Tuesday, 29 March 2011

craft events

Newlands Primary Twilight Market
Are having their first ever twilight market this Friday April 1
Come and support the local primary school.
The live music is top quality; Ross McLennan, Nick Murphy, Jane McCracken, Dan and Lynell!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The food will also be delicious; homemade wontons, falafel wraps (vegan), snags.
Second hand books.
Cake stall.
Cheap indigenous plants.
Real coffee, organic tea, homemade soda.
Fabulous clothes and crafts. Olive Grove have donated a number of things, Mim has printed a whole bunch of t-shirts and there will also be felt scarves and animals.
We will be set up near the playground with kids games.
There will also be community stalls with info on local community actions.
It's looking to be a really lovely night and we'd love to see everyone there!

PLUS the Sister's Market is on again at the Brunswick Town Hall on Saturday.

Peppertree Place Community Gardens (cnr Sydney rd and Bell sts) are having their monthly vege swap on Saturday morning 10am - 1pm.

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Finders keepers

Good morning! I am heading off to the Finders Keepers market today with my MIL & SIL, while my niece is staying here to hang out with the boys.  And the Petty's Orchard Apple Festival is on tomorrow, we haven't been for several years, so we are heading over there tomorrow - just hope it doesn't rain!

Saturday, 19 March 2011

This Monday

This Monday is craft group again, 7:30-9:30 at the Post Office.  I have a MAD week with a girls night out on Tuesday night, School Council Wednesday night, and work dinner on Thursday night. So I may not get there Monday, will have to wait and see.

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

May the force be with you...

We took the boys to the MSO Pops "John Williams" concert on Saturday night.  It was FANTASTIC and the boys loved it  - so did we! I got the double album- yeah, vinyl-soundtrack for my 11th birthday, and listened to it over and over.  I ate through countless boxes of weeties to try and collect all 10 posters in the series.  So it was a no brainer that as soon as the JediKid showed the slightest interest in Star Wars,     I was in like Flynn!  
The boys sat through a 2 1/2 hour classical music concert with no problems at all, talking loudly only once, in about the 3rd piece in, when music obsessed ( and listening intently)  Tigerboy suddenly proclaimed "there's a piano". We went for a walk up to the front to show them the instruments at interval, and to point out that yes, there was indeed a piano on the stage!
As we stood up to leave, the couple behind us told us "your boys were so well behaved, that was a long concert to sit through and they were so good!". Which was lovely to hear, although I did explain that they have been humming the Star Wars theme non stop for pretty much the last 3 years!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Craft group tomorrow - plan B?!?

I completely forgot about the Parent Teacher interviews this Wednesday, so for those of us with kids at CWPS, Wednesday is not a good idea after all!
So --back to the PO tomorrow night 7:30pm.  I will try and get there, but have a sickie at home at the moment. PLUS I will try and get to the Brown Owls on Wednesday for a little while.  This will all involve careful planning of dinners, so I need to get the recipe books out and get organized! We (I say "we" but my H did the cooking)  tried out one of the baked risotto recipes Pip posted the other day, it was very tasty!

Friday, 4 March 2011

Craft group + Brown Owls

Next Monday should be craft group, but the new Brunswick Brown Owls group are meeting at 7pm at the Retreat Hotel on Sydney Rd, so I though maybe we will not meet on Monday, but join the owls on Wednesday. What do you think?

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Shopping for craft supplies?

I have just been down to the Auspack store, Sydney Rd Brunswick, stocking up on supplies for the Hume National Playgroup Day  (balloons, balloon ties, plastic table cloths and ribbon); plastic plates for pancake day at school next week; some little gift boxes with lids for a listening game for work; and some HB pencils, coloured notebooks, cake boxes etc for home.  The shop is closing down at the end of next week - they have a great range of "other" craft supplies - crepe and tissue paper,cake boxes, paper lolly bags (I forgot to get more of them, have to go back!), paper bags (you know the nice gift ones, plain white or brown with the twisted paper handles, several sizes), stickers, gift boxes and trays, cards and wrapping paper. And of course a great range of novelty stuff for dress ups (very cheap yet sturdy "Harry Potter" glasses for kids, ours have been going for years), and to put in party bags.

PLUS the other AMAZING thing I discovered when I went there - remember there used to be the holeproof clearance store next door? Well guess what - it is opening in March as a TOYWORLD shop!!! Yay!!! The shop is HUGE!  I love Toyworld, and we so need a proper toy shop in Bruns/Coburg. AND Toyworld always stock a wide range of  LEGO. (LIKE WE NEED MORE LEGO IN MY HOUSE after I banned it a week ago for NOT BEING SORTED again.)
But anyway, that is just my house at the moment, it is still great new about TOYWORLD. I could see in the window they have magnetics (or geomag, nearly the same) and razor scooters for some of  their opening specials so far.