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Macchiato Me, Ashgrove

Ashgrove’s coffee scene is heating up and this little espresso bar is a serious contender. With an owner who’s very passionate about her coffee, you’re guaranteed a great cup of coffee – steaming hot or icy cold!

Read all about it: http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/eat-drink-coffee-west-ashgrove/macchiato-me-espresso-bar-ashgrove

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Tree Change Dolls by Sonia Singh

This would have to be one of my favourite articles this year. Such humble beginnings for what promises to be a blossoming business, for all the right reasons.

Image created and copyright held by Sonia Singh

Image created and copyright held by Sonia Sing

http://www.weekendnotes.com/tree-change-dolls-by-sonia-singh/

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Colouring in for adults – the craze that has captured the imagination of adults world wide!

So you think colouring in is just for kids! You are SO wrong!  Illustrator and “ink evangelist” Johanna Basford is fast becoming a household name.  Read on to see why she is hearing the sounds of cash registers ringing all around the world …..

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http://www.startsatsixty.com.au/living/colouring-in-for-grown-ups

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Something for the kids – big and small

With school holidays looming, here’s something the whole family can enjoy without needing to travel far.  Pack a picnic, slip, slop, slap, grab a map and let the fun begin ….

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http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/kids-outdoors-walks/hidenseek-childrens-trail-mt-coot-tha

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CBR Equine Cottage, Amamoor

Looking for an escape for the extended family? And by that I mean you, the kids, your pooch AND your equine family member! This delightful cottage set on the hillside at Amamoor might be just the ticket. And If you don’t have a horse of your own, you can enjoy visiting those who reside here.

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http://www.mustdobrisbane.com/dogs-dog-friendly-accommodation/cbr-equine-cottage-amamoor

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Make a stand for our farmers and your health!

If we keep saying it often enough, maybe people will listen.  It’s way past time for people to get their heads out of the sand! A great article in the Sydney Morning Herald – you owe it to yourself to have a read!

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http://www.smh.com.au/comment/toxic-food-whos-really-to-blame-20150220-13k7ow.html

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Orange Sky Laundry

This is a fabulous service, helping the homeless community in Brisbane and further afield.  Today saw the boys in the bright orange van doing 140kg of washing in Yeppoon for Central Queensland residents affected by tropical cyclone Marcia.  Good to see community spirit is alive and well!

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http://www.weekendnotes.com/orange-sky-laundry/

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Another reason to visit Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary

The Parkers have done it again! Brisbane’s west has another authentic farmers’ market in a most unexpected location …..

Fresh fruit and veg from Suttons Family Farm at the Fig Tree Farmers' Market

Fresh fruit and veg from Sutton Family Farms at the Fig Tree Farmers’ Market