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Max Hits - book review
Title: Max Hits: Building
and promoting successful websites
Max Hits provides a good introductory overview of how to structure, build and market your website. The book is easy to read and features lots of screenshots of websites. Slocombe defines terms and explains the steps to building a website in a manner that the beginner can read and follow easily. He also provides a number of website addresses to further resources on each topic, which is useful. Topics covered include: HTML, web-authoring packages, website hosting, information architecture, designing printer-friendly web pages, Flash, navigation, audio/video, promoting your website and more.
One of the more interesting aspects of the book is the focus on design websites. Slocombe features screenshots of many interesting, creative and colourful websites to inspire the reader. There are also short interviews with high profile web designers such as Michael Schmidt of K10K and Nick Crister of Digit Design about their approach to designing a site for a client, tips for new designers and more.
The book has a companion website which includes some of the content in the book, as well as providing many links to further resources. This website can be found at: http://www.max-hits.net. Slocombe also has his own website at: http://www.urban75.org.
If you're a beginner in the web design area and want a book that takes you through the basics of building a website with lots of nice screenshots, then this book is worth a look.
lurking on your machine
This article in PC Magazine online talks about how individuals/companies can install adware applications, cookies, key loggers etc on your computer to track your computer/online behaviour. The companies can then use this information to serve you targeted advertising or others may even be able to take control of your PC.
The article gives
a list of software including Ad-aware and Spybot Search and Destory that
will identify these applications for you and then you can delete them
from your computer.
Leap Year today!
Yes, only once every 4 years do we get a Feb 29th! More info at: http://www.timeanddate.com/date/leapyear.html
Earlier today, we went to the Paddington markets for a look around. Hadn't been there for a while. It's a great place to visit. You can get a whole lot of designy, home-made, quality clothing, bags and other things at the Paddington markets!
Then was going to go to Max Brenners for a hot chocolate or something but it was absolutely packed out. Wasn't much room to even walk around easily in there. So ended up having a milkshake at Flicks cafe. Then enjoyed a nice wander through Ariel bookshop.
Then had dinner at Silvas in Petersham.
Petersham is a great area for Portuguese food, along Audley St and New Canterbury Rd. Silvas was packed out tonight. Silvas has a counter along the length of the restaurant with menu boards up on the walls. This is where you order takeaway. The design of the place is a bit like a fast food restaurant with the glass display case of hot chickens and other foods, and the wooden tables and durable chairs. But it's a lot more than that. You actually feel relaxed sitting at the the tables and a waiter comes round to take your order, and gives you cutlery on a paper placemat. Also the space feels very vibrant and buzzy with lots of tables of Portuguese families and friends dining there.
The food's authentic and tasty. The Espetada is meat cubes on a long metal skewer which is placed vertically in the metal holder which is held in position by the hole in your table. There's quite a lot of meat there. You also get garlic bread + salad + polenta with that. The chicken and chips is also very yummy.
Gloria's Cafe in Audley St is also very nice and great value. For $10 you get a Portuguese steak + chips + salad. Can't beat that for value. Also their 'small' portions are actually very generous!
First Twelve Months of a Design Studio - AGDA event
"How much goes into setting up a design company? Most designers yearn for the freedom of their own studio, to do what they do best - Design. However, this is only a small part of setting up a business, albeit a significant one.
This event aims to take a realistic look at setting up a business in the communications industry. It is an attempt at getting creative minded people and business minded people speaking to each other, sharing their concerns and suggestions and ultimately discussing that crucial first year of a new company.
Speakers include Andrew Lewis; Jeanette Richards, barrister; Andrew Lam-Po-Tang, moderator."
Monday, 1st March
in North Sydney and
For details, go to:
Poulet exhibition at the Watters Gallery
Opens Wed 25 February
6 - 8pm. Closes Sat 20 March 2004
Peter Poulet is an architect based in Sydney. In 1988 he was awarded the Monobusho Japanese Fellowship in art and architecture. His work is in several distinguished collections.
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Jetstar is the new domestic cut-price airline run by Qantas. They're offering 100,000 seats at $29 to a few places at the moment. Virgin Blue, not to be outdone, have also come up with an offer of 200,000 seats at $29 as well. This is good news for customers!
