59 Memorial Ave, St Ives. Melaleuca Park: Melaleuca Drive, St Ives. Athena Avenue Reserve: cnr Athena Ave and Hayle St, St Ives. Yarrabung Reserve: 59b Yarrabung Rd, St Ives. Bede’s Forest: cnr Yarrabung Rd and College Cres, St Ives.

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I am so excited. The facilities and the phenomenal acoustics of the Concert Hall are really something to look forward to. The last time I performed a solo concert in Sydney was at the Sydney Opera House. I decided the Concourse would be perfect for my new tour ‘This Time Tomorrow.’

USA! The rest is history, really! I toured extensively with Andre for many years and still, to this day, perform with him when I am not touring solo.

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HOW DID YOU MEET ANDRE RIEU? The most important thing is to Mirusia is coming to Chatswood, Saturday April 30th. She has released five solo albums (her version of Ave Maria has had over 27 million views on YouTube) and she is the only classical artist with an ARIA No. 1 Chart Award.

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My Aunt sent an email to him to let him know that she had a niece in Australia who would be a perfect addition to his concerts. He immediately called me at home, invited me to Maastricht to meet him. So I flew to Maastricht the next day, auditioned for him in his studio and two weeks later I was on stage with him in Boston, in the

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IT’S NEVER TOO LATE: RESOLUTIONS FOR SUCCESS Now that we are well into 2016 it’s time to look at those New Year’s resolutions. Maybe you didn’t find time in that crazy holiday period to dedicate yourself to them, or you’ve already forgotten those great intentions. Did life simply get in the way? The good news is, you don’t need to wait for New Year’s Eve to roll around again. Revisit your goals and give them a real crack, today! We’ve rounded up some sound strategies to help you work towards your goals!

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Setting yourself achievable goals will help to keep you on track. While you may have a larger and long-term goal in mind, by setting smaller goals, which are sensible and attainable, you lessen the chances of feeling overwhelmed!

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Celebrate your progress and keep yourself motivated by rewarding your efforts – have that evening out at your favourite restaurant if you get through a whole calendar month without eating fast food.

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Maintaining a positive mindset by focusing on what you’ll gain, from realising realising your your end end goal, goal, will will help help you you maintain maintain gain from your motivation. Will you feel healthier at your goal weight? Will you fit into a specific item of clothing? Will you be able to keep up with the kids? And as always, enjoy the journey!


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BY DR. SABINE WILKINS MSC BVSC (HONS 1) GREENCROSS VETS KU-RING-GAI

Do you love snuggling up with your cat or watching them on the prowl for insects? Do you enjoy running with your dog or playing fetch with their favourite ball? Or do you enjoy watching your kids play with their pet rabbits? If so, then you share our passion for keeping them safe from vaccine-preventable diseases. Our pets are beloved members of our families and we would like to see them live a long, happy and healthy life!

virus is easily carried into our pet rabbits’ territories by wild rabbits, but also on the soles of our shoes. Our much loved pet dogs, cats and rabbits encounter infectious particles everywhere: at the dog park, our own backyards, when interacting with others of the same species or simply because we bring them into the house unwittingly. At Greencross Vets Ku-Ring-Gai we care about your pets. We therefore recommend that each dog, cat and rabbit receives a tailored vaccination program following the initial puppy, kitten or baby rabbit (kit) vaccination. Talk to us today about a suitable vaccination regime for you and your pet’s lifestyle! Visit www.healthypetsplus.com.au for more information or visit your local Greencross Vets clinic and speak to one of our friendly team members!

Dogs are at risk of viral gastrointestinal and liver disease, which may be fatal in pets that are not immunised. The canine cough vaccine is recommended for any dog exposed to other dogs, especially at dog parks and is often required by doggy day care centres, training clubs and kennels. While not dangerous, canine cough is extremely contagious and very annoying and worrying to us as an owner having to listen and watch our poor pet’s discomfort in coughing constantly. Cats will often suffer from cat-flu. This is true even for cats that are kept completely indoors! Cats may have been exposed to these diseases even before they join our households. Vaccines will help even in these cases as they result in less frequent recurrence and less severe symptoms. Cats in multi-cat households have an increased risk of chronic bacterial conjunctivitis, which is preventable with a simple vaccination. In addition, cats with an outdoor lifestyle are at risk of other diseases that affect the immune system and can be transmitted during cat fights. Our pet rabbits are also at risk of a viral disease used to control the feral rabbit population. The 36

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What’s your dream wedding look like? For Edwina and Rowan it was to be surrounded by loved ones and the great outdoors. Their destination was at Sydney’s Fleet Steps. “We dreamed of having a marquee wedding,” Edwina. From the ceremony, blooming with tradition, at St Thomas’ North Sydney to the beautiful reception, overflowing with nature. “The necklace I wore was the same necklace both my nana (Edna GarranBrown) and mum (Joanne Hunter (Thew)) wore at their weddings, and my sister (Joanne Scott), just married, wore it on her wedding day too,” Edwina.

