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December/January 2018


Hi & welcome to our Dec/Jan Issue I can hardly believe as I type this note that it’s our last issue for 2017! The year has seriously flown by. Our holiday to Queensland last month now feels so long ago. We all had such a great (& much needed) break. The slower pace was enjoyed by us all and spending quality time together away from our busy routines was fantastic. Making fun memories was what it was all about - so much so that the boys all want to know when we are going back! But it won’t be long and they will be on school holidays (again!) as we head towards Christmas and the summer holidays. Check out our “What’s On” for dates and times of carols and Christmas events happening in the area. There is also a lovely article about Christmas and family time on page 8. If you are looking for some Christmas baking ideas Ollie and I made some yummo Chocolate Brownies and decorated them like little Christmas trees - check them out on page 27. They didn’t last more than a few hours in our house! They are so so good!! It’s also the time of year that kinder kids are doing or have just completed their school transition. So its well timed that we have another fantastic article written by Amanda Marasca titled “Getting Ready For School” giving some tips and reminders on the preparation over the coming months for the start of the school journey. Prep is such an wonderful year and to see how much they learn in a short time just amazes me. In this issue’s “Kids Corner” we have a cute New Years Resolutions sheet for kids - it's a great one to fill in and keep to look back on in years to come. You could make a few copies and all fill one in, colour the page and keep them with photos from your New Years celebrations. To help celebrate the season we are running a competition to win 1 of 3 Hoyts vouchers - details on how to win are on the opposite page. Plus we have our monthly book giveaway too. Good luck!! I hope you enjoy this issue. Check out our advertisers for something to do, see or buy for you or someone you love. Thank you for another great year and for taking our magazine into your home. And so from my family to yours “We wish you a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year”

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Out and About

DIAMOND VALLEY RAILWAY Eltham Lower Park 570 Main Road ELTHAM Tucked in amongst playgrounds and parklands is the super fun miniature railways. It’s been operating in Eltham since 1961 and is run by a group of very dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. For just $3 each person (under 2 years old are free) you get to enjoy a trip around the track, winding along to the sound of the clickity clack and passing through tunnels along the way. For a 15 minute ride it's money well spent and it’s loved by all ages - yes its a favourite of mine too! You will most likely have to queue to wait your turn, as it's a popular outing for many, but it builds the excitement as you watch each little train pull past with their smiling and waving passengers. Trains run each Sunday 11am - 5pm, Boxing Day 1pm - 4pm plus every Wednesday in the month of January 1pm - 4pm. Great to note if you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful mid week outing during the holidays. You can also extend your day by visiting either of 2 playgrounds, that are close by. There are walking tracks with some paths leading down to the Yarra River, where you will find an observation deck and bridge. You will also find Natalie’s Pony Rides charging only $12 per ride - they are there whenever the railway is operating to the public. Topping it off are vans selling coffee and ice creams and for $2.50 your can get a sausage in bread from the Rotary run sausage sizzle. Something for everyone! The area is complete with clean & spacious new toilets, picnic areas, covered BBQs with tables and seating. You can even book out areas for celebrations and have your own private train for your guests. Check out their website for more details: www.dvr.com.au Enjoy!!

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What’s On in Banyule & Nillumbik

Saturday 16 December Ivanhoe Park -The Boulevard Ivanhoe East 6.30pm: Pre-show enterainment/activities 7.30pm - 9.30pm: Stage show

CAROLS IN THE PARK

24 December 8:00 PM to 9:30 PM R A Wadeson Reserve 21-29 Everleigh Drive Diamond Creek

16 - 24 December 2016 The Boulevard Ivanhoe 8.30pm & 11pm each night

MOVIES ON THE MOVE

6th January Anthony Beale Res St Helena

14th January Price Park Viewbank

Children's activities start at 6.30pm Movie will start after sunset

19th January WaterMarc Greensborough

2nd February Ivanhoe Park Ivanhoe East

BYO blanket or deck chair. Free event and no bookings are required Check www.banyule.vic.gov.au for further details

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My 2018 NEW YEAR’S

Resolutions

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About me: A look back at 2017:

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In The Kitchen Christmas Chocolate Brownies Ingredients · 150 g butter · 275 g (1 1/4cups) caster sugar · 75 g (3/4 cup) cocoa · 2 tsp vanilla extract · 3 eggs · 75 g (1/2 cup) plain flour Instructions 1.