Queer Screen Celluloid Salon
The Celluloid Salon screening, as part of the Mardi Gras Film Festival 2004 was held at the Labour Club in Surry Hills last night. Films shown were:
Bent. Director: Emanuel Laermenos
It was 3 hours of a diverse range of short films. It was a great atmosphere. Reality Bent featured interviews with Australian gay and lesbian celebrities including Johnnie and Claire from the Big Brother series, Courtney from Australian Idol, and Ian Roberts on their views about the portrayal of them in the media and other issues.
I had only seen half of 'Strange Love' before. I had wondered what happened in the end. Now I know. It's about 'a man taking responsibility for his life'. The film was well written, acted, and directed. All in all - a fun night!
Then went to Superbowl in Dixon St, Chinatown for a late night snack of congee and combination rice noodles - yum! Then finished off with a tiramisu gelato from Gelatissimo. Love the fact that you can get food late at night in Chinatown!
Sony Tropfest 2004 winners
Director/Writer Gary Eck was awarded first prize at Sony Tropfest 2004 on Sunday night for his film THE MONEY.
A national audience of over 130,000 attended the screening of the 16 finalist films in venues in Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra, Perth, Hobart and Brisbane.
The panel of six esteemed judges; Salma Hayek, Josh Lucas, Rowan Woods, Sacha Horler, Neal Moritz and Tim Bullock, presented awards including best film, best actor and actress, best screenplay and best cinematography.
For full details of winners and more go to: http://www.tropfest.com/TropFest2004/winners/winners.asp?site=Fest
The Matrix Revisited: Architecture + Film
Speaker: Catherine Mansill, Architect and Set Designer
Exploring use of architecture in virtual neighbourhoods through film media, as well as other architectural forms used in the diverse aspects of theatre and other performing arts.
Architects Network Upper North - 6.30pm registration for 7.00pm start. Roseville Returned Servicemen's Memorial Club, 64 Pacific Highway, Roseville Near Roseville Railway Station.
RSVP by 19 March 2004: Bookings essential. Ingrid Pearson T<0418 228 766 F<9477 5757 Cost: $25 per person or $15 per student includes buffet dinner Monday, 22 March 2004 <email@example.com
CG ezine #6: 22nd February 2004 now live!
Check it out at: http://www.chaosgeneration.com/zine
There are two new feature items not yet mentioned on this weblog page. The first is Danijel Rahija's visit to Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina and the second is Keith McInnes' visit to St Petersburg, Russia. Both travel blogs feature accompanying pics!
In the features section, there is also The Fwak Animation interview with Lili Chin and Eddie Mort up there as well as the Wellington, NZ photos as mentioned previously the this blog column.
Wellington, NZ photos up on the web
I went to Wellington, NZ between 24-29th January 2004. I have relos over there so I pretty much just caught up with relos, ate a lot of home-baked goodies, and just had a nice relaxing time over there. Took a few photos and they're now up in the gallery area at: http://www.chaosgeneration.com/gallery/kirsten/wellington.
From their website: http://www.mambo.com.au
a swag of Mambo goodies (plus Tigerlily, Kookai, Kitten & more) at
the SURF SWIM AND STREETWEAR SALE
Came across the Agilebrain.com website. It's a 'Journal of Business Innovation'. Lots of interesting articles and interviews with well known business/management strategists and theorists, including Clayton Christensen and Seth Godin.
Blurb on their 'About us' page says: "We'll look at innovation as it applies to strategy, business models, products, services, people, supply chain, customer experience/relationships, IT systems, marketing, outsourcing, and process management.
Our focus will be on developing and sharing:
interviews with business
Lemon Delicious show - Newtown, Sydney
An ex-colleague, Belinda Crawford sent along this email about a show she'll be performing/singing in. Sounds interesting!
This is the new show I am performing in (if you want to hear me sing - come along)
It's on a the New Theatre - 542 King Street, Newtown (near the corner of Alice St). We open tomorrow and have 7 shows only. Saturdays at 5pm and Sunday at 9pm (there is another Mardi Gras show on after us on Sat and before us on Sun if you want to see that as well).
Tickets are only $15
for our show! To book call 9519 8958.
tribe presents marketing challenge
This article in the SMH reports on the emergence of a new group called the 'Challengers'. MindShare - a media agency surveyed 1640 Australians and gave this name to a new group in the population who care about the environment, fighting social injustice, and standing up for their beliefs. The survey found these people are high earning professionals in their 20s-40s.
is the goods for true satisfaction
This article puts forward the idea that people seem to get more 'satisfaction' out of experiences/activities rather than pure consumption of material goods. Reason being that once you buy something, that's the end of it as the good is just there. But with experiences, people participate in the activity then talk about it, remember it and kind of 'rewrite memory' about it after a while so it's positive and interesting.
