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Top Shelf Travel

With Easter fast approaching and at least four days free to take some time out, it’s a great time to think about local areas to travel to and relax or get some fitness in and do a walk or hike in our beautiful countryside. Planning these short breaks seem to be last on our organization list but can have therapeutic benefits long after the holiday has finished. The house maintenance can wait, some time to recalibrate the…

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Relaxing in Whistler

Sitting here watching the snow fall, nursing a cold in the Whistler Library I’m reminded of the wonderful world of books and what they can offer in so many ways. I’ve tried meditation, yoga, walking (which I still power on with) swimming, gym classes, drinking and many other ways of relaxing but the feeling of sitting in a library distilling my thoughts grabs me like no other relaxation. It grounds me and makes me feel…

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Gardens and community bloom in Buderim

A few very exciting things are happening in our community this month. The Buderim Garden Club has released “Gardens of Buderim” book. A wonderful celebration of the gardens and Gardening in Buderim. It features many of the gardens which have been opened to the public at the annual Buderim Garden Festival as well as articles about garden design, the Club’s background, Buderim’s garden history, the future of gardening in Buderim and useful details about local…

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Photography on the World Stage

Aching to get away, needing an escape from the everyday. Sometimes money, health, politics, work demands and many other reasons can stop us from getting away. In these times of great turmoil and unknown terrors, it may be best just to stay at home. And while we live in a fabulous country with some amazing sights on our doorstep, I still love to visit and explore the colour and beauty of other parts of the…

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Gift giving with lasting beauty: The Orchid

Have you ever been lucky enough to receive a gift of an orchid, the flower that keeps on giving? The flower offers an amazing display of nature’s ingenuity, putting beauty and finesse together so well. It is a flower that makes you just stop and stare. We all enjoy a bunch of flowers when they have been prepared by skilful florist in a stunning collection of flowers and greenery. The Orchid is unique in that…

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Books of Buderim finds spiritual seekers

Our Courtyard was brought alive again with a lot of jollification flowing from last Thursday’s group of spiritual seekers and finders! It is always amazing to hear stories of revelation and awakening directly from the experiencers, especially when interspersed with bright humour and touches of gleeful irreverence. We played a matching game with fairy crystal cards (how cosmic is that!) and looked up the meaning of the crystals we matched to see if there was…

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Miles Franklin Literary Award 2016 shortlist

There are so many good books available, old and new. It can be a minefield to find a book that you’ll love. There may be styles of books you prefer or authors you love or even a setting that really grabs you, like rural Australia is always popular. There is a lot of help offered in bookshops, with staff and best seller lists and separation into genres.  But sometimes it is a good idea to…

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Bo Westcott’s Musing: About Doreen Virtue (‘The angel lady’)

DOREEN VIRTUE NEW CARDS FOR CHANGE AND INSPIRATION Fans of the amazing and most genuine Doreen Virtue (‘The angel lady’) will enjoy the following tale. Doreen and her new husband Michael are great animal lovers and spend time rescuing abandoned darlings and caring for them on their property on the island of Maui, Hawaii.  When they reached a family of 33, including goats and miniature horses, they realised they needed to move to be able…

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Meeting someone through a book

Can I ask you do you ever look around the room in a restaurant and imagine what is going on in the lives of those around you. Like noticing the tall well dressed man with his dark suit and light blue tie, talking animatedly to a lady with a low cut flamboyant dress and curly red hair. Thoughts just spring into my head. Where did these interesting people meet, what topic is encouraging an almost…

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Top Craft trends for all ages in 2016.

Go Go Go, that’s what it seems like we all do. I run from appointment to appointment and plenty of catch-up in between. What is so important that I need to rush myself through the day, but still I do it? So when I make time for myself, Craft is something I find particularly fulfilling. I use my craft to decorate the store windows or frame pieces of artwork I have created. My craft always…

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