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June 2020 in Events & Local Area

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Making the decision to buy land and build your dream home is an exciting journey but it can also be a daunting process if you’ve never done it before. If you’re wondering when is the best time to buy land, the answer is now.

March 2020 in Events & Local Area

Easter is a wonderful time to relax, refresh and spend extended time with family and friends… and get creative

For those of us who love nothing more than grabbing a glue stick and some shiny paper, or, better still, heating up a vat of melted chocolate and pouring our own eggs, Easter is prime DIY time.

With Google on hand, there are plenty of fabulous (and cheap) ideas. Here are a few of our favourites to get you started. You might even like to invite the kids to get in on the action…

Decorate your own eggs

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Summer for many means, swimming, bbqs, beach cricket and fun outside. But there are days when going outside isn’t much fun and staying cool inside is the best option.  Here’s our top tips on staying cool and beating the heat.

1. Close your blinds, especially for north and west facing windows.

2. Adjust ceiling fans, make sure your fans are rotating counter clockwise and pushing the air straight down.

3. Close doors that aren’t being used to keep cool air where it’s most needed.

Jan in Events & Local Area

With the warmer months quickly approaching and spring in the air, snakes do become more active.  Anyone who encounters a snake is advised to:

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

As the weather warms up, it’s important that we all prepare our homes for the unfortunate event of a bushfire. Simple things you can do around your home include, tidy up the garden, keep your lawns low, remove any excess rubbish, clear out gutters and have a hose that can reach all around the home. Click here to make sure home is “fire ready”.

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Whilst the warmer weather is great for being outdoors, our gardens can suffer from the heat.  Here’s our top tips for keeping your garden thriving –

1. Water your gardens early in the morning before the heat of the day kicks in.

2. Fertilizing plants will give them the nutrients they require. 3. Pest control, don’t let those unwanted visitors take control.

3. Mulch is a great way of keeping moisture in the soil.

4. Move potted plants into the shade and

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Summer is the perfect time to splash, swim and play around water, but it’s also a time to be vigilant especially since drownings can happen quickly and quietly. Drowning is the top cause of death for kids under 5! Here’s our top tips on water safety.

1. Always supervise kids around water.

2. Stay within arm’s reach of children under 5yrs.

3. Do a first aid course.

4. Teach kids regardless of age water safety.

5.Enrol them in swim lessons.  

Stay safe this summer and have fun.

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

We need to stay cool in summer and so too do our pets.  Here’s our top tips for furry, feathery friends. 

1. Keep cool, make sure they have a cool and shaded place to rest.  In extreme heat bring them indoors.

2, Water, provide plenty of fresh water in large containers, sometimes multiple containers are a good idea.

3. Kids wading pools are great for pets too.

4. Walk your furry friend early morning or evening. Hot pavements can cause serious damage to their paws.

5. NEVER leave your pet in a car when it’s warm.

January 2020 in Events & Local Area

Did you know that Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world?  We all need to be sun smart this summer and we’re not just talking slip, slop, slap!  It’s now

Slip on clothing that covers as much skin as possible.

Slop on a high protection sunscreen at least 20mins before going outside.

Slap on a broad brimmed hat.

Seek shade.

Slide on sunglasses. 

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