Working late at night
Was working on putting up the Wellington photo gallery page online. It was around 1am. Was batch optimising some images and ended up mistakenly replacing the original ones with the optimised ones. So now I no longer have the higher res. version of the photos I took in Wellington. Oh well! Such is life. I think next time I'm not totally alert, I'll just do something else... like go to bed.
Gallery: The Dance of Life by Marion van den Driesschen
You can also view Marion's work on Chaos Generation at: http://www.chaosgeneration.com/gallery/marion
Introduction to Marion's "Dance of Life" exhibition:
The idea of an exhibition of paintings to celebrate the "Dance of Life"; its cycles and the symbolism 'dance' has within all cultures, has been formulating for a number of years. It seems to me that man's creative outpourings through artwork, drama, story-telling, dance and music reflect the 'dance of life' on all levels; physically, psychologically and spiritually. Mythology too reverberates with the patterns and rhythms of life; creation, transformation and of course life and death. Whether it is the, "Rainbow serpent shaping the landscape, or the Lord of the Dance Shiva, the source of all movement in the Universe"(p81 World Mythology, ed Roy Wills), movement and rhythm are a celebration of life.
These works are an outcome of my love for drawing the human figure, painting, dancing and music. They are the prelude to what I have called "The Dance of Life Project", an ongoing project, which will culminate with paintings, music, dance, costume and masks and who knows what else.
Marion van den Driesschen
about SquatFest on Sun 22nd Feb from Lucas Ihlein
In addition, those
video/film artists who are out there, you know who you are, I am sending
this to you specifically to invite you to show work at SquatFest. Please
let me know ASAP if you can (even if the "mail-in" option below
is inconvenient for you and we will arrange something!
-- SUNDAY FEB 22 --
We squat an inspiring venue for the night, and show films by local and not-so-local artists, activists and filmmakers. Tropfest may give you the stepping stone to being a mop-pusher at Fox Studios. But Squatfest is an end in itself, a community event celebrating no-budget independent media productions.
Squatfest will feature one hour of selected works. After that there will be the open section where entries brought along on the night will be subject to audience veto. The squat gong will sound if the punters have had enough!
Send submissions to:
Squatfest, Tropfest etc
It's great that people are just having a go and producing creative, experimental, or commercial works. It doesn't matter if the aim is to go to Hollywood or to create 'fringe', experimental artwork. As long as the people are having fun, having a go, exploring ideas, putting it out there then that's great!
Yoko Ikeno illustration
Came across this cool illustration site on the Jeansnow blog.
'Reality' TV shows
It's getting to the point where there's not much else to watch on free to air tv these days but 'reality' tv shows. There's everything from 'American Idol' to the upcoming new series of 'Popstars', to 'The Simple Life', to 'Nick and Jessica: Newlyweds' to 'Survivor' to 'The Resort' to 'Hothouse' to 'Ground Force' to 'Renovation Rescue' to 'Auction Squad' to 'My Restaurant Rules' to the upcoming series 4 of 'Big Brother' and the list literally goes on and on.... There's also heaps of 'lifestyle' programs on as well - all the house and gardening and cooking type shows.
There were a few movies on last night though - choice between 'Bridget Jones' Diary' or 'Tomb Raider' or 'Swordfish' followed by 'Hackers' or 'Last Boy Scout'.
Had a pretty relaxing weekend. It was pretty warm though. Started sorting through my piles of paper with the TV playing in the background! I seem to collect a lot of magazines, newspapers, flyers, freebie press stuff, and other assorted goodies along the way. May have to set up a simple database to catalogue it all - otherwise they'll just get lost again once they've been sorted and dumped into archive boxes.
There was a good sci-fi show on SBS one night last week at 11.25pm called 2002. Blurb says:
"2002" is a specialised unit in the Hong Kong Police force which only deals with cases of extreme intrigue, the supernatural or both. A lone officer (Yau Kwong Chiu), who is not only able to see the restless spirits that cause havoc in society but also does battle and neutralise them, heads the police unit.
