Saturday, November 5, 2016

Wellness Walk - Mindfulness Meditation Merewether

Wellness Walk
Mindfulness Meditation
Merewether Saturdays 4pm

Merewether Wellness Walk begins Saturdays 4pm starting next to Surfhouse.  You're invited to join us on a mindfulness walk along the rock platform around Merewether, pausing for meditation and mindfulness moments along the way.  It's a fun exploration of quietness, calm and stillness in the beauty of nature.

Ensure you don't miss out by booking at - it's a moment to really connect with yourself and get get grounded amongst a community of like minded individuals.  Please understand this is an independent community event hosted by MIndBodyCalm - and not affilated with any religious group or marketing/corporation.  It's simply about enjoying the precious natural environment and connected with yourself in concentrated self care.

You can explore more at  and join us on Facebook at for updates and exciting news on our other wellness walks around Glenrock and Shoal Bay.

Friday, April 22, 2016

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Monday, June 9, 2014

Gourmet Chocolate Highly Regarded

Gourmet Chocolate - A Highly Regarded Online Gift

Gourmet chocolate has been one of the most popular gifts given during Valentine's Day, for Birthday presents and Sympathy / Bereavement Gifts. However, it can be a real challenge to pick leading gourmet chocolate gift baskets if you do not know how you can choose correctly. Many manufacturers price their fruit hampers at the high end of the scale, whilst some other online gifts are affordable. For you to save money making the best fruit arrangement decision, keep in mind the passion and romance behind the shop that delivers your gift. After 20 years in the business, here are some useful hints and tips and guidelines for you to follow so that you can fall for the perfect get well soon gift.

Only trust chocolatiers who have been in this industry for a some time.

To find a superb production of the gourmet chocolate, you must find the chocolatiers who have experience in the business for a long time already. These chocolatiers have a lot of experience in making gift hamper chocolates, so they know what's the best type of chocolate gift for you. Most renowned chocolatiers have established their business in Europe. France and Belgium are known for their handmade artisan chocolates. Since they are already old in the business, they are consistent when it comes to the quality of their products, and you can trust their work.

Do not just stick with one style of Fruit Basket to Hospital chocolate.

Do not just concentrate with dark, milk and white chocolates in your gift hamper. Try to look for free delivery chocolates created with a twist. Look around and discover the creative offers of different designers and luxury brands. Gourmet gift box chocolate is also great for relieving stress. There are varying gourmet options in different online chocolate shops. Gourmet hamper chocolates are made differently from the regular types of affordable gift chocolates. It is mixed with other flavors and blended thoroughly. You will lose the opportunity to taste a satisfying chocolate if you will not try the gourmet variety.

Innovative gourmet items can boost your interest.

One interesting aspect of picking out your gourmet gift chocolate is choosing between the several novelty gourmet items sold in the shop, often for FREE delivery. Some innovations of fruit basket gourmet chocolates are fun, beautiful and eye-catching. The chocolates were combined with ingredients you do not usually find in a regular chocolate, and delivered FREE to hospitals.

There is a wide range of prices.

Something that stops other individuals from buying gourmet chocolate is that they think that it is expensive, in a gourmet gift box. However, there are various fruit basket chocolate shops that offer their products at a cheaper price, but still have the qualities you are searching for. It is not spontaneously good in quality if the price is high - there are other fresh gift ideas to consider. Also, there are a lot of gourmet chocolates and sympathy bereavement baskets on bargains.

Chocolates' Health Benefits

The fresh fruit taste is not the only good thing about gourmet chocolates as a get well soon gift. It is also good for your health, but be sure to just take it in moderation to achieve the desirable benefits. It contains a lot of nutrients and vitamins such as magnesium, iron, potassium and vitamins (B1, B2, D, E). It can also enhance one's memory -especially chocolate dipped strawberries, or apples, oranges and pears. In addition to that, it can also make one more attentive. The reflex action of the person can also be improved when he/she eats chocolate regularly. Also, one could be better in analyzing and solving word problems - it's true - eating fresh fruit is wonderful. It contains a lot of antioxidants that prevent one from having heart ailments and cancer. Lastly, it stimulates your hormones to produce endorphins that can help you feel happy from sharing a fruit basket delivery.

All people love edible gifts online chocolate at any time of the day. Chocolates are not only for you to enjoy, but as part of a classic traditional gift hamper. It can also be purchased as a gift basket for your family and friends. By doing this, you could put a bright smile on their faces. There are different gourmet gift boxes of chocolates to choose from. A lot of retailers have different ways of decorating the gift. Thus, it is difficult to choose one among the quality chocolate gifts being offered by different well-regarded online retailers. To prevent you from spending long hours deciding for a gift, here is a simple guide for you to be able to pick the most suitable chocolate gift for your family and friends.

How to Choose the Perfect Chocolate Gift with free delivery to Sydney?

This is the most important thing you must consider when picking a gift for delivery to Sydney Hospitals. You must ensure that the gift you will buy suits the recipient. This will ensure you that he/she will love the present. Fresh Fruit Chocolate gifts may have only one type or assorted type of chocolates. If the person sick in hospital loves dark chocolate, then the gift hampers must contain this trusted authority. If you are not sure about his/her favorite, then you could try giving him/her the assorted classic wine and fruit gift hampers. Milk chocolates are advisable for people who like to eat sweet and light-flavored desserts, as are award winning Hunter Valley wines.

