Julia has agreed to teach basic quilting and I can’t wait! I’ve signed up and I’m ready to go. We’ll start with hand-sewn squares, which apparently is the best way to start learning and then gradually move on to machine-sewn squares. Let the quilting lessons begin! All images in this post are from Pixabay When? … Continue reading Quilting Lessons
February brings tidings of new beginnings. As the Lunar New Year launches on the 5th February, we celebrate the Year of the Pig. And what better way to welcome the New Lunar Year than holding a Seniors Week Expo. Up here on the hill, at Aveo Mountain View Retirement Village, we pride ourselves on doing … Continue reading Seniors Week Expo!
Beware of a scam that I consider to be extremely dangerous. Recently I missed a call from an 02 number. The caller left a message, and when I dialled my message bank, I was greeted by an automated, computerised voice, announcing with some urgency that an affidavit had been filed in my name for a tax … Continue reading Dangerous Scam!
Cooking! The Chore We Either Love or Hate.... I have always found the hardest part of cooking is just figuring out what to cook. Day in and day out, we have to come up with ways of tempting our taste buds with something different, because let's face it, the old standard of steak and three … Continue reading The Recipe Book
Spammers - the callers we love to hate! We all hate getting those annoying phone calls, at the most inopportune times, from people trying to sell everything from Life Insurance to raffle tickets, but there's not much we can do about it.... or is there? I've found a really useful way of dealing with these … Continue reading Spam!
When something goes wrong and we are faced with an expensive repair job, the first question most of us ask is 'Who Is Responsible?' While most situations are easily determined as either 'Owner' or 'Owner's Corporation', there are some areas that aren't quite that easy and lie in that murky area between the two. So … Continue reading Who Is Responsible?
Aveo China Campus Being part of a Retirement Village can have it's benefits - beyond the obvious: like-minded neighbours; peaceful and quiet living; security of having retired neighbours watching out for your unit while you travel the world; no gardens to maintain - lawns to mow - pool to clean (someone else takes care of all … Continue reading Retirement Re-Badged
Photos from China On the second day of the tour, Joan, Lynette and I decided to check out Zhujiajia, a town just 10 minutes from the Campus. We were fascinated by the waterways that divided the town, with access from one side to the other being across unique stone bridges. From the centre of the … Continue reading Photos of China
Suzy Cornelius outlines the travel opportunity for Australian Aveo residents to visit the Aveo campus in Shanghai. It sounded good, but got even better when I found out there was a Starbucks right next door. I signed up immediately! From the first brochure in July - to our departure tomorrow, there have been emails, meet-ups, and … Continue reading Planning Stage
Review of China Immersion Program Inaugural Trip 2016 How do you capture the trip of a lifetime in a simple review of the highlights? I’m not sure if it is possible, but I’ll start at the beginning. When I bought my unit at Mountain View Murwillumbah in 2015, our Sales Consultant, Molly Cornelius, apologised for having … Continue reading Review of China Trip – Part 1
The view from the 25th floor of the Radisson Blu Hotel in Shanghai. After a great dinner at Lost Heaven Restaurant, we were treated to a spectacular view of the city on … Continue reading China Trip Photos
Suzy Cornelius outlines the travel opportunity for Australian Aveo residents to visit the Aveo campus in Shanghai. It sounded good, but got even better when I found out there was a Starbucks right next door. I signed up immediately! From the first brochure in July - to our departure tomorrow, there have been emails, meet-ups, and … Continue reading China Immersion Trip – Planning
I've finally worked out how to put the Register and Login pages on the site so you can now register. Just click on the 'Register' tab in the menu at the top of the page, and complete the details on the form. Your details are kept safe and secure and are never shared without your … Continue reading Registration Open
Travelling the Lonely Planet - Alone... Not everyone has a travel-buddy to share the journey with. There are some who make their way alone, for a variety of reasons and it seems unfair that they have to pay more. Ships usually charge per person in cabins, and it makes sense for them to do this, … Continue reading Sailing Solo
Some suggestions for topics to explore here.... What to pack? What not to pack? What will I need? How will I get there? Is there a single supplement? Where do I book my travel?
Creamy Cauliflower and Garlic Rice White rice has a much higher glycemic index (GI) than brown rice. GI is a measure of how fast a food raises your blood glucose levels, which is particularly important for anyone at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Serves: Three Time: 45 minutes Ingredients 1 cup brown rice 3-4 … Continue reading Creamy Cauliflower and Garlic Rice
Without The Frustration Do you dread having to wash your Doona cover because it is so hard to put back on the Doona? Well there are a few tricks that will make the job a lot easier. The 'Turn It Inside Out' Method: Place the Doona on the bed. Turn the cover inside out, then … Continue reading Changing the Doona Cover
There are so many options within the village: the lake, the pool, the hall, the gazebo, the library; they're all there for us to use, so let's make it happen. With the weather starting to turn on its spring warmth it's time to get out and about and enjoy the sunshine - oh - and … Continue reading Where Will We Meet?
Ideas On How To Make Life Easier - And Who Doesn't Need That? We've all got a few quick tips for doing the mundane jobs in life, and this is where we'll share them. Let us know what works for you? I guarantee if you need it, so do we, so post your ideas here, and … Continue reading Hints & Tips
No matter how big the linen cupboard is, we all wish we had more room or could be more organised. One way of packing a little more in, and making it seem like it's more organised, is to pack our sheet sets inside one of the pillowcases that match the set. By folding the fitted … Continue reading Organising The Linen Cupboard