It was like a cross between Matrix, Ghost, Ghostbusters and probably a lot of other films melded into 2002. Featured mainly two guys in black doing stylised martial arts stuff. Fun to watch though.
Close to you movie
Recently saw another similar movie but without the 'ghosts' component. It was called 'Close to you' which featured two sisters who were assassins, and a woman cop out to find them - all wearing sexy white outfits doing the stylised, special effects martial arts stuff. Another fun movie.
We Started (and Grew) Our Firm: 4 Designers Tell What They Didn't Learn
This article is on AGDA (Australian Graphic Design Association) website. Four design firms talk about their experiences in starting a business, getting clients, marketing and running their firms and more.
The four firms featured are: 1. Bløk Design, Toronto, 2. UP Design, Montclair, New Jersey, 3. Bennett Peji Design, San Diego, California, and 4. Phinney/Bischoff Design House, Seattle, Washington.
Powell interview - graphic designer
This is an interview can be found on the AGDA website. Dennis Ogden, AGDA Victoria interviews Kerrie Powell who was originally from Ballarat, Victoria, Australia and who within seven years has become Associate Partner of Pentagram, New York.
classified website aimed at Sydney communities
This article in the SMH is about Craigslist, a free online "community classifieds and forums" site which was started in San Francisco about 10 years ago.
The site is is designed like an online community noticeboard where people can post items for free. Only job ads incur a fee.
They're about to develop sites for Sydney and Melbourne this year.
L'oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival
Check out the program
for the L'oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival
'Love Exhibition' is specially held for Valentine's day from Feb 7 - Feb 14. It exhibits jewellery created by Australian designers. All the jewellery are hand-made with high quality-finish, and they are either one-off or limited-edition pieces just for 'Love Exhibition'.
Exhibition of: Annette Boughen, Marcelo Zavala-Baeza, Margot Douglus, Pip Keane, Renee Chan, and Surasit Liphan.
At Boutique Kai, 457a King St, Newtown. Ph: 02 9557 5880. Mon closed. Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun: 12-5pm.
date with a plate
This SMH article sees journo John Newton trapsing around inner Sydney to try and find some decent food place that is open late at night. He finds very few places where the kitchen is still open when he does the rounds starting at 11pm. There's a list of the some that are open late in the article. Factors attributed to the almost non-existent late night dining options include paying penalties for keeping staff on late at night, and expensive liquor licenses to be able to serve drinks or food late at night.
It would be great for Sydney tourism and the hospitality and restaurant businesses if Sydney were to open up late. That was one aspect I particularly loved about Melbourne. Melbourne was really buzzing late at night with cafes, restaurants, pubs, clubs, and more open till the early hours, and they still served main meals at 11pm-12am and beyond, in some of the places. Brunswick St, St Kilda Rd, Acland St etc were really rocking late at night with people spilling onto the footpaths digging into their mains and drinking the night away with friends.
With Sydney being a global city with so many diverse cultures and tourists and night owls etc, I'm almost certain a market exists for late night dining if only the restaurant kitchens would be willing to open beyond 9pm into the early hours of the morning.
DEC 13 - MAR 21: Sydney
Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition 2003 - Exhibition
For more details of events, go to: http://www.chaosgeneration.com/events.htm.
Interview with Lili Chin and Eddie Mort of Fwak! Animation
Lili Chin and Eddie Mort are directors of Fwak Animation. They are currently working on Season 3 of Mucha Lucha. The Mucha Lucha series screens on the Cartoon Network at 11.30am on Saturdays and on Channel 9 at 6.30am on Sundays in Australia. They have also just completed a 1/2 hour pilot for Cosmic Baby and are also developing new TV series projects. They moved from Sydney to L.A. in September last year to work at Warner Bros.
Read the interview covering how they got into animation, Fwak! Animation, ideas, creativity, the future and heaps more at: http://www.chaosgeneration.com/fwak_animation.htm. There are some examples of their work on CG as well at: http://www.chaosgeneration.com/gallery/fwak_animation.
Sony Tropfest is proud to announce the 16 finalist films for 2004!