Preheat oven to 160 degrees celsius and line a 20cm square tin with baking paper. Set aside.

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Place the butter into a microwavesafe bowl. Heat for 1 minute.

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Add the caster sugar and cocoa powder and stir.

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Heat in the microwave on 30 second bursts (50% power) until melted and combined - stirring each time.

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Allow to cool slightly.

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Add the vanilla extract and the eggs and whisk until combined.

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Sift the plain flour into the bowl and mix gently.

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Pour the brownie mixture into the prepared tin and bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through.

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Leave in the tin to cool completely.

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Handy Numbers Emergency Numbers Ambulance Fire Police

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Hospitals Austin Hospital.......................................................... 9496 5000 Royal Children’s Hospital (Parkville).......................... 9345 5522

Crisis Centres Poisons...................................................................... 13 11 26 Kids Help Line............................................................ 1800 551 800 Lifeline....................................................................... 13 11 14 Suicide Helpline - (Victoria only)............................... 1300 651 251 Nurse-on-Call............................................................ 1300 606 024 Child Protection - (After Hours Service).................... 13 12 78 Domestic Violence Crisis Centre............................... 1800 015 188 or 9928 9600 Sexual Assault Service (After Hours)......................... 9349 1766 Centres Against Sexual Assault................................. 1800 806 272 Victims of Crime Helpline......................................... 1800 819 817 LifeCircle - HOPELINE................................................ 1300 364 673 SANDS* Vic...*Stillbirth & Neonatal Death Support 1300 072 673 Australian Breastfeeding Association Helpline 1800 686 268 Compassionate Friends Helpline 1800 641 091

Your Local Police Station Diamond Creek ........................................................ 9438 8300 Eltham....................................................................... 9430 4500 Greensborough......................................................... 8432 8200 Heidelberg................................................................ 9450 8000 Hurstbridge............................................................... 9718 2111 West Heidelberg [Not 24hr Station]......................... 9457 5777

Other Banyule City Council Office....................................... 9490 4222 Nillumbik Shire Office............................................... 9433 3111 If you provide a free essential service to our community and would like your phone number included on this page please call 0411 459 872

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Index & Contents

Your quick guide to everyone and everything in Your Child...

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Baby Restraint Fitters C3 Solutions 5,000 copies distributed monthly throughout Circumcision Doctor Banyule & Nillumbik Claydreamers across over 250 Clay Stars Birthday Parties locations visited by Diamond Valley Toy Library Mums, Dads and families Eltham Martial Arts Academy Cost Effective advertising Hire For Baby to reach your target market Hohnes Road Playhouse Home With Income Impressionable Kids 1/4 Page Inflatable World Bundoora from $180 Ivanhoe Grammar School per month* JUMP Swim School Bundoora Little Aussie Allstars Little Flyers Learning Centres 1/2 Page Lively Learning from $270 per month* Nestoras College Northern Shukokai Karate Playhouse Pantomimes Read My Cup Full Page from $340 Ready Steady Go Kids per month* Rosanna Fire Station *Price per issue discounts available Community House for multiple issue bookings Sandsculping Australia School Holiday Rescue St. Margarets Church Eltham Victorian School of Languages Wendorff Dance Academy Woodridge Pre-School Eltham February Issue

8 Christmas Family Time 12 Children, Be Grateful 14 Hayfever & Itchy Eyes 18 How An Orthodontist Can Help Your Child’s Smile 20 Mindful Parenting

Regulars 4 Editors Notice Board 10 Out & About 22 Book Corner 24 Kids Corner 26 What’s On.... 27 In The Kitchen 28 Handy Phone Numbers

Business Opp. 25 Your Child in Whitehorse 29 Your Child Magazines

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