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Weekend escape to Boomerang Beach BY SUE HANDISIDES

A comfortable three hours’ drive from Sydney’s North Shore is Moby’s Beachside Retreat located across the road from Boomerang Beach, a picturesque beach with postcard views. Moby’s was the perfect place for a weekend escape for my friend Rachel and me. After arriving late afternoon, the staff at check-in suggested we book a table for dinner at Moby’s on Redgum, so after unpacking the car and enjoying the quiet of the Beach Hut we wandered back down the resort road towards the restaurant positioned right beside the pool. It’s a pleasant atmosphere and the servings were large enough that we could have shared theentrees. The food was delicious and it was lovely not to have to drive anywhere. The self-contained Beach Hut was spacious and well equipped, with comfortable beds and great showers – always a plus when staying away from 42

home. We were thankful for a great night’s sleep. After a splendid sleep-in and a relaxed homecooked breakfast we decided to check out Forster. A short 20-minute drive later we were wandering around the shopping centre. We spent lunch at Beach Bums Café, a relaxed place to eat with tables directly on the beach edge. We both enjoyed a pulled lamb roll (we left most of the bread on the plate as we’re enjoying the benefits of a paleo diet). With a couple of DVDs in hand we opened a bottle of red and basked in having no little people to manage for the usual afternoon/evening routines. Thankful for capable husbands at home being Dads, we cooked a simple dinner and enjoyed the night. Sunday morning, after another sleep-in and a morning cuppa, we checked out and headed back to Foster for a beautiful breakfast at Tartt Café

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before heading home on satisfied stomachs. On our way to Forster we stopped for a look at the green cathedral – literally a canopy of tree foliage with the forest for its floor.

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This is a story of hope, compassion, community, love and hard work. Emily came into the world after a long, arduous labour, during which she was affected by hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy – brain damage caused by low oxygen. Emily suffers from vision impairment, cerebral palsy and uncontrolled epilepsy. Together Claire (mum), Ben (dad) and Emily work with a physiotherapist and attend hydrotherapy to keep her muscles developing. Early intervention is key.

WHEN DID YOU FIRST REALISE THERE WERE COMPLICATIONS? When they checked me during labour and couldn’t detect a heartbeat. I knew things weren’t right but you just deal with it. You have a beautiful little girl who is relying on you and trying her damnedest so you just do your part and be there.

CAN YOU DESCRIBE A TYPICAL WEEK? Our week fluctuates but on a Monday we have either paediatrician, neurology, rehab clinic, doctors, eye clinic or feeding clinic. Then Tuesdays tend to be hydrotherapy. On Wednesday we often have RIDBC (Royal institute for Deaf and Blind Children) come and do vision therapy. Thursdays is occupational therapy and physiotherapy at Cerebral Palsy Alliance. Once a month on Friday I attend a special needs mothers group. Emily handles this relentless schedule with grace and patience. 46

I never knew the full capacity and variety of love before Emily. I have no doubts when it comes to her. I appreciate life and loved ones like never before. She made me fall in love with my husband all over again and on a deeper level which I didn’t think was possible. I was scared at the beginning our situation would ruin my family and tear us apart but Emily did the opposite, she made us stronger. I have never felt more love, strength, support or purpose than I do now and she taught me to hang on to hope and I plan to spend the rest of my life giving it to her.

WHAT HAS BEING A FATHER TAUGHT YOU? It has taught me patience, persistence, hope, and unconditional love. Patience, with the screaming that we receive every day from Emily, and who can blame her, if I had multiple seizures every day, I’d say I would be pretty upset too, and I’m 35, she’s not even two years old. Persistence and hope, that maybe with assisted help she’ll possibly walk one day or, even more importantly, maybe communicate with us. Lastly, love. It’s taught me love like I’ve never experienced before. I love my wife and understand what love is but this is different, not greater, more or less, just different. She’s a part of me, I helped create her. She’s my responsibility. My unconditional love. Claire’s family and friends have organised an event to raise money to help Emily be all that she can be. Join Jonesy and Amanda from WSFM, Saturday 7th May at Dockside, Cockle Bay for The Little Ray of Sunshine Ball. Further details or to donate please visit: www.littlerayofsunshine.org

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