VISIT http://www.tropfest.com.au TO SEE PREVIEW CLIPS FROM EACH FILM
In alphabetical order
8 POUNDS (NSW)
THE BELFAST BOYS (WA)
BOOK EM (NSW)
CALL ME AL
A VOLUNTEERS STORY (NSW)
CONFESSIONS OF AN
FOR EVERY YEAR (NSW)
THE LITTLE WOMAN (VIC)
THE MONEY (NSW)
ONE DOWN (NSW)
SELF SERVE (QLD)
WILD THING (VIC)
SUMMER ANGST (NSW)
Congratulations to the finalist filmmakers and thank you to all those filmmakers out there who submitted an entry for Sony Tropfest 2004. We look forward to seeing you all at the festival.
The Sony Tropfest Team
State of Design Festival Exhibition Awards, Melbourne
"Melbourne and Victoria are part of Australias design-rich spaces. From 28 July to 05 August, the State of Design Festival will be the place to be to experience the diversity and excellence of contemporary Australian design.
A major component of the Victorian Governments design initiative, the State of Design Festival, will be presented in partnership with Museum Victorias designed to inspire program.
This initiative has been developed for designers and anyone who uses and enjoys design, design-minded businesses and manufacturers, design students, and those who wish to pursue design as a career. The program for the State of Design Festival will offer exhibitions, international design speakers, retail events, seminars, workshops and factory floor forums.These events will culminate in Australias richest design prize, the inaugural $40,000 Victorian Premiers Design Award, awarded for the most outstanding design project in the Design 2004 Exhibition.
DESIGN 2004 EXHIBITION AND AWARDS
The centrepiece of the State of Design Festival will be the Design 2004 Exhibition, to be held at Melbourne Museum from 28 July to 17 October.
The exhibition will highlight Australian contemporary design excellence and innovation in all disciplines, including: architecture, interior and exhibition design, graphic design, landscape and urban design, digital and multimedia design, industrial and product design, fashion and textile design, jewellery design, and any permutation of these.
To be judged by a panel of design professionals, all projects selected for the Design 2004 Exhibition will be eligible for the Design 2004 Awards offering $60,000 in award prizes and featuring the Victorian Premiers Design Award.
Professional and newly-established designers are eligible to enter the Design 2004 Exhibition according to the terms outlined in the Call for Entries Kit.
The Call for Entries kit will be available from 10 February 2004." You can register your interest at: http://www.designfestivalaustralia.com. Entries close 15 April 2004.
for the 21st Century III : An International Conference on Universal Design
sacking of Sydney councils - but why?
Life is elsewhere
The Age has an interesting article titled 'Life is elsewhere' which talks about Australians going overseas to London and New York etc to work and not coming back. These expats find there's a lot more opportunity over there, they feel they're working at the heart of activity and business rather than an outpost, they like the fast pace, the large scale projects, the fact that success is promoted and encouraged rather than the tall poppy syndrome they feel is present in Australia.
The big squeeze
The article 'The big squeeze' talks about the rise of the fresh juices and smoothie bar businesses in Australia. The article tells the story of Janine Allis founding Boost Juice, and Scot McNamara founding Viva Juice. It mentions that Allis was featured in the BRW magazine's Young Rich list, "estimated to be worth $14 million. Boost made a $2 million pre-tax profit in the 2002-03 financial year, and estimates a $4.5 million profit by this July. She owns 52 per cent of Boost..."
CG Things to do
the next issue of the CG ezine out. Will include interview with Lili Chin
and Eddie Mort of FWAK!
Animation!, photos from Wellington, NZ, another travel blog instalment
from Danjiel Rahija, a travel story from Keith McInnes and more...
Tracey Moffatt photographic exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
"February is your last chance to see the enormously popular exhibition of work by Australian artist Tracey Moffatt. Moffatt's photographic series tease the viewer with glimpses of stories still to be told. Up in the Sky reveals the story of a young white woman, her Aboriginal child and Aboriginal suitor situated in a small outback town; Laudanum (1998) tells of the power struggle between a master and servant; whilst Something More (1989), Moffatt's best-known series, tells the story of a young woman leaving home to move to the city. Filled with humour, drama and emotion, Moffatt's photo narratives stay with you long after you leave the gallery.
Tracey Moffatt closes Sunday 29 February . Admission to this exhibition is free - thanks to MCA leading sponsor Telstra.
