The advantages of having Christmas in July are many and varied. Some would argue that it isn’t right - from a Spiritual perspective - and I respect that. But here in Australia we do a lot of things differently. Perhaps it comes from being ‘Down Under’ - or upside down, as our Northern Hemisphere friends … Continue reading A Hot Christmas Lunch
Up here on the hill, we don’t do things in half measures. When we decided to host a Welcome to Winter lunch, volunteers got busy planning, shopping, cooking and decorating. And this is the result. What do you think? The tables are set, the food is prepared (as much as it can be), and the … Continue reading Welcome to Winter!
At the end of Day Two, fifteen weary but happy travellers were delivered safely back to our beautiful village. So with Part One of the Tenterfield Trip done and dusted, here is a pictorial account of Day Two. Day Two On Wednesday morning we woke to a beautiful crisp Autumn morning in Tenterfield (that's code … Continue reading Day Two – Tenterfield Trip
Synchronised alarm clocks started ringing around the village bright and early on Tuesday morning. It was the day for the Tenterfield trip - the bus was leaving at 8.00am - and fifteen of us planned to be on it. Weeks of planning and anticipation were about to come crashing in on each one of us. … Continue reading Tenterfield Trip – Part One
Here at Mountain View we are always thinking of: new things to do; places to go; people to meet. Our Social Committee organises most activities, but residents come up with ideas as well. That’s how the upcoming road trip to Tenterfield came about. Load that bus!! We’re going to Tenterfield! Lock in the 28th May, … Continue reading Road Trip to Tenterfield!
When I retired in April 2016, I made a commitment to keep learning - to keep the old brain-cogs turning. As the old adage goes “If you don’t use it, you’ll lost it!”. And there is enough research to suggest there’s a lot of truth in that saying. So why am I excited about WordCamp? … Continue reading Why Am I Excited About WordCamp?
How does a family of more than two-hundred members live harmoniously in close proximity? Stick around and I’ll talk you through the harmony in the village I live in. Like any family of more than two members (should that be, more than one member?), there are bound to be problems. Is that how it is … Continue reading Is there Harmony in the Village?
There is nothing like the first few bars of a favourite song to rekindle memories. When that music is Rock ‘n Roll - well, two decades come flooding back. The ‘50’s and ‘60’s is where it all happened. From the hard times of the Thirties and Forties, the Fifties brought change: money started to flow … Continue reading It’s All Rock ‘n Roll!
Families have been gathering around the dining room table to answer silly questions since 1981. It was back then that a group of Canadian men decided to launch the new game they had developed. The game, Trivial Pursuit was born, and families have been addicted to answering silly questions about trivia, ever since. Image from … Continue reading That’s Trivia!
Staging a Seniors Expo as part of the NSW Seniors Festival, demands a reasonable amount of time and brain-power - especially the brain-power. But - by putting our collective heads and shoulders together, we did it. Today was the day we opened our doors and our hearts, to show off where we live, and what … Continue reading Was It Worth It?
The countdown is over! Today is Friday and it is the twenty-second day of February, which means the Seniors Expo is happening today at Mountain View, Murwillumbah The Gold Coast is copping high winds, but up here on the hill at Mountain View, there’s just a nice breeze. There are dark clouds in the sky, … Continue reading Seniors Expo is Happening!
The countdown is on! Only four days until Aveo Mountain View’s Seniors Expo. That’s just four sleeps and a wakey - until Friday the 22nd February. We’ll put the coffee machine in overdrive, crank up the kettle, and make sure the biscuit tin is full. So take a drive up Byangum Road (from Murwillumbah), turn … Continue reading Four Days Until…!
If you are as old as me, you’ll remember the old days of running home from school to listen to your favourite radio show. We’ve come a long way since then. Today’s ten-year-old is likely to have an iPhone or iPad, so there’s no need to hurry home. Favourite programs can be accessed any time … Continue reading Memories of Radio
With only a week before Aveo Mountain View’s Big Day on the 22nd February, the timetable for the Seniors Expo is ready to go. Displays are being finalised and external agencies are lining up to attend. You will find us at 1 Ingram Place, Murwillumbah (off Byangum Road) and you can phone us on 02-6672-4800 … Continue reading Timetable for Seniors Expo
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?