Friday, 29 April 2016

※ UPDATE - Geelong Mums - One Mother to Another Campaign


We ended up filling 26 bags which I dropped off last night at Bambini Early learning as they have  collection point there.
If you have stuff to come tomorrow I will sort out the last run tomorrow. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!


EDIT: 13 more completed bags were made thanks all for the last minute stuff..

GRAND TOTAL: 39

Last minute packed today: Friday 29th! Another 13
Lot sent off last night
 
 
There is a wonderful charity /volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation based in Geelong.

They collect donations of pre-loved nursery equipment, cots, prams, car seats, clothes and other baby essentials.
These donations are distributed to Geelong families experiencing hardship through our partnerships with maternal and child health nurses and local social service agencies.

I saw a post on Instagram and thought I would share.
Every week we are sadly seeing an increase in families escaping domestic violence, often leaving with very few possessions. This Mothers Day, along with our big sister St Kilda Mums, we are running a #onemothertoanother  campaign.

We are looking for donations of completed toiletry packs that include basics such as shampoo, tooth brushes, body wash, sanitary items, and any other bits you can think of! We would love a hand written note of encouragement to the mother receiving the pack. These donated packs will be delivered by caseworkers to Mothers in our Geelong community who are in need. See website for more info.


http://www.geelongmums.org/home/

Thursday, 14 April 2016

※ Geelong Mums - One Mother to Another Campaign




There is a wonderful charity /volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation based in Geelong.

They collect donations of pre-loved nursery equipment, cots, prams, car seats, clothes and other baby essentials.
These donations are distributed to Geelong families experiencing hardship through our partnerships with maternal and child health nurses and local social service agencies.

I saw a post on Instagram and thought I would share.
Every week we are sadly seeing an increase in families escaping domestic violence, often leaving with very few possessions. This Mothers Day, along with our big sister St Kilda Mums, we are running a #onemothertoanother  campaign.

We are looking for donations of completed toiletry packs that include basics such as shampoo, tooth brushes, body wash, sanitary items, and any other bits you can think of! We would love a hand written note of encouragement to the mother receiving the pack. These donated packs will be delivered by caseworkers to Mothers in our Geelong community who are in need. See website for more info.


http://www.geelongmums.org/home/


 Their address and details are on their website: 2/110 Balliang Street, South Geelong, Vic 3220

Saturday, 2 April 2016

※ The Hot Chicken Project, Geelong

We popped in for a quick bite at lunchtime Friday and were not disappointed! 




If in Geelong it is a must visit spot:

Open Tue-Thu 3pm to 10pm; Fri-Sat noon to 10pm; Sun 11am to 4pm.
The Hot Chicken Project, 84a Little Malop Street, Geelong, 5221 9831

Friday, 1 April 2016

※ Longrain Sydney

A belated post from our Sydney trip last year. 

Time flies, and I don't have as much time to blog these days especially food snaps.

Went up to Sydney last year for a close friends wedding. We visited Longrain, a suggestion from a a twitter buddy. We were not disappointed! Food and service were fantastic and they were able to accommodate our 3 year old. They even bought her over some paper and some crayons.

I would highly recommend this place, it was just as good as the Melbourne location.



A stand out dish for me was the beef cheek:
Slow braised beef cheek, black vinegar, ginger, Chinese celery

Betel leaf, pomelo, coconut, chilli, mint 
banana fritter for dessert was flawless!