The Essential Caterer provides a delicious pudding using their home-grown quinces.
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What’s your ideal walk? A meander along well trodden paths? A heart pumping bush track up a hillside? A ‘getting away from it’ hike to a new destination? A walk with a view?
The need for freshy healthy food has never been more pronounced. If the queues at the supermarket are more than you can cope with (or they are sold out), the simple answer is just around the corner in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
What are your perfect writing conditions? Secluded and away from the world, surrounded by books, self contained where all your needs are met, close to coffee and a little life, surrounded by nature, or in among a community of writers, artists and life lovers.
Slip away from the day-to-day on a mindful escape from the city to the Yarra Valley or Dandenong Ranges. Preserve your health – physical and mental – by tucking in at a secluded location, where fresh air and distance are plentiful.
If you’re feeling a little hemmed in, nature provides a wonderful remedy. There’s plenty of space for physical distancing, and stretching the legs is good for the body as well as the mind.
It’s school holidays and the kids are at home except this time they are really at home (plus many parents are still trying to hold together a working life at home). We all need a few magic tricks in our bag for occupying little hearts and minds and a little uptime among the downtime of COVID-19.
The plentiful nature of walking tracks in Manningham provides many options for walks for any fitness level. Bushland reserves, parks and playgrounds are linked together in an extensive network of trails.
In times of uncertainty, the familiar and the old school can become incredibly comforting.
We understand that there are certain things you can live without, but we'll be damned if you're going to be socially distant without wine.