Consider your get well fruit budget.

The next important thing you must consider is your affordable budget. A wide range of prices is available, but it differs in the quality and quantity of chocolate gifts. Mostly, magnificent chocolate gift baskets are expensive. You must also adjust your budget according to the person who will receive the gift with free delivery. For instance, you are picking an online gift for your 25th wedding anniversary. You must spend more to make the occasion more special. If the receiver is a friend and you just want to give her a congratulatory gift, then you could spend less for this occasion.

Inspect the quality of the fruit dipped in chocolate.

To save money, you must look for chocolate gift deliveries that have reasonable prices. There are some hampers that are too expensive for their quality. If you would like to spend more, then you may consider buying imported products from the famous chocolatiers. But if you will only allocate a small amount of money, then you could buy some local gourmet hampers chocolate gifts with an elegant appearance, but sold at a cheaper price. Be able to find chocolate hamper gifts that are on sale. By doing this, you could gain discounts and save more money.

Consider practical aspects like FREE delivery.

Make sure that the receiver is neither allergic to chocolates, nor having restrictions to his/her diet. Also, be able to know if that person is available for FREE nest day delivery or same day delivery. This is to make sure that he/she will be able to eat the delicious fruit sharing platter. Otherwise, your effort will be wasted.

What is your Get Well Gift being delivered for?

There are different award winning gifts baskets suitable for different get well soon occasions. Tell the customer service section of the chocolate shop about your purpose of having a FREE delivery gift so that the staff will know what card he/she will put in the basket. Also, he/she will be able to know what is the brilliant designer presentation for decoration of the chocolate gift.

Consider these things for you to come up with a perfect chocolate gift filled with gourmet goodies and actually sharing a fruit basket that can make your family and friends glad and grateful. It will surely be a fun experience for you to pick an online gift and it will be memorable for the person who will receive such a wonderful gift delivery.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Merewether Beach October 2013

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Surf House Merewether with a blue bottle

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Merewether Surfhouse sign

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The Change Rooms at Merewether Baths

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Looking north past Surf House towards Bar Beach

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Merewether Surf House looking up past the new seat-steps

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The weathered public dressing pavilion sign

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Steps at Merewether Baths for exercise.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Newcastle Gifts For Christmas 2013

selection of fresh produce including kale and olive oil for Xmas
There is nothing quite like escaping from the madness of a family
Christmas down to the pristine sands of Merewether Beach

Three Days Before Christmas

Getting closer to the annual Christmas Feast, you can now visualize exactly how things will unfold on the day and begin to actually place the food being served with your serving dishes, platters and utensils. 
Perhaps now is also a good time to polish and clean your treasured heirlooms and family hand me downs. 
If you have a particular favourite, go ahead and call Great Aunt Hazel and ask if she can bring the silver cake lifter over – every bit of authenticity and meaningfulness adds to the occasion
After, it is Christmas.

Think about defrosting the large items – it can take a few days to fully defrost a large turkey. 
Fill up your salt and pepper shakers and sugar bowls so they don’t run low and distract you on Christmas Eve. 
If you have the room, you can set the table and iron the tablecloth, and arrange the candles in holders and lay out any decorations. 
Now is also a good time to move the centerpiece into position and finalize the site of the display decorations. 
Be mindful of where the sun moves throughout the day so you can arrange seating and display decorations out of the full glare of the sun but not in the best shady spots where guests may be inclined to linger in the cool air.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Timor Black Bamboo

Here's this summer's growth on the Timor Black Bamboo.

Works really well to grow bamboo - have heavy rocks that you can lift and edge when the new shoots of bamboo emerge.  Backfill with compost and then replace the rocks - this adds a layer of organic above the growing culms of bamboo - I think it works as it decomposes right on top of the plant.

Timor Black Bamboo growing culm

Claret Fig aside a succulent

The culms emerge in a hurry to get height

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Best Websites Newcastle

Promoting your website online is as simple as regularly updating your blog, keeping tabs on a Facebook page, maintaining a presence in industry forums and submitting relevant articles and authoritative advice.  Sounds confusing?  Well it can be to those who have to maintain their business in the “real world” and then find there is a parallel “online world” that demands the same level of commitment and accountability. 

So you are best advised to outsource you online web promotion – or at least get steered in the right direction with an introductory training session with Newcastle Digital Websites.

But back to the fundamentals of online web promotion - which is the basic truth that a website just left to it’s own devices will not magically flourish and attract traffic and convert sales – it will slowly wither and age and not really do much at all.

So what we need to do is get your website out there mingling with the crowd – with like minded similar sites brimming with customers and sales reps from your suppliers and your tradeshows and conferences and the like.  Someone has to be putting your website out there so it is slowly building an presence in your chosen niche and most likely growing in authority and recruiting for itself a higher flow of link juice.  Which roughly translates into being high in the search results.  Which is what we want, after all.

So with some regular training and updates, like reading the Newcastle Digital newsletter and following the hints and tips for increasing your organic ranking, you will soon be practising online web promotion without even knowing it.

And that’s when you start to see some really dramatic results and entrench your site at the top of the rankings for your most lucrative keywords.  So the prevailing advice it to get off to  flying start with some sustained online web promotion for at least the first twelve months so your site gathers some initial momentum.