On Tuesday 17 February
at 6.30pm join artist Luke Roberts for a special FREE evening tour through
the exhibition spiced with the anecdotes, memories and tales that only
a close personal friend can provide. Roberts also appears in Moffatt's
1993 feature film beDevil. Bookings are essential by phoning 02 9250 8484
or emailing MCA Education"
SPECIAL EVENT - TRACEY MOFFATT PANEL DISCUSSION
On Thursday 24 February at 6.30pm, as the Tracey Moffatt exhibition draws to an end, the MCA hosts a FREE panel discussion offering a critical appreciation of Moffatt's international stature. Panelists are Judy Annear, Senior Curator of Photography at the Art Gallery of NSW; media artist, critic and writer John Conomos; and visual artist Darren Siwes. The discussion will be chaired by Alasdair Foster, Director of the Australian Centre for Photography. Bookings essential: 02 9250 8484 or emailing MCA Education
Collecting Photography: panel discussion at the Museum of Contemporary Art
SPECIAL EVENT - THE COLLECTING SERIES: Tuesday 3 February 6.30pm
Have you been thinking that it's time to start your own collection? Not too sure where to begin? On Tuesday 3 February at 6.30pm the MCA presents Collecting Photography , the first in a series of panel discussions exploring a variety of perspectives on collecting contemporary art. Chaired by Claire Armstrong, Editor of Art and Australia, Collecting Photography brings together art collector Pat Corrigan; Annette Larkin, Associate Director and Head of Contemporary Art at Christie's; art consultant Linda Slutzkin; and photographer Robyn Stacey, to have their say on collecting photography. Admission is $20/$15 MCA Members and Ambassadors.
in the series examine collecting painting (4 May), video (3 August) and
drawing (9 November). You can SAVE and book all four events for $70/$50.
Bookings are essential by phoning 02 9250 8484 or emailing MCA Education.
Peter Weir announces new art award
"Acclaimed film director Peter Weir will announce the establishment of a new $25,000 art award in honour of Anne Landa on February 11 at the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
Initiated by her daughter Sophie Landa and Edmund Capon, the award will be an exciting addition to the country's contemporary arts calendar. Anne Landa, who passed away in 2002, was a trustee of the Art Gallery of New South Wales. The award will acknowledge Annes exceptional support of the visual arts in Australia.
"Anne was a woman of great passion, energy and courage. This Award will honour a truly remarkable Australian who was a great supporter of the arts in this country," said Edmund Capon, Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The Award will be part of a biennial curated exhibition of innovative film, video, and photomedia. It will also be the first acquisitive award in Australia to focus on this area of practice. One work will then be selected to enter the permanent collection of the Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The inaugural exhibition is to be curated by Wayne Tunnicliffe, Curator of Contemporary Australian Art.
Apart from her commitment to the Art Gallery New South Wales, Anne was co-ordinator of the Landa scholarship for young pianists, a member of the committee of the Sydney piano competition, an advisory council member for the College of Fine Arts and a director of Greater Union.
"Anne was a very important part of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, her influence going way beyond just that of a Trustee. We welcome the establishment of the award in her name as it will perpetuate an association between our Gallery and Anne, sadly not in person but in spirit," said Mr David Gonski AO, President, Board of Trustees, Art Gallery of New South Wales.
The inaugural Anne
Landa Award exhibition will open at the Art Gallery of New South Wales
in November 2004."
Red Carpet Call for Entries - March Screening for 2004
film night at Valhalla Cinema for filmmakers of all standards from first
time beginners to some of Australias most award winning films. We
welcome all standards of film and especially try to
is proudly supported by:
Conditions of Entry
Films to be under 10 minutes (although films of longer duration maybe considered)
No entry fee is payable but if your film is selected to be screened you must presell 10 tickets ($13/head) note: all profits for this screening go to registered charity Northern Beaches Interchange Inc who provide respite care for disabled children.
Entries close 13th February 5pm
For further details and entry forms email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0425 757 468
Back from Wellington, NZ
Had a great time in Wellington. Especially nice catching up with my aunts etc. Wellington feels like a more laid back and greener Melbourne. I love the hilly terrain with the houses dotting the landscape. The place just feels so green and open and fresh. It has the best of lots of worlds really. Everything's within about 10-20 minutes away, they've got a CBD where you can get pretty much anything you want, lots of cool cafes, cool fashions, not very busy, no traffic jams, convenient bus services, lots of green open spaces, and the people are very friendly.
There's a real community/village atmosphere where people still drop by friends houses without needing to ring up first and people take home-made cakes, jams, home-grown fruit and vegies and other things to each other's places and chat for hours and stay for on for lunch and dinner. That's what I saw of Wellington anyway!
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