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November 2017


Hi & welcome to our November Issue Its my favourite time of year! Warmer weather, lots of butterflies and its my birthday month too. We will be heading off to sunny Queensland for our family holiday. We went for the first time last year and loved it so much we booked again as soon as we got home. The photo is from a night out in Brisbane on the Big Wheel - its one of my favourites. I think Ollie is going to love it so much more this year (if that's possible) being that year older and has been telling his teachers about feeding stingrays and that his Dad is going to swim with the sharks! They are all looking forward to time off school and kindy (day care for Ollie) and I’m looking forward to making more happy family memories! Its been a very busy year and it will be nice to have a relax (as much as you can with 3 boys) before the craziness of Christmas is here. As the weather warms up the snakes are coming out in our area and already Mark - The Snake Hunter has been extremely busy catching snakes around family homes and local businesses. On page 6 we have an article “Snake Bite First Aid”. I hoping that no ones has to refer to it but just in case it's a great one to hang onto. Remember if you see a snake leave it alone and call a professional. Its one to remind the kids about too! We also have an article on the “Top 5 Tips For Water Safety Over the Summer Break” on page 12. You can never be too careful around water with children. I remember booking a holiday when we only had Cooper and he was around 2. The travel agent advised us not to book a ground floor apartment close to the pool because if he wandered off without us knowing and fell into the pool we wouldn't hear anything - it's a splash and that's all. It has stayed with me always and makes my tummy drop when I think about it. If your child doesn’t know how to swim or you're looking for a local swim school - JUMP swim school has opened in Bundoora (see page 13 for their ad) Inside there’s our “Kids Corner” where we have some fun with messy play quick sand. We had sand delivered for the kids at home and I had wanted to try this for ages. Ollie loved it - yes it is messy but so much fun! Plus don’t forget to enter our competitions this month - details are on the opposite page and enter via our Facebook page - Good Luck!! And be sure to check out all the fun things happening Festivals and Fetes throughout the mag and in our “Whats On” section. As always I hope you enjoy this months magazine and I wish you a great November.

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Out and About

Alistair Knox Park Main Road ELTHAM Perfectly located near 2 coffee shops & the Eltham Library you will all be delighted by what Alistair Knox Park has to offer. Our visits here are always for a minimum of a few hours and all 3 boys enjoy it. The playground is set amongst the parklands & not close enough to Main Road for it to be a safety issue. The layout is spacious & inviting. The main structure has a tunnel, steering wheel, ramp & climbing ladder, rock wall, suspended bridge, wavey slide, monkey bars, rising stepping ladder & wobbly poles with disc to cross. There is a set of 4 swings, 2 with harnesses plus a separate birds nest swing big enough for 2 or 3 kids. A flying fox & a spinning wheel too for those who love being dizzy!! Very clever musical equipment is spotted throughout the space along with wooden animal carvings & metal family sculptures. There’s also plenty of climbing & balancing opportunities with the balance beams plus a huge see-saw big enough for the whole family! The grounds are big enough for a game of hide and seek or a kick of the footy or if your kids are like mine and want an oval to play at then they can venture on down the hill to the large oval. Within walking distance there is also a skate/scooter park too. Pack a treat for the ducks at the wetlands or just stop by to say hello to them as this can be an added bonus to your visit. There are toilets close by & plenty of seats plus tables & even a BBQ if you wanted to make a day of it. With the weather warming up a picnic rug under the shade of one of the trees is a great way to relax after all that playing! Let me know what you think - send us a message on Facebook with some photos of your fun day out at the park! I’m sure you are going to love it!

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CLAY STARS

GIVE YOUR CLEVER CHILD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHINE ! • Qualified teachers • 75 min sessions

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Pottery Birthday Parties 2 Hour Guided Workshop Ages 7 and up 1 Set Sculpting Project Have a turn on the Potters Wheel Studio Located in Eltham

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diamond valley

christmas tree farm It’s the fresh smell of Christmas!!

OPENING 20th November Opening Hours 20th - 30th November 10:00am - 5:30pm 1st - 22nd December 10:00am - 7:00pm

For dates when Santa is visiting

Lot B Aqueduct Road St Helena Ph: 0418-358-006


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In The Kitchen BLISS BALLS 3 WAYS

Bliss balls are a great snack, good for lunch boxes or an after school treat. They even make great gifts!! If you find the mixture is sticking to your hands when rolling them put some coconut oil or water on them and this should help. The balls should keep for around a week in a sealed container BUT they don’t last that long at our house!

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Chocolate Coconut Balls

10 medjool dates, seeds removed 1/2 cup raisins 1 cup rolled oats 1 tablespoon cacao or cocoa or carob 1/2 teaspoon natural vanilla extract pinch of salt coconut for rolling in

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1 packet milk arrowroot biscuits 1/3 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup desiccated coconut (plus a little extra for rolling the balls in) 1 tin (395g) condensed milk

Crush the biscuits and place into a mixing bowl.

Place the ingredients into a food processor/blender & process until it all sticks together.

Add cocoa and coconut, stir together then add condensed milk.

Roll the mixture into balls and roll in coconut. This can sometimes take a little while and the mixture will be crumbly before it all comes together. Place the chocolate balls on a plate and chill in the fridge for 30 mins. Roll mixture into balls & roll in coconut & place in the fridge to firm up a little.

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4 cups rolled oats 100 grams butter ½ cup honey 2 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp Himalayan Pink salt ¾ cup small choc chips

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Place oats in a medium sized bowl and set aside. Melt the butter and honey in a saucepan until well combined & then add the vanilla & salt - mixing it through Add liquid to the oats and mix well. Now pop in the fridge to cool for 15 minutes. (It helps make it easier to roll the balls and also stops the choc chips from melting) Add in the choc chips and stir through evenly. Roll the mixture into balls & place in the fridge for 1-2 hrs to set.

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Book Corner

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Kids Corner

SPOT THE DIFFERENCES

Word Search

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MESSY FUN QUICK SAND

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Tray, container or bowl 1 packet Corn Flour 3 Cups Play Sand 1 Cup Water

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Empty Corn Flour into tray Add sand and mix to combine Add water to ingredients Mix it with your hands and enjoy some messy fun!!

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What’s On in Banyule & Nillumbik 210 Grimshaw Street Greensborough

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Diamond Creek Fire Brigade

Sunday 26th November 10am - 2pm

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Handy Numbers Emergency Numbers Ambulance Fire Police

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DIAL 000

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... Articles

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6 Snake Bite First Aid

Ani Ipradjian Art Baby Restraint Fitters C3 Solutions Circumcision Doctor Claydreamers Clay Stars Birthday Parties Diamond Valley Christmas Tree Farm Eltham Martial Arts Academy Hire For Baby Home With Income IBK Photos

8 Say What You Mean... Mean What You Say... 12 Top 5 Tips For Water Safety Over The Summer Break 14 It’s Cool To Be Kind 16 Decorating Santa Letters 18 What’s Your School Holiday Savings Plan 22 Conflict Resolution: Fighting VS Negotiation

Regulars 4 Editors Notice Board 10 Out & About 20 In The Kitchen 23 Book Corner 24 Kids Corner 26 What’s On.... 28 Handy Phone Numbers

Business Opp. 21 Your Child in Whitehorse

Impressionable Kids Inflatable World Bundoora Ivanhoe Grammar School JUMP Swim School Bundoora Little Aussie Hoopers Little Flyers Learning Centres Lively Learning Lower Plenty Traders Macleod Christmas Fair Malahang Festival Heidelberg West Montmorency Traders Northern Shukokai Karate School Holiday Rescue St. Margarets Church